Literature, Movement, Orff, Seasonal, Singing

Leaf Man

Fall in Ohio is beautiful!  There are so many colorful things to see outside.  I have a lot of trees in my backyard so it is a symphony of colors everyday once the leaves start to change.  This means it is a great time of year for my lesson associated with the book "Leaf Man". … Continue reading Leaf Man

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

Instruments, Literature, Movement, Orff, Rhythm, Singing

Project Based Learning: Composition

Last week I presented at our Board of Education meeting about Project Based Learning in the music room.  I want to share with you what I shared with them. I think that almost all of what I do in my Orff classroom is Project Based Learning, PBL.  I just had a discussion with a colleague… Continue reading Project Based Learning: Composition