In this lesson, you will:
- #1 “Welcome to Music” – sing the song
- echo so-la so-mi patterns
- #34 “Bounce the Ball” – play a ball bounce game, teach accents, sing the song in solfa, and name solfa notes
- #32 “Peace in my Heart” – sing and play with the song
- #33 “Just One Candle” – sing the song and play along with instruments
- I can sing and move to music.
- I can show accented beats.
- I can sing melodic patterns (m sl).
1 Sing the Echoes to "Welcome to Music"
Sing the echoes to "Welcome to Music."
2 Echo m sl Patterns
Echo m sl patterns.
3 Watch the Note Highlights Video for "Bounce the Ball"
Watch the note highlights video for "Bounce the Ball."
4 Find a Ball and Learn how to Play the Game
Find a ball and learn how to play the game.
5 Learn About Strong Beats - Accented Beats
Learn about strong beats - accented beats.
6 Trace and Color the Notes of the Song
Trace and color the notes of the song.
7 Create a Word Rhythm with Ball Bouncing Words
Create a word rhythm with ball bouncing words.
Perform this word rhythm as an ostinato with the song.
Use the word rhythm as a B section, and decide how to perform: AB. A B A.
8 Copy the Class's Movements for the Song "Peace in my Heart"
Copy the class's movements for the song "Peace in my Heart."
9 Sing and Create Your own Movements to "Peace in my Heart"
Sing and create your own movements to "Peace in my Heart."
10 Listen to the Song "Just One Candle"
Listen to the song "Just One Candle."
While you listen, think of movements you could do with the song.
Play the video again, and sing along.
Videos on how to perform the song with sign language are available to use! You can find them on the regular Song page for "Just One Candle".
11 Play Instruments with the Song
You could also have instruments play along using this very simple arrangement. Play part one during the A section and part two during the B section. Decide what to play for the ending.
Teach the body percussion first, then transfer to instruments.
Substitute instruments depending on what you have available to use.
Create your own arrangement!
12 Sing "The Music Time is Over"
Sing "The Music Time is Over."
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