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2012 Musical Olympics Camp – Day 1
Last week, I held a Musical Olympics camp for my students and it was a great success! We had such a fun week and I received a lot of positive feedback from the students and parents. I will definitely continue doing similar camps in future years! Over the course of this week, I’m going to… Continue reading 2012 Musical Olympics Camp – Day 1
Maternity Leave: 2nd Grade
Drawing Notes This is a simple worksheet that I have put in a sheet protector to make it reusable. Students practice drawing notes/rests using a dry erase marker. Color by Note - Hot Air Balloon Another color by note. This includes quarter notes/rests, half notes/rests, and beamed/single eighth notes. You can download a copy of this color by note in the Freebies section of my blog. Music Note Math Another idea I found on O For Tuna, these music note math cards could be used in small groups…
Umbrella Song: Rainy Day Songs - Let's Play Music
The Umbrella Song is one of our favourite Rainy Day Songs, as kids love the idea of splashing in puddles with their umbrellas up!
DIY: Baby Size Rain Sticks - The Imagination Tree
After making our rain stick earlier in the week I realised that it was too long and heavy for Baby Pop to be able to use by herself. Since she was so keen to have a go it seemed only right to make her some of her own, and now they are both happy! It’s...Read More »
Knock it Off!
Ok...not you! But your students! Here's a fun rhythm game designed to pin student against student! What do you need? Simply the game board (found on the my website here. ), a 12-sided die, and sets of two different colored chips (12-20 each). Here's how the game is played: The game board is made up of 12 circles with rhythm values totaling from 1 to 12. Students roll the die and find the circle of rhythm that matches the number on the die and place one of their chips on the circle. Game…
Animated Rhythm Cards
I am super-stoked right now! I just learned how to make an animated gif in Photoshop. I knew it was possible, but I never sat down and learned to do it. Well, we have a snow day today. I am jus…
Carnival of the Animals
One of my favorite units to teach every year is the Carnival of the Animals. Over the years, I began to notice that I was spending alot of time on the unit, but my students weren't really connecting with the music. So, I made it my mission to "revamp" my unit into something that would grab my students. What was it you ask? Literature!!! I love using literature in my music classroom. I began hunting down storybooks that I felt best portrayed the characters in the music. My favorite of course…
iPads in Music Education Wiki
The following are apps and links for iPads and technology in Music Education. I've also posted this apps and links to the course page, Music & Art Wiki. http://mbsipads.wikispaces.com/Art+%26+Music+Apps Dr.Betottte TC - this is a multi-divisions metronome program, very similar to the Dr. Beat. There are 5 volume sliders and mute buttons to control quarter, 8th, 16th, triplet and beat note sounds. Tap tempo. Halftime feel. Adjustable swing feel functions.Multi beat mode. (you can set up to 16…
Carnival of the Animals Video: Persons with Long Ears
This animated version of Carnival of the Animals, performed by full orchestra without pianos, has an amusing narration that uniquely overlays the music. Sym...