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My mission is to provide time saving and engaging resources for busy, passionate music teachers. I believe students learn best in a music classroom when they are engaged in the material, but finding the time to create these materials for your kids is overwhelming. I am here to help! I have kid tested and teacher approved resources that give you time to be the amazing teacher you already are. Teach music. Love life. Musically, Shelley Tomich Pitch Publications

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My mission is to provide time saving and engaging resources for busy, passionate music teachers. I believe students learn best in a music classroom when they are engaged in the material, but finding the time to create these materials for your kids is overwhelming. I am here to help! I have kid tested and teacher approved resources that give you time to be the amazing teacher you already are. Teach music. Love life. Musically, Shelley Tomich Pitch Publications
Ukulele Program - Rainbow Ukulele {BUNDLE} - Lessons, Presentation, Student Book

Ukulele Program - Rainbow Ukulele {BUNDLE} - Lessons, Presentation, Student Book

Ukulele is a great instrument for the music classroom! Are you looking for a way to incorporate the ukulele into your elementary or early middle school music classroom? Looking for a great motivation system for students and a wonderful curriculum in the music classroom? Look no further! This Rainbow Ukulele mega book pack is for you! Also, be sure to check out the Rainbow Ukulele FREEBIE! to see how I set up the program. Now includes British term version (student and teacher) and Google Slide (teacher presentation) Rainbow Ukulele is a beginning ukulele curriculum for teaching Ukulele in the elementary general music classroom. In this comprehensive unit for the music classroom, students are systematically taught the history of the ukulele, the parts of the ukulele, how to tune, reading music (TAB and traditional notation), fingerstyle, and chords. Students are systematically taken through playing over 50 songs using C7, C, F, and G7. This is the perfect solution for your first lessons for ukulele! When you get your kids started on ukulele, you will not believe the joy that comes in to your classroom! This is a bundle of the following products: • Rainbow Ukulele Student Pack - Method Book, assessments, and more! • Rainbow Ukulele Teacher Pack - Complete Lesson Plans, Presentation, and more! You will receive the following: TEACHER EDITION • Amazing teaching presentation to guide students through the lessons. Each song has the sheet music and lyrics with chords available. • COMPLETE Lesson Plans for you to print for your plan book and yet, still completely editable for your needs! • Blank page template to add your own information. • Editable bead checklist (explained in (explained in the the free intro packet)). • Strumming Patterns - this is a collection of strumming patterns I have used over the years - feel free to copy and paste to change up how you are teaching the songs to students! • Essential Questions to post in your room (Editable template too!) • mp3 accompaniment files for every song in the book! STUDENT EDITION • Reproducible student method book. • Student Key packet for assessments in the book. • Blank page template to add your own information. • Editable bead checklist (explained in the free intro packet). • Strumming Patterns - this is a collection of strumming patterns I have used over the years - feel free to copy and paste to change up how you are teaching the songs to students! Musically Yours, Shelley Tomich Pitch Publications Teach music. Love life.
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Pitch Hill: {MEGA BUNDLE} - Teaching Solfege through Storytelling!

Pitch Hill: {MEGA BUNDLE} - Teaching Solfege through Storytelling!

Are you struggling with teaching solfége or looking for a fun, new method for teaching solfége to elementary students? Then look no further! Pitch Hill is for you! The stories provide a way to remember the corresponding hand sign as well as help explain the relationship between individual pitches. Though the system is enhanced by technologies available in many schools (iPads, IWB, etc.) it can also be taught using a simple chalkboard. Pitch Hill was created to overcome the challenge of teaching solfege notes by engaging visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning modalities as well as captivating students with wonderful story telling. Pitch Hill is appropriate for teaching things such as scales, pentatic scales, melody, pitch, singing, and harmony. It is appropriate for people following kodaly, orff, or any other method of music education! (It makes a great alternative to those who are familiar with the music street stories for teaching solfege (solfeggio, solfa, etc). As new materials created specifically for Pitch Hill: Teaching Solfege (volume 1) are created, they will be added to the bundle! Currently this includes the following products: • Pitch Hill Method and Lesson Plans (19!) • Pitch Hill PowerPoint {BUNDLE} • Pitch Hill Flipchart {BUNDLE} • Bulletin Board Printables • Sol Mi Flipchart Activote Assessment • Pitch Hill Character Background Tracks Note: Pitch Hill does NOT teach sharps, flats, or naturals. It is intended to be a resource to introduce students to singing solfege and using the Curwen hand signs. The characters are not animated; I show the actual levels of the hand signs through teacher-led instruction. Shelley Tomich www.pitchpublications.com Visit my website to join the Free Resource Library! Teach music. Love life.
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Science of Sound: BUNDLE for 1st grade unit and 4th grade unit

Science of Sound: BUNDLE for 1st grade unit and 4th grade unit

This is a bundle of two units on the Science of Sound Energy. One targeted for 1st grade and the other targeted for 4th grade. This bundle includes the following products: • Science of Sound - 1st Grade Unit • Science of Sound - 4th Grade Unit ========================================================== DESCRIPTION FOR 1st GRADE UNIT 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, High and Low — Sound Sort, Cut and Paste, Loud and Soft — Sound Sort, Cut and Paste, Emergency vs. Non-Emergency — Sound Sort, Color or Circle the correct picture, High and Low — Sound Sort, Color or Circle the correct picture, Loud and Soft — Sