I love it because:
1. Vocabulary: We review TONS of vocabulary as we learn the song (vocabulary words are defined on nearly every slide)
2. Pitches: We review the pitches Do Re Mi So La to prepare for a review of high Do, low La, and low So
3. Rhythm: We review the half note, quarter note/rest, eighth note pair, and sixteenth notes (in prep for learning more 16th-note variations).
4. Instrumentation: I love transitioning from fun body percussion (including clapping, tapping shoulders, and patting) to a three-part Orff arrangement (BX/BM, AX/AM, and tambourine)
5. MOVEMENT: I created this movement myself inspired on a few "getting to know you" activities I did with my family at summer camp this year. They did a version of "rock paper scissors" that even I loved. I decided to adapt it to the song and give it a "farm" theme - we've got the "farmer", "wolf", and "bull".
Here are some slides from the PowerPoint:
|Prep for Tika-Tika|
|Melody Prep Slide|
|Melody Prep on Staff|
|adding solfa pitches|
|solfa on staff|
|rhythms on staff|
|entire song - talk about phrasing|
Dinah/Pick a Bale
I also like this line dance for the song "Pick a Bale":