Grade 2: The Healthy Song
I found a very groovy and rather jazzy song about health care song for Grade 2s, this is the link:
It driving rhythm at the beginning strongly reminds me of Duffy’s “Mercy”.
I want to train the students to be able to sing and perform music instruments at the same time.
I revised the concept of short and long sounds and got them to try identifying the pattern I was playing with a tambourine, egg shaker and sleigh bell. They could recognize the long-short-short pattern that I was playing.
After learning the song, I tried getting them to accompany the song with percussions.
I also encouraged them to sing and play.
By the end of the class, I asked them whether it was difficult to accompaniment the song. They told me that it was too fast.
This was one issue that I fail to see from the beginning.
Thank God for technology. I told them that I will play the music slower during the next lesson.