Grade 1 Lesson 13

In this Lesson you will

Sing the echoes for “Welcome to Music”

Learn #46 “Hanukkah Fun” and create a dance

Echo so-mi, play Match the Melody so-mi

Sing and play “Lemonade” 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

Play Match the Melody Game - so-mi patterns

It's Game #6 - choose level 1

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

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

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5 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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6 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.

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

Optional for in-person: 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, coke Play the word rhythm on pitched or non-pitched instruments.

Song Used: Hanukkah Fun

8 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.
OR
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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9 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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10 Sing, "The Music Time is Over"

Sing, "The Music Time is Over"

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