Tip of the Week: St. Patrick’s Day Parade

by Abby @ Quaver on March 7, 2017

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Each Tuesday, we bring you a Tip of the Week to make using your Quaver resources easier than ever!

Today’s Tip is for users with access to Quaver’s 5th Grade Curriculum!

Put on a St. Patrick’s Parade in your classroom!

Next week is St. Patrick’s Day, and Quaver Music provides several songs and activities that are great for incorporating Irish culture in the music room! Last year, we showed how students can play a jig on their recorders with “Jiggy Jig,”  Today we’re putting on our “green jackets” and breaking down “St. Patrick’s Day Parade!”

How to access “St. Patrick’s Day Parade:”

  1. Log in to QuaverMusic.com
  2. Click the Teacher Tab to navigate to the Teaching Resources
  3. Click the ClassPlay icon, located on the Teacher Dashboard
  4. Use the ClassPlay search bar to find “St. Patrick’s Parade”
  5. Use each activity on the SONG HUB to help you unpack this song with your students

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Putting on a “St. Patrick’s Day Parade:”

1) Lyrics

Click the LYRICS tab in the Song Hub to have students sing along with the highlighted lyrics. Paginate through the screens using the yellow NEXT arrows at the top of the screen to help introduce your students to the song.

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2) Full Score

Open the FULL SCORE activity at the bottom of the Song Hub to dig deeper into the score of the song. This page helps students learn melodic and instrumental notation. You also have the option to highlight the notes or measures from this dropdown – making it easier for students to follow along with the score.

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3) Key/Tempo Options

Head to the KEY/TEMPO OPTIONS tab in the Song Hub to teach lyrics or instrument parts of the song at a slower tempo, in a different key, or both.

4) Printables

Easily print the lyrics, piano score, and vocal parts of “St. Patrick’s Day Parade” in the PRINTABLES tab to have on hand in case of technical issues or for student practice at home.


Looking for other ways to incorporate St. Patrick’s Day into your music lesson?

Here’s what Quaver Teacher Tammy Thiele at Jackie Mae Townsell Elementary in Irving, TX said about using Jiggy Jig to learn about meter:

We listened to Jiggy Jig in the Fall as part of our lesson on 6/8 meter and clapped and counted the rhythms. Now, with the rhythms already under our belts, we are playing it on recorder and adding the pitch high C. My 5th graders are loving it! We start the lesson with the Connections section in the Song Hub that explain about St. Patrick’s Day.

Also in ClassPlay: Checkout our Quaver Studio Orchestra piece entitled, “Lovely.” This Orchestral Irish Dancing piece is wonderful for Active Listening, and features traditional instruments, such as bagpipes, and melodies that are popular in Irish music.

How to access “Lovely” in Quaver Studio Orchestra:

  1. Log in to QuaverMusic.com
  2. Click the Teacher Tab to navigate to the Teaching Resources
  3. Click the ClassPlay icon, located on the Teacher Dashboard
  4. Select Quaver Studio Orchestra from the ClassPlay categories
  5. Scroll down the list or use the search bar to find “Lovely”

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How do you recognize St. Patrick’s Day in your classroom?

 

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 S. Beamer March 12, 2017 at 7:58 pm

I cannot find the lesson on the website. I followed all the steps and I only found “Jiggy Jig,” please help!

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2 Abby @ Quaver March 13, 2017 at 10:15 am

Hi Sarah Ellen,

“St. Patrick’s Day Parade” is a 5th grade song, which means that it’s only accessible to our 5th Grade Curriculum users. Sorry for the confusion. If you’re interested in adding Grade 5 to your Curriculum, please feel free to reach out to your school/district admin and your Sales Rep Greg Roman at Greg@quavermusic.com to see about upgrading!

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3 Bradley Daniels March 16, 2017 at 11:01 am

Does everyone have access to this song?

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4 Abby @ Quaver March 16, 2017 at 11:54 am

Hi Bradley,

“St. Patrick’s Day Parade” is a 5th grade song, which means that it’s only accessible to our 5th Grade Curriculum users. Sorry for the confusion. If you’re interested in adding Grade 5 to your Curriculum, please feel free to reach out to your school/district admin and your Sales Rep Kirk Maddox at Kirk@quavermusic.com to see about upgrading!

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