Students could compose as a warm up when the come in. They would go directly to their seats and begin. This could be a routine. It would be great practice for site reading. FREE composition activity that can be used for recorders or in general music!
Why reading? The Extraordinary Benefits of Learning Music - "Students who learn music at an early age are more likely to excel in other extracurricular activities. They are also three times more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree.
Dollar Store Deals for Music Teachers –Learn about 13 must have dollar store finds for your music classroom. Ideas for assessment, workstations, DIY crafts, singing games and manipulatives are discussed in this post by a veteran music teacher.