Category Archives: Book

“Root-A-Toot-Toot” Story and Instruments

Thanks to the Houston Symphony, the Parish students had the opportunity to play real brass instruments (trumpet, trombone, and French horn) to our story, Root-A-Toot-Toot by Bernice Myers. After explaining how to pucker lips to create the embrasure and to … Continue reading

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“Barnyard Banter”: Book

“Barnyard Banter” by Denise Fleming is a great book about farm animals and their sounds.  While using a shaker to keep a steady beat, I chanted the words of the book and had the Turtles and Giraffes repeat after me after I … Continue reading

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From Head to Toe: Body Movement

“I can do it!” – Students in response to “Can you do it?” While patting my leg to keep a steady beat, I read From Head to Toe by Eric Carle with the Ducks, All-Stars, Seals, and Dolphins classes.  Each page … Continue reading

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“What’s Your Sound, Hound the Hound?” Extended Pages

Continuing on the theme of Mo Willems books for a music lesson, I found the book, What’s Your Sound, Hound the Hound?  Cat asks every animal what is their sound and they respond: Cow moos, Chick peeps, and Hound woofs.  … 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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