Each lesson builds on the one before so that concepts grow in complexity through the year. Practice and review are planned into lessons. Canadian curriculum expectations are detailed at the beginning of every lesson (and in the overview). This is a complete music curriculum including music literacy, performance, instrument playing and active listening. Songs are suggested, but may easily be switched with your own favourites. As long as the planned teaching points are covered, all curriculum expectations will be met.
Can Do Muses
New Year’s Day 2019
Welcome to winter of 2019. Used to be we could count on snow by January. When I lived in Yellowknife, when I lived in New Brunswick, snow was reliable. There are still places in our world where global warming can be ignored during the winter, but not in southern Ontario.
Check out the new winter song on offer to meet today’s weather. Yes, the tune is familiar and will link later to a lesson on opera. The pedantic, demanding mood just felt so right for after holiday demand of children in most of Canada. Music without mood is like chewing on a stale biscuit.
So choose a “snow is here” song, or try out the “where is it” option, add a dose of mood and launch into the new year with gusto!
It’s C-c-c-c Cold
It’s Cold Outside
Snow, Snow, Snow
I Want To Go Outside
Jingle Bells is a winter song!
About Can Do
Create your own music lessons using some of the resources on the site, or, if you’re new to teaching music, try following a few of the lessons given here. Whatever you use –my hope is that “Can Do Music” helps to make music in your classroom and life. To learn more about the site and its creations, explore the links below.