Friday, April 17, 2015

Seriously Fun Music Activity to Try Right Now

Hello Teachers,
Now that the weather is warming up, I like to take my class outside for music time. Try this seriously fun music activity that gets your students working on their music rhythms. This music activity is always a big hit with my students and it's one of their favorite rhythm composing lessons. Take students outside and let them select colored chalk to write 16th notes on the sidewalk.
Outside Learning
Have each child compose one measure of rhythms. They must use  16th notes in their Rhythm Composition and end with a quarter note. Have them write their name next to the music they composed.
Students are allowed to move around the playground and practice clapping each others Rhythm Compositions. The teacher can easily keep track of grades by using a  class list.  Have students make corrections if needed and document which students required extra help. Your class will love getting a music recess time without realizing they are really working on rhythm reading. Give it a try..........your class will think you are the best teacher ever! Leave a comment below to share what cool things you do at the end of the school year. Enjoy!
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