Thanks to all of you who shared ideas for creating and using on-the-floor staff lines (see last post). All of my students last week were curious about the “funny-looking green tape on the floor”, which meant the staff got a LOT of use (and I remembered to take a few pictures to share)!
In addition to the beanie babies I picked up, I went on a search for some note-like manipulatives students could use to practice placing notes on the staff. I had initially planned to design some printable paper notes with letter names, but kept my eyes peeled while I ran errands last week and ended up finding some heavy-duty plastic party plates (thanks to Amy for the black disc suggestion!!). With these, I can just tape on flashcards I already have. This week we’ve used letter cards:
More letter cards:
If you don’t already have flashcards like these, there are sets of Music Alphabet Cards and Keyboard Note Cards available on my studio site (scroll down to the “Theory Flash Card” section at the bottom of the page).
I’d love to hear any other ideas teachers have used with floor staff lines – if there’s an activity or manipulative your students have enjoyed, please leave a comment!