Songs and Activities to Teach Sol-Mi/ So Mi in the Music Room

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Aileen Miracle
Grade Levels
1st - 3rd
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If you are looking for ways to teach sol and mi (so and mi) in the music classroom, while engaging your students in fun songs and activities, this sol mi unit is perfect!

This comprehensive set will improve your students' understanding of melody and music theory, will give you opportunities to assess students, AND will save you time!

The set includes:

  • Songs to teach sol-mi (Star Light, See Saw, Apple Tree, Bingo Bongolo, and Bluebird)
  • Lesson plan for presenting sol-mi: Aligned with NCAS
  • Lesson plan for "Toy Symphony,” used to practice sol-mi
  • Sol-mi learning center activities
  • “See Saw” stick notation sheet, for use in centers
  • Strategies for teaching sol-mi (physical, visual, and aural)
  • Strategies for staff work
  • Solfa manipulative visuals, with directions on how to use
  • Melodic flashcards: staff and stick notation
  • “Solfa Street”: Can be used to present sol-mi (PowerPoint and Google Slides)
  • “Star Light” patterns Google Slides file
  • "Hide and Seek" game for sol-mi: Students listen, then choose the corresponding pattern (PowerPoint and Google Slides)
  • Could it be smsm game for visually identifying staff patterns (Google Slides and Easel assessment, which allows you to track individual student data AND gives students immediate feedback!)
  • Bluebird melody: Students move bluebirds to the high or low boxes in Google Slides
  • Staff writing file in Google Slides
  • Worksheets: Two sol-mi writing worksheets, One lines and spaces worksheet

Frequently asked questions (FAQ's)

Question: Does this set require lots of prep?

Answer: I created this set so that it would require little prep. The worksheets can be easily printed to use with students, and the games can simply be opened up. The manipulatives do require some prep, but then you will have them for years to come!

Question: Does this bundle require technology?

Answer: Many of the materials in this set can be used without technology. The games can be used with simply a LCD projector and/or interactive white board. There are Easel assessments included as an option; information is included in each set about how to use Easel.

Question: Which programs do I need to open up the files?

Answer: The materials come in a zipped folder. Once you unzip, you'll need the following programs to open:

  • Adobe Reader
  • PowerPoint
  • Google Slides


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"I've always struggled with teaching sol-mi, and this made it so simple and much easier! Thank you!"

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "This set is a GREAT resource! And saves me so much time!"

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Nice to have some new songs and ideas to use in my curriculum planning for next year. I feel like I'm getting a refresher on my Kodaly levels when I read through your materials. Thank you for the great resources!"

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Teaching Duration
3 months
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