Music Pair Share: Music pair share expectations.pdf

 
 
 
Music pair share expectations.pdf
Student Handout
 
 
When we first start practicing music pair share, we identify ways to decide who will listen and share first once we are with a partner. We practice and debrief using the second slide, the music pair share expectations slide, to establish what it should look like and sound like each time.
  • Music pair share expectations.pdf
  • Music pair share expectations.pdf
Student Handout
 
 
When we first start practicing music pair share, we identify ways to decide who will listen and share first once we are with a partner. We practice and debrief using the second slide, the music pair share expectations slide, to establish what it should look like and sound like each time.
 
Routines and Procedures

Music Pair Share

This strategy helps to lighten the mood and get everyone moving. Students in a blended learning class at the elementary level need time to take a break from blended learning at various moments and engage with each other.This strategy facilitates the opportunity to lower the affective filter and have students engage in academic and non-academic conversations. We review the expectations for the transition and what their next steps are when they find a partner. Students spontaneously select a partner, put their hands up together in the air, and keep them there once everyone has a partner. we then decide by height and shirt color who will share first. Any students remaining are paired up accordingly. The song playing serves as a signal about when to go and when to stop moving.  

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Students In Action
 
 
 
Student Handout
 
 
When we first start practicing music pair share, we identify ways to decide who will listen and share first once we are with a partner. We practice and debrief using the second slide, the music pair share expectations slide, to establish what it should look like and sound like each time.
 
Students In Action
 
 
Student Handout
 
 
When we first start practicing music pair share, we identify ways to decide who will listen and share first once we are with a partner. We practice and debrief using the second slide, the music pair share expectations slide, to establish what it should look like and sound like each time.
Freddy Esparza
Aspire Titan Academy
Los Angeles, CA


 

About this strategy

Prep Time:
Quick
Subject:
Math
Grade:
Third grade
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