By Monica Dale. 6 lessons for winter. For music classes that move, this book is a practical resource on teaching Dalcroze Eurhythmics to the preschool - grade 2 levels. More than a collection of exercises, it provides complete, sequenced lessons to give a clear example of the Dalcroze Method in both theory and practice. Teachers will be inspired by songs, stories for movement, rhythmic activities, and creative approaches to pitch. The philosophy and application of the Dalcroze Method are clarified through introductory outlines, detailed descriptions of procedures, specific teaching tips, and rationale of this approach to music education. Songs are traditional and author-composed. Contains 6 lesson outlines with detailed procedures, 6 stories for creative movement, 6 supplementary worksheets (to begin to transfer aural concepts of pitch to staff notation), songs with piano accompaniments, teaching tips for working with children, many exercises in movement and music, start-up examples for piano improvisation, and creative approaches to pitch study. ; For pre-K to grade 2. 89 pages.Contents: Lesson 1: Beat, Division, & Multiple.Lesson 2: Anapest (beat & division are combined into binary anapest rhythm: short-short-long).Lesson 3: 3 Compound Rhythmic Patterns.Lesson 4: Compound Rhythmic Patterns with Notation.Lesson 5: Meter of 3.Lesson 6: Meter of 4.Appendix 1: Additional Accompaniments.Appendix 2: Supplementary Worksheets.