After collaborating with a fellow music teacher, we came up with the Listening Journal Activity. This will be a great thing to add to the each student's music portfolio. Here's the premise:
I am collecting videos of music performances that are unconventional, unique, interesting and kid-friendly. so far, I've got a wide range of videos including a Lady Gaga bassoon ensemble performance, a Playing for Change video, an awesome Pentatonix performance, and a One Direction cover using the piano in an unconventional way.
Each week I will show the students a video and have them record their responses on a worksheet I created.
I can't wait to see what they think of all these awesome videos!