Switch Sides if...
This would be a very fun activity the first week of school! Teacher says a statement (ex. Switch sides if you like hot dogs more than pizza.) and the students either stay or move. The kids could also talk about why they did/didn't move. Fun back to school ice breaker!
It is rhythm review time in my third, fourth, and fifth grade classes. One of my favorite rhythm lessons involves a favorite instrument: the BOOMWHACKERS! There is just something about those colorful tubes that gets kids really excited about making music. I acquired this lesson from a workshop led by Chris Judah-Lauder many years ago. After spending several weeks reviewing notes and rests using a variety of activities, I introduce these 6 rhythms patterns: Once they can perform the rhythms…
Symbol Search Worksheets - Pianimation.com
I’ve added a couple of new music symbol worksheets to my website. They’re a colorful way to make sure your students really understand everything on a page of music (or practice for upcoming theory exams, as is the case in my studio!). I’ve made two levels so far. Level 1 drills these symbols: treble clef, bass clef, time signature, repeat sign, bar lines, forte, piano, … Continue reading →
Musical Alphabet, Music Clip Art and Music Fonts
I have never been happy with how my word wall has functioned in my room. .I've sort of borrowed and shoved together lots of ideas and ended up with a word wall that was nothing more than a "space taker"..... I don't know about you, but I don't have enough wall space in my room to tolerate any space takers...... soooooo I'm revisiting word walls and trying to synthesis everything that I put on my wall so that everything is accessible, instructional and totally music. I found some basic…
* Musical Instruments Jeopardy Style Game Show Distance Learning
Musical Instruments Jeopardy style game show! Excellent practice for reviewing many types of instruments. With 25 practice problems, in a game show setting, your students will get lots of review