Clover Full Of Notes
I have been trying to update my old material and move it over to the “Newer Free Resources” section of my website. I’m working on St. Patrick’s Day material this week.
I’ve updated the text on this rhythm worksheet to make it more iPad friendly. Included is a black and white version for teachers who don’t want to print in color.
Students complete the worksheet by drawing half notes in the first ring around the whole note in the center, then quarter notes in the middle leaves, and eighth notes on the outside leaves.
A few years ago I wrote a tutorial about how open a worksheet on your iPad or Android. MetaMoji (also known as Note Anytime) can also be used on other tablets as well as an iPad. http://www.susanparadis.com/metamoji-note-an-app-for-writing-on-the-ipad-and-other-tablets/
Notability is a good app for the iPad, and it works almost the same as MetaMoji.
Droid Key Signatures
Happy New Year everyone! As the New Year starts, I want to thank everyone for your support. Without you, this website would not be possible and I sincerely appreciate all you do to help out.
Today I am posting 2 worksheets. These were made for students ages 9 to 11.
I wanted to make a worksheet to review key signatures, but it needed to be a little special, not just another boring worksheet. So I thought of the idea of making a secret code for some of the famous quotes from Star Wars.
IMPORTANT: When you use this, don’t tell them the quotes are from Star Wars! If you do, and they have seen the original Star Wars movie, they will fill out the missing letters without bothering to fill in the key signatures. Don’t ask me how I know this. Let me just say that I test everything out with my students!
The first worksheet includes the major keys of C,G,D,A,E,B and F. The second worksheet contains C,G,D,A,E, plus F, B flat, E flat, and A flat. Be sure to encourage students to put the flat sign on the keys B flat, E flat, and A flat. It doesn’t help solve the message, but it is important they get used to adding the flats. I ask my student what if they are playing in a band and the key is E flat, but they wrote down E. And then I play Jingle Bells with one hand in the key of E and the other in E flat!
This turned out to be a fun way to review key signatures! I hope your students like it, too!
Ornament Intervals 2nd to Octave
Here is the last ornament worksheet I will have time to make this year. Thanks very much to Peggy for proofing it for me!
FYI, if you have some students who are looking for Hanukkah worksheets, I made some a few years ago and you might want to check them out.
Ornament Moves Steps and Skips
Today’s post is a Christmas worksheet to review steps and skips. In addition to printing this, it works well downloaded on a tablet because all the student has to do is check the correct answer.
If you print this, I suggest you make one copy and either laminate it or put it in a page protector. That way you can use a dry erase pen and re-use the worksheet with each student.
If you are a teacher who laminates worksheets, here is a great hint I learned from another piano teacher recently!
If the ink stays on the worksheet very long, it becomes hard to erase. All you need to do is wipe it with a cleaning pad such as the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser or a similar product. You do not need to wet the cleaning pad. This works great for all those hard to erase laminated worksheets and labels.
However, please do not try this on your white boards, because I’m sure it will ruin them. Limit using the pad to your homemade material that can be reprinted if there is any damage.
[Disclosure: I am not affiliated with Mr. Clean Magic Eraser in any way, and only recommend it because it is a handy tip.]