Saturday, September 24, 2016

Looking for "I Can" Music Statements?

Welcome to Mrs. Stucki's Music class!

I hope everyone is off to a good start for the new school year. One of my favorite things to do at the beginning of each year is to see how other teachers are decorating their classrooms. So I wanted to share one new way I’m jazzing up my room. I decorated my “I Can Statement Boards with a cute polka dot duck tape. You can take a peek at them in the picture below.

How to Make These Cute "I Can" Statement Boards
1.Drill one small hole in each corner of the top of a whiteboard.
2.Attach picture wire to the holes (wire spans across the back of the board.
3.Place designer duck tape around the top of the whiteboard.

4.Laminate numbers and place them in the upper left corner for each grade level. Then they are ready to display in your classroom.

Need a way to quickly find your "I Can" Statements?

      These “I Can” statements are sorted into color coded categories to help music teachers find a certain music skill quickly for their lessons. It includes categories such as: tempo, dynamics, singing skills, instruments, composers, rhythm and many more.

Why is it important to use “I” Can” Statements
Research studies show that ……..“I Can” Statements:
1. Provide students with a goal or focus for learning.
2. Act as a guide for students to track how far along they are progressing within the lesson.
3. Help students connect what they are doing in class to what they need to learn.
4. Builds  intrinsic  motivation for students to set their own goals.
5. Decreases student anxiety when they clearly know what they need to accomplish.
6. Has a positive impact on student learning.

7. Has shown increased learning and higher test scores.

8. Most importantly, it helps your students feel successful whenever they accomplish a goal. 

I often introduce new music vocabulary words as part of my “I Can” objectives in class.

      I use these music vocabulary cards to help my class learn about music vocabulary and keep track of their new words by placing them on my music word wall. If you would like to get them for your own class, just click on the picture above to check them out.

Share your favorite way to decorate your class by leaving a comment below. Have fun decorating your new boards! Sherry Stucki :)