Swat that Fly!

Here's a new Treble-Clef/G-Clef file that I've created.  I plan on using some of this when we get back from spring break. . . which is over a week away. 


There are three PowerPoints.  The first is a "Know the Notes":

We've (my kiddos and I) have gone through this with the Detective set that I made but we'll use this one to review (one week is a long time and this can be easily forgotten!):

 After the basics of the staff, we go over the "G-clef" and the hidden G and how that tells us that every note on the second line is named "G":
 And we give examples:  (I want this to be ingrained so the repetition is good)


Again, we'll review the music alphabet:

And the way the music alphabet relates to the staff:

We'll review step-wise motion (each of these notes clicks on individually):

Again, these notes are added one-by-one to show that step-wise motion:

And then we derive the notes, one by one:


All the way up to "G":

And then we derive it down to "D":

And we talk about ledger lines:

I give a couple of the acronyms, although I really want them to be able to figure out the notes off of the G-line (those acronyms can be easily forgotten):




There are two PowerPoint games, almost identical to the Staff Detective and Spelling Bee games.  But they look different so hopefully I can get a little mileage out of them, if not this year then next year:
 The teams pick a level of difficulty.  The more letters, the harder the task:
 Once they pick a number, they can pick which fly they want.  You can maneuver the PowerPoint by that little fly on the bottom left corner, he takes you back to the main menu.

After picking their fly they'll get a slide like this, from which they need to figure out the word that the flies are spelling:


And then there is the reverse game, this time they go from word to staff:


 You can use big floor staves, small individual staves or dry-erase staves to have them write their answers.  You can play this individually or in small/large groups:





 From there I made a "Swat that Fly" game.  This is a lot like my Slug Bug game.

I made cards of the PowerPoints above with the words written out and the fly staves written out.  Each player or team has a fly swatter.  Working in small groups of 4-5 or in larger groups with solo students coming up to play for their team, the teacher either gives a word or shows a staff card and the correct player to first swat the matching card wins that card for his/her team (or self, if working individually)

Here are some of the small staff cards (I also made larger versions of these that would work better in whole group/larger group play)


And here are some of the word cards.  In this case, the teacher would display the staff card and the students have to decode the notes on the staff and swat the word that matches.



This file is available at my Teachers Pay Teachers Store.

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