Sunday, February 22, 2015
Sunday, February 15, 2015
1. Making Phrase Lengths Physical
This is an awesome video on how students can physically feel a phrase length! Great for kinesthetic learners.
2. Autism and Music Infographic
Love the information presented on this infographic. It's a wonderful way to advocate for autistic students.
3. Sing or Dare Bulletin Board
What a fun way to decorate a bulletin board! The blog post has some ideas for singing and dare cards.
4. The King's Singers: Composer Names Sung in Their Composition Style
This is such a fun video to show the difference between composition styles of several great composers.
5. What Is Form?
This video easily relates form to students' every day lives. Music, a voiceover, and pictures all help to illustrate the idea.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
1. Beth's Music Notes
If you have not checked out this blog, you need to right away and save it in your book marks! It is my go to source for music. It's loaded with tons of folk songs, games, and movement activities.
2. Color by Note Sheets
Color by Note sheets are my savior. I use them on unforeseen sick days, as a part of centers, and on days that seem impossible to get anything done(i.e. holidays with sugary treats and the day before breaks). They are a fun way to reinforce musical concepts. Check out my premade ones from my store! You can find seasonal/holiday as well as general themed sheets!
Naps are not just for 5 year olds. I often feel more tired than usual during the dark, cold days of February. Rather than reaching for caffeine, try a quick 20 minute nap. The key is to make sure you don't oversleep or you might not be able to sleep later on!