Valentine's Day Music: Orff Lesson on So/Mi, Quarter Note, Rest

Grade Levels
K - 2nd
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85 pages
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Get your primary students composing with So, Mi, Ta, and rests in this engaging, Orff-based Valentine's Day activity. Complete teaching suggestions for all activities are included, making planning a breeze!

Please see the preview above to get a better idea of everything included in this set!

Adorable monsters lead your students through step-by-step activities to help teach, review, and reinforce important primary concepts. Your students will love the engaging slideshow and activities. A comprehensive Teaching Suggestions file is perfect for brand new teachers needing guidance for teaching using an Orff approach, as well as veteran teachers looking for some fresh ideas. Everything you need for an exciting Valentine's Day unit is included:


Over 45 full-colour slides walk students through the concepts, starting with speech, steady beat, quarter notes, quarter rests, high/low, so/mi.

As teaching approaches vary, this set includes both standard notation and stick notation, as well as both spellings for Solfege ("So" and "Sol")

Printables and Worksheets

30 pages of printables, including posters for Solfege hand signs, a cute monster Valentine's Day Card for playing a game, and pages for making a large or small group composition activity are included. The worksheet encourages students to create their own So-Mi Valentine's Day song.

Teaching Suggestions

10 pages of teaching instructions include step-by-step ideas that correspond with the slideshow. Pre-assessment and post assessment suggestions are worked seamlessly into the Orff process, helping you measure your students' growth. Also included is a photograph of the composition poster you can make; a suggestion for a game that encourages steady beat, playing a solid bordun, and solo singing; performance suggestions incorporating student compositions are also included.

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Total Pages
85 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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