This year as I prepared my students for the N.C. Symphony concert, I created a tree map on my wall of the program we would hear. It followed the theme of the concert "What Makes Music?" It features a musical element, song to demonstrate that element, and composer.
As always, the final lesson before the field trip is about Concert Etiquette. In the spirit of Halloween, we created Mon-STARs that demonstrated how to act at the concert. Our class circle map and bulletin board came out soooo cute! And my students remembered what they learned and demonstrated fantastic concert etiquette at the concert!