Storybook Series - Mary Had a Little Lamb (2 versions of Mary) Folk Song

Storybook Series - Mary Had a Little Lamb (2 versions of Mary) Folk Song

Need a way to introduce Mary Had a Little Lamb to your students? Look no further! This is the perfect resource to engage your students in singing this amazing song! • This is available in a money saving BUNDLE! This is a storybook (story book) PowerPoint presentation that can be read/sung to students like a book. Have students read or sing aloud, or present the story to them! This activity also makes great visuals for a favorite folk song or folk song of month activity. Nursery rhymes are so important to bring in your music classroom - this is a great way to do so! Like many of you, I am doing tons of activities with folk songs in my room, but need to reach my visual learners! I created this story book to increase engagement in my classroom. My kids LOVED it and I know yours will too! Teach Preschool? Teach ELL/ESL learners? This is a GREAT way for kids to visualize the words to the nursery rhyme! This resource includes: • PDF and PowerPoint version of the presentation. • Interesting facts about the song. • History of the song. • Map of where the song comes from. • Song presented in story format with multiple verses. • Sheet music. • All of the above with two versions of Mary (see preview to both versions) =============================================== Shelley Tomich www.pitchpublications.com Visit my website to join the Free Resource Library! Teach music. Love life.
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Storybook Series - Jack and Jill - Nursery Rhyme / Folk Song

Storybook Series - Jack and Jill - Nursery Rhyme / Folk Song

Need a way to introduce the nursery rhyme/ folk song Jack and Jill to your students? Look no further! This is the perfect resource to engage your students in singing this amazing song in 6/8 time! • This is available in a money saving BUNDLE! This is a storybook (story book) PowerPoint presentation that can be read/sung to students like a book. Have students read or sing aloud, or present the story to them! This activity also makes great visuals for a favorite folk song or folk song of month activity. Nursery rhymes are so important to bring in your music classroom - this is a great way to do so!This is a PowerPoint presentation that can be read/sung to students like a book. Have students read or sing aloud, or present the story to them! Like many of you, I am doing tons of activities with folk songs in my room, but need to reach my visual learners! I created this story book to increase engagement in my classroom. My kids LOVED it and I know yours will too! Teach Preschool? Teach ELL/ESL learners? This is a GREAT way for kids to visualize the words to the nursery rhyme! This resource includes: • PDF and PowerPoint version of the presentation. • Interesting facts about the song. • History of the song. • Map of where the song comes from. • Song presented in story format with multiple verses. • Sheet music. =======================================
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Storybook Series - Humpty Dumpty - Nursery Rhyme / Folk Song

Storybook Series - Humpty Dumpty - Nursery Rhyme / Folk Song

Need a way to introduce Humpty Dumpty to your students? Look no further! This is the perfect resource to engage your students in singing this amazing song and learning the story to go with it! • This is available in a money saving BUNDLE! This is a storybook (story book) PowerPoint presentation that can be read/sung to students like a book. Have students read or sing aloud, or present the story to them! This activity also makes great visuals for a favorite folk song or folk song of month activity. Nursery rhymes are so important to bring in your music classroom - this is a great way to do so! Like many of you, I am doing tons of activities with folk songs in my room, but need to reach my visual learners! I created this story book to increase engagement in my classroom. My kids LOVED it and I know yours will too! Teach Preschool? Teach ELL/ESL learners? This is a GREAT way for kids to visualize the words to the nursery rhyme! This resource includes: • PDF and PowerPoint version of the presentation. • Interesting facts about the song. • History of the song. • Map of where the song comes from. • Song presented in story format with multiple historical versions. • Sheet music. Shelley Tomich www.pitchpublications.com Visit my website to join the Free Resource Library! Teach music. Love life.
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Storybook Series -{ BUNDLE 1} Mary Had a Little Lamb, Jack & Jill, Humpty Dumpty

