This kit contains four different BAGED recorder activities for your students. I use them as part of my Recorder Karate Stations, while I am testing other students. This corresponds with when I have my first group of students testing for the purple belts. I laminate the directions to a file folder for each center, and put the consumable worksheets inside so that they are ready for students upon center rotation. These activities could also be used for whole class learning.
The following activities are included:
Mystery Picture: Students are given a grid worksheet. Inside each grid box is a note on the staff (D, E, G, and B). Students are given directions on what color to fill in each note. When they have completed coloring in the boxes, a mystery picture will appear.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Match-Up: Students are given slices of bread with jelly on them and slices of bread with peanut butter on them. The jelly cards have a two measure melody written out. The peanut butter cards have the letters of the notation patterns written out. Students must match the notation with their letter names. Then, they practice playing one of the patterns for their group mates to guess after all patterns are matched.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Performance and Composition: Using the famous poem about PB and J, students will compose a two measure melody for the repeated peanut butter peanut butter jelly jelly phrase. They will write the music notation for their repeated pattern using the notes B, A, G, E, and D. Then, they will write the repeated melody each time it occurs in their poem. After writing their melody, they will practice performing the chant, inserting the repeated melody every time it occurs.
Stick to It Recorder Goals: Here, students will reflect on their recorder playing, set a goal for themself to improve in some way, and write out a plan for how they can make their goal happen.
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