|Sneaky Snake Board|
Here is the way I have started to use the Sneaky Snake game:
I made a bulletin board that represents tall grasses (the grass actually acts as a pocket to hold all of the snakes) and a beautiful blue sky. There is a slit in the sky to slide the snake into so only a part of the snake shows. The teacher gently pulls the snake so that more and more of the rhythm (or solfa) is shown. When we do it as a class, the students are shown one measure at a time and try to guess the song before they can see the whole thing (kind of like Trivia nights, where they keep giving you clues, but the sooner you get the question right, the more points your team receives.) My students typically guess after two measures and then we use the next 2 (or 6) to check our answer. We can also do this game in teams and the first group to guess correctly gets the point OR groups get 3 points if they know after the 1st measure, 2 points after the second is shown, and 1 after the 3rd (no points if they have to see the whole song.)
|Grandma Grunts Snake (1st Half)|
This bulletin board has been up for a LONG time and my classes are really excited to start using it. You could easily do this on the SMARTboard as well- same concept, just "hiding" the snake rhythm behind the grass picture and using your finger or the mouse to slowly pull the song out. I hope to post a SMARTboard version soon - check back for updates!