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Name Games for a Socially Distanced Music Class

Name Games for a Socially Distanced Music Class

Name games are an important element of music teachers’ back to school routine. Lately, I’ve been imagining what adjustments I would make for socially distanced music classes. Without that familiar music circle, music teachers will have to get creative, and...
Name Games for the First Day in Music Class

Name Games for the First Day in Music Class

One struggle that all elementary music teachers seem to have in common, is learning students’ names. And the first year of teaching is always the hardest, because you have to learn hundreds of names all at once. When I taught, I usually had around 500 students,...
Telephone Song

Telephone Song

As promised, today’s post is a back to school song and name game that can be used for upper elementary. However, I should point out that (in my opinion) matching an activity to a specific grade level depends largely on the environment in which you teach....
Hickety, Tickety, Bumblebee

Hickety, Tickety, Bumblebee

I know that most of you are starting the back-to-school process. So, I thought today’s lesson idea would be useful for those first few days of school, when you’re learning 100+ kindergartner names and reviewing the 500+ names of the rest of your students....