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Joyce/Ware Movement (Parts on the floor) Part 2 of 3

Patrick Ware taught me this game.
Blue In GreenYou are the student!  Make sure you have comfortable clothes, room to move, and a sound system loud enough for you to hear.

Rules for Parts on the Floor:
Rules for Parts on the Floor
The Game:
Parts on the Floor game
The Music:
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 A: These are two individuals. They are not touching, so the boy has two parts and the woman has at least 3.  It is unclear if her palm is touching, if it is, the hand is one.  Also, it is unclear if she is on toes and knee or if her shin is on the floor, that is the difference of one or two parts.  I'd guess she's on knee and toe, so that would make her 4 parts 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.

Picture C.
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!



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