Make Music Rock!: Ideas for the 1st day of music class
Reward board music bulletin. Make a pin for each classroom and clip it to their designated grade. On your whiteboard or chalkboard put the word MUSIC ( I use magnets). During the lesson if the class is too talkative, take a letter away. If the class keeps all the letters on the board at the end of lesson, they move two steps on their keyboard. 1-4 letters left is one step. No letters = no steps. When a class reaches the end of their keyboard, they earn a free music class.
Musical Patterns and Forms Bulletin Board-- would be good to leave space to add songs as we identify their form
music games for a substitute or the regular music classroom. Download for free!
This was a fun activity to do in music class the first week of school involving the whole school! The kids spent just the last 10 minutes of class coloring there note/musical symbol. I also had a bit of a grade level assignment for them to include. The fifth graders wrote their favorite song title, the third graders wrote the value of the assigned note etc.
Music Monsters - each student grabs one on their way in the room. Take it away if they are not meeting expectations. Students who still have their monsters at the end get something special (stamp? sticker?)
LOVE using books in the elementary music classroom! Includes a list and their connected concepts.