My older students will be beginning our recorder unit within the next few weeks. I'm especially excited to work with my 5th graders. This is their 3rd year playing recorder and they are such great little musicians.
Here are a few things I'm working on for them. I'll put these materials up on TPT around mid-to-late February, once I finish all the accompanying powerpoints. I'm having to create new materials for my little smarties. Most of these pages will be placed in their interactive notebooks so they can monitor and track their progress and have all the resources they need. I also include a recorder fingering chart and a page with all the pitches on the treble clef labeled. Note: A few items are nearly verbatim from the Recorder Karate curriculum (the Recorder Basics and Recorder Rubric), so those won't be included in my TPT store but if you purchase the bundle, I'll send them via email for free.
First, there is the recorder basics sheet. Most of my 5th graders mastered this years ago, but it doesn't hurt to review or to show the new ones what is expected. The students must earn my initials next to each criteria before they can begin testing for their belts.
Next is a basic overview of the songs and prizes attached to them: