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The Napping House

by Note Knacks Music

by Audrey Wood (Author), Don Wood (Illustrator) I love this book!! One night my husband and I were putting our 4 year old to bed and I had an idea! As I read it, my husband and my daughter acted it out. My husband was the sleeping “grampy” (instead of granny), my daughter was the […]

Apple, Apple Red And Fat

by Note Knacks Music

Apple, apple red and fat, turn into a yummy pie, just like that! This is an extension of the Pumpkin Pumpkin lesson (where I explain how to insert TALA). It is simple to remember and more importantly, simple to use for meeting all kinds of standards! Here are just a few! Have kids: Strike a […]

Last Minute Halloween Lessons

by Note Knacks Music

Skin and Bones Here is a fun and simple activity to do with your early elementary! Let Raffi do all of the singing (give your voice a break!) and use the stretchy band to create a “dance”. Your kids will love saying “ooooh” in a spooky voice and throwing up the band when the old […]

Classroom Set Up Part 2: Get Ready In 4 Easy Steps!

by Note Knacks Music

As promised, here’s a first look at my classroom! The floors were done last week, so everything was in a new place. This actually was quite helpful, as I was able to see the room arranged in a different way. It was by no means a set up that would work, but it offered another […]

Classroom Set Up: Part 1

by Note Knacks Music

In getting ready for next year, the first thing that comes to mind is how do I want to set up my classroom? I see a lot of photos on Pinterest and Facebook, but I haven’t been dazzled yet. A lot of teachers focus on the “cutsie” ~ a way to decorate so that it […]

The “Sub It Out” Game

by Note Knacks Music

We are getting to that time of year when we need games!! ….ones that can go on for the whole class or for a small portion of it! Here is one that not only fills this requirement but is fun to play and will serve as a great review! Kids get into 2 teams and […]

5 Lesson ideas to Get You Through The Last Few Weeks

by Note Knacks Music

Gonna make it, gonna make it…. Only a few weeks left and the kids have summer fever…as do we! So, to help all of us survive, here are 5 ideas to make our time count! 1. Review ~ I know, a bit obvious, but… What were the major concepts and songs that were covered this […]