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Winter Concert Resources We LOVE!

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It feels like it should be so far in the future, but December and our winter concerts are right around the corner!! This year will be my first with this school, so I am super excited and wanted to do something special. I also wanted to make sure that my kids had a hand in […]

Our Silly Sound Compositions!

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We had so much fun in Kindergarten today!! As you know, we have been working on creating silly sounds for the length of a Note Knack (Click HERE for lesson). Last week we spoke about writing down our sound so that we can remember our sounds tomorrow. (It was a mini version of NK Lesson […]

“One, Two Buckle My Shoe” Lesson With Extensions

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I was looking through my Discovering Orff Book by Jane Frazee with Kent Kreuter and stumbled upon a sol mi version of One, Two, Tie My Shoe. I was quite excited, as I had just picked up a copy of the book from the library! I love it when it all comes together….with little effort!! […]

Queen Caroline Extension 2

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As promised, here are a few more ideas to engage your students with our “Queen, Queen Caroline” story! Today, after we whispered our names during the “fishy song”, we dug a little deeper and analyzed the 4 voices a bit. Which one was loud, and which one was soft? Which one made our voice go […]

A “Start – Sustain – Stop” Silly Sound Lesson

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An important skill to learn in music is to start, sing or play, and stop TOGETHER as a group. This isn’t always easy, as there is always those one or two singers/ players who aren’t watching us and come in late or keep playing when we have ended the piece! My hope is to conquer […]

Queen Caroline Extension 1

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What’s next? Kids have heard the story, they have named the 4 voices and they can say the chant easily. What can we do with this? For this class, I not only wanted them to remember and practice their 4 voices, but to also put them into context. So often we read how important it […]

Queen, Queen Caroline ~ a teaching story

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In thinking about my first lesson for Kinders and First, I wanted to include my very favorite story that I tell to illustrate the four major voices ~ talking, whispering, shouting and singing. Some of you may remember this from a previous post, but for all of the new folks that have recently joined our […]

How To Have The Best First Week Ever!

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The first day of school for us isn’t like a classroom teacher’s first day of school. Where those teachers are seeing their kids for the first time, we are seeing kids that we have known since kindergarten ~ for the most part ~ AND our first day is actually our first week, as we do […]

The Best Of ADHD On YouTube!

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In the last few months I have become obsessed with ADHD. I am convinced I have it (I need to be tested) and am always looking for ways to manage it! I was searching for all kinds of things on YouTube one day and stumbled upon videos that have proven to be quite helpful. They […]

Why Sharing Is A Four-Letter Word

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Yesterday I was at a playground in an open mall here in GA with my daughter. She saw a wall activity where kids can flip a series of large tiles. Although another child was playing, she thought she would join in. He got angry at the intrusion and pushed her away. His mom immediately jumped […]