Category Archives: Elephants 13-14

“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

Posted in All-Stars 13-14, Bears 13-14, Book, Dolphins 13-14, Elephants 13-14, Explorers 13-14, Giraffes 13-14, Instrument Play, Ladybugs 13-14, Mustangs 13-14, Penguins 13-14, Rockets 13-14, Seals 13-14, Turtles 13-14, Wranglers 13-14, Zebras 13-14 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Happy Halloween!

It’s a great day to have rain to get in the Halloween spirit!  Many students have asked about making the skeletons and in some classes we did not get a chance to make them.  Click Skeleton Pieces for a PDF … Continue reading

Posted in All-Stars 13-14, Bears 13-14, Butterflies 13-14, Dolphins 13-14, Ducks 13-14, Elephants 13-14, Explorers 13-14, Giraffes 13-14, Halloween, Ladybugs 13-14, Mustangs 13-14, Penguins 13-14, Rockets 13-14, Seals 13-14, Turtles 13-14, Wranglers 13-14, Zebras 13-14 | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Call for Materials: Sound Garden

I am excited to announce that I have teamed up with Kelly and the Butterflies class to create a Sound Garden at The Parish School.  Having a Sound Garden promotes music learning outside the classroom, providing areas for listening to … Continue reading

Posted in All-Stars 13-14, Bears 13-14, Butterflies 13-14, Dolphins 13-14, Ducks 13-14, Elephants 13-14, Explorers 13-14, Giraffes 13-14, Ladybugs 13-14, Mustangs 13-14, Penguins 13-14, Rockets 13-14, Seals 13-14, The Parish School, Turtles 13-14, Wranglers 13-14, Zebras 13-14 | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Follow the Spider Web Lines

“Wow, this is so cool!” “It’s a spider web!” “Do we get to be spiders?” Students are surprised and amazed when they walk into the music room to see a blue spider web on the floor.  They immediately want to … Continue reading

Posted in All-Stars 13-14, Bears 13-14, Creative Movement, Dolphins 13-14, Ducks 13-14, Elephants 13-14, Explorers 13-14, Giraffes 13-14, Halloween, Ladybugs 13-14, Mustangs 13-14, Penguins 13-14, Rockets 13-14, Seals 13-14, Turtles 13-14, Wranglers 13-14, Zebras 13-14 | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Ghost Chant Scare!

One of my favorite Halloween activities is to pretend to be ghosts using scarves.  Many students remember it from last year and are ready to scare themselves and their friends!  I changed my chant this year to provide an element … Continue reading

Posted in All-Stars 13-14, Bears 13-14, Butterflies 13-14, Dolphins 13-14, Ducks 13-14, Elephants 13-14, Explorers 13-14, Giraffes 13-14, Halloween, Ladybugs 13-14, Mustangs 13-14, Penguins 13-14, Rockets 13-14, Seals 13-14, Singing, Turtles 13-14, Wranglers 13-14, Zebras 13-14 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Five Little Skeletons

It’s October and students are so ready for Halloween!  They have been asking about Halloween activities since August!  Thus, I am starting early with Halloween activities.  All classes are learning to sing and play “Five Little Skeletons” by Walter Bates.  … Continue reading

Posted in All-Stars 13-14, Bears 13-14, Dolphins 13-14, Elephants 13-14, Explorers 13-14, Giraffes 13-14, Halloween, Ladybugs 13-14, Mustangs 13-14, Penguins 13-14, Rockets 13-14, Seals 13-14, Singing, Turtles 13-14, Wranglers 13-14, Zebras 13-14 | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

In The News: Music And Video Games

In my group of private music lesson students, there are several boys who are Minecraft enthusiasts.  Minecraft is a video game about breaking and placing blocks to build shelter, food, clothes and weapons from resources, such as pigs and trees.  … Continue reading

Posted in All-Stars 13-14, Bears 13-14, Butterflies 13-14, Dolphins 13-14, Ducks 13-14, Elephants 13-14, Explorers 13-14, Giraffes 13-14, Ladybugs 13-14, Music, Music Lesson, Mustangs 13-14, Penguins 13-14, Rockets 13-14, Seals 13-14, Turtles 13-14, Wranglers 13-14, Zebras 13-14 | Tagged , , | 1 Comment