Posts by Note Knacks Music

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Fairytales For Your Winter Concert!

by Note Knacks Music

This year seems to be the perfect year to do a semester long project with each grade level where we have a theme, but teach grade level concepts in that context. We are unable to do so many activities that we normally do in the music classroom that I wanted a way to connect our […]

Rhythmic Assessment In 3 Simple Steps

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Last week we received a few new students and I wanted to get a sense of where they are. Because I only see my students weekly for a short time, the assessment needed to be quick, easy and fun! The whole thing took only about 5-10 minutes (For a couple of classes I kept adding […]

Act Out A Rhythm

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With all of this social distancing, students are not getting as much movement in their day as before. They are not switching classes as much and getting out of your seat in the classroom is kept to a bare minimum…..but they are still kids and need to move!! That is where we come in!! Here […]

7 Tips When Planning for Next Year

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As this crazy year comes to an end and the race for making next year work a success has begun, I have started to look at articles out there that can help! I thought that before I can actually sit down and plan lessons, I needed some suggestions on how to plan. How can we […]

Virtual Musical Games: Part 2

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I was so inspired by last week’s post that I started digging into my stash of games and found a few more that I would like to share with you! A couple you have seen before from way back when, one is a  variation (because you know how much I LOVE to extend a lesson!!) […]

5 Virtual Musical Games For Teachers and Parents!

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Games are always a good idea!! ….especially in a time when we all want to have as much fun as possible!! Here are 5 that I have done with both my classes and my little one! The best part about this is that you can make a few changes to accommodate multiple grade levels! How […]

Create A Musical City With Your Little Ones!

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My 4 year old daughter loves to build with blocks ~and in particular, castles! As I was planning her lessons for the week, I saw an opportunity to create something that could not only get her excited to play with over a period of time, but would also serve as a platform for learning. This […]

An At Home Musical Scavenger Hunt

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To shake things up a bit, here is a fun activity that you can easily send home in a packet for those kids that do not have access to the internet ~ a musical scavenger hunt! The goal is for them to sharpen their aural skills and to see just how creative they can be! […]