Use one of the following:
World of Music 4. Silver, Bardett
Ginn, Inc.: 1991 and CD 3-20.
Sheet Music USA: My Favorite Things and Sheet Music
Activity: Teaching a song
Target Grade Level: 4 or other grades
Anticipated Length of Lesson: 20-25 minutes
Classroom Topic: Global Awareness - Nature is Everywhere
Musical Objectives: At the end of this activity the students will:
-Sing a song
-Identify upward direction in the notation
Musical Concept: Tones step upward
Musical Skill: Singing
Materials: Song, Recording & Paper For Students
1. Anticipatory Set: What direction do birds fly to go higher in the sky? (Up.) Well, today we are going to learn a song that has many things that one person likes. Have any of you watched the musical "The Sound of Music?" We are going to learn one song that in song in that musical. It is called: "My Favorite Things."
2. Play the recording to the children. Ask them: What are some of her favorite things? (Let the children respond.)
3. Ask the children to sing the song with the recording and have them move their arm up when the note goes upward.
4. Closure: On the top of the piece of paper
gave, you write the heading: "My Favorite Things Are." Secondly, write
the words: sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch on your paper.
put some of your favorite things under those words. Have a class
of what the students favorite things are.
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