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Making Music with Manipulatives

Making Music with Manipulatives

I made a trip to Target last weekend. Naturally I headed straight for the Dollar Spot to search items that could be used in the music classroom. As usual, I was not disappointed.     It was hard to walk away with only a few items, but I managed to control myself....
Freebie Friday

Freebie Friday

A few weeks ago, my friend Jane graciously gifted me several beautiful digital watercolor papers. You can check out Jane’s Facebook page here. When I saw the watercolor papers, I knew immediately that I wanted to create a free printable for my readers. I had...
Down to the Baker’s Shop

Down to the Baker’s Shop

It seems counterproductive that I want to sit still, i.e. lounge around doing nothing, during the cold months, especially since physical activity is the exact thing I need to keep me warm. In light of this, I’m going to focus on active lesson ideas that will...
Frosty Weather

Frosty Weather

While researching songs that would be appropriate for the chilly weather, I ran across this gem on the Kodály Center website from Holy Names University (an awesome resource for folk songs).   A few things stuck out to me immediately. It’s short, has simple...
January Small Goals

January Small Goals

Well, it’s the first time since starting this small goals linky party last August that I’m seven days late. However, I’m giving myself a pass on this one. After all, I was too busy spending time with my nephews on New Year’s weekend to think...