Storybook Series -{ BUNDLE 1} Mary Had a Little Lamb, Jack & Jill, Humpty Dumpty

Need a way to introduce “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” “Jack and Jill,” and “Humpty Dumpty” to your students? Look no further! This is the perfect resource to engage your students in singing these amazing songs! This is a money saving bundle of the following products: • Storybook Series: Mary Had a Little Lamb • Storybook Series: Jack and Jill • Storybook Series: Humpty Dumpty Like many of you, I am doing tons of activities with folk songs in my room, but need to reach my visual learners! I created these story books to increase engagement in my classroom. My kids LOVE them and I know yours will too! This is a storybook (story book) PowerPoint presentation that can be read/sung to students like a book. Have students read or sing aloud, or present the story to them! This activity also makes great visuals for a favorite folk song or folk song of month activity. Nursery rhymes are so important to bring in your music classroom - this is a great way to do so! Teach Preschool? Teach ELL/ESL learners? This is a GREAT way for kids to visualize the words to the nursery rhyme! Each resource includes: • PDF and PowerPoint version of the presentation. • Interesting facts about the song. • History of the song. • Map of where the song comes from. • Song presented in story format. • Sheet music. Shelley Tomich www.pitchpublications.com Visit my website to join the Free Resource Library! Teach music. Love life.
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Rhythm Coloring 3 {BUNDLE} - Color by Note - Quarter N/R, Eighth, Whole, Half

Rhythm Coloring 3 {BUNDLE} - Color by Note - Quarter N/R, Eighth, Whole, Half

Color by Note activities for Whole Note, Half Note, Quarter Note, Quarter Rest, and Beamed Eighth Notes! (ta, titi, ta-a, ta-a-a-a, rest). These are fantastic sub plans for your music or non music sub tub. Students love to color by note - they work as end of class activities or even as music center! (Includes separate British version sized for A4 paper - crotchet, crotchet rest, beamed quavers, minim, and semibreve) This is a Bundle of the following products: • Rhythm Coloring 3A (Color by Symbol) • Rhythm Coloring 3B (Color by Note Name) This bundled set is great for differentiation; you can differentiate by whether the students color by code or note name and by the difficulty in the coloring pattern. 10 Sheets in this download, each with reproducible pages for students as well as a full color “answer” sheet. There is a variety of difficulty levels in the patterns created and all sheets use Whole Notes, Half Notes, Quarter Notes, Eighth Notes, and Quarter Rests. These are wonderful to reinforce note recognition, as an end of the class activity, and as a music-based substitute lesson! Enjoy and Thank You! Shelley Tomich www.pitchpublications.com Visit my website to join the Free Resource Library! Teach music. Love life.
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Recorder Bonanza - Recorder Worksheets - Great for music centers!  BAG-ED

Recorder Bonanza - Recorder Worksheets - Great for music centers! BAG-ED

Need a way to give your kids a little extra practice reading and notating recorder notes on the staff? Look no further! This 20 page no-prep printable set is for you! This resource is wonderful for differentiating your activities for practicing B, A, G, E (low), and D(low)! In this resource: • Color the BAG-EDs on the Staff - Students will color code fingering charts for B, A, G, E, and D. • BAG-ED Finger Flurry - Students will label and notate notes by identifying the recorder fingering. • BAG-ED Note Decoder 1 - Students will identify notes on the staff and color in fingerings. Uses Quarter Notes. • BAG-ED Note Decoder 2 - Students will identify notes on the staff and color in fingerings. Uses Whole Notes. • BAG-ED Note Decoder 3 - Students will identify notes on the staff and color in fingerings. Uses mix of Quarter, Half, and Whole notes. • BAG-ED Note Expander - Students will identify notate and color in fingerings for given notes. • Color the BAG-EDs - Students will shade in the correct pitch for each recorder fingering. • Color the Staff BAG-EDs - Students will shade in the correct notated pitch for each recorder fingering. • Color the Staff Rhythm BAG-EDs - Students will shade in the correct notated pitch for each recorder fingering. Answers use a variety of rhythmic notes. • Composing with BAG-EDs - Students will write their own melody using the notes B, A, G, E, and D, and then shade in fingerings. • BAG-ED Notespeller - Students will identify notes on the staff. • BAG-ED Notespeller 2 - Students will identify notes on the staff using a variety of rhythmic notation. • DBAG-ED Recorder Flower - Students will color by recorder fingering chart. • BAG-ED Puzzle - Students will cut out BAG-ED puzzle pieces and glue them together. Each piece of the puzzle represents a different way to represent a single pitch. • BAG-ED Fingering Chart - Students will create their own fingering chart for B, A, G, E, and D. • Recorder Flower 2 - Students will color by note. • BAG-ED Hidden Picture - Students will color by note to find the hidden picture. • BAG-ED Recorder Reminder Song - Students will use the rhythm of a cute poem about how to play the recorder to compose a song. • BAG-ED Crossword Puzzle - Students will decode the crossword puzzle by identifying B,A, G, E, and D on the staff. Shelley Tomich Pitch Publications Teach music. Love Life.
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Music Sub Tub Stuffers: Guess the Christmas Song Emoji Game

