"Picture the Music," is a warm up activity I came up with for beginning of class. I always find myself needing a few seconds to wrap up things with the previous class and to settle in my in-coming. Once the expectations are taught, the procedures work like clockwork. Students enter quietly and sit in collaborative groups of four. They fill in the information on their “Picturing the Music,” sheet, (information is on the board,) and then they just listen to the music and draw or color a response. Whatever media that is on the tables is the media they use. Students know that this time is between them and the music. Their art can be a setting, a character, or an abstract; something as simple as repeated shapes or patterns. They know I cannot take questions and they may not chat. Students learn that music and the arts as well as writing, have different genres. Each genre has attributes that define them. This enhances their sensitivity to music, and expands their imagination.
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We used the wiring for our artful galimotos