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Pintrest Goldmine

March 22, 2014

I am on Spring Break right now and getting ready for my baby shower later today. Busy, busy! (When do I get to relax??!?!) I have been scouring Pintrest for when I return to the classroom and found a few ideas that have got me excited. Check them out and let me know what you think. Have you done any of these in your program?

 

1) The Music Clock

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This is so cool! What a great way to practice note values. I definitely plan to do this with my kids along with Music Math. It can really work with any grade level, as they would simply use the rhythms that they know. This could also be an opportunity for those students who take lessons outside of school to utilize other rhythms that they have in their repertoire.

2) Writing/Composing Goals

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This is a chart for the writing process is LA, but I was thinking this might be adaptable for a long term, or multi-step composition project. Not all of the kids progress as quickly as others. You could have steps such as “Compose a 16 beat rhythm patter.”  “Add a melody in la pentatonic, beginning and ending on low la.”  “Check and revise! (Perform your song on the xylophone to see how it sounds and make any changes you would like.)”  etc.  It would be a way to keep each student on track, and it would keep you up tuned in to each student’s progress throughout the project.

 

3) Whisper Phones

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This is nothing new, but I really need to remember to go to Home Depot to buy the supplies. This is a great way for each student to hear themselves sing while working in a large group. This would be especially helpful for those kids who are in their singing voices, but sing above or below pitch in order to hear their voice amongst the crowd.

 

OK, the parental units are getting into gear for last minute baby shower preparations. I suppose I should help out 🙂 Happy Spring, all!

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