Music Sub Tub Stuffers: Guess the Christmas Song Emoji Game

Most teachers would agree taking a sick or person day is harder than actually being at work. Writing music sub plans and preparing music sub tubs and music sub binders are so hard, especially in music and other specials! This is a great holiday activity for grades 3 and up! The younger kids could do it as a class activity! Students are presented a series of emoji patterns and have to guess what song it is! There are 60 songs to decipher! This file includes the following: • PowerPoint Presentation - This is editable and you can change the order of the songs (though you will need to update the key). A version for showing the answer immediately and later are both present. • Blank Answer Sheets - Give to students to answer as you go through the powerpoint. • Key - editable and non-editable. Print and go or customize for your needs! • Students questions sheets in color and black/white (Editable and non-editable). • Sample sub lesson plan, completely editable. Please install included fonts for formatting to remain the same. Note: The editable versions will need some formatting and/or installation of linked fonts. There are print-and-go versions included that do not need formatting.
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Pop Play Alongs - Holidays (Sleigh Ride, Jingle Bell Rock, It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year)

Pop Play Alongs - Holidays (Sleigh Ride, Jingle Bell Rock, It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year)

Looking for a differentiated and exciting way to practice reading rhythms? Use Pop Play Alongs! Obtain enough basketballs, tennis balls, non-pitched instruments, or use body percussion, and use the provided slides to perform rhythms with some of your favorite songs! I use these to reinforce reading half note, whole note, quarter note, and eighth note notation. In addition, we are able to discuss use of measure, double bar line, and more! This is a great way to get your kids reading rhythm! In this set you will get the self-advancing PowerPoint for the following songs: • “Jingle Bell Rock” by Bobby Helms • “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” - by Andy Williams • “Sleigh Ride” sung by the Ronettes In addition, you will receive detailed lesson plans for 5th grade using Georgia GPS standards, National Music Standards, and National Core Arts standards that are ready to print and use, and yet still editable for your individual teaching needs. You will also receive rehearsal versions of each PowerPoint presentation that do not self-advance so that you may rehearse the rhythm patterns with students before performing. NOTE: You will NOT receive the audio files (this would be illegal!), but I have directed you on where to purchase the files on iTunes and how to attach them to PowerPoint. See a screencast here on how to attach audio files to PowerPoint for this file and rhythm basketball files. Neither Jingle Bell Rock nor Sleigh Ride mention the word “Christmas” so these may be perfect for those who cannot use the word Christmas in their lessons. Jingle Bell Rock uses the “syncopa” syncopation rhythm. There are two versions of “Sleigh Ride” - one that uses sixteenth notes, and sixteenth/eighth note combinations. I also included an easier version without sixteenth notes. Please download the preview to see all rhythms included. Shelley Tomich www.pitchpublications.com Visit my website to join the Free Resource Library! Teach music. Love life.
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Vocal Explorations - VAMPIRES - Create + Compose Your Own

Vocal Explorations - VAMPIRES - Create + Compose Your Own

Vocal explorations are perfect for those who need a great warm-up or high and low pitch practice? Look no further! This adorable set of Vocal Explorations is for you! Help the vampires make it to the coffin before the sun rises! These make great Halloween music activities! This set contains: • PowerPoint presentation with 10 slides pre-drawn for you. • 10 blank slides for you to draw your own pathway! • PDF of the pre-drawn and blank slides. • PDF of black and white student composition worksheets, 1 per page. • PDF of black and white student composition worksheets, 4 per page. Shelley Tomich www.pitchpublications.com Visit my website to join the Free Resource Library! Teach music. Love life.
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Vocal Explorations - The 12 Days of Christmas  - Create + Compose Your Own

