Blanchard Elementary, Year One
Singletary – DB Woolbright
Learning Objective/Exit Outcomes:
- Students will have a better visualization of the sum of two numbers between 1-4.
- Students will use body percussion to create rhythmic, mathematical sums of two numbers between 1-4.
MCCK.OA.3 Decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in more than one way, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each decomposition by a drawing or equation (e.g., 5 = 2 + 3 and 5 = 4 + 1)
ESGMK.PR.2 Perform a varied repertoire of music on instruments, alone and with others.
- Echo simple rhythmic patterns with appropriate technique using body percussion and classroom instruments.
- Perform steady beat and simple rhythmic patterns with appropriate technique using body percussion and classroom instruments.
Open space to make a drum circle
We began by learning the body percussion instruments through a game called “Let’s All Play Our Body Parts”. “Let’s all play our body parts. A rhythm coming from our hearts. From our head down to our toes, show me how your rhythm goes!”
Then we quickly reviewed addition with the number between 1-4.
Next, the facilitator would clap a number between 1-4 then stomp a number between 1-4. The whole class then beats the sum on our chests. We did this a few times, then broke up into groups of two to play this game individually. One partner claps a number, the other partner stomps, then both partners play the sum on their chests together.
I think next time we should split the group in half. Working together, each group would decide on a number and play as two teams. The whole class would play the sum on their chest.