Lesson Plans
Life Music 7-8 2nd Q 09.10 Lesson Plans
Week: 01/04/2010 Instructor: Constance Knott Academics
Announcements: We have eight class sessions for the students to work on and complete their skills checklists for quarter two. On the last day of the quarter we will have a recital for groups and individuals to share their accomplishments.Starting Monday they will be divided into 6 groups of 6. Each group will have 1 keyboard, 3 guitars,2 drums, and 2 Orff instruments. They may also add assorted percussion. They will be assigned a specific place where they will practice on their own and as an ensemble.
Monday: Goal setting: Each student will set personal goals for the week and when they get together with their group choose one or two goals as an ensemble. We will sing through the three folksongs for this quarter, go over the skills checklists,hand out guitar chord sheets,and talk about possible goals for their ensemble groups. Then students will go to their respective rehearsal locations and begin work.Each site will be assigned certain guitars, Orff instruments and drums so there is no question which instruments they will have at their disposal.
Wednesday: We are going to start right in where we left off on Monday, and hopefully many students will start to get signatures on their checkoff sheets.
Friday: Depending on how Monday and Wednesday go, we may take time to do an analysis of a popular piece or resume our work from Wednesday. Hopefully the students will be charged up and excited about accomplishing goals and tasks.