This outstanding resource from Stacy Werner includes everything you need to run centers successfully in the music room! It includes ideas on how to organize and manage your classroom, what to do the first day, tracking sheets, and center group cards. Every center includes teacher instructions, printable materials needed for each center, student instructions, and recordings. Below is a brief description of each center:
This rhythm reading game has three different rhythm levels. Students collect and clap simple four-beat rhythm pattern cards. The game is in for many twists and turns when students select game cards including "BLACK HOLE," "SHOOTING STAR," and "BLAST OFF!".
Melody Maker Dice:
Students create a simple melody in major or minor by rolling dice (dice template included). Students then play their melody on Orff instruments, Boomwhakers, or melody bells. An additional worksheet to transfer their melody to the musical staff is provided for more advanced students.
This activity is a fun, hands-on center for students to sculpt a musical staff with notes. Eight different cards are provided, and students use the cards as a model to create the lines, spaces, notes, and a treble clef on the musical staff with play dough.
Students create music based on the pictures they see. Set your students up with the four soundscape cards provided and a bin of instruments and see their imaginations grow! An additional worksheet is provided where students can create a picture of their own as well.
Color the Music:
Students color the picture on a worksheet based on what they hear. There is one worksheet for each season and two different reading levels are provided. Three recordings for each season are also included.