Instruments, Orff, Rhythm, Solfege, Uncategorized

Ickle Ockle

This lesson is great for teaching or reviewing all sorts of things in the music room.  I have used it with 1st-3rd graders depending on what my goals were for the lesson. This year we are using it at the beginning of 2nd grade for all sorts of review.  We start by learning the song… Continue reading Ickle Ockle

Instruments, Orff, Teacher Ideas, Uncategorized

Early Mallet Playing

The beginning of the year is full of introducing new things in the music room. This week my first graders are just beginning their introduction to mallet playing and barred instruments. Before we ever touch the barred instruments I always like to have some practice with my little ones on how to hold their mallets… Continue reading Early Mallet Playing

Concert Ideas, Instruments, Literature, Movement, Orff, Rhythm, Solfege

I Got a Letter

I love this song for sooo many reasons. It has a great feel to the song and you can cover so much curriculum across a bunch of different grade levels. Basically the main concepts that I worked on with my students were Low La, Whole Notes, and Improvisation. FREE lesson plan for this song: I… Continue reading I Got a Letter

Concert Ideas, Instruments, Movement, Orff, Rhythm, Singing

You’ve Got Mail…part 2

Here is the rest of the "mail".  I started in part 1 talking about the first 3 songs in my concert; Writing a Letter, Postcards, and Bills Bills Bills.  This post will discuss the remaining songs; Amazon Boxes & Flowers.  I Got a Letter has it's own post: I Got a Letter Amazon Boxes: Just… Continue reading You’ve Got Mail…part 2