Monthly Archives: April, 2013

The Muffin Man

Here’s a fun little game I made up several years ago for Do You Know the Muffin Man.  It is a great way to end class when you have a few extra minutes. I made my wee 1-1/2″ Muffin Man from a Kid Counter I bought at Lakeshore but of course, you can use any little …

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Technology Makes the World Go ‘Round!

I love music!  I love teaching music!  And, here it is…….I love all the glorious technology that makes teaching music easier! Trust me, I know what it is like to move from a being a non-techno teacher who didn’t know anything about e-mail, typing, computers, internet….ANYTHING….. until about ten years ago when my principal….yes, that’s right, …

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Three “Q’s” of Perfect Circle Making

I have these Position Posters hanging in my room. They are great voice savers as I have the children trained to move to the position I indicate by pointing.  From the very beginning of Kindergarten, I work to establish the concept that we move from spot to spot Quickly, Quietly and “Qu-arefully!”  What is “Qu-arefully,” you …

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For The Birds!

I remind my children to keep their eyes open for all sorts of treasures in the Spring…especially in the bird department!  Nest building, egg laying, bird babies, you name it…..it all happens in the Spring! We sing ‘lots of bird songs to commemorate the season.  My very favorite of all bird songs is Bluebird Through …

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Ol’ Mister Rabbit

Ol’ Mister Rabbit is a long time folk favorite and can be found in many versions.   I’m sharing my version of the singing game taught by Mary Neely Stevens of the Kodaly Institute of Houston 2012.  A great way to prepare low la, Ol’ Mister Rabbit also provides a wonderful opportunity for simple Orff accompaniment and improvisation.My daughter, Victoria, a 2nd …

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