Monthly Archives: October, 2013

Spiders!

“”Come into my parlor!” said the spider to the fly!” Many of the littles in Kindergarten struggle with bravery at this time of the year as even the first peal of shivery music of the season can send them over the edge!  Since I want music to be FUN and not TERRIFYING, I begin our Silly Scary unit with familiar …

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A Little Mice Scarin’

I love this time of year in my classroom because it signals the beginning of a delightful string of holidays:  Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas!  The music of Halloween is especially fun….the interesting melodies and shivery themes provide wonderful opportunities to explore and experience music in delightful new ways and to develop the young voice. My version of Up, Down, All …

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Boo-ti-ful Pinterest!

While you’re getting geared up for the season, don’t forget to look over the Holiday-Halloween, Silly Scary Things, Monsters board on my Pinterest site, We Teach Music, for some great music classroom ideas! We Teach Music has over 10,000 pins, organized onto 105 boards, all dedicated to elementary music education!  Boo-ti-ful!

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Thanks, Leslie and Deb!

This wonderful concert etiquette idea comes from district colleagues, Leslie Jarod and Deborah Edwin.   I love it because I think the words might have more impact coming from students!  Follow link for instructions and script.   Thank you Leslie and Deb!  Great idea!

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