K-12 Exercise from MusicFirst #2

100th day of school coming up? Or was it supposed to have passed, but it’s still on the way thanks to all the snow days this year? (tons of them so far here in Boston!) Well, here is a free Noteflight Activity Template created by Jim Frankel at MusicFirst to get your students composing and celebrating this milestone. Enjoy!

This activity is one of over 50 stand-alone Noteflight Activities in the MusicFirst Online Classroom, alongside the hundreds of other Noteflight scores embedded into lessons on the site. Teachers around the world are interacting every day with their students through activities like this one.

In our last newsletter, we offered the score for you to copy as your own template to share with students. This time, the score is itself a template, so when you open it you will be a “student” completing it. Please share this link with your students!

Follow this link to complete the exercise! 100th Day of School

What is an activity template? When a Noteflight score is shared as an template (instructions here), the student simply clicks the link, and Noteflight automatically makes a copy of the original. The student can edit their copy freely, adding their answers, melodies, and so on. Meanwhile, the copy is linked to the original template: the teacher sees a list of the student copies next to the title of the template in their list of scores, and can easily access and edit them to add feedback on the student’s work.

For more great exercises like this, please explore the rich teaching resources available at MusicFirst.