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Instrument Play: “Jump In the Line”

To start off the year in high spirits, students explored and played instruments to Harry Belafonte’s “Jump In The Line.” This song provides a strong beat to follow in shaking, tapping, and making music. Instruments choices were clatterpillars, guiro, maracas, … Continue reading

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The Spider Numbers Game

I created a spider numbers game using the giant floor spider web.  With pictures of spiders, I numbered them from 1 to 10 and left 6 blank spiders.  As a class, we talked and decided an action corresponding to each … 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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Larry the Lobster: Sing and Chant with Hats!

Larry the lobster, Larry the lobster, digging in the sand.  Oh, what a guy! Larry the lobster, Larry the lobster, singing along his way.  Oh, no! Watch out, Larry!  Here comes a (shark).  Here comes a (shark). Run, Larry, run.  … Continue reading

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2-0-1-3, 2013 Is Here!

To celebrate and reinforce the year with my students, I wrote a song about 2013.  Within the song, I sing “two-zero-one-three” in addition to “2013” to break down the year into smaller chunks to help with processing.  Even after singing … Continue reading

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First Choir Performance!

“We can all dance, when we find music we love.” An important lesson from the book, Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae.  Today the Explorers and Mustangs represented The Parish School Choir and sang at the Annual Luncheon named after the … Continue reading

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Calm Guitar Strumming

The Ducks are an energetic group of students!  So curious, they want to explore all the instruments in the music room.  As a reward for doing well during our movement activity, I gave each student an opportunity to strum my … Continue reading

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