Star Unit 3

This is the 3rd part of the Star Unit story, if you would like to catch up check out parts 1 and 2 here: Star Unit Part 1 - Star Unit Part 2 Today focuses on melody identification, writing and playing. Throughout this whole unit I decided to keep my students in F Pentatonic to… Continue reading Star Unit 3


Star Unit…part 2

Part 1 of this unit concentrated on John Kanaka. We moved, sang, changed bass notes, and even did some improvising. Check out the part 1 post here: Star Unit Part 1. For Part 2 we are starting with a familiar tune, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. I began by playing this song on my recorder and… Continue reading Star Unit…part 2

Orff, Teacher Ideas

Starting Out With Student Teachers

Happy New Year! I know many teachers are beginning this new semester with student teachers from local universities.  The experience of having a student teacher can be exciting, daunting, and stressful all at the same time.  You never know what it is going to be like when handing your classroom over to another person.  I… Continue reading Starting Out With Student Teachers