My students do a lot of notating, whether for compositions or for various games. One thing that always gets me is how much I have to remind them which direction the stems should go and on which side of the note they should be placed. It doesn’t seem like it should be that complicated, but for some reason this particular concept takes lots of reinforcing. That’s why I am thrilled about this Stem Placement Game designed by Jennifer Fink!
I immediately added it to the lesson plans for our next Investment Club Meeting (a.k.a. group class name for this year’s practice incentive theme) and can’t wait to try it with my students. Maybe this will cement stem placement principles in their minds once and for all! 🙂