Generational Singing
Bayless Elementary School

Bayless High School students will teach Bayless kindergarten students various holiday songs with movements. Practices will begin about two weeks before the students perform. The high school students will use trial and error to figure out the best way in which they could teach kindergarten students songs with movements. High school students will also make jingle bells for kindergarten students to wear while performing some songs.

The students will take a bus to the service learning project site. The kindergarten students will hand out hand-made holiday cards to nursing home residents. High school students will also come up with holiday crafts such as creating bookmarks with foam adhesive pieces and making reindeer candy canes. High school students will teach these crafts to kindergarten students so they can make crafts with the elderly. To get all of the generations interacting, all students will make crafts with the elderly. Lots of smiles will be exchanged!

Students will perform holiday songs with movements at a local nursing home. Students will display the following character traits: caring, kindness, cooperation, and respect by showing compassion towards the elderly in the community by creating cards and making crafts with their new friends.
Jingle bells
Markers
Holiday Gift Wrap
Foam Stickers
Pipe Cleaners
Google Eyes
Candy Canes
Construction Paper
Glue
Scissors
Cookies
Cookie Trays
Sprinkles
Icing
Smiles!
The high school students as well as the kindergarten students will take a bus to the service learning project site.  Then the students will reach out to our local community by performing songs at Green Park Nursing Home.

Kindergarten students will hand out hand-made holiday cards to the nursing home residents. High school students will also come up with various holiday crafts such as creating bookmarks with foam adhesive pieces and making reindeer candy canes. The high school students will teach these crafts to the kindergarten students, so that the kindergarteners can make crafts with the elderly on the day they sing. To get all of the generations interacting with one another, all students will make the crafts with the elderly.

Also, two days before the students meet for their performance, they will make cookies together in the high school culinary arts lab.  High school students will help kindergarten students measure ingredients to make cookies. After baking the cookies, all students will put on gloves to decorate them. After the cookies are decorated, they will be placed into individual bags for residents at the nursing home. Lots of smiles will be exchanged!

During the singing and activities, a teacher will videotape all of the students singing and interacting with the elderly. As a part of the review and celebration, students will meet to watch the nursing home video on the big screen. They will eat cookies together and have a class meeting about all that they have learned about bringing holiday cheer to those in nursing homes.
Teachers can assess students during a class meeting. The teacher can ask the students what they have learned through this lesson and their service learning project. Students can also be assessed on participation.