Category Archives: Singing

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

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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

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A Special Luncheon Performance

What an exciting day!  The Explorers, Mustangs, and Penguins sang at The Parish School’s “Let’s Celebrate!” Luncheon.  Students were thrilled to be traveling by a yellow school bus to the Junior League of Houston.  When they arrived, I shared that … Continue reading

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Snowball Microphone: Audio Recordings

It’s a busy fall semester with four programs planned in the these three months!  In preparing and practicing our songs, I record each class’s singing voices so that they can hear how they sound. I have been introducing my Snowball … Continue reading

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Sing and Move to “A Ram Sam Sam”

The Ladybugs, Bears, and Zebras are singing “A Ram Sam Sam,” a popular folk song and children’s game from Morocco.  We learned the song in three pieces: “A ram sam sam,” “guli,” and “a rafi.”  We learned hand motions that … Continue reading

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Microphone: Singing Solo

This has been an exciting week for choir students!  In their individual music classes and during choir, the Wranglers, Rockets, Penguins, Mustangs, and Explorers had the opportunity to sing solos using a microphone. The students are so proud of themselves … Continue reading

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In The News: Singing In A Choir: Increases Happiness

Thursday is choir day!  Students are excited for singing and sharing music together; as am I!  We have started learning music for our upcoming shows and I am pleased with our progress. I read an article that shared the benefits … Continue reading

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