It’s that time of year when novelty and creativity are the key to happy students and teachers. Everyone is weary of the year and ready for summer. Yet, summer is a VERY long way off. So it’s at this time of year when I pull out every trick I can think of in order to keep my students on task and learning something that will make them a little more musically literate every day.
|kinder demonstrating high, medium and low|
|We added a line, but we found that the little puffs didn’t want to
stay on the line…. I decided not to use pipe cleaners in following lessons
Here they showed which sound happened first, second and third, the high medium or low sound
|We collected several patterns and at this point kinder students chose which
pattern to use, then we sang each pattern in turn…..Here you see a high high low, low, high high and
then a high low high pattern
|in first grade we added Popsicle sticks and used sol and mi to create new music|
|Next time I’ll use yarn for the lines because it doesn’t hold it’s bent shape
I think that the students will have an easier time keeping it straight.
|This first grader wanted a rest at the end and improvised one even though
I had only passed out four sticks.
|I ordinarily just have one size stick, but the small ones make great bars!
Having two different sized sticks makes it more interesting. 🙂