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Orff Letter Game - perfect for Kindergarten! - use with Handwriting Without Tears Wooden Pieces?

Orff Orchestration & Notation.  Free collection of Orff level info and how to write for Orff in Finale and Sibelius.

Orff Orchestration & Notation

Orff Orchestration & Notation A booklet I made in preparation for my continuing Orff teacher certification. It contains helpful references to Orff techniques as well as how to set out an Orff style score in Sibelius & Finale.

video of Orff Alligator Pie chant/mvt.    Chomp Chomp (steady beat w/alligator hands)  Green Grass..big blue sky (ostinato high low w/hands)  then Alligator rhyme w/motions to match words.

Video of Orff Alligator Pie chant/mvt. Chomp Chomp (steady beat w/alligator hands) Green Grass.big blue sky (ostinato high low w/hands) then Alligator rhyme w/motions to match words.

Drumming warm up. Can't wait to try this in a round!

Hand Clapping Game "Sevens" - another rhythm game that can be used in place of "Pringles Stomp or the cup game"

Using a book to talk about music and to compose. "I See A Song" - Kindergarten Music

This Kindergarten music class explores ways to describe music and empowers students to compose their own music using a picture book.

Pass the Pumpkin with Orff. Change "minor sound" to "spooky sound" Also exchange orff with D and A boomwackers + gong

(Seasonal: Fall, Halloween) Pass the Pumpkin with Orff. Change "minor sound" to "spooky sound" Also exchange orff with D and A boomwackers + gong

Icky Sticky Bubblegum - beat work for kindergarten!  Video is of Preschoolers

Icky Sticky Bubblegum - beat work for kindergarten. Video is of Preschoolers. Would be good to remember body parts and possibly as a challenge to put hands on other body parts. hands to feet, hands to elbows.

Check out this classroom video on Teaching Channel. Teaching rhythm/note values through language

Teaching Channel - Videos, Common Core Resources And Lesson Plans For Teachers: Teaching Channel

Great blog with lesson ideas/plans for various elementary grade levels (especially Orff)

Katie Traxler's website is full of ideas, video clips and great advice on music education from a NYC teacher.

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes for music and orff [this is incredible!]

The Third Grade Music Enrichment Class from Greystone Elementary School in Hoover, AL performs "Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes" by Eric Litwin and illustrated by James Dean using Orff instruments. Here's a link to my arrangment -

Orff Instrument Care and Maintenance. I'm so glad to not be the only one with dust bunnies like that :)

Treble in the Classroom: End of the Year Orff Instrument Cleaning and Maintenance. I've got to get better at cleaning at the end of the year. Then it won't be such a chore to open the classroom at the start of school, lol!

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