Overview: This menu is designed for use with students in K-2 to encourage solo singing. The First Steps in Music program, designed by John Feierabend, includes a section of the lesson called "Arioso." During this time, children improvise melodies based on various scaffolded criteria. Due to copyright on the images, this purchase entitles you to print 5 copies of the menu (If any copies become damaged or lost you may print a replacement) and also allows you to project the .pdf onto a screen for the entire class to see.
Directions: I use this specific pop art inspired menu in my classroom by handing out a menu to 4 or 5 students who then each order three items in a singing voice. Often, I'll ask a follow up question such as "What size fries would you like? Small, Medium, or Large?" or "Would you like ketchup or cheese on your fries?". After each student sings their solo, I thank the student. Other students know that I STRONGLY encourage them to give the soloist a thumbs up, smile, or sign language applause.
Timing: The activity takes approximately 5 minutes per class. Depending on how many students you have, it may take 5 classes for all students to have an opportunity to "order."
Assessment: This activity is also used as an assessment in my music class. As students respond I note in my gradebook what level of the Student Voice Development Measure (SVDM) the students are at. The SVDM was developed by Joanne Rutkowski. Due to copyright I will not include the rubric here, but it can be found online.
A quick note that many of the images and fonts used in this document are copyright protected. As such, it is not an editable document and should only be used by the teacher who purchases this item. Thanks for your honesty and integrity.
I hope this is helpful for you in your music classroom!