These are the Instrument Family Punch Cards. Around the edge are the names of instruments. Each card asks students to punch the name of all of the instruments in a specific family. What a fun way to do student assessment!
My plan is to use the Instrument Family Punchers with 3rd graders. We do a BIG unit on instruments of the orchestra. This in combination with the instruments exit tickets will be a great way to do formative assessment.
With fourth grade I do a general review of instruments and add some spelling games during line-up time or if we have a few minutes left at the end of a period. I think I'll try out the Punch Out the Mistakes set with them. They have to find the five misspelled instruments, write them with correct spellings on the back of the card and punch out the incorrect spellings.
I've also created some cards to help students differentiate between words that describe dynamics and words that describe tempo. These are a little bit tricky for some students. I'm looking forward to seeing if a little extra time on the topic will improve their understanding. Take a look at those HERE.
You can get these punch cards at my TpT store. I'll be adding them to my other stores later. I'll be creating some for note identification, pitch identification and rhythm identification. Can't wait to get started on these! Do you have any ideas for things we can punch in the music room?