Grade 1 Lesson 15

This Lesson is for Review and Request

Sing the echoes for “Welcome to Music”

Learn to sing and play #51 “Bells on the Sleigh” and learn about families of unpitched instruments.

Move with hands or plates to Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from the Nutcracker

Move with hands or plates to Chinese Dance from the Nutcracker

Watch the story of the Nutcracker and learn about the composer

Review #49 “Up on the Housetop”

If you have additional time do request and review.

Go to the Grade 1 song list and choose from songs #46-54

OR play Games for Grade 1

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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2 Learn to sing and play #51 "Bells on the Sleigh"

Learn to sing and play #51 "Bells on the Sleigh"

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3 Sort the instruments into families of unpitched

Sort the instruments into families of unpitched

4 Explore the virtual unpitched instruments

Explore the virtual unpitched instruments.

Play them, then discuss which family they belong to.

5 Play with hands or paper plates along with "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy"

Play with hands or paper plates along with "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy"

You could also cut circles out of paper to use instead of paper plates.

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6 Move with hands or plates to Chinese Dance from the Nutcracker

Move with hands or plates to Chinese Dance from the Nutcracker
You could also cut circles out of paper to use instead of paper plates.

Divide your class into 3 groups. Give each group a different colored plate.
(substitute scarves or use hands if you don't have props)

Copy the movements you see on the video, or create your own.

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7 Watch the story of the Nutcracker

Watch the story of the Nutcracker

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8 Learn about the composer of the Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky

Learn about the composer of the Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky

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9 Review #49 "Up on a Housetop"

Review #49 "Up on a Housetop"

If you have additional time, go to the song list for Grade 1 and review any of the December songs or activities you like!

Songs #46-53 are the December songs in the song list.

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10 Optional: Request and Review music games

Optional: Request and Review music games

Games 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 15 are good games for Grade 1.

11 Sing, "The Music Time is Over"

Sing, "The Music Time is Over"

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