I don't have everything finalized yet but I know I'm going to have the whole singing/sharing time so I hope it works! I plan on doing all the opening exercises stuff and then sneaking out right before the do the spotlights so I can go get dressed. I'm going to come in wearing a trench coat, fedora, and carrying a magnifying glass. I'm hoping to really ham it up but I'm NOT an actress so I don't know if I'll be able to pull it off or not. Anyway, I'm going to come into the room looking through my magnifying glass and searching all over the room while telling the kids I'm looking for something really important. I'll have them guess a few things to see if they can figure out what it is I'm searching for. I'm going to have several clues hidden throughout the room. I'll get to the first one and act like I've just found something amazing. The first clue will have something to do with the first line of the song and lead us to the next clue. After I find the first one I'm going to have the kids help me find the rest of them. I might dress them up too or let them use the magnifying glass or something. After we've found all the clues and words to the song I'll sing it through for them and then we'll sing it together while I pitch lead. While I'm singing the song to them the first time I usually try to have something for them to listen for like, what word do I sing on the highest note, or what word do I say three times. Something along those lines so I know they are listening.
After we've sung it through a couple of times together if there's still time left we'll probably do some fun songs or sing the song some more using my Stop/Go; Forte/Piano; and Staccato/Legato signs. This is their FAVORITE thing to do!
I may change this up a little for SR primary. I don't know how well they'll take to me acting like a Private Detective. They may be too cool for this! :) Any help or suggestions are always welcome!