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“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

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“Barnyard Banter”: Book

“Barnyard Banter” by Denise Fleming is a great book about farm animals and their sounds.  While using a shaker to keep a steady beat, I chanted the words of the book and had the Turtles and Giraffes repeat after me after I … Continue reading

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“What’s Your Sound, Hound the Hound?” Extended Pages

Continuing on the theme of Mo Willems books for a music lesson, I found the book, What’s Your Sound, Hound the Hound?  Cat asks every animal what is their sound and they respond: Cow moos, Chick peeps, and Hound woofs.  … Continue reading

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“You Are My Sunshine” Song and Book

In light of the beautiful sunny Houston weather we have been having, I have started teaching students the song “You Are My Sunshine.” I read a book with the song to the Elephants, Seals, All-Stars, Monkeys, Giraffes, and Zebras. The … Continue reading

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Brass Instruments: Root-A-Toot-Toot!

With brass instruments on loan from the Houston Symphony petting zoo, I wanted the preschool students to have a chance to try them.  I read a big book called “Root-A-Toot-Toot” by Bernice Myers, where animals play brass instruments.  Their  friends … Continue reading

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Going to the Zoo: Book

I enjoy sharing songs that are in a book format with students.  “Going to the Zoo” by Tom Paxton is such an example.  One can find the sheet music on the inside covers of the book.  There are beautiful illustrations … Continue reading

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The Seals on the Bus – Book

The Ducks, Elephants, and especially the Seals, enjoyed reading and listening to “The Seals on the Bus” by Lenny Hort, illustrated by G. Brian Karas. This book is a jaunty version of the song, “The Wheels on the Bus” with … Continue reading

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