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This multiple intelligence scavenger hunt can help you form cooperative groups




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Title – Getting to know you scavenger hunt
By – Diane Hamilton, Rochester City Schools
Primary Subject – Music
Grade Level – 3-6

Objective: To learn how students learn best (multiple intelligences) and form cooperative groups based on interests

Materials: Scavenger hunt worksheet, pencils for each student


1) Make out a list of characteristics that you would like to know about students. Here is an example:

      1. I am in band (inst.:____________)


      2. I am in chorus____________


      3. I love sports____________


      4. My favorite subject is math____________


      5. I walk to school____________


      6. My favorite subject is science____________


      7. I love to read____________


      8. I love to draw____________


      9. I like to listen to music____________


      10. I like to move to music____________


      11. I like to sing____________


      12. I like to play the drums____________


      13. I like to make up music____________


      14. I can play the piano____________


      15. I like to do things alone____________


      16. I like to do things in a group____________


      17. I hate to eat in the lunch room____________


      18. I want to be a teacher____________


      19. I like to play games____________


    20. My favorite subject is history____________

2) Give each child a copy of the form.

3) At a given signal, each student tries to collect as many signatures as possible, but each student can only sign one time on each sheet.

4) The first student who gets the names filled in gets a prize.

5) Collect the sheets and then use the information to code in grade book the interests of each student to form groups for activities that match them, (i.e. multiple intelligences) or asking students questions as the “expert” of a subject to integrate classroom content with music, such as “How is form in music the same or different from art?” If a student signs for walking to school, not liking to eat in the lunch room, or wanting to be a teacher, you can ask them to come during their lunch time to help you. Students who play in band or piano can be asked to play for the class. Drum circles can be formed from those who like to play the drums.

6) Compile names for each question and list on bulletin board paper for groups. Allow students to add their name if they didn’t happen to sign where they might have signed.

E-Mail Diane Hamilton
Rochester City Schools!

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