Grade 5 Lesson 15

In this lesson you will have 2 options:

  • Option 1 – Compare Performances of Twelve Days of Christmas.
  • Option 2 – Review and request
  • Review the March from the Nutcracker and watch a performance of it under black lights
  • Review #42 “Christmas Shopping Blues” and learn about the blues

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can play rhythms.
  • I can compare performances.

Teaching Procedure

1 Option 1: Watch and Listen to 3 Performances of Twelve Days of Christmas

In this option you'll watch three performances.

There is an optional worksheet that you can complete.

Or you can simply discuss the questions.

After three performances, there is a rhythm worksheet to complete.

2 Option 1: Listen to the Pentatonix sing Twelve Days of Christmas

Option 1: Listen to the Pentatonix sing Twelve Days of Christmas.

Teachers - this is a safeshare link to a YouTube performance.

3 Option 1: Listen to The Family Sing Twelve Days of Christmas

Option 1: Listen to the Family sing Twelve Days of Christmas.

Teachers - this is a safeshare link to a YouTube performance.

Have the students try copying the actions in this performance.

It starts slowly, then it gets faster and faster!

4 Option 1: Watch and Listen to the Skit of the Twelve Days of Christmas

Option 1: Watch and listen to the skit of the Twelve Days of Christmas.

Teachers - this is a safeshare link to a YouTube performance.

This is very funny!

5 Complete a Rhythm Worksheet on Twelve Days of Christmas

Complete a Rhythm Worksheet on Twelve Days of Christmas.

6 Complete a Rhythm Worksheet pg 2

Complete a Rhythm Worksheet pg 2.

7 Which Rhythm Did I Hear game - Triplet Rhythms

Which Rhythm Did I Hear game - triplet rhythms.

Choose Game #5 and play Level 12.

8 Desk Drum or Bucket Drum With the March from the Nutcracker

Desk drum or bucket drum with the March from the Nutcracker.

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9 Watch a Black Light Performance of March from the Nutcracker

Watch a black light performance of March from the Nutcracker.

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Song Used: Christmas Shopping Blues

10 Learn to Sing Song #42 "Christmas Shopping Blues"

Learn to sing song #42 "Christmas Shopping Blues".

Pause the video at the end of a line and sing it back.

Play the video again, and sing along.

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Song Used: Christmas Shopping Blues

11 Create Movement to Go with the Song, "Christmas Shopping Blues"

Create movement to go with the song, "Christmas Shopping Blues".

You can watch the kids in the video for ideas.

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12 Learn About the 12 Bar Blues

Learn about the 12 Bar Blues.

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13 Optional: Complete a Worksheet About the 12 Bar Bues

Optional: Complete a worksheet about the 12 bar blues.

If you are in-person and have Boomwhackers, play the root of the chords on Boomwhackers. (or barred instruments).

Teach the chords used, and try playing along with the song.
C= CEG
F=FAC
G=GBDF