Thursday, April 18, 2013

Links for Treble Clef Note Reading practice

Note Trainer is an excellent practice tool for treble clef note reading!
The second grade classes are engaged in a class competition using Note Trainer.

This is an interactive lesson called "Silly Staff" which I created in my masters program a few years ago.
Second graders are working through it in class, but some may want to try it at home.
Other interactive lessons I have created include:

Monday, April 15, 2013

iOS Apps for General Music

On my personal iPad, I have a variety of General Music Education apps that I have researched.
I know that many of my students have access to iOS devices, so wanted to put some suggestions here.

Note Squish is particularly fun!

Treble Cat is another of my favorites!

Mrs. Kellen's list:
Note Squish
Treble Cat HD 1
Flash Note Derby
Rhythm Cat
Music Theory for Beginners
Melody Street
Finger Stomp
Rhythm Repeat
Isle of Tune

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Freddie the Frog helps teach about the Treble Clef Staff

The Freddie the Frog books by Sharon Burch are wonderful teaching tools!
The stories are especially engaging for the Primary level!
I also recommend the website for games and coloring sheet activities.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

2nd graders compose rhyming lyrics

The 2nd graders enjoyed singing "Green, Green, Green"by Teresa Jennings in March.  Several classes had the opportunity to compose their own lyrics as a class for different colors. They had to use critical thinking skills to find appropriate phrases that rhymed to fit with the music model.  We hope you enjoy "Red, Red, Red", "Blue, Blue, Blue", "Pink, Pink, Pink", and "Black, Black, Black"!