Instruments, Movement, Orff, Recorder, Rhythm, Seasonal, Singing, Solfege

Raining All Day Long

There has been so much rain recently.  I know it's spring but I don't think the flowers, grass and trees need this much to drink!  Oh Rain please go away! Rain, rain go away. This classic children's song can be used for so many things.  From So/Mi to recorder playing, to whatever your imagination thinks… Continue reading Raining All Day Long

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, Movement, Orff, Rhythm, Singing, Solfege

Sea of Songs

I know concert planning can be a struggle.  I use to always dread it, thinking about all the curriculum time I was giving up.  I know that I was covering important topics and some curriculum, but not in the way I did the rest of the year.  Then a couple years ago I began to… Continue reading Sea of Songs

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