Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Universal Remote


* Draw a Large Remote control on the chalk board. Have it inculd Stop, Play, Fast Forward, Rewind, Menu (with numbers), and a Record Button.

* Bring a blank casset tape and a casset recorder with you.

Tell the children that today you will be working on some songs to see if they can hear and find the problems they have singing the songs. Use the universal remote by allowing a child to come up and push a number from the menu (determines what song you will work on) and a function button. The button that they push will determine what they will do.

Stop: You will have them sing a song line by line and STOP at the end of each line to review if there were any problems.

Go: You will sing an entire song through to the end and ask how they felt about that and if they needed help with anything.

Rewind: You rewind the song to a place that the child wants to sing from again. You don't have to start at the beginning.

Fast Forward: You have the pianist play the song double time and have them sing it faster.

Record: You tell the children that while they are singing this song, you will record it for them. Then play it back to them so they can hear how they sound.

*Originator: The Crazy Chorister


Cheryl said...

Can I come visit your primary? I especially want to see you in the detective outfit. I'm picturing you in my head looking through the magnifying glass and it's SO FUNNY!

Rachel said...

VERY cute! Thank you so much for your time and willingness to share your ideas with all of us! I will definitely be checking back.

Deb said...

I love this idea! I think this is the one we'll do today! I'm not our primary chorister, but the counselor in charge of music, so when our chorister is gone (which is A LOT!), I get to fill in for her. Thank you for sharing your ideas - many of them are new and fresh! I have a list on my blog as well if you'd like to take a look at some we've done.