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Flori Huitt, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction | Heidi Aranda, Senior Director of Curriculum Development

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Grades K-2 OMA - Week One

Primary (K-2)

OMA

Week 1 March 30-April 3

Lesson Title: Up, Up, Down

Music Objectives: Student will be able to

  •  Sing a one octave scale with the teacher
  •  Physically demonstrate the contour with their bodies

Music Standard:  MU.CR.1.Ka,  MU.CR.1.1b,  MU.CR.1.2b

ELA Standard: K.RL.10, 1.RL.10,  2.RL.1

Lesson Instructions:

 

  • Watch the video of me reading the book and follow along. Do you hear these 4 patterns?
  • Up, up, up, up, up fall down.  This is a 5-note ascending scale, and then we fall down with a descending glissando!
  • Up, up, up, up, up, up, up, UUUUP.  This is a full ascending major scale
  • Down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down. This is a descending major scale.
  • Ow, ouch, ow, ouch, ow, ouch! In the background, do you hear the “crunchy” notes on the piano? Those notes are dissonant.

 

  • Watch again, and sing with me! Can you move your body in a way that shows whether the notes are ascending or descending?

 

  • If you’re still having fun, check out the extension activities!

 

Extension Activities:

 

  • Can you create the “Up, Up, Down” patterns on a virtual piano?

 

  • Explain what happened in the story to someone else!

 

  • (2nd grade) See if you can figure out the answers to these comprehension worksheets.

 

Vocabulary:

 

Major Scale- a set of 8 notes that go in order of their pitch.

 

Ascending- if the pitch is going up.

 

Descending- if the pitch is going down.

 

Dissonant- notes that clash, they don’t sound “nice” together.

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