Orff, Rhythm, Seasonal

Pumpkin Patch

Fall is here and pumpkins are everywhere.  It seems as though the pumpkin spice idea has taken on a whole new meaning this year.  Although I do not worship at the temple of the pumpkin spice, I do enjoy implementing pumpkin lessons in my classroom.  My Pumpkin Patch lesson is one of my favorites for… Continue reading Pumpkin Patch

Instruments, Orff, Rhythm, Seasonal, Singing

Apple Tree…Fun for Me

Apple Tree, Apple Tree is one of my favorite classics to do in the fall.  I have created 5-6 lessons just using this song.  I use this in 3 grade levels, spiraling the curriculum as I progress. If you aren't familiar with Apple Tree here is the text: In first grade and beyond we just… Continue reading Apple Tree…Fun for Me

Movement, Orff, Seasonal, Singing, Solfege

Snowball Fight

Here in Ohio there is soo much talk about the upcoming winter storm and how much snow we are supposed to get.  We have had weather models show anywhere from 1-30 inches of snow!!!!  We'll see what Mother Nature has in store for us in the next couple days. It is fitting that we are… Continue reading Snowball Fight

Movement, Seasonal

Dances for Those Long Winter Days

When students begin to get wiggly and have tons of extra energy leading up to Winter break, I bust out some of my favorite Holiday and Winter themed dances.  I have found these dances on Youtube and Pinterest, but written down the dance moves for you to enjoy as well.  Have fun! Jingle Bell Dance:… Continue reading Dances for Those Long Winter Days