Getting started was pretty easy. I created a simple template based off a note value worksheet I had used with students in the past as a "Vocabulary" section and then added the oh so important "My Thinking" section by just labeling empty entry pages not knowing what we might need to add as the year progressed. Then, I Airdropped it to my students.
By the end of the year, the thoughtful logs were an awesome collection of their learning. Take a look at some samples of their work:
|Students were able to screenshot their work from the Brain Pop writing activity to add to their "My Thinking" section|
|Students took pictures of measures they created. They were asked to think about what time signature they were composing in and then had to choose the one they wanted to play in our drum circle.|
|A view of our vocabulary section|
|Students created a new rhythm based off a song called "Tennessee". |
How would we get our state to fit into a song written in 4/4 time?
How do you know your solution would work?