It’s time to post the 2015 One Minute Club Cards! This year’s set also includes two certificates, including one for the Junior One Minute Club. the junior cards are yellow. There is also a handy chart where you can keep a record of their scores. Just remember to keep it lighthearted and fun!
Below is a video I made several years ago showing students of all ages giving it a try!
These cards are formatted for 2 x 3.5 perforated blank business cards. The borders in the cards extend past the cutting lines to aid in printer alignment problems. Make sure your PDF printer window is set to “actual size,” and you are using the latest version of Adobe Reader.
In case you don’t have any blank business cards, I added short cutting lines for you to connect and then cut using regular card stock.
After students earn the cards, I put them in clear plastic ID holders and attach them to their book bag with a small chain. The next year all I have to do is insert the new card.
The last several years, I’ve increased the way I use this card with students who can identify note names, but are slow playing them.
- I use mini flash cards printed in different colors for the treble and bass clef.
- First, I show the student the card and I identify it for the student, saying Bass C, Middle C, etc. and the student plays the key.
- Then the student has to identify the card the same way but this time he doesn’t play.
- Then we do just the space notes the regular way. When those are mastered we go on to line notes.
- I review steps 1 to 3 at every lesson.
- I have individual goals for each student who will be given the Junior Club Cards. But I want every child to be able to do at least the cards around middle C.
If you’re reading this and have no idea what the One Minute Club is, well, I’ve written about it extensively. For more information, use the search tab on the right, and type in One Minute Club or follow this link for last year’s post.