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This activity, for Grades 1-3, combines the best of music and math into an interactive SMARTBoard lesson perfect for the winter months.
Prior Knowledge: Students must know the following note values: dotted half, half, quarter, quarter rest, and eighth note pair
Music + Math - In this activity, students must add and/ or subtract note values to reach a specific sum.
Touch a snowflake on the home page.
Get an assignment. Linked snowflakes take students to a random page with an assignment to find a note value or a sum.
When the student is ready, they press, “GO.”
The next link is a page of spinning snowflakes. The students touch snowflakes to complete the assignment. Touched snowflakes stop spinning.
When the student is done, they touch the HOME link and the flakes reset for the next student.
There is an occasional SPLAT page linked just for fun.
SPLAT – Brain Break!
When I designed this lesson, the spinning animation feature seemed perfect for falling snow. It’s kid-tested fun! When my students land on “SPLAT,” that is the signal to stand up, beat on your chest like Tarzan while turning around two times and sit back down like a church mouse. It’s a 3 second brain break that makes the activity so cool!
This activity has been kid tested and is a must-have for every music room this winter. It's harder than you think and cooler than you can imagine.