Oh Valentine’s Day… that wonderful time of year when all of our kids are either SUPER
excited for candy, or are ABSOLUTELY
disgusted by all things lovey and kissy. No matter how you slice it, a day full of hearts and sweets is sure to get your music kiddos’ attention. What better way to run with their energy than a few Valentine’s Day themed lessons?
”Love Somebody” is the perfect set to snatch their vibe, and still check a box on your curriculum to do list. This song and set of games is EXACTLY what you need to teach sixteenth notes.
Included is absolutely everything
you could need for a comprehensive sixteenth note rhythm. Song notation, multiple game variations, a presentation lesson, and practice and assessment opportunities are perfectly sequenced and designed with your student’s understanding (and excitement) in mind.
***The Goods Inside***
Teacher Talk with Anne
- You'll get my tips for how I use the resources in this unit. Included is a suggested sequence and seven different lesson segments to perfectly scaffold content for student comprehension.
Song Notation & Game Instructions
- I’ve included my version of this popular song, with stick notation, solfege, lyrics, different game options, and pedagogical uses.
Sixteenth Note Presentation
- Love Somebody is one of my absolute favorite songs to use to present sixteenth notes, and this presentation is the perfect way to lead your students to discover a new rhythm. Follow the prompts to lead your students through deriving the rhythm of the song, and understanding the theoretical constructs behind sixteenth notes. (*note: included are both powerpoint and pdf versions of the presentation & no rhythm syllables are included so that you can use whatever system you have in place.)
Candy Heart Interactive Practice Game
- Use this interactive game to practice as a full class or in small groups to transfer speech patterns to rhythms, including sixteenth notes. Included in “Teacher Talk” are suggested uses for this set.
Candy Heart Translator Worksheet
- This worksheet is a great companion to the interactive set, or can be used for sub tubs, stations, or a quick assessment.
Heart Elimination Game
- These visuals are perfect to play a fun elimination game with your younger students. Use the included game directions to use “Love Somebody” with every grade level on Valentine’s Day, whether they are ready to discover sixteenth notes or not!
Rhythm Elimination Game
- When your older students are ready to practice reading and identifying patterns with sixteenth notes individually and autonomously, pull out this SUPER fun game! Part chance, part strategy, your kids will be begging to play again and again.
- The perfect game to practice reading and identifying rhythmic patterns with sixteenth notes in small groups or in pairs! I love to use this game in stations or as a quick assessment tool. Check out the tips in “Teacher Talk” for more ideas on how to use this game.
This set is for you if you LOVE
to incorporate a little holiday flair without completely abandoning your curriculum map. Use this set to be purposeful, sequential, and joyful, with a little bit of whimsy this season!!
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