Here's one of the songs from the unit. You can download it for free here: Mouse, Mousie
|Lyrics - I've included instructions for reading these in the notes section|
|Lyrics with steady beat - instructions in notes section|
|Even younger students can learn about time signatures, measures, and barlines|
|Iconic representation of the rhythms - instructions included|
|Rhythms for students to read and use body percussion|
|Rhythm icons at different levels for intro to solfa|
|Music Street - the color of the houses matter - check out instructions in notes section of PowerPoint|
|Solfa - but who is "low"?|
|Oh - it is DO!|
|Icons on the music staff|
|Wow - that looks like real music!|
|My students love this game!|
|Use this slide as a rhythm dictation assessment - instructions included in notes of Power Point|
Printables - I love them! They are a great way for students to get another experience with the song - without viewing the PowerPoint again.
Instructions for using the printables are included in the PowerPoint.
I usually teach this lesson in 3 chunks (I only have 30 minutes per lesson and we have other things to do as well, such as warm-ups, movement activities, and listening selections).
Lesson 1: Learn song through rhythm page. Do rhythm dictation assignment.
Lesson 2: Learn the rest of the song (melody), add Orff parts and game.
Lesson 3: Use printables to construct the song (without teacher help). Perform printables while looking at them and with them turned over.