Celebrate with Sound! Creative Holiday Chants with Body Percussion and Classroom Instruments By Richard D. Cross Book and Data CD 56 pages Grades 2 and up Here is an educational way to celebrate the holidays. Each chant presents three stepping stones to rhythmic reading: first practice the spoken ostinatos, next transfer to body percussion, and then play on classroom instruments. The 25 chants may be used in a varitey of ways: as aids to teach rhythm and notation, as tools to practice musical concepts such as tempo, as prompts for classroom discussions using the interesting Did You Know? facts, and as exercises to reinforce cross-curricular concepts.
The included Data CD has pdfs of the music notation to print or project. Twenty holidays, four seasons of the year, and a happy birthday chant are included.Contents New Year's Day Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Presidents' Day Valentine's Day International Women's Day Saint Patrick's Day Spring Earth Day Arbor Day Memorial Day Flag Day Summer Independence Day Labor Day Autumn Constitution Day Columbus Day Halloween Election Day Thanksgiving Winter Hanukkah Christmas Kwanzaa Happy Birthday