|Patrick Ware taught me this game.|
Rules for Parts on the Floor:
Parts on the Floor game
Miles Davis quartet "Blue in Green" from the Kinda Blue album. It's an iconic recording. I'm using this activity for introduction to the sound of Miles Davis and Cool Jazz for Middle School. We're studying 20th Century popular music. I'm also just having students explore "writing their names" to the music with no fade outs.
Print these pictures out and have students figure out how many parts they have on the floor.
Picture B: Depending on how the hand is placed on the floor (I'm assuming palm down) these people are doing a 4 part shape: foot-lower leg, thigh/buttock, knee, foot-lower leg.
Two connected people making a 2-point shape. Very creative!
Picture D: A group of 4 boys who are in contact with each other and seem to have 7 points. I think the boy to the right in back is sharing a foot space with the boy in front. To really assess this shape, it would need to be inspected. I like the arms and attention to detail in the shape. The "thinker" in the front is awesome!