Subject: Music Theory
1. Topic-
Understanding note values and recognizing different clefs.
2. Content-
Whole note = 4 beats, Half note = 2 beats, Quarter note = 1 beat, Eighth note = 1/2 beat
Treble clef - violin and soprano
Bass clef - Bass (Voice) and cello
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. For today, the students should understand the four basic note values. Help them recognize the shapes by using visual examples on the white board. Ex: whole note looks like a hole.

2. For this week, the students should be able to write down the different note values and have a general idea of how to draw the clefs. Use examples on the white board; The bass clef looks like half of a heart.

3. At the end of the summer, the students should be able to draw clefs, recognize note values and time signatures, and be able to name the notes on the staff for each clef.
4. Objectives-
1. The main goal for this class is to keep them focused after the weekend. Since the class is only 30 min, attention to the front of the room should be a big focus.

2. If the students misbehave, remind them that their swim time could be taken away on Tuesday as per rule of the coordinator.

3. If a student is being disruptive, he has three warnings before he goes to Ms. Helen's office (Day-Camp Coordinator).
5. Materials and Aids-
May incorporate video on YouTube on what the different note values sound like. White board and markers. Basketball goal for game at the end of class.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Get the students in their seats as quickly and quietly as possible. Remind them to stay quiet.

2. Tell them what we will be learning today. "Good morning. Remember what we talked about last week with the instruments? This week, we will be talking about how they play. Today, we'll be talking about what kind of 'notes' they play and how they read them. (On clefs)"

3. Remember the rule Ms. Helen established last week. You get three warnings before what happens? ("You go to Ms. Helen's office.")

B. Development-

1. Draw clefs on the white board. Explain the different between the two with examples. (Violins play Treble clef and Celli use Bass)

2. Explain note values.

3. Draw note values on board use examples on how to recognize them.

C. Practice-

1. Draw different note values on the board and ask the student's to quietly raise their hand to answer what they are.

2. Ask for volunteers to come draw note values on the board.

3. Split into two even teams and play the basketball game. If you answer the question correctly you get to shoot a basket. If you make it, you get a point. The team with the most points gets to go to the front of the line at lunch.

D. Independent Practice-

No time on Monday. On Wednesday, pass out sheets of paper and ask each student to draw the notes and put the number of their value underneath it.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Remember to keep the kids focused.
2. Don't let them be disruptive to each other.
3.If a student has trouble with the basketball game, allow them to get a substitute to shoot for them.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Ask the students if they remember which clefs go with which name.

2. Review the note values on the board.


G. Closure-

1. Good job today guys! Team #_ will get to go in line first today. We will play the same game Wednesday with different teams. So if you didn't win today, you will have another chance Wednesday!

2. Quietly walk to the gym. If I hear talking, you will get a warning. And remember you only get three warnings today before you go see Ms. Helen. Have a good day and see you at lunch!

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