Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Instrument Match Up- Free Smartboard File and Quiz!

My grade 4 students went to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra this past week! 

As we were preparing for the field trip, one of their goals was to identify instruments and organize them into the proper instrument families. I created this quick Smartboard group activity to activate their instrument knowledge prior to the concert. 

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With the help of some of our educational assistants, I created bundles of popsicle sticks that were each labeled with an orchestral instrument. Each student practiced grouping the instruments on their own. This was harder for them without the pictures of the instruments, especially since many of my students are EAL learners. 

The following class we reviewed photos and sounds of each instrument, to help them with the instrument words. They did the popsicle stick activity again.

Working on it...

Not quite...

 Ah, there we go... 

After attending the Orchestra concert, I had students do an instrument match up quiz. One page had pictures and once they were finished that sheet, I gave them another match up sheet with the instrument words. 

On the back of the second sheet I had them write and draw a reflection of what they enjoyed at the concert.

What kinds of music events do you take your students to? It's so valuable for them to gain experience as an audience member!

- Steph

1 comment:

  1. Great idea! We didn't make it to the TSO this year, with all the labour uncertainties in Ontario:( Hopefully we'll go again next year! I will have to remember your idea! I will make sure to PIN it on my Music board. Teaching time is crazy right now, if you are not in testing mode like I am, you are in report card mode, or just plain when is this going to end mode! I wanted to invite you to drop by and enter the GIVEAWAY on my blog right now, just in case you missed it! It's a great 31Gifts organizer tote, I want all my Canadian blogger buddies to get in on the sale too! Jen the teacher sponsoring the party,is one of the first consultants for 31 Gifts in Canada! The prices are awesome...come and check it out!