Vocal Explorations - The 12 Days of Christmas - Create + Compose Your Own

Vocal explorations are perfect for those who need a great warm-up or high and low pitch practice? Look no further! This adorable set of Vocal Explorations is for you! Help the choir collect all the parts of The Twelve Days of Christmas! This set contains: • PowerPoint presentation with 10 slides pre-drawn for you. • 10 blank slides for you to draw your own pathway! • PDF of the pre-drawn and blank slides. • PDF of black and white student composition worksheets, 1 per page. • PDF of black and white student composition worksheets, 4 per page. • PDF of black and white student composition worksheets, 6 per page. • PDF of black and white student composition worksheets, 12 per page. Shelley Tomich www.pitchpublications.com Visit my website to join the Free Resource Library! Teach music. Love life.
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Music Sub Tub Stuffers: 3-5 Music Substitute Plan - Guido d'Arezzo

Music Sub Tub Stuffers: 3-5 Music Substitute Plan - Guido d'Arezzo

Most teachers would agree taking a sick or person day is harder than actually being at work. Writing music sub plans and preparing music sub tubs and music sub binders are so hard, especially in music and other specials! This is a great print and go plan for 3-5. Students will read a book about the history of music notation and the story of the historical figure, Guido d’Arezzo. Students will review some historical terms, answer discussion questions about the book and then decode a short Gregorian chant music example. Finally, an early finisher Guido themed rhythm coloring sheet is available. This goes perfectly with the Included in this File • EDITABLE lesson plans to put in your sub tub or sub binder. • Worksheets for you to copy and put in your sub tub or sub binder. • Posters for you to print and laminate to put in your sub tub or sub binder. This is so your sub has something to reference when reviewing Guido with students. • MP3 of Ut Quant Laxis, Guido’s first song as well as YouTube video links if you would prefer a video. Shelley Tomich www.pitchpublications.com Visit my website to join the Free Resource Library! Teach music. Love life.
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Music Centers: Rhythm Race Counting Edition Level 9 - Rhythm Game

Music Centers: Rhythm Race Counting Edition Level 9 - Rhythm Game

This is a super fun (yet truly educational!) game where students race to the finish line by counting the number of beats on a card! Use in your daily lessons, as part of center activities, or as a great sub plan! This is Level 9: Quarter Note, Quarter Rest, Beamed Eighth Notes, Half Note, Whole Note, Beamed Sixteenth Note, Beamed Sixteenth/Eighth, Beamed Eighth/Sixteenth, Single Eighth Note, Single Sixteenth Note, Single Eighth Note, Dotted Half Note, Whole Rest, and Half Rest In the game, each student will draw a card and count up the number of counts on each card. Then, they can move their game piece (provided by you ) the number of counts on the card. There are also some game cards like "Wreck: Skip Your Turn!" Your students will LOVE playing this game in Rhythm Centers or as a stand-alone activity! You will verbally hear them calling out the names of the notes as the move forward and check each other. In this resource: • Game board in Black and White. • Game board in Color. • Cards to print out (8 cards to one sheet of paper). • Directions for Teacher. • Directions for Students - print out and put in the packet for students! ___________________________________________________________________________ Teach Music. Love Life. Musically, Shelley Tomich Pitch Publications
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Music Centers: Rhythm Race Note Naming Edition Level Beginner - Rhythm Game

