Grade 1 Lesson 13

In this lesson, you will:

  • #1 “Welcome to Music” – sing the echoes for the song
  •  #46 “Hanukkah Fun” – learn the song and create a dance
  • echo so-mi and play the ‘Match the Melody’ so-mi interactive
  • #47 “Lemonade” – sing and play the song, and do a note tracing page

Look ahead in the song list for other songs for holiday concerts:

  • #49 “Up on the Housetop”
  • #50 “Ho Ho Ho”
  • #51 “Bells on the Sleigh”
  • #52 “Love my Slippers”

Look in the Online Learning Modules for additional holiday concert ideas:

  • Nutcracker Performance Ideas
  • Christmas Dances
  • Christmas Bucket Drumming
  • Holiday Concert Ideas – rhythm band, black light, cup games

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can read rhythms and melodies.
  • I can create movement to music.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Welcome to Music

1 Sing the echoes for “Welcome to Music”

Sing the echoes for “Welcome to Music”.

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Song Used: Lemonade

2 Play Poison Melody with so-mi pitches

Play Poison Melody with so-mi pitches.

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3 Play Match the Melody Game - so-mi patterns (Classic Site)

Play the 'Match the Melody' game - so-mi patterns

It's game #6 - choose level 1 for the so-mi patterns.

4 Play Match the Melody Game - so-mi patterns (Classic Site)

Play the 'Match the Melody' game - so-mi patterns

Choose level 1 for the so-mi patterns.

Song Used: Lemonade

5 Learn to sing the song "Lemonade" using the note highlights

Learn to sing the song "Lemonade" using the note highlights.

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Song Used: Lemonade

6 Watch the kids play the Lemonade game

Watch the kids play the Lemonade game.

Zoom adaptation: Teacher sings the call - students sing the response.
Choose one child to act out a job. The students watching guess what they were.

In-person adaptation: Divide the class into 2 teams.
Listen to the recording and do hand signs to the song (or chant instead of singing).
Teams in turn choose one child to act out a job.
The students on the other team guess what they were.

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Song Used: Lemonade

7 Name the solfa notes in the song "Lemonade"

Name the solfa notes in the song "Lemonade".

Note to teachers: Other solfa tools for the song include a tone ladder for showing where so and mi fit in the scale.

Song Used: Lemonade

8 Optional for in-person: Accompany "Lemonade" on barred instruments and create a B section

Accompany "Lemonade" on barred instruments and create a B section.

B section Ideas: Have the students choose four of their favorite kinds of drinks and make this into a word chain or word rhythm.
For example: Root beer, sprite, water, cola.
Play the word rhythm on pitched or non-pitched instruments.

Song Used: Hanukkah Fun

9 Listen to the song "Hanukkah Fun"

Listen to the song "Hanukkah Fun".

To teach the song, sing a phrase and have the children sing back.
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Play a line of music in the video and pause the recording.
Have the children sing it back.

Play the recording a second time, playing several lines, then having children sing back.
Continue until children can sing the whole song.

In-person: listen to the song and think about how you might create movement.

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Song Used: Hanukkah Fun

10 Watch the kids demo video of "Hanukkah Fun"

Watch the kids demo video of "Hanukkah Fun".

Try the movement that the students in the video do.

If you like it, keep it! If you have other ideas, try them out.

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Song Used: The Music Time Is Over

11 Sing "The Music Time is Over"

Sing "The Music Time is Over".

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