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

Movement, Seasonal

Spooky Fun

It's October!!! I think Halloween/Fall music is one of my favorite seasons to teach in the classroom. There are so many things that can be done and so much that can be listened to. Students love playing games with pumpkins, ghosts, and all kinds of creatures. I'm going to share today one of the story-songs… Continue reading Spooky Fun

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

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Native American Music

It's November, which means it is time for Native American Music!  I have compiled a unit utilizing 5 Native American folk songs.  These songs come from 5 varying tribes all over the United States. Within the unit there is cultural information for each tribe that can be incorporated into the lessons. In the past I… Continue reading Native American Music