Music Centers: Rhythm Race Note Naming Edition Level Beginner - Rhythm Game

This is a super fun (yet truly educational!) game where students race to the finish line by naming the names of rhythm notes! Use in your daily lessons, as part of center activities, or as a great sub plan! This is Level Beginner: Quarter Note and Beamed Eighth Notes (NO REST!) In the game, each student will draw a card and then move their game piece (provided by you) to the corresponding note. There are also some "game" cards like "Pit Stop: Pick another card and go back to that Note!" Your students will LOVE playing this game in Rhythm Centers or as a stand-alone activity! You will verbally hear them calling out the names of the notes as the move forward and check each other. In this resource: • Game board in Black and White. • Game board in Color. • Cards to print out (8 cards to one sheet of paper). • Directions for Teacher. • Directions for Students - print out and put in the packet for students!
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Music Centers: Rhythm Race Note Naming Edition Level 3 - Rhythm Game

Music Centers: Rhythm Race Note Naming Edition Level 3 - Rhythm Game

This is a super fun (yet truly educational!) game where students race to the finish line by naming the names of rhythm notes! Use in your daily lessons, as part of center activities, or as a great sub plan! This is Level 3: Quarter Note, Quarter Rest, Beamed Eighth Notes, Half Note, and Whole Note In the game, each student will draw a card and then move their game piece (provided by you) to the corresponding note. There are also some "game" cards like "Pit Stop: Pick another card and go back to that Note!" Your students will LOVE playing this game in Rhythm Centers or as a stand-alone activity! You will verbally hear them calling out the names of the notes as the move forward and check each other. In this resource: • Game board in Black and White. • Game board in Color. • Cards to print out (8 cards to one sheet of paper). • Directions for Teacher. • Directions for Students - print out and put in the packet for students!
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Learning with Literature in Music: Silly Sally - Solfege / Movement Lesson

Learning with Literature in Music: Silly Sally - Solfege / Movement Lesson

I love bringing Children’s Literature into the music classroom, especially when it can help kids get creative! This lesson uses the book “Silly Sally” by Audrey Wood to teach kids about solfege notes (do, re, mi, and fa) and choreography or creative movement. This is the extended version of a lesson introduced in Pitch Hill! In this lesson, students learn a song based on the words of “Silly Sally” using the pitches do, re, mi, and fa (GREAT way to introduce Fa!). Students then create their own movements to go along with the story introduced in Silly Sally. Suggestions for instrument playing provided as well. The lesson is written for 2nd grade but can be easily modified for other grade levels. In this resource you will receive: • Detailed lesson plans for the lesson based on “Silly Sally.” • Engaging PowerPoint to lead your students through practicing the melody and identify solfege in the song. • Differentiated worksheets to work on identifying the solfege pitches in the song, “Silly Sally.” Note: A special thank you to Audrey Wood for granting permission to use their text in this product. If you purchase this, make sure you _____________________________________________________________________ Teach Music. Love life. Musically, Shelley Tomich Pitch Publications
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Science of Sound Unit 1st: Lesson Plans, Presentation, Experiments, & Assessment

Science of Sound Unit 1st: Lesson Plans, Presentation, Experiments, & Assessment

This is an editable interdisciplinary unit on the Science of Sound Energy for 1st grade music and science. This lesson and accompanying PowerPoint will provide you all you need to teach a fun, engaging science of sound unit. This unit was written to meet the 1st grade science of sound curriculum in Georgia, but can be modified to meet the needs of other grade levels. This packet is wonderful for collaboration between music teachers and classroom teachers! In this packet you will receive: • Detailed lesson plans for the Science of Sound ready to print, yet fully editable for your needs (Microsoft Word). • Engaging PowerPoint to lead your students through learning about the science of sound. There is a partially editable (text is editable) version and a version that is pre-formatted and ready to show right away. • Interactive quizzes; take as a class or check the answers on the accompanying assessment papers. • Partner Sound Card Game - directions included. • Listening Walk Worksheet to go with the Listening Walk book. • Differentiated Sound Sorts (with both Soft and Quiet Terms) - Use as a center or as an assessment. (plus answer keys) --- Sound Sort, Cut and Paste OR Color/Circle, for High/Low, Loud/Soft, Emergency/Non-Emergency --- Sound Label, Write in the correct label, Loud/Soft and High/Low • Guide for completing six experiments for the Science of Sound The ready to print lesson plan and accompanying presentation cover the following topics: • What is vibration? • How do instruments vibrate? • How does our voice vibrate? • Quick look at the families of instruments. • Make vibrations from paper. • Introductory look at sound waves - volume (amplitude) • Introductory look at sound waves - pitch (frequency) • Original piggy back song to remember pitch vs volume. • Comparison of Emergency sounds and what is an Emergency sound? • EXPERIMENTS: String Telephone, Box Guitar, Tuning Fork Fun, Jumping Rice, Ruler Vibrations, Hanger Bells Additional materials needed to complete the lesson as written • The Listening Walk by Paul Showers. ISBN 9780064433228 • Internet access to view videos online (safeshare links provided!) • Samples of each family of instruments (optional) • Streamer wands • Printer • Storage boxes for materials • Glasses and food coloring. • Various materials for experiments.
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Composer of the Month JOHN WILLIAMS - Detailed Lesson Plans and Bulletin Board

Composer of the Month JOHN WILLIAMS - Detailed Lesson Plans and Bulletin Board

Ready to start a Composer/Musician of the Month unit but don’t have a plan ready? Look no further! This awesome set on John Williams (composer of Star Wars, games theme songs, Harry Potter, and other film/movie music) is so fun for students! This set includes: • Lesson Plans covering 5 mini-lessons to presented at the beginning or end of your lesson as a “Composer of the Month” activity. • Bulletin Board printables including information about the composer, definitions appropriate to the particular composer (i.e. Fanfare, Concerto, Composer, Conductor, Musician). • A small write up to include on your class website for students to investigate further. • YouTube links to engaging videos highlighting the composer’s works. This set will get you with a Lesson Plan that is ready to print and yet can still be modified to suite your needs. The composer units focus on a different composer or musician each month and the lesson takes about 5-10 minutes of the lesson time. I do the lesson at the very beginning of class and focus on listening, discussing music with appropriate terminology, and connecting music to the “real world.” Each lesson comes with 5 mini-lessons and links to the YouTube videos used in the lesson. In addition, you will also receive printouts for your bulletin boards with blank pages that can also be modified to suite your needs. I display the current composer’s information in my room and then move his or her information to the hallway as a running list for students. Pictures of this can be found Each lesson plan includes standards that are checked off for the GPS (Georgia Performance Standards). I have also included alternative National Music Standards Checklists and National Core Arts Standards Checklists.
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Kid Friendly Elementary Music Standards Posters - Custom - Editable

Kid Friendly Elementary Music Standards Posters - Custom - Editable

Post kid friendly music standards on your wall! These standards are based off GPS standards but can be modified for any district or standard set. (I have condensed the 50+ Georgia standards into the 14 overall main ideas of the standard.) I have them with colored background that you can print with a color printer and post in a smaller space. In addition, I have included a black and white version that you can blow up with a poster machine and color in yourself. If you do not teach in Georgia, feel free to request them in a different order or presented differently! I have also made this an editable file for you to edit to suit your needs (change the standard number, order, etc). Included in this file: • PDF ready to print as shown in the previews. • PowerPoint ready to print or show students as shown in the previews. • EDITABLE PowerPoint that you can customize to fit your needs. NOTE: For the EDITABLE file, you will need to install the font that I link to in the resource. If you don’t, the formatting will look differently. It is editable so you can choose whichever font you would like, but it will not look like the previews unless you install the font. I have included a non-editable version that is ready to print for your convenience.
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National Core Arts Standards - Music Standards - Checklist for Lesson Plans K-5

National Core Arts Standards - Music Standards - Checklist for Lesson Plans K-5

This is a checklist for the American National Core Arts Standards - Music -recently released to be used for planning purposes. Instructions on how to use it are included. These also include the 1994 National Music Standards as another checklists for you. The standards are offered as Ready to print PDF and Copyable and Editable word format. The following is included in this resource: • National Core Arts Standards, K-5 Comprehensive list. • National Core Arts Standards - Kindergarten • National Core Arts Standards - First Grade • National Core Arts Standards - Second Grade • National Core Arts Standards - Third Grade • National Core Arts Standards - Fourth Grade • National Core Arts Standards - Fifth Grade • BONUS: National Music Standards (MENC, 1994). • BONUS: All of the above in a “Print and Go” graphically pleasing format.
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