In this lesson, you will:

  • warm up by clapping or playing rhythms with Overture
  • choose between interactive holiday activities OR review December songs and activities.

Interactive Option:

  • sing solfa patterns to decorate the house
  • clap rhythms to decorate the tree
  • compare and contrast two performances of “Sugar Plum Fairy”

Review and Request Option:

  • #38 “Yesh li Yadiyim” – review song and movement
  • review the “Jingle Bells” cup game
  • review the hand clap pattern to go with “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”
  • review “Hallelujah Chorus”  – if you have the DVD “Handel’s Last Chance” this would be a great time to watch it

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can read rhythm and melody patterns.
  • I can create movement to music.

Teaching Procedure

1 Warmup by Clapping or Playing the Rhythms with "Overture from the Nutcracker"

Warmup by clapping or playing the rhythms with "Overture from the Nutcracker".

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2 Interactive Option: Sing solfa patterns to decorate the house

Interactive Option: Sing solfa patterns to decorate the house.

3 Interactive Option: Clap or say rhythm patterns to decorate the tree

Interactive Option: Clap or say rhythm patterns to decorate the tree.

4 Interactive Option: Compare and Contrast Two Performances of Sugar Plum Fairy

Interactive option: compare and contrast two performances of Sugar Plum Fairy.

Song Used: Jingle Bells

5 Review the Cup Pattern with "Jingle Bells" (Instructions)

Review the cup pattern with "Jingle Bells" (instructions).

If you don't have a cup, you could use a water bottle or any small object that you can pick up.

During the pandemic, we won't pass the cup - we'll just do the pattern.

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Song Used: Jingle Bells

6 Review the Cup Play Along with "Jingle Bells"

Review the cup play along with "Jingle Bells".

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Song Used: Jingle Bells

7 Watch the "Jingle Bells" Cup Game Under Black Lights

Watch the "Jingle Bells" Cup Game under Black Lights.

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Song Used: Yesh Li Yadiyim

8 Review #38 "Yesh Li Yadiyim"

Review #38 "Yesh Li Yadiyim".

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Song Used: Yesh Li Yadiyim

9 Review the Movement for #38 "Yesh Li Yadiyim"

Review the movement for #38 "Yesh Li Yadiyim"

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10 Review the George Frideric Handel Video

Review the George Frideric Handel video.

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11 Sing Along with "Messiah" by Handel

Sing along with "Messiah" by Handel.

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Song Used: We Wish You a Merry Christmas

12 Review the Hand Clap Pattern to go with "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"

Review the hand clap pattern to go with "We Wish You a Merry Christmas".

Review the 3 patterns, then do the Hand Clap Game.

Here's Pattern 1-2-3.

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Song Used: We Wish You a Merry Christmas

13 Do the Hand Clap Game with the Song "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"

Do the clap game with the song "We Wish You a Merry Christmas".

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14 Watch a Black Light Performance of the Hand Clap Game

Watch a black light performance of the hand clap game.

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