Second grade students learn to identify animals that adapt to cold weather with music and boomwhackers.
Select, analyze and interpret artistic work for presentation.
Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.
Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.
Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
Respond with body percussion, voice, or simple instruments to visual representation of short rhythm patterns.
Sing folk, traditional, call-and-response songs, and simple rounds in tune, using a natural, unstrained voice.
Demonstrate cooperation and persistence in music making.
Living things (plants and animals, including humans) need water, air, and resources from the land to survive and live in habitats that provide these necessities. The physical characteristics of plants and animals reflect the habitat in which they live. Animals also have modified behaviors that help them survive, grow, and meet their needs. Humans sometimes mimic plant and animal adaptations to survive in their environment.
“Hello amazing 2nd Graders!” …_____________________
Remind students of boomwhackers rules
Teacher: Hand out boomwhackers’s after hand sanitizer.
Note: Playing on the floor causes students to look down instead of at the teacher or music. Playing on the table is loud & cracks boomwhackers.
Using page 7 of “Teaching Reading Music with Boomwhackers” explain that music can be read just like we read a book by using a special musical alphabet.
“We read the notes by using their letter names.
Follow Mr. Rob in playing the CM scale
Note: Play video from :48 – 2:38. Notice the name of the note on top of each bell.
In order to read music we must also be able to read rhythms. We have practiced this in class. Let’s review with a Boomwhacker rhythm game…
Teacher: Practice “Booms Up!” (boomwhackers held straight up when said)
“Let’s read a simple song you all know! Pay close attention to our conductor, the spider.”
Itsy Bitsy Spider EASY Boomwhackers’s PLAYALONG”(boomy tunes)
Note: There is no “B” in this video so make sure students have an alternate note.
Use the Itsy Bitsy Spider Slideshow
Allow student answers to the super power question
Teacher: “Meanwhile” “Back at the ranch”
Let’s play our song again. This time, sing along.
Play the song one last time using our very best mf singing voices and nice singer’s posture!
Note: We can sing mf with nice singing voices and without yelling.
Have students put boomwhackers away by color.
Sing our goodbye song.