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Hillary's Highlights: Confessions of a Music Teacher: Match Mine! A Musical Battleship

I have a FUN game/activity to share with you today! On an earlier post, I shared about "Quiz-Quiz-Trade," a SIOP (ELL) strategy that I .

Staff races - game to reinforce line and space notes Other game and center ideas, too!

Make Music Rock!: Step/skip game - Race across the staff by drawing step, skip and repeat cards. I like how each group has their own staff.

Christmas Carol Activities for your Music Class There are THREE class activities based on Christmas Carols $

Christmas Carol Activities for your Music Class There are THREE class activities based on Christmas Carols

Sleigh Ride: Super Easy Cup Routine - YouTube

Sleigh Ride: Super Easy Cup Routine - May be better for a music class. Some of the kids look anxious.

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Music Theory with a Snow Ball Fight

Elementary Music // A sneak peak into festive musical activities during December . how we learned about Music Theory with a Snow Ball Fight! Meter / Form This might have to be my end of term lesson plan for Holtsmere end!

Cup rhythms - rest, ta, ti-ti, quarter notes, eighth notes

The green cups are rests or "shhh" notes. The blue cones are quarter notes. move the cones around the cups to create patterns, then "read" the patterns by clapping and resting to pick up some composition grids and create their own patterns on paper.

My 3-5's did this with tennis balls and K-2 with scarves. Whole notes with scarves were a full circle with one arm going overhead, and half notes were passing around the body. Quarter notes we passed the scarf from hand-to-hand in front, and for Eighths we waved the scarf up and down. Great activity!

Tennis Balls Stars and Stripes Forever - I've got to try this activity! (Teaches whole notes, half notes, quarter notes and eighth notes in a hands-on way.

Rhythm Instrument Fun! Great analogy used for when to play instruments - at a fancy restaurant it's polite to wait until everyone has their meal before you all start eating togther

Great analogy used for when to play instruments - at a fancy restaurant it's polite to wait until everyone has their meal before you all start eating togther

Cut the Cake - a singing game / Ta rest prep or practice in the elementary Kodaly music classroom #kodalyinspiredclassroom #kodaly

Cut the Cake - a singing game / Ta rest prep or practice in the elementary Kodaly music classroom TIP- Runners need to stop & shake hands & say 'Good Morning, Good Afternoon, & Good Night' then go the rest of the way.

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