Monthly Archives: April 2013

Garden Bugs Movement Stations

“I’m so excited!” – L. Seals Creating a garden in the music room, the Zebras and Seals were bugs at different stations: worm, roly poly, butterfly, and free bug choice.  I played “The Garden Song” by Charlotte Diamond that gave … Continue reading

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iPad app: “Pluto Plays Piano”

I want to share this fun music iPad app that many of my private piano students love to play.  It is called “Pluto Plays Piano” and it is free!  In the game, students direct Pluto, the penguin, to swim up … Continue reading

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“You Are My Sunshine” Song and Book

In light of the beautiful sunny Houston weather we have been having, I have started teaching students the song “You Are My Sunshine.” I read a book with the song to the Elephants, Seals, All-Stars, Monkeys, Giraffes, and Zebras. The … Continue reading

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Rainbow Ribbon Rings in Octopus’s Garden

The Elephants, Seals, All-Stars, Monkeys, Giraffes, and Monkeys have been dancing to “Octopus’s Garden” with rainbow ribbons rings.  The song has a great dance beat and transitions that easily lend to movement changes.  Many of the teachers commented that they … Continue reading

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Lots of Bugs for Earth Day

Happy Earth Day!             In celebration of nature, I have been singing “There Are Lots of Bugs In My Garden” for several weeks with the Elephants, Seals, All-Stars, Monkeys, Giraffes, and Zebras.  I started with … Continue reading

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Songs to Help Grief and Loss

Today students brought flowers to school.  With the help of a team of mothers, they made flower wreaths for Margaret.  Something so simple was therapeutic for the students to help them grieve, understand the loss of their friend, and find … Continue reading

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iPad App: “Relax Melodies”- Listen to Nature

Spring is in full bloom here and in light of recent events, I designed a listening to nature activity for the students.  We listened to “Garden Pond” on the “Relax Melodies Premium HD” app on the iPad ($2.99).  This was … Continue reading

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