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Do you use Creative Curriculum’s Teaching Strategies Gold in your classroom? After using it for the past 6 years, I have found each year, as I approached a new curriculum, I was scrambling to come up with the materials I would need for each unit. With this set, you won’t have to! Utilizing this set in your classroom, you will have all of the materials necessary to create an Anchor Chart reflecting the “Music” unit. This downloadable set includes the TSG Anchor Chart topics of:
- What do we know about music making? What do we want to find out?
- What instruments can we play by hitting, tapping, or shaking them?
- What other musical instruments are there? How do people play them?
- How can we make music with our voice?
- What different styles of music are there? How do they make us feel?
- Who works with music in their job? What tools do they use?
Each topic features child-friendly picture cards to correspond with each topic, prompting active teacher-student discussion and interaction. Exploring each topic, students can share what they know about Music Making in a way that makes sense to them, with topic questions and visual aides that are targeted towards young visual learners. Additionally in this set are options to extend their learning, including Sorting and Labeling activities such as "Instruments we play with our mouth, Instruments we play with our hands, and instruments we play with our feet," "loud music and soft music," as well as visual labels for string, woodwind, brass, percussion, and vocal instruments.
To best use this set, print, laminate, and cut. I prefer to add a small magnet piece to the back of each item, so that I can use it with my students on our white board. The pictures used in this set are surrounded by a black square, and are the perfect size for young children to utilize themselves, with guidance. While this set is designed around the TSG curriculum, the opportunities for use are endless!
In addition, this “Music Making” unit features an additional "Ideas to Celebrate Learning" at the end of the set, including a link to a Youtube channel that has different musical sounds for you to share with your students. In addition, this set features a game that you can play with your whole class or in small groups, and allows students to identify how different sounds make them feel.
This "Music Making" unit also features several games for students to explore sound on their own, as well as visual representation of music making with your bodies (clapping, stomping, etc.) that you can share with your entire class and allow students to "write" their own song using the accompanying visuals!