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K-1 COMBO CLASS YEARLY PLAN

 

September: Introduce myself, especially to the Kís that donít know me

††††††††††† Kodaly Lessons 1 to 4: 4 voices, sol-mi songs, question and answer form

††††††††††††††††††††††† similar melodic beginnings

††††††††††††††††††††††† prepare silences (rests) and high-low voices

††††††††††††††††††††††† inner hearing songs

††††††††††††††††††††††† beat (rhythm stick routine) and rest

††††††††††† Rhythm Band for Little People - Lessons 1 to 3, slowthen normal tempo (for ††††††††††††††††††††††††† those classes ††† that have time to do this)

††††††††††† Songs: Autumn songs, If Youíre Happy and You Know It, Apples and Bananas,

††††††††††††††††††††††† The Bear Went Over the Mountain, Going Over the Sea

 

October:Kodaly lessons 5 to 8: present silence (rest), present high-low (sol-mi),

††††††††††††††††††††††† question and answer form, call the beat a beat, present TA, present rest

††††††††††† Rhythm Band for Little People - Lessons 3 normal, 4 slow then normal, 5 slow

††††††††††† Movement: In the Kodaly lessons, plus Shoemakers Dance, Johnny Works with

††††††††††††††††††††††† One Hammer

††††††††††† Songs: Halloween songs, Six Little Ducks, Stamping Land, Freight Train

 

November: Kodaly lessons 9 to 12: practice beat, rest, high, low, prepare soft-loud,

††††††††††† prepare and present ostinato, prepare fast-slow

††††††††††† Rhythm Band for Little People - Lessons 5 normal, 6 slow then normal, 7 slow

††††††††††† Movement - as in the Kodaly lessons, plus Danish Dance of Greeting, Chair Game

††††††††††††††††††††††† Pavo Pavo

††††††††††† Songs: Thanksgiving songs, plus Quaker, Quaker (has a game), Skip to My Lou,

††††††††††††††††††††††† Jim Along Josie (has mvmt)

 

Dec: Kodaly Lessons 13 through 15 - Question and Answer form practice, timbre of

††††††††††††††††††††††† objects, prepare ti-ti, present ti-ti, rhythm reading

††††††††††† Rhythm Band for Little People - Lessons 7 normal, 8 slow then normal

††††††††††† Movement: Continue Danish Dance, plus Kodaly movement activities in lessons

††††††††††† Songs: Holidays (Hanukkah and Christmas)

 

January: Kodaly lessons 16 through 19:LPractice all concepts, and review

††††††††††† Rhythm Band for Little People - Lessons 9 slow then normal, then review

††††††††††† Movement: Chair Game, Eraser Game, review favorites

††††††††††† Songs: Martin Luther King songs, Mr. Clickety, I Know An Old Lady, Weave Me †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† the Sunshine, Muffin Man

 

February through June:repeats the previous months with another group of students at another school.