In this lesson, you will:
Musicplay is a menu. The teacher is not expected to teach every song or activity. Choose the songs and activities from the list that will best fit your schedule and the needs of your students.
Learn to bucket drum to "Deck the Halls, A Bossa Nova Holiday".
Learn to sing the song, "Deck the Halls, A Bossa Nova Holiday".
Learn John Jacobson's choreography for Deck the Halls
Try the full performance with choreography of "Deck the Halls, A Bossa Nova Holiday".
This is a Hebrew action song. On the chorus ("Lai, lai, lai, lai ..."), a leader makes up an action and the class copies, or you can perform the dance that is suggested. Students should read the rhythms and sing the letter names for this song. Practice the song before teaching the dance or playing the Copycat Game.
Review the dance for "Yesh Li Yadiyim".
I have hands that clap clap clap. (Clap partners hands 3x)
I have feet that stamp stamp stamp (Stamp feet 3x)
I have knees that pat pat pat (Pat knees 3x)
Let’s make a small circle and wait (Join hands, make a small circle and wait)
Sing the “lais” and skip around the circle. (Raise both arms on the “Heys!” After each, change direction.)
Advanced dance instructions are available in the song activities.
This round uses only the notes of the C scale. Read the letter names and rhythms. Sing it in unison for the first lesson of the week. When students are successful in unison, try the round in two parts.
Learn a Hand Clap Game to "We Wish You A Merry Christmas".
Here's a challenge for you - learn 3 patterns, then do a Hand Clap Game.
Here's Pattern 1-2-3