Category Archives: Seals 11-12

Instrument Exploration: Violin

“How do you hold it?” – A. Mustangs “I play violin!” – C. Seals “I remember how to play it!” – M. Heroes Students are having a blast exploring instruments this week in music class.  A friend of my fraternity … Continue reading

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Earth Day: “Help this planet earth!”

Happy Earth Day!  The Bears, Elephants, All-Stars, Dragonflies, and Kangaroos have been working on our song “Evergreen, Everblue” by Raffi to sing on this day.  They know the song as “help this planet earth!”  Students did a beautiful job of … Continue reading

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OT Awareness: Drumming Contest

April is Occupational Therapy (OT) Awareness Month.  To increase awareness, I am having a drumming contest in music.  Students have 30 seconds to play the tubano drum as many times as they can.  One teacher sets a stopwatch while I … Continue reading

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The “Action Cards” Dance

“Fishing!” said M. Ducks. “Bowling.” said J. Bears “Hoopla-hoop.” said J. All-Stars To create a structured sequential movement activity with the preschool classes, I used action pictures on cards.  With all the cards faced down, a student picked one and … Continue reading

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Hide and Shake: Glow-in-the-Dark Eggs

“It’s raining!” “It’s raining!”announces C. Seals as he bounces into the music room.  The heavy rain pours on the roofs of The Parish School and students quickly run inside to stay dry.  It is another stormy day in Houston, TX … Continue reading

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