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5 Ways to Teach Do, Re, and Mi

5 Ways to Teach Do, Re, and Mi

Thanks to the Sound of Music, we know that “when we sing, we begin with do, re, mi”. Whether you introduce these pitches first (as you would with the Feierabend Method) or later on (like with Kodály), do, re, and mi are key building blocks within Western...
Seesaw for the Elementary Music Classroom

Seesaw for the Elementary Music Classroom

As an adult, seesaws appear fairly harmless. But as a kid, I distinctly remember the goal of seesaw being how high you could bounce your unsuspecting partner. This activity hit a fever-pitch when the school added tires under the seesaws to soften the landing. They...
Lemonade

Lemonade

I live in Indiana, where we can count on nothing when it comes to the weather. Today there’s snow on the ground and the skies are grey. But tomorrow we could be wearing our sunglasses and searching for last summer’s shorts. Either way, I’m looking...