Chairs That Speak Rhythm
Second graders engage in a lesson which uses chairs to introduce the concepts of whole, half, quarter, and eighth notes to second graders. They play a game where they are required to count out the beats correctly.
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Grade 2: Music/Valentine's Day
Play and sing a Valentine's song with your second graders. They'll follow along allow as you demonstrate how to sing and keep a steady beat on non-pitched percussive instruments. While the music activity has a Valentine theme, that theme...
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