1 Sing the echoes in #1 "Welcome to Music"
Sing the echoes in #1 "Welcome to Music"
Invite students to be the leader and have the class echo
In this lesson you will
review #40 “Oh Hanukkah” and create a dance to the song
Sing and play #43 “Ring the Bells”
Sing and create movements for #44 “Rocks for Christmas”
Watch the story of the Nutcracker and play rhythm flashcards with the Overture.
Move with scarves to the music of Trepak from the Nutcracker
Review #40 "O Hanukkah"
Did you create a dance in Dec. week 1? If not, try creating a dance now.
If you did, review the dance that you created.
Sing song #43 "Ring the Bells" and play instruments with the song
If you're at home, find things at home to use for instruments. The song calls for bells, sticks and drums.
sticks = wooden spoons or tap on a wooden cutting board
bells: For bells in the song, if you have some small bells you can put on a pipe cleaner, shake them. If not, use shakers.
shakers = fill small containers with macaroni, rice, popcorn or other small things
drums = use an ice cream bucket, large bowl or even a cardboard box
Explore playing unpitched instruments
Try out all the unpitched instruments in the Virtual Instruments activity.
If you have 2 devices, use these instruments to play along with the song.
Optional: Create a rhythm composition to play on the virtual instruments!
Sort the Instruments into families:
Hint: Some instruments can be in two families.
Don't look ahead - do your sort, and check your answers after you've done it.
Don't Peek until you've sorted your own!
Here are the answers to the instrument sort activity.
Learn to sing #44 "Rocks for Christmas" and create movement to accompany the song.
Teach the song by rote.
Sing a phrase and have the students echo.
Play the video, and pause at the end of the line, and have the students echo.
Create movement for the song "Rocks for Christmas"
There are some ideas in the kids demo.
Create your own movements!
Optional: Find something to use for a scarf, and move to Trepak from the Nutcracker
You could use a scarf, crepe paper streamers, or even 4 squares of toilet paper