Instruments, Literature, Rhythm, Uncategorized

Freight Train

For my Kindergarten students we work on finding the difference between the 1 and 2 sounds of the colors. I am not as worried about them creating rhythmic patterns in a certain meter, I want them just practicing the difference between 1 and 2 sounds. With the older kids I would use rhythm blocks that… Continue reading Freight Train

Instruments, Movement, Orff, Rhythm, Uncategorized

Mixing up the Meter

I am always striving to get my older kids engaged in meaningful ways.  I want them to be as creative as they once were in their early years, but it becomes increasingly difficult to get them out of their shells.  One method I always turn to is steady beat work, especially just moving around to… Continue reading Mixing up the Meter

Teacher Ideas, Virtual Teaching

Online Lessons

This year I am teaching students all the ways you possibly could.  I am doing in-person instruction, online synchronous, and online asynchronous learning.  Needless to say trying to get my curriculum to align to all these different mediums of teaching is challenging.  I need to keep myself and my student’s learning organized in a way… Continue reading Online Lessons