Friday, November 8, 2013

Corny Rhythms

Third graders can compose rhythm patterns using quarter notes, half notes, whole notes, and eighth notes in 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 time!

Listen Carefully

I love listening glyphs! I made this one up to go along with Camille Saint Saens' 
Danse Macabre

N.C.Symphony Education Concert

This year as I prepared my students for the N.C. Symphony concert, I created a tree map on my wall of the program we would hear. It followed the theme of the concert "What Makes Music?" It features a musical element, song to demonstrate that element, and composer.

As always, the final lesson before the field trip is about Concert Etiquette. In the spirit of Halloween, we created Mon-STARs  that demonstrated how to act at the concert. Our class circle map and bulletin board came out soooo cute! And my students remembered what they learned and demonstrated fantastic concert etiquette at the concert!

My Disney Inspired Classroom!!

I love Disney World and can't wait to take my little ones there one day. When I was there on my honeymoon, everyday made me smile! I wanted to bring that smile to my student's faces when they entered my classroom. Here are just a couple ways I incorporated Disney in my room. More pictures coming soon!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

I Love Pinterest!

I was very inspired by Pinterest at the beginning of the school year when I was arranging and decorating my room. These are some of my newest additions to my music classroom.
 The Music Burger- to guide evaluations
 Based on Marzano- Self Assessment
 Why Composers Write Music Poster!
Ensemble Singing

Friday, May 18, 2012

...And All That Jazz


In April, we celebrated “Jazz Appreciation” month. Third grade participated in many Jazz activities including learning to scat, online research, and a “Jazz Musician” project. The pictures above show all the impressive work my students created. Each jazz musician features a bubble map of their life, a symbol that contains famous works the musician performed, a replica of the musician’s instrument, facts about these instruments, and a life size cut-out of the composer. I was really impressed with my students overall work and it only took us two, 45 minute class session to complete!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Musical Word Clouds

My technology assistant at school introduced me to This is a fun website where they say you can “make word clouds with style.”  I uploaded music notes and rests clip art I found through Google and used each note as my shape. I then typed in “the type of note” and “it’s value (beats).” Tagxedo then created each note and rest using the words in its name and value. For example, the words “quarter,” “note,” “one,” and “beat,” appear in the quarter note word cloud in the shape of a quarter note! This is a great visual for my students!