Roll Out!

Students will listen to a song and create a visual representation of what they hear. The idea behind this "Roll Out" is very simple but students will reach deep into high thinking skills to accomplish the final product. Every sound that they hear is recorded using small icons or symbols. As the project evolves, the end product is a masterpiece, something they will treasure for years!

(This project might take you three 50 minute lessons. Great for something fun at the end of the year. It is recommended that songs chosen for this project are short and simple, especially for younger students.)

Music: Students will create a visual representation of sound and explore rhythm, pitch, timbre and dynamics in all of their experiences with sound. (Students will also identify beat in music and other sounds)

Art: Students will listen to a song, describe what they hear and eventually create a visual representation of events following a logical order using drawing materials.

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Beethoven Lives UpStairs

These worksheets follow the composer video series “The Composers’ Specials”. This worksheet is 20 questions long and help your students understand the life and culture of BEETHOVEN. Some questions are simple one word answers but a few require a short sentence. I omit some questions for my lower grades but even my 6th graders really get into these worksheets. ENJOY!

 

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Bach's Fight For Freedom

These worksheets follow the composer video series “The Composers’ Specials”. This worksheet has 13 questions and will help your students understand the life and culture of BACH. Some questions are simple one word answers but a few require a short sentence. I omit some questions for my lower grades but even my 6th graders really get into these worksheets. ENJOY!

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KEYBOARD CAMP

This is the FULL UNIT ALL EIGHT BOOKS OF KEYBOARD CAMP. Each book has 4 songs with a small worksheet or rhythm exercises at the end of each book. The concept is very simple – if a student completes the book they receive a small dog tag in my classroom and also a sticker on a huge completion chart located in the hallway just outside my door. (Information on how to purchase the dog tags are on the last page of this book.)

It’s not as much work as you think! I only set up my keyboards and work on this unit for 6 weeks right at the beginning of the year. Many students will complete the first 2 or 3 books and then put it away for a while. However, there will be a few that stick with it. The challenge is there to complete all 8 books.

You can also just use these books as basic supplemental material in your classroom. They are easy well known songs with very crisp graphics and clear open ended pages to work from.

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BOOK 1 BASIC TRAINING
(This book focuses on how to find the keys of the piano and basic hand position & contains: Mary Had A Little Lamb, Au Clair de la Lune, Go Tell Aunt Rhodie & Row, Row, Row Your Boat!)

BOOK 2 FIRST LIEUTENANT
(This book focuses on quarter, half, whole & pairs of eighth note values & contains: A-Tisket, A-Tasket, Yankee Doodle, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Camptown Races & Rhythm Set 1.)

BOOK 3 CAPTAIN
(This book focuses on the lines and spaces of the treble staff and contains: Jingle Bells, Old MacDonald, Jolly Old St. Nick, Ode to Joy & a lines and spaces quiz.)

BOOK 4 MAJOR
(This book focuses on quarter, half, whole & eighth REST values & contains Keyboard Class (Original), London Bridge (Duet), Auld Lang Syne, There's A Whole in My Bucket & Rhythm Set 2)

BOOK 5 COLONEL
(This book focuses on how to transpose and contains Are You Sleeping?, Oh, When The Saints, Aura Lee, & Skip To My Lou.)

BOOK 6 MAJOR GENERAL
(This book focuses on dotted quarter, dotted half note values & contains Bingo, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, Alouette, I've Been Working On the Railroad & Rhythm Set 3)

BOOK 7 LIEUTENANT GENERAL
(This book focuses on the 3/4 time signature. (all songs are 3/4!) This book contains Amazing Grace, The Eensy Weensy Spider, O Christmas Tree & The Farmer in the Dell and Rhythm Set 4)

BOOK 8 GENERAL
(This book focuses on 16th notes and contains Marriage of Figaro, Minuet in G, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Musette in D (Bach) and Rhythm Set 5.)