Category Archives: Monkeys 12-13

Thank You Songs for Teacher

For the end of the year, I helped some of the classes write and record a video for teachers who are not returning next year.  The students had some of the sweetest and thoughtful things to say to their teachers: … Continue reading

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iPad App: “Soundrop”

“It looks like snow!” “That is so cool!” I shared an iPad music app with my classes called “Soundrop.”  (It’s free!) A ball continuously drops from a point.  After watching the ball drop and hearing no sounds, I drew a … Continue reading

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Learning Some Hukilau Hula Dance

Keeping with a beach theme, we are doing a little hula dance in music.  The Seals, Elephants, All-Stars, Monkeys, Zebras, and Giraffes are learning how to do some hip shaking hula to “Hukilau” by Jack Owens. Students choose a color … Continue reading

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Going to the Beach: Sea Creatures

Growing up in California, I love the beach!  With the beautiful weather in Houston, the Seals, Elephants, All-Stars, and Monkeys are visiting the beach in music. With pictures of sea creatures and things we can find on the beach, I … Continue reading

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The Water Gong

“Wow, that’s so cool.” – L. Penguins               It’s the week of the elementary musical and through the midst of rehearsals, I wanted to have something cool for the students as a break.  The … Continue reading

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