Even if you tried very hard, it would be difficult NOT to meet at least one or two music curriculum expectations (performance, music and culture, listening, etc.) in December. Holidays wouldn’t be the same without music: dance, concerts, movies, ballet, community singing, old favourites and new offerings.
Maybe one of your music lessons this month could be offering students a taste of your favourite holiday music. Make it into a story
—-How did you come to enjoy this music? Where are you?
—-Who is there when the music is made?
—-What is your role in the music making?
Then, invite students to tell their own holiday music story … or draw it and record the story to make a slide-audio show.