Weevily Wheat

Lyrics Don’t want your weevily* wheat, Don’t want your barley. Take some flour in half an hour To bake a cake for Charlie. Five times five is twenty-five, Five times six is thirty, Five times seven is thirty five, Five …

Note & Rest Flashcards

Rhythm Flash Cards for Upper Elementary You could laminate them on card stock (I have used old manila folders that I cut into 8.5 x 11 and feed into the printer). Then I either put them in envelopes or ziploc bags. …

Upper Elementary Rhythm practice cards

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Concert Etiquette for Performers

Don’t only teach your performers the lyrics and motions. Teach them performance etiquette. Here’s the rubric I use. Concert Etiquette Rubric 4 = Student consistently stood still on stage, participating, not talking to others, watching conductor. Student’s motions never disturbed …

Concert Etiquette for the Audience

“A painter paints his pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. We provide the music, and you provide the silence.” – Leopold Stokowski, reprimanding a talkative audience OK, let’s face it: people (adults and children) don’t know …

Music awards

At the end of each music class, I choose one student who did a good job to receive an award. That person gets to add the music point for the whole class (see class reward plan). Here are some awards I’ve …

Music a la Cart

After seeing all of these posts about the music room, some of you might be depressed because there is no music room in your school. Been there, done that. I have some ideas that might help. Get a great cart. …

Music Room: Orff xylophones

  I’ve had Orff training, but even before I was officially certified in Orff, I have always liked using xylophones. I highly recommend taking Orff classes and/or attending Orff workshops. They have such hands-on ideas for getting the students actively …

Music Room: Solfege with Velcro

Idea for a bulletin board: I put my Solfege display on the front bulletin board. It helps to have this flip system with the spiral binder and Velcro pieces. Different grade levels focus on different syllables. When the students aren’t using …

Music room: class reward plan

This is the display I leave up all year long. I use a chalkboard with laminated music notes with magnets on the back of each one.  I love these adhesive magnet rolls! They are so useful for sticking on the …

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