This was not my most exciting or creative month of teaching. Fortunately, Christmas music can make up for a lot of things:
Week 1: We practiced note names with Trim the Tree (Note Review).
Week 2: We practiced sight reading with Christmas Sight Reading.
Week 3: We practiced Christmas lead sheets with Spin the Bottle on Lead Sheets
And after that we took a much need rest.
Week 1: We practiced intervals, Thanksgiving-style, with Sailing the Seas (Intervals).
Week 2: We were pretty boring this week. We were preparing for the recital, and all we did was record the kids and have them evaluate their own readiness.
Week 3: Thanksgiving, so no lessons.
Week 4: The Christmas season began. We practiced intervals and notes on the staff and keyboard with the Christmas Fortune Teller.
A bit belated, but here it is.
Week 1: Most of my students used Skeleton, Human or Monster? (How to Drill Anything) to drill note names, but the more advanced students used the skeleton in a Primary Chord Drill.
Week 2: We used Spider Web (How to Drill Anything) to practice rhythms.
Week 3: We did a Halloween improv with the Black Cat Strut (Improv).
Week 4: We did yet more improv with the Halloween variation of the Motif Game.
Wow, am I behind here. Let’s see if I can remember what I did.
Week 1: We practiced note names with Race to the Top (Note Review).
Week 2: We practiced rhythms with the Poison Rhythm Game.
Week 3: We jammed on the piano with the The Improv Duet Game.
Week 4: We worked on dynamics with the Random Dynamics game.
Because of summer vacations, August had only three weeks of teaching.
Week 1: We composed our own melodies with a Sequence Song (Composition Activity).
Week 2: We practiced rhythms with Compose Your Own Rhythm Duets.
Week 3: We drilled notes, chords, rhythms, and many other things with Suspend (How to Drill Anything).