I have been really wanting to focus my summer on putting together some centers for my classroom. I have spent quite a bit of time checking out ideas on Pinterest and have put together what my students need to review when we get back to school. Those things would be note names, rhythms and musical terms. I'm including some pictures so that you can see what I have so far. For more ideas follow my Music Games and Music Centers folders on Pinterest. There are some amazing teachers out there who are sharing their amazing ideas, so why reinvent the wheel.
For this center, each frog has a note value. You then match that frog to the corresponding log.
The ideas for the centers above came from http://katietraxler.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=69&Itemid=466
I used the game Lucky Ducks for this one. Though, I took out the batteries because I can only take quacking ducks for so long. I'd personally rather be in a classroom full of 35 beginning recorder students. lol Each of the 12 ducks has a music symbol on it. Students turn over a card and have to match with the ducks. It's basically an old fashioned matching game. I think that my students will love this! Here is the link to the original game that I came across on Pinterest http://musicclassideas.blogspot.ca/p/music-games.html
The second center is Lego Rhythms. I took it directly from this website http://elementarymusicresources.blogspot.ca/2013/05/centers-lego-music.html
This year, I will be assigning my students to small groups for these centers. These groups will be changing quarterly. Within each group I will have a variety of students. They will be grouped in a way that all students feel successful and feel that they have contributed. This will be a great way to assess student learning.