Brewer Elementary, Year One
Boddie-Baker – Austin Sargent
Learning Objective/Exit Outcomes:
- Students will review testing material for the GMAS.
- Students will recount major events/names/happenings from their learning.
- Students will be motivated to create their “Class Sound”
As a review for the GMAS, covering all State Standards for 5th Grade Social Studies.
M5GM.4 – Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments
- Improvise rhythmic patterns using a variety of sound sources and answers to given rhythmic questions.
- Improvise simple pentatonic melodies and accompaniments.
- Perform simple rhythmic or melodic variations.
ELAGSE5SL4: Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
ELA/ Social Studies/ Music
Open classroom space
Students stood in a circle around the classroom and were prompted by the teacher to recount something they’ve learned so far from the year. If they were able to remember and properly explain, the teacher would unite the students with some kind of musical sequence:
“Clap Clap! (students repeat) Slap Slap (students repeat) Wood Block (repeat)
Students were encouraged to add onto the ideas of their peers.
To make this strategy true Arts Integration, you could associate each thing to remember with a different sound. The class would compose their review song based on number of correct answers given. You could also represent every wrong answer as a rest note within the review song.