My concerts are just about over and I’m beginning to look at January music class lessons. It’s tricky to do sometimes, but I really try hard to get the January lessons ready before I leave for the Holiday Break. So I made up the January freebie for you to get now, print and prepare for your classes. It’s packed with ideas, teaching tools and various sheet music pages to project or print for your students. So, I’m hoping that this freebie winter Orff music lesson “Catch a Snowflake” will help you glide smoothly out of your holiday lessons and into the new school year.
WHY MAKE THIS WINTER ORFF MUSIC LESSON?
The song and music lesson “Catch a Snowflake”, came as a result of my desire to make a music lesson that could be used with more than one grade level and get students back into the music groove easily!
Seriously easy planning!
I’m starting recorders in 4th grade and working on 4- yes FOUR grade level programs that will be performed in an arts night the very first of February. So, it’s super important that my other classes have easy to “teach” and “interactive” lessons. I don’t want to be “direct” teaching all day long. So I’ll be continuing with Station activities for my 4th and 5th graders. This freebie winter Orff music lesson “Catch a Snowflake” will be a perfect welcome back activity for those grades.
You might want to check out this blog post on STATIONS for some ideas on how to use them in your classroom.
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WHAT’S IN THIS WINTER ORFF MUSIC LESSON
Check out the tons of teaching tools you’ll find in this resource!
Note Values, Note Names, Syncopa, Solfege and Color note reading and playing opportunities.
There are sheet music pages for each part and teaching pages for music concepts!
HOW TO USE THIS WINTER ORFF MUSIC LESSON
Check out some of the pages you’ll find in this freebie that will help you teach concepts and reinforce skills:
Learn do-mi-so-la in the “Solfa Mountains”.
Play xylophones using the sheet music with Note Names.
Color Note Sheet Music
HOW TO GET THIS WINTER ORFF MUSIC LESSON
What’s the takeaway?
I find that it makes the teaching day go a bit smoother when I have the activities set up in the four corners of the room, and the students can move from activity to activity without a lot of direction. I use a timer so that they move from station to station in teams. Using stations give me the ability to mingle with the students, teach small groups and do assessments. I love interacting with my students in smaller group situations. It helps me get to know them better too!
Want to decorate your room with snowflakes? I found these adorable snowflakes on Amazon. Click on the picture if you’re interested in checking them out-
So, why not grab all of the January music class back to school lesson ideas and Freebies?
Here’s hoping you slide right back into your January music classes with this winter Orff Song!
Please share with your Teacher Friends!