Students complete their space mission by practicing and completing goals set by the teacher to earn squares on the giant game board (2 ft x 3 ft) hung in the studio.
Students must visit all of the planets, the sun, the moon, and the space station to earn all 11 planet cards. Each card features a QR code and website link to a focused listening activity, and questions about the video. Students will learn about the 7 movements of Holst’s The Planets and compare them to other movie and space music of movies. In addition, they will also learn theory concepts such as dynamics, ostinato, key signatures, tempo, time signatures, motifs, major or minor, and what a tone poem is, applying each to their original composition about Pluto.
Each student’s goal is to finish the game during the year. Because they choose their path in the game, students are not able to easily see who is in the lead. However, competitive students may be motivated to finish first. They will ask who is first or if anyone has finished, and teachers may add a competitive aspect to the game by awarding a prize for the top finishers.
Teacher and parent-approved! Both teachers and parents have noticed increased motivation and results with this practice motivation program!
11 full-color planet postcards, an assignment book with answer pages, a place to track where students have been on the game board, and assignment pages and customized medal. Each student will need one student kit.
Your students will be excited to move their character on the board and see their progress in this incentive program for piano lessons or any music student.