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Songs That Count!

Last changed: 05/03/2018 10:16am
PK , K Music
Music Math
Both Grade Level and Arts/PE Program Alignment
1 60 min
1 60 min
In-School Workshop - In-School Workshop (intended for individual classes of a grade level to experience separately).
All year
$10 0
$200 0
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Projector with laptop and projections, guitar, music technology, plus many instruments that children can try out for the tactile learning experience.
Markers, Poster Paper, whiteboard or chalkboard
On the main rug or in the middle of the classroom.
“Songs That Count” will help students visualize word problems in a fun, active way, by incorporating movement and rhythm to appeal to the visual, aural, and kinesthetic learner. I can visualize word problems. I can use counting in my rhythm and dance skills. I can use interactive music technology. I can participate and get on stage in front of my peers. I can count from one to ten. I can count by twos. I can count by threes. I can count by fours. I can memorize number sequences and patterns through original songs. I can add. I can subtract. I can count on a number line. I can read a story that incorporates numbers.
Teachers and students are guaranteed to laugh and have a great time during the Songs That Count program. Teaching Artists will begin by engaging students in addition and subtraction movement activities. We will incorporate creative learning activities using a counting storybook that will help generate structure and content for an ORIGINAL MATH SONG. A student will choose a page with an illustration of an addition or subtraction problem and then a group will stand up to adapt the problem into a scene. The Teaching Artists will help guide students with generating lyrics to accompany the scene. The class will repeat this sequence until every student has had a chance to participate. The performance will be recorded and made available to all students and teachers. After a brief reflection, students will be allowed to play one of the TA’s musical instruments. The songs the students create can be a variety of genres, from rock to hip-hop. Songs That Count will help students visualize mathematical processes they are struggling with and it will help students feel more connected to their learning environment in a fun, engaging and developmentally-appropriate way.
Teachers and students are guaranteed to laugh a lot and have a great time during the Songs That Count program. Teaching Artists will begin by engaging students in addition and subtraction movement activities. We will incorporate creative learning activities using a counting storybook that will help generate structure and content for an ORIGINAL MATH SONG. A student will choose a page with an illustration of an addition or subtraction problem and then a group will stand up to adapt the problem into a scene. The Teaching Artists will help guide students with generating lyrics to accompany the scene. The class will repeat this sequence until every student has had a chance to participate. The performance will be recorded and made available to all students and teachers. After a brief reflection, students will be allowed to play one of the TA’s musical instruments. The songs the students create can be a variety of genres, from rock to hip-hop. Songs That Count will help students visualize mathematical processes they are struggling with and it will help students feel more connected to their learning environment in a fun, engaging and developmentally-appropriate way. Pre-K classes and Kindergarten classes will focus on counting on numbers lines. 1st and 2nd grade classes will focus on addition problems.
The classroom teacher(s) should feel free to participate in helping generate material and providing direction to students. The teacher’s main role would be to assist the TA's with their knowledge of their students interests. We want to make sure that teachers play an active role in the program and are a part of the collaborative experience.
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Grade PK

Grade PK: Counting and Cardinality #5: Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, count out that many objects.
Grade PK: Operations and Algebraic Thinking: Understand addition as putting together and adding to, and understand subtraction as taking apart and taking from #1: Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds, acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.
Grade Pre-K: Music: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. A. With substantial guidance, explore and experience a variety of music.
Grade Pre-K: Music: Creating: Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. A. With substantial guidance, explore favorite musical ideas (such as movements, vocalizations, or instrumental accompaniments).

Grade K

Grade K: Counting and Cardinality #5: Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, count out that many objects.
Grade K: Operations and Algebraic Thinking: Understand addition as putting together and adding to, and understand subtraction as taking apart and taking from #1: Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds, acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.
Grade Kindergarten: Music: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. B. With guidance, generate musical ideas (such as movements or motives).
Grade Kindergarten: Music: Creating: Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. A. With guidance demonstrate and choose favorite musical ideas.
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