It's getting closer and closer to Spring! I am starting to dream of those sunny warm days and can't wait for them to get here again. We've been a bit spoiled this year in southern Idaho with a warmer winter thus far, but now we've had another cold front with dreariness move in and I needed a bit of a pick-me-up so I HAD to pull out some St. Patrick's Day ideas. Because by the time March gets here, it should be getting warmer right? Right? ;-)
My Cup of Cocoa game was fairly popular on Teachers Pay Teachers and I'm hoping all the classes who were able to play it enjoyed it.
This game is set up much like that with the exception that it's St. Patrick's Day themed, of course.
Objective Students will see who can get the most pieces of gold for their pots while reviewing So and Mi on the staff and incorporating their knowledge of reading simple rhythms using quarter note and barred eighth notes.
up Open this
file in Adobe Acrobat reader. Go to the menu bar across the top of the open file. Select “View”. Scroll down and select “Full Screen
Mode”. Use the arrows on the keyboard to get to the first pot-o-gold melody
slide. Use your mouse to click on the
appropriate gold reward hyperlink after each group performs. Use your mouse to click on the words “Luck is
with you!” or the coins number rewards
to hyperlink to the next group’s pot-o-gold melody slide.
Directions Review So and Mi
aurally in a “follow-me” fashion. Include rhythmic melodies using quarter note and eighth notes. Divide the class into two groups. Each group takes turns reading the melodic and
rhythmic gold phrases. Groups have a few seconds (your choice on the specifics) to
figure out the rhythm and the melody of their melody.
singing group receives one gold in their
pot for reading some of the melody
two gold for reading it most of it correctly (either
rhythm correct OR melody correct),
and three gold for reading it all (both rhythm and
melody) correctly. The teacher keeps a running total of which team has the
most gold for their pots,
and the group with the most gold for their pots at
the end of the game wins!
A fun addition to this game would be some shiny
gold coins from
Oriental Trading Company or even some pots to hold each team's coins