1. Bell Ringer (5 minutes) - Student Director
Students grab their materials from their cubby as they enter the room and then copy the following. Students should not be walking around the room. Take attendance (student director) and check for participation during this time. (5 minutes)
2. 7 Stretches (5 minutes) - Movement Coordinator
Movement Coordinator: I have a student designated each week to lead the class in a "Self-Start" warm-up routine after the bell ringer. The MC for the week will be on the board. If it's not, you may select a student.
3. Vocal Warm Ups (10 minutes)
Students should stand and demonstrate good singing posture, breathing technique, and vowel shaping (see below). Select a variety of warm-ups from the Google Slide below and check for participation. I usually do a warm-up from each category (bottom left of the slides), so about 10-12 each day. The audio may suddenly stop playing, either press play from the button or move back a slide and return.
1) Stand with feet apart
2) Knees relaxed
3) Hips swaying
4) Sternum raised
5) Arms loose
6) Spine lengthened
1) Full, deep breath
2) Keep shoulders steady
3) Rib cage lifted
4) Expand at the waistline
5) Keep gesture of the inhale”
1) a relaxed jaw
2) vertical mouth shape
3) space inside mouth
4) Lips Relaxed
5) Tongue forward
4. Good Things & Burning Questions (5 minutes) - Inspiration Instigator
Inspiration Instigator - We share "good things" at the beginning of class after opening warm-ups. Sometimes, I switch it up and ask the kids random questions instead (we call this "burning questions' '. Questions like, what is your spirit animal? Embarrassing moment, etc? The Inspiration Instigator gets to select the students who will share, hold the mic and basically interview/facilitate the whole process. They also lead the applause at the end of the Good Things.
5. Concert Repertoire (30 minutes)
I keep an extra director's copy of the sheet music in the piano bench at each building. We are working on music for our holiday concerts in December.
- For MS, you can use the "MUSIC" link below for performance and accompaniment tracks. Run through with accompaniment for each song a few times each hour.
- For HS, the songs are recorded on the piano, the screen is broken so it can be a pain. SONG SELECT > TAB RIGHT 3 times > Select Song.
All - Happy Holiday & Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
7th - Once Upon a Wintertime & Happy Hanukkah
8th - Happy Kwanzaa & Do You Hear What I Hear
6th - White Christmas & Feliz Navidad
Happy Holiday Choreography
Concert Choir - A Winter Wonderland, A Winter Day, Do You Hear What I Hear
Show Choir - Yule Be Rockin', Let It Snow, Hope is Born Again
Seating Charts (Middle School)
1st Hour - 7th Grade
2nd Hour - 8th Grade
3rd hour - 6th Grade