Testing season has started. I feel sorry for our poor babies. Because of testing and knowing that the poor student brains are on the verge of frying, I’m trying to make music an educational experience but one that is enjoyable to the students. The Wii center is one of 6 (right now, working on more) centers that the students are going to use in rotations for the next several weeks. The schedule is so weird that we will probably be doing this until the end though usually the schedule gets even crazier and non-existent.
I have invested in several games for the students to play in the wii center. My fav is Wii Music. The students really enjoy jamming and playing the games like Handbell Harmony. There is also pitch matching and conducting exercises. I have a couple of the sing it games and rock band games as well but we’re going to ease those in.
I made a poster for each center so the students would know EXACTLY what my expectations are without having to spend SO MUCH TIME practicing them. Plus, I’m a psycho about some things…..like making sure everything is clean and tidy after being used. Hey, I teach 850 kids and don’t have the inclination to clean up after them…….and shouldn’t have to.
This is the area where the wii center is. I had to make it an official area so the other centers wouldn’t migrate over there (though they still try but we’re working on that).
Coming soon: the rest of the centers!
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