Sunday, February 12, 2012

Organizing Sounds=Music

Sometimes in music class its...well...its a very noisy place!  So, what's the difference between music and noise?  Organization and intent.  First graders organize sounds (sometimes silly sounds!) into Sound Songs to explore the art of composing.  Using a simple template that asks students to design a symbol and designate a sound for the symbol to represent, students organize their ideas and perform for each other.  Check out their creativity:
Students work on their projects by designing symbols and cleverly figuring out ways to spell the sounds they want to use.

Once the projects are completed they share them with a friend.  Its important that others can decipher our "music" so that we can share it!

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3 comments:

  1. I LOVE this idea! I'm sure the first-graders I teach will love it, too. Thanks!

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  2. Awesome idea. So easy for the kids to relate sound and symbol and not get too bogged down in the exactness of musical notation. It's so accessible!

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  3. Can you post the pdf template that you used, please? I love this idea and I'm not overly computer savvy!

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