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Winter Favorites

Winter Favorites

This is my least favorite part of winter but I’m still excited to share with you some of my winter favorites. In this post you’ll find plenty of easy lesson ideas for a brand new year, feel-good shows for relaxing after a school day, and miscellaneous...
Willowbee for the Elementary Music Classroom

Willowbee for the Elementary Music Classroom

Willowbee is great song for practicing movement, rhythms, and the pentatonic scale. For younger grades, I would focus on the movement and listening for syncopation. For older grades, I would encourage creativity by having them create a hand-clapping game that mimics...
Google Keep for Music Teachers

Google Keep for Music Teachers

Google Keep™ is my favorite note-taking app, and one that I just started using a few years ago. Back then, I wanted a simple note-taking app that was easy to use, easy to organize, and would work across all of my devices. Google Keep™ was my solution, and I think it...
Ickle Ockle

Ickle Ockle

Ickle Ockle is a simple song for teaching do and quarter rest. The accompanying game is great for helping students learn how to play games in which they have to choose a classmate. Because so many games require choosing partners, it’s helpful to establish the...
Bee, Bee, Bumblebee

Bee, Bee, Bumblebee

Bee, Bee, Bumblebee is one of those classic chants that works well in lower elementary to solidify the concept of quarter and barred eighth notes. The accompanying game is fun, easy to play, and a cinch for incorporating puppets. GAME My general sequence for teaching...