Lesson: Lesson 4-1 1st Grade

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Lesson Objective

SWBAT how to play Chopsticks on glockenspiels by reading notes on the treble staff and playing with 1 mallet in each hand. LANGUAGE OBJECTIVE-SWBAT will be able to define Tier 3 words involved in the lesson (interval, mallet, melodic, and harmonic)

Lesson Plan


Information (Give and/or demonstrate necessary information)


Students will review techniques for discovering letters on lines and letters on spaces of the treble staff

Review -the dotted half note and how to clap it

Students wil review 4 intervals M2nd (F,G), m3rd (E,G), M6 (D,B) and P8 (C,C) and measure the distance of each interval by numbers of bars in between

New Information - Rules for playing the Glockenspiel
The difference of glockenspiels  from boomwhackers when playing the same song.



Verification (Steps to check for student understanding)

Did student label the letters of the intervals correctly?


Did find the correct bars and identify the colors of the bars for those pitches

Were the students able to play intervals with correct rhythm?

Activity (Describe the independent activity to reinforce this lesson)


Students will be given a glockenspiel and be asked to play the 4 intervals in rhythm that go with Whacky Chopsticks

Common Core Standards

  • CC.K.CC.4a When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.
  • CC.K.SL.6 Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.
  • CC.K.SL.1.a Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).

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