Elementary Music Sub Tub

GentryandPitts

Kayla Gentry

Kayla Gentry is beginning her 7th year as a music teacher at Wayne A. Cox Elementary in Northwest ISD. She earned her Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of North Texas and is currently pursuing her Masters at Southern Methodist University. Mrs. Gentry is a certified Kodály educator having earned her OAKE endorsed certificate in July of 2013 through the Plano Kodály Teacher Program at Southern Methodist University. She served for 2 years as the North Texas Representative for the Kodály Educators of Texas. Mrs. Gentry was one of the directors of the NISD All-District Honor Choir that performed at TMEA in 2013.

Erin Pitts

Erin Pitts is beginning her 8th year as music teacher at Roanoke Elementary in the Northwest ISD. She earned duel Master Degrees in Conducting and Music Education from Southwestern Seminary, Fort Worth, TX and a Bachelor of Music Education from Anderson University, Anderson, SC. Mrs. Pitts is a certified Orff educator having completed Level 3 Orff training at SMU in June of 2010. Mrs. Pitts’ Roanoke "Loud and Proud" choir, consisting of 160+ students, grades 3-5, was invited in March of 2011 and 2013 to participate and perform at the "Arts Education Day at the Capitol" in Austin, Texas. Mrs. Pitts was invited to be the guest director of the South Carolina ACDA Elementary Honor Choir in October of 2012.

Norms

  • Begin and end on time
  • Silences cell phones, if you need to take a call please step out into the hall.
  • Feel free to take restroom breaks as needed.
  • Be open/respectful of all ideas shared
  • Respect the creators
  • Have FUN!!!

What is an "Elementary Music Sub Tub?"

Standard driven activities


  • Meets National and State Standards



Reinforces classroom learning


  • Practice known concepts



Center format


  • Can be leveled by the students
  • Can be implemented by a substitute without an understanding of music

Cobbler, Cobbler

The Activity:

Use student shoes, a high/low line (make this out of string, tape, etc) and hearts to create an interactive rhythmic and melodic dictation activity.


What "Elementary Music Sub Tub" activities can connect:


  • Rhythmic Tic Tac Toe – Green Cards
  • Melody Makers – K-1 (with H, L, HH, LL cards)
  • High Five – 1st Grade set (green cards)

I Got a Letter this Morning

The Activity:

Play the game post office


What "Elementary Music Sub Tub" activities can connect:

  • Rhythm Racer
  • Rhythm Tic Tac Toe – Purple and Pink
  • High Five – 4th-5th Grade levels

Every Baby Llama

The Activity:

This is a good chant to use with syncopation. Let your students create body percussion to get them invested in the song!



What "Elementary Music Sub Tub" activities can connect:

  • Rhythm Racer
  • Rhythm Tic Tac Toe – Purple and Pink
  • High Five – 4th-5th Grade levels

I See the Moon

The Activity

Use a five line staff with iconic notation to create a rhythmic and melodic dictation activity.



What "Elementary Music Sub Tub" activities can connect:

  • Rhythm Tic Tac Toe – Yellow Cards
  • High Five – 2nd Grade Set
  • Melody Makers – 2-5th Grade levels

Instrument Go Fish

With "Instrument Go Fish" you can have the students play instrument four corners to help them with instrument family aural identification. You can also, have students only use certain instrument cards from your "instrument go fish" game and play sounds from the specific instrument. Have the students hold up the right instrument on the count of three. This makes a great assessment!

Here are some pictures and videos from our workshop!

Resources from our Workshop

iDoceo

This is a GREAT app for classroom management/grades. Below you will find a button that will connect you to the company website, which has some wonderful video tutorials that will help you quickly set-up this app. The app is not free, it runs about $10, but it is WORTH IT!!!

For More Questions or Information:

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Kayla Gentry and Erin Pitts

Look at "Elementary Music Sub Tub's" at work!