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Major and Minor Thirds
Students use "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" song to learn the difference between a major third (itsy bitsy spider) and a minor third (itsy bitsy spi).
"Daily Do" with Do Re Mi Cards – Circle
The do re mi cards are arranged horizontally in a circle like a keyboard, and students touch each other's cards when singing the minor section
Puzzle Notes and Rests
Students add a puzzle piece to each note to create the next one
Tracing Clefs – GGG and FFF
Students trace the clefs in a direction that ends on the clef lines. Little animals trace the lines while riding on magic notes.
Major and Minor Thirds Fiesta on Paper Pianos
Students create many sizes of thirds (B D F A C E G or ti re fa la do mi so) on paper pianos. They learn that intervals spelled in thirds are thirds no matter how many half steps they contain.
Head and Tail
Intervals in "Daily Do" are labeled and sung with do re mi cards. They are also played on a rainbow xylophone
Snake – Dynamics
Play Fine with the 11 dynamics cards. It's amazing that there are so many possibilities that work.
Ho Ho Laugh – C Major Scale
Students use natural half steps EF and BC to discover the whole and half step sequence of the major scale
Major and Minor Thirds Fiesta on Staff Slates
Students create many sizes of thirds (B D F A C E G or ti re fa la do mi so) on staff slates. They learn that intervals spelled in thirds are thirds no matter how many half steps they contain.