2nd Grade Repertoire

  • March/April Repertoire

    Posted by Jacob Finkle on 5/15/2016
    • Lone Star Trail
      • Students discussed the culture of Texas
      • Students learned to sing this song in preparation for a concert
    • Hill and Gully Rider
      • Students learned to sing this Jamaican song in preparation for a concert
    • Tingalayo
      • Students learned to sing this Jamaican song in Spanish and in English in preparation for a concert
    • Great Big House in New Orleans
      • Students learned two different circle games to play with this song
      • Students used this song as an introduction to the note “re”
    • Hambone
      • Students practiced singing this song as an echo song
      • Students wrote their own lyrics in preparation for a concert
    • Shenandoah
      • Students listened to a choral arrangement of this folk song and discussed the decisions made that led to the arrangement
    • Hop Old Squirrel
      • Students learned a simple movement game to this song
      • Students used this song to continue learning the note “re”
    • Heigh Ho, Nobody Home
      • Students used this song to practice singing their first round
    • Draw Me a Bucket of Water
      • Students used a group arm movement game to accompany this song
    • Lil’ Liza Jane
      • Students used this term to begin learning syncopated rhythms
    • I Got Letter
      • Students learned this song and discussed what the music suggests about the meaning of the words
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  • January/February Repertoire

    Posted by Jacob Finkle on 3/13/2016
    • Jelly in the Bowl
      • Students learned a dancing game to accompany this song
    • Lucy Locket
      • Students learned a circle game to accompany this song
    • Lone Star Trail
      • Students discussed the culture of Texas
      • Students learned to sing this song in preparation for a concert
    • Who’s That
      • Students played percussion instruments to accompany this song
      • Students used this song as an introduction to half notes
    • Sorida
      • Students played a game in which they linked a body part to each syllable of the text
      • Students learned about the note "do" with this song
    • Lemonade
      • Students sang this as a call and response song
      • Students sang this song using body signs for "sol," "mi," and "la"
    • Long Legged Sailor
      • Students learned a clapping game to this song
    • My Owlet
      • Students sang this song using body signs for "sol," "mi," "la," and "do"
    • Hill and Gully Rider
      • Students learned to sing this Jamaican song in preparation for a concert
    • Ring Around the Rosey
      • Students sang this well-known song on "sol," "mi," "la," and "do"
      • Students used this song to transition from using body signs to using hand signs
    • Tingalayo
      • Students learned to sing this Jamaican song in Spanish and in English in preparation for a concert
    • Great Big House in New Orleans
      • Students learned a circle game to play with this song
    • We Shall Overcome
      • Students learned the history of this song and its use in the Civil Rights Movement
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  • November/December Repertoire

    Posted by Jacob Finkle on 1/9/2016
    • Bounce High Bounce Low
      • Students sang this song on “Sol,” “Mi,” and “La”
      • Students sang this song with body signs
    • Bow Wow Wow
      • Students analyzed the rhythm of this song and found rests
    • Poor Tommy Tucker
      • Students learned a memorization game to play with this song
      • Students sang this song on “Sol,” “Mi,” and “La”
      • Students found the rhythm of this song
    • Snail Snail
      • Students learned a fun following game to play with this song
      • Students used this song to continue finding quarter and eighth notes
      • Students sang this song on “Sol,” “Mi,” and “La”
    • Haydn Toy Symphony
      • Students listened to this song and guessed what the purpose for its composition was and what each instrument represented
    • Little Sally Walker
      • Students used this known song to practice finding “Sol,” “Mi,” and “La”
    • Hambone
      • Students learned this improvisatory echo game
      • Students wrote their own version of the lyrics for this song
    • Yesh Lanu Taish
      • Students learned choreography to this Israeli dance
    • Who’s That
      • Students learned a game which involved playing percussion instruments
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  • September/October Repertoire

    Posted by Jacob Finkle on 10/27/2015

    Here is a list of the music learned by 2nd Grade in the first two months of school. When relevant, a description of what concepts were covered using each song is included.

     

    • Threw it Out the Window
      • Students substituted the lyrics of nursery rhymes into this song, often with hilarious results
    • Up the Ladder
      • Students used this chant to introduce themselves to the class
    • My Country 'Tis of Thee
    • Hey Betty Martin
      • Students learned a stop and go game with this song
      • Students also used this song to identify quarter notes (called "Ta" in class), pairs of eighth notes (called "Tadi" in class), and quarter rests (called "Sh" in class)
    • Little Sally Walker
      • Students used this song to identify the notes "Sol," "Mi," and "La"
      • Students also used this song to identify quarter notes, pairs of eighth notes, and quarter rests (called "Sh" in class)
    • Tideo
      • Students learned a circle dance to this song
      • Students used this song to start identifying a group of four sixteenth notes (called "Takedimi" in class")
    • Sorida
      • Students learned a quick game to play with the song
      • Students created their own movement variations for the game
      • Students accompanied themselves singing on chimes with varying patterns
      • Students accompanied themselves singing on marimbas and xylophones with varying patterns
    • Comanche Otoe Hand Game
      • Students learned a fun game to play with two marbles while singing this song
    • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
      • Students used this well known song to quickly review how to analyze the rhythm of a song
    • Rain Rain
      • Students used this well know song to practice finding "Sol" and "Mi"
      • Students sang while using body signs for "Sol" and "Mi"
      • Students sang the song while replacing the words with "Sol" and "Mi"
    • Bow Wow Wow
      • Students learned a partner circle game to play with this song
    • Bounce High, Bounce Low
      • Students played quick game in which they bounced a ball around a circle while singing
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