Songs and Activities to Teach Fa in the Music Room

Aileen Miracle
Grade Levels
4th - 6th
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186 pages
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Looking for songs, games, and activities to teach fa? This comprehensive 186-page unit includes the following:

*Singing games to teach fa (Bim Bum, Donkey Riding, Chairs to Mend, Frere Jacques, Iranian Lullaby, Goose Round, Freedom Train, and Son Macaron, along with any accompanying game directions)

*Lesson plan for presenting fa

*Fa learning center activities

* “Frere Jacques" and "Iranian Lullaby" stick notation sheets, for use in learning centers

*Strategies for teaching fa (physical, visual, and aural)

*Strategies for staff work

*Solfa manipulative visuals, with directions on how to use

*Melodic flashcards (both staff flashcards and stick notation flashcards are included—you can print them out double sided so the stick notation pattern is one side and the corresponding staff pattern is on the other. Staff cards include patterns showing the first solfa as well as patterns with do clef and no solfa)

*Poison pattern mini-set for preparing fa (includes three poison patterns)

*Pattern match activity, with stick notation and staff patterns for students to find their matching cards

*Be a composer worksheet

* “Solfa Street” powerpoint

* "Chairs to Mend" slideshow (includes preparation and practice slides)

*"Goose Round" slideshow (includes preparation and practice slides)

*SMART board file: Do you see what I see? (used for visually identifying staff patterns--both preparation and practice files included)

*SMART board file: Do you hear what I hear? (used for aurally identifying staff patterns)

*SMART board file: Could it be mfs? (used for visually identifying staff patterns)

*SMART board file: Staff with do clef (students write staff patterns)

*SMART board file: Goose Round contour

*SMART board file: Solfa manipulatives (can be used prior to students getting their own manipulatives)

*Worksheets: Lines and spaces worksheet, Two fa writing worksheets, A song match worksheet, Fa graphic organizer and answer key, Could it be mfs worksheet

*Colorful hand sign printables, for posting in your classroom

*Mystery song slideshow (Iranian Lullaby)

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If you don't have SMART notebook, you can view the files by opening them at

Looking for more materials for upper elementary? Try these:

Songs and Activities to Teach 6/8 Meter

Songs and Activities to Teach Low Sol

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Total Pages
186 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 months
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