Wednesday, January 18, 2012
I found a roll of unused bubble wrap at Goodwill and thought I should come up with something for it. So, my first graders were working on So, La, Mi, and Do and my fourth graders were working on steps, skips and repeated notes....VOILA! Two birds with one stone! So, I cut the bubble wrap in sections, made a three lined staff (so my first graders could read with ease) and drew on the back of the wrap with a Sharpie. The trickiest part was, figuring out how to draw the treble clef backwards! As an added bonus, I can use it over and over because the kids are so small, they don't really even pop it (unless they're trying). For first grade, I sang a pattern, and they had to find it and stand on it. If I get some more (which I'd like to), I'd like to make a game board out of my carpet and have them move from pattern to pattern according to what they hear me sing/play. For fourth grade, I put the patterns scattered on the floor (upside down, etc.) and I said "Begin on a space. Skip up, step up." I hope you find this useful!