Good Morning South Florida Orff,
I hope that this first day of school has gotten off to a great start for you! I also hope that you are refreshed and full of excitement and anticipation for a great year.
With the start of the school year we music teachers are faced with the sometimes daunting task of remembering ALL the names of ALL of the students in the school! WHAT a TASK!
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Please comment with your favorite way of remembering the names of all of your students. I know I could use some fresh ideas… I can’t wait to hear yours! To comment, simply click the “leave a comment” and follow the directions. If you don’t want to comment but want to share, just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I can’t wait to hear from you!
I got mine from Rick Layton. He taught this to our Level III class. While it’s not traditionally “orffy” (whatever that means) it works well for older students (5th and up).
I have the students sit in a circle. I sit with them. I say my name and my favorite food. The student next to me says my name and my favorite food, then their name and their favorite food. The student next the them then says my name/food, the person next to me name/food, and then their name/food. The game continues until EVERY person has gone. It takes forever but it really works. The key is to pay attention to the person next to you- their name is the one that you’ve only heard once.