Saturday, March 5, 2011
Stand For The Right - Audience Participation
That means I needed to HEAR it (via professor), SEE it (via books & notes), WRITE it (re-writing and editing my notes), and SAY it
(yes, reciting out loud to myself).
This is why I love participation more than just standing there talking to kids and asking questions. I know I find myself daydreaming in classes like that, at times....so it's a sure thing the kids do, too.
This week I'll divide the kids into four areas. Each area will be assigned a rhythm method for their line of the song. (i.e. clapping, snapping, leg slapping, foot pounding, etc.) All to the beat. It's in 3/4 time, so the rhythm is 1- 2 -3, 1- 2 -3, 1- 2 -3, etc. After practicing their rhythms, I'll sing the words, and the kids can sing along as they feel ready.
So Area #1 will clap 1-2-3, 1-2-3,...while singing "Our Prophet has some words for you"
Area #2 will snap to the beat while singing "And these are the words, Be True, Be True"
Area #3 will hit their legs and sing, "At work or at play, in darkness or light"
Area #4 will pound their feet to the beat and sing, "Be True, Be True and Stand for the Right." In which EVERYONE will STAND when the words, "Stand For the Right" are sung. That way, everyone must pay attention.
After each area knows their own line, I'll have everyone sing the whole thing, changing rhythm methods as they sing each line. It might be fun to have a child from each area come up and do the actions while everyone sings with them.....sort of a game to see who can go through the whole song without messing up.