However, the pitch-content is more appropriate for 5th graders and they love this song as well. Teaching this song could be part of the lesson, then you could use the cards Shoo Fly Treble Clef Practice as another part. Advanced recorder players can play right along while the group sings.
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Here is the lyrics slide. 2nd graders love to say - "These words repeat - they have a pattern!" I'm not sure what math curriculum is going on in 2nd grade, but it must be full of patterns because they try to find them everywhere.
I included this slide in case you're intending that the song be played on recorder by older students. I know I have a few 5th grade boys that could tackle this piece, no problem!
The next slide teaches the orffestration. I usually stop here for the first lesson.
Here's an additional resources to use with this lesson: