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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 - Weeks Two and Three

Primary (K-2)

OMA


Lesson Title: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Music Objectives:

  • Use body percussion to “accompany” the teacher 
  • Identify eighth note and quarter note rhythms 

Music Standard: MU.CR.2.Kb, MU.CR.2.1b, MU.CR.2.2b
ELA Standard: K.RL.2, 1.RL.1, 2.RL.4

 

Lesson Instructions:

  • Practice using body percussion using the rhythm of the words:
  • “coconut tree” pat your legs, “chicka chicka” rub your hands, “boom boom” clap!
  • Here’s what I mean in a video.
  • Try it with the whole book!
  • Can you figure out the “tas and titis” (quarter notes and eighth notes) for the patterns? Once you’ve worked on it, here’s the answer!
  • Tell someone else what happened in the story!
  • If you’re still having fun, check out the extension activities!

Extension Activities:

  • In the classroom, we use sandpaper blocks, rattles, and hand drums to perform this. What can you use in your house? Can you perform using your instruments for someone in your house?
  • Can you come up with new rhythms (tas and titis) for the three patterns. It might sound really funny, but give it a try!

Vocabulary:

Body percussion- Making music using percussive sound with your body (clapping, patting, snapping, stomping, etc.)

Rhythm- Rhythm is one way of organizing sounds and silence that happen during a musical experience. We call them tas, titis, and shhs right now.

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