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Nicole Delaney

Peer Teaching #2

Our Gallant Ship

o Jump Right In-Book 2, page 62
Take Your Foot Out
o Jump Right In-Book 2, page 22

Grade Level

Second Grade


Students will be able to find the resting tone.

Students will be able to perform a rhythmic pattern while a song is playing


117.109. Music, Grade 2, b2A: read, write, and reproduce rhythmic patterns
using standard notation in 2/4 meter, including half note/half rest
117.109. Music, Grade 2, b3A: sing tunefully or play classroom instruments,
including rhythmic and melodic patterns, independently or in groups
117.109. Music, Grade 2, b3D: perform simple part work, including rhythmic
ostinato, and vocal exploration such as singing, speaking, and chanting


It is important for students to be able to find the resting tone in a piece because
the resting tone is an important part of identifying music.
It is important for students to be able to perform something different than what is
going on around them because that is what will happen more often than not while
performing music.

Activities and Procedures

Tonal Objective

Ask if any student has been on a boat

Listen to my song
Sing tonal prep sequence
Sing, Our Gallant Ship
Ask if anyone knows the resting tone
Sing the resting tone on Do
Ask, if the resting tone is Do, what tonality are we in?
o Should be major tonality, if they say minor, reaffirm that we are starting
on Do so its major tonality.

Nicole Delaney

Sing the resting tone a few times

o Cue the students to sing a few times also
Ask the students to audiate the resting tone while you sing the song, but when you
cue them, they will sing the resting tone
Sing Our Gallant Ship again.
o Cue them to sing the resting tone whenever it occurs in the song

Rhythm Objective

Ask the students what is at the bottom of the sea

When a student mentions mud, or sand, stop the answers.
Listen to my song
Sing rhythmic prep sequence
Sing, Take Your Foot Out!
Chant the rhythm in the first measure. Du-de-de
Have the students join you.
When they have gotten the hang of it, tell them to keep repeating it as you sing the
Tell them to stop at the end of the song.
Have everyone tap the microbeats on the knees and chant Du-de-du-de
Sing the song as they tap the microbeats.
Ask if anyone remembers your rhythm pattern
Whoever remembers, ask them which way to cut the circle.
Have half the circle chant the pattern, and have the other half tap and chant the
Sing the song while they do that.
Have them switch jobs
Sing the song again
Close the lesson


Listen for students singing the correct resting tone.

Watch for students correctly tapping the microbeats.
Listen for students correctly chanting the syncopated rhythm.