Grade 6 Lesson 15

In this lesson you will have 2 options:

Option 1 – Compare Performances of Twelve Days of Christmas.

Option 2 – Review and request songs from December

  • Review and desk drum or bucket drum to the March from the Nutcracker
  • “Christmas Shopping Blues” and learn about the 12 bar blues
  • Review song #43 “Snowflakes” – Jingle Bells partner song
  • Review song #44 “Christmas at the Hop”
  • Review song #45 “Christmas Line Dance”
  • 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 Option 1: Complete a Rhythm Worksheet on Twelve Days of Christmas

    Complete a Rhythm Worksheet on Twelve Days of Christmas

    6 Complete a Rhythm Worksheet page 2

    Complete a Rhythm Worksheet page 2

    7 Option 2: Which Rhythm Did I Hear game - triplet rhythms

    Which Rhythm Did I Hear game - triplet rhythms

    Choose Game #5 and play Level 12

    8 Option 2: Review the desk drum or bucket drum with the March from the Nutcracker

    Review the desk drum or bucket drum with the March from the Nutcracker

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    9 Option 2: 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 Option 2: Review song #42 "Christmas Shopping Blues"

    Review song #42 "Christmas Shopping Blues"

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    11 Option 2: 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 Option 2: Optional: Review song #43 "Snowflakes"

    Optional: Review song #43 "Snowflakes"

    This is an easy partner song with Jingle Bells.

    If you are allowed to sing, it's a fun performance piece.

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    13 Option 2: Optional: Review #44 "Christmas at the Hop"

    Optional: Review #44 "Christmas at the Hop"

    If you can sing, you could teach the song.

    If singing is not allowed, create a dance to the music.

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    14 Option 2: Optional: Review#45 "Christmas Line Dance"

    Optional: Review #45 "Christmas Line Dance"

    Verse 1: hip rocks throughout
    Line dance during the instrumental breaks: Say:
    Right toe out, right toe in right toe out, right toe in right in right in
    Left toe out, left toe in left toe out, left toe in left in left in
    Right toe out, right toe in right toe out, right toe in right in right in
    Left toe out, left toe in left toe out, left toe in left in left in
    Tap heel to the front twice, tap toe behind twice heel heel toe toe
    Tap heel to the front twice, tap toe behind twice heel heel toe toe
    Tap heel to the front twice, tap toe behind twice heel heel toe toe
    Tap heel to the front once, Tap heel to the side once heel side
    Tap toe behind once, bring knee up and clap! back clap

    The line dance is choreographed so that the entire class can perform it while on risers. If you have only a small group doing the line dance you can make it more complicated. Create actions to accompany verse 2 if you wish.

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