MusicFirst Premium Content  Love Note Curriculum

Listening Skills, Music, Enrichment and Anti-Bullying Lessons based on the songs from The Love Note Musical.   1 unit, 11 lessons, 19 tasks - all  Common Core Standards

  1. Walk, Don’t Run – Hands on Activity establishing “Rules” and discussing the importance of having rules, following the rules and consequences when rules get broken.

  2. My Name is Brittany/ Jessie – Our Name is our identity. Students will create a work of art out of their names and will discuss the importance of self respect and respect for others. (Math & Optical Art Integration).

  3. Bookworms – Vocabulary Lesson (Language Arts Integration). Students will categorize vocabulary with bullying and anti-bullying.

  4. White Patent Leather Shoes – How do clothes impact students? (Art Integration) Discussion and Art project dealing with personal style.

  5. The Love Note – Writing Activity (Language Arts Integration) Students will explore their own emotions while writing their own “love notes”.

  6. Very Imaginary – Writing and Illustrating (Art and Language Arts Integration). Students will imagine their own perfect “friend”. They will produce an artistic image and write down personality traits for their “friend”.

  7. We Are Chefs! - Introducing students to multi-cultural dishes and ethnic foods. Appreciation for our culture. Emphasis will fall on taking pride in what they’ve made and respecting what others have created.

  8. Detention – Students will create lists of inappropriate behaviors regarding bullying and will come up with consequences for them. (Language Arts & Social Studies Integration)

  9. Girl Talk – Students will discuss the dangers of gossip. Hands on activity. (Social Studies Integration).

  10. Food Fight Comin’ – Students will learn the importance of developing effective ways to make their point in a scholarly form or argumentative essay as opposed to fighting.

  11. BONUS - sight singing songs from The Love Note Musical!

Curriculum Guide & Lesson Plans Written by:

Kelly A. Schell - M.A. Special Education / B.S. Middle School Education


The Love Note is a musical that approaches the subject of bullying in a manner that will entertain the students while also bringing a very serious cultural issue into the classroom. Not only can The Love Note be performed by the students and add the elements of performance arts to the campus, but it can also be used in many educational ways. This curriculum guide provides integrated lessons to be used in conjunction with the show by guidance counselors in addition to their anti-bullying programs and teachers to enhance their classroom programs. Through the use of the show and the following lesson plans, a dialogue will begin to grow among the students and bring awareness to the dangers of bullying. Hopefully The Love Note can make a positive difference in your school by cutting down on bullying and making your students more accountable for their own actions.