Songs, Activities, and Games to Teach Half Note {Bundle}

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Aileen Miracle
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There are SO many helpful resources in this bundle. Recommendations on songs to teach half note, games, activities, manipulatives, etc. Very helpful with planning!

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    This 190-page product includes:


    *Eight folk songs for teaching half note, with notation and game/dance directions ("Phoebe in her Petticoat," "Frere Jacques," "Sammy Sackett," "Bluebird," and "Who's That Tapping at the Window?" for 2nd graders; "Sakura," "Boots of Shining Leather," and "I've Been to Haarlem" for 3rd-5th graders)

    *Lesson for the book "Click Clack Moo"

    *Half Note learning center directions

    *"Be a composer" worksheet

    *Half Note memory match game (8 pairs/ 16 cards with directions)

    *Information about how to make beat/rhythm and stop/go signs

    *Rhythmic flashcards for half note and tie: Each page comes with two flashcards, which can be printed onto cardstock, cut into two (on the solid line), and laminated for frequent use. Each flashcard set comes with 14 rhythmic patterns; with most of the patterns being commonly found in folk songs. The patterns are first written with noteheads, and then in stick notation (without noteheads). The flashcards can be used for reading practice, composition, instrument playing, transitions, and more!

    *Lesson plan for presenting tie (35 minutes long)

    *Lesson plan for presenting half note (35 minutes long)

    *Listening lesson for Offenbach's "Can-Can" (2 mini-lessons)

    *Directions on how to do paper plate improvisation activity, accompanied by rubric

    *Rhythm manipulatives, with directions on how to use: includes file with tika-tika and without (in case you teach half note first)

    *Strategies to prepare and practice half note, physically, visually, and aurally

    *Musical Math Powerpoint (make sure to view in slideshow mode!)--includes version with tika-tika and without

    *Poison pattern mini-sets for preparing half note and practicing tie

    *Cup game directions

    *"Sakura" slideshow, including Japanese lyrics, English translation, rhythm slide, practice slide, and improvisation activity directions for barred instruments

    *Paper airplane PDF for reading "two," ta, ti-ti, and quarter rest patterns, using a koosh ball or squishy ball (go to "view," then "full screen," to view like a Powerpoint)

    *SMART Board File for dressing up paper dolls and creating lyrics to "Phoebe in her Petticoat"

    *SMART Board File for writing rhythm to "Sammy Sackett"

    *SMART Board File with rhythm manipulatives

    *Half note pre- and post-test, with answer key

    *Half note graphic organizer, with answer key


    *30 different bingo cards with rhythmic patterns (including half notes, sixteenth notes, eighth notes, quarter notes, and quarter rests)

    *A call sheet of all the patterns

    *Suggestions for how to use the game, including how to assess


    *Seven poison pattern cards (written both in stick notation and with noteheads--fourteen cards total)

    *Directions and suggestions for playing poison

    *"Pick your poison pattern" worksheet, which can be used as formative or summative assessment

    *Rubric and directions for the worksheet


    *32 I have/ who has cards with two, tika-tika, ti-ti, ta, and rest (half notes, sixteenth notes, eighth notes, quarter notes, and quarter rest), both numbered and not numbered

    *Directions and suggestions on how to play the game

    *A list of all the rhythmic patterns included

    Download the preview for more information. Please note that the SMART notebook files can be opened without having the software by opening them at

    If you use alternate rhythm names, such as "du" and "du-day," you can still use all of the files, as the rhythm names aren't specified within the files.

    Prior Knowledge: It is assumed that the students know sixteenth notes, eighth notes, quarter note, and quarter rest (tika-tika, ti-ti, ta, and rest) prior to using this mega-set.

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    Total Pages
    190 pages
    Answer Key
    Teaching Duration
    3 months
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