Click here to download the Flashcard Project Sheet!
(please note this is the 2014 Project Sheet, but the Flashcard information will be the same for 2015)
During First Quarter all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will complete the Music Flashcard Project--the hard-copy of the word list and GPS goal sheet/reflection will be coming soon.
Deadline for Flashcard Projects 2015 will be during the week of September 28th. Music Projects are always accepted any time up until the deadline on the day you come to Music. Early projects are always appreciated and earn extra points. Late projects lose 2 points for every school day (not Music day) the work is late. Music project grades ALWAYS include the project itself AND the completed Project Sheet.
- Tuesday, September 29th: Naman-4th & Thurman-4th
- Wednesday, September 30st: Butler 4th & Southcombe-4th
- Thursday, October 1st: Badger/Lockwood-3rd, English/Lockwood-3rd, Mckie-5th, Redel-5th
- Friday, October 2nd: Latimore/Lockwood-3rd, Neal/Lockwood/-3rd, Hall-5th, Riggins-5th
Students will officially have 4-5 weeks to complete this work, but you are welcome to start early if you like! Students should plan to work on quarterly Music projects for about 30 minutes a week (3 sessions of 10 minutes OR 2 sessions of 15 minutes OR 1 session of 30 minutes). Some students will need more time, others less. If you are having trouble, or if you need help ASK MS. TURGEON or a classmate you can trust!
The flashcard project is an opportunity for students to develop better dictionary and paraphrasing skills, learn music vocabulary, practice using a straight edge to draw a staff, and create a toolbox that will help them learn proper music terminology, symbols, and notes on a staff.
While creating flashcards is not a grand use of creativity or a super fun activity, many students from last year expressed that it was the MOST USEFUL project they did in Music, because once the cards were finished we used them in games, competitions, and assessment activities during class. Our final step was the schoolwide Kahoot vocabulary championship. PLUS the kids got better at using their Music words and they felt able to express their ideas more effectively.
Third Graders: Flash Cards (1-25 and 9 line note/space note cards) PLUS the GPS goal sheet /reflection
Fourth Graders: Flash Cards (1-35 and 9 line note/space note cards) PLUS the GPS goal sheet /reflection
Fifth Graders: Flash Cards 1-50 and 9 line note/space note cards PLUS the GPS goal sheet /reflection
Students may use their cards from last year if they are in good shape and the defintions are appropriate
15. *treble clef
16. *quarter note & rest (draw the note & rest, and tell its duration)
17. *eighth note (draw the note & rest, and tell its duration)
18. *half note & rest(draw the note & rest, and tell its duration)
19. *whole note & rest(draw the note & rest, and tell its duration)
22. *piano (not the instrument)
23. *-issimo a suffix
25. *mezzo- a prefix
26. *repeat signs
28. *double barline
29. *time signature
36. AB form
37. ABA form
40. *dotted quarter note (draw the note & rest, and tell its duration)
41. *dotted half note(draw the note & rest, and tell its duration)
Vocabulary Cards Line and Space Note Cards (please use 3x5 index cards)
1. Each flash card should have the vocabulary word written on the front of the card and the definition on the back.
2.Definitions should be written in complete sentences.
3. Be sure to use simple definitions that you understand.
4. Each flash card should be numbered (corresponding to the vocabulary number) and have your name on it.
--->If you do a few cards a week it will be a breeze!
Third Graders: We will review how to create these cards in class, but you will need to finish them at home.
*Students may work together to compile their flashcard definitions, but EACH student must have the required cards in their set.
You can also use any online kids' Music dictionary:
More advanced dictionaries, if you want a challenge:
- Use a straight edge and try to make all cards look as consistent as possible (same width of lines, etc). Cards done without a straight edge will have to be re-done.
- Each card should have a treble clef and a whole note on each line or space, as pictured below.
- The back of the card should have the letter name for each line or space note. Be consistent so that when you flip the card the answers will always be in the same area of the back of the card.
- Don't use the LINED side of your cards--it will make your staff lines look blurry.
- Line notes (from bottom to top): E-G-B-D-F Space notes: F-A-C-E
Fifth Graders will have reversible cards--from one direction they will be Treble Clef cards, and Bass Clef when turned the other way.
Treble Clef: Line notes (from bottom to top): E-G-B-D-F Space notes: F-A-C-E
Bass Clef: Line notes (from bottom to top): G-B-D-F-A Space notes: A-C-E-G