Flashlight Routines that Teach Form
Flashlight routines in music class can be used to reinforce form and keep students engaged and excited about learning. This post shares routines for "Cantina Band" by John Williams and "March" from the Nutcracker as well as tips and tricks for using them
Lap Packs - How to Use Them and Why You'll Want To
Lap Packs are inexpensive ways to get students writing in music class. Customize them to include exactly what your music students need. This article has some great ideas for their use and FREE downloads!
Classroom Tour 2013
Welcome back! Let's take a virtual tour of the music room at GES. This is the view from the back corner near the door. I'm loving the new word wall and still love the awesome rug we got through Donors Choose. Click the Donors Choose link to make a donation to our current project. Fish Groups making music together. I've been looking for a good place to leave this up all year and I think I've found it. Teachers: Get it HERE. The reading workstation. This is one of the students' favorite…
Magical Music Classroom Reveal
Decorate your music room with dragons, unicorns, gnomes, mermaids and more magical creatures. Everything you need is in this bundle: dynamics, tempo, ensembles, word wall and more! Make the magic happen in your classroom this year.
Songs of the Month
Once upon a time I nearly had a music teacher breakdown. It wasn’t because of the increasingly difficult amount of paperwork, the political takeover of education or even challenging students. One April I looked back at the number of songs my kids had learned in a year and was flabbergasted by how FEW there were for some grade levels. One grade had only learned 15 songs (that included songs for two concerts). Now, they had composed, improvised, explored, played keyboards and more but they…
Books You Need in Your Music Classroom - Upper Elementary List
Picture books and chapter books for the music classroom are essentials. Explore this list of books appropriate for upper elementary that cover instruments, composers, careers, history and more.
Music Word Wall Paw Prints Theme
Music classroom decorations can also be functional resources! This paw print themed music word wall is just that. An editable template is included if you can't find what you need in the more than 180 pre-made words.
Dollar Store Bulletin Board Hacks
Decorate your classroom with these bulletin board hacks. Easy and inexpensive ideas to add color and interest to your teaching space. Teachers love the dollar store so read on to be inspired.
DIY Canvas Art for Your Classroom
Learn how to create your own canvas art for your home or classroom with supplies you already have! Works with any theme and doesn't take long to complete.
Music Class Décor Bundle – Red, White and Blue
Decorate your music room in red, white and blue with this HUGE set of decorations that will teach and look great. Music symbols, tempo and dynamic posters, word wall and MORE!
Assessment in Music Class -What Do You Hear?
Looking for practical ideas for assessing hundreds of music students in your classroom? Check out this idea for assessing rhythm skills called "What Do You Hear".
14 Unusual and Incredibly Fabulous Bulletin Board Borders
14 Unusual Bulletin Board Boarders Pool noodles, cupcake papers, LEGOS? These unusual and incredibly fabulous border ideas are easy to do. WARNING: Using these in a hallway may cause major student traffic problems as everyone stops to take a look!
Dot composing is an easy way to get your music students to become composing utilizing rhythm work. Stickers or dabbers are great for this activity that can be used many times in your classroom.
Punch Cards in Music Class
More than a reward or an incentive, these punch cards are a fun way to assess student knowledge. Use them in your classroom like an exit ticket or maybe part of a workstation rotation. Student engagement and behavior aren’t a problem with this great ide
Classroom Tour 2018 - Jedi Musicians
Star Wars classroom inspiration can be found in this blog post crammed with pictures. Classroom organization, decorations and more are included. The force is strong in this music classroom. Be inspired.