Last week, at the end of a lesson, we had a little time left. I decided to use the Staff Pets Power Point activity to do a little quiz on the lines and spaces on the staff. I randomly selected line/space numbers and the students had to identify pet on that line/in that space.
What I thought would be a quick fun exercise turned out to be a big challenge to one of the students in the group. She has been playing Middle C position staff notes for the past year. We had covered the line and space numbers several times early on, but it seems she hadn't really grasped it. She confused the lines with the spaces and became very frustrated and unhappy - especially as the other students were answering the questions correctly.
This was yet another reminder for me to review, review, review and then review some more. So I added extra slides to the PowerPoint for introducing the lines/spaces. I also created additional quiz slides to keep it interesting, as this is another activity that students will be doing every week until they have completed the primer level.
We'll be sending this out to Piano-Together-Club members in December. If you want one earlier, join the Piano-Together-Club, and we'll send it to you later this week!
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