What a fun and productive rehearsal! Here is a brief summary.
Welcome to Music
Warm-Up: Body warm-up (elbow circles)
Warm-Up: Sighs and Sirens (searching for... cats? dogs? treasure? maple syrup orders?)
Reminder: Please check your email for maple syrup pick up times. Relevant info is in last week's VIVA e-newsletter!
Warm-Up: Descending pentascales with in solfa (so, fa, mi, re, do) with hand signs
Do, A Deer: singing with actions and hand signs
Rain on the Green Grass: echo speaking and then echo singing with actions (Concepts: quarter & eighth notes, so-mi and mi-re-do patterns in F+)
Pitter Patter: singing with actions (concepts: quarter & eighth notes, mi-re-do patterns in F+)
Kye, Kye, Kule: echo singing on text with movement, then in solfa with movement
Aural Skills: mi-re-do patterns in F+
Little Drummer Boy: sung through all 3 verses in F+
A Ram Sam Sam: singing with actions, then with drum in F+
Oh, My Aunt Came Back... A silly song! We worked on steady beat and had fun being a little goofy!
Yankee Doodle: sung on text while keeping the beat (student-created actions), then echoed using rhythm syllables (quarter and eighth notes). This also uses mi-re-do patterns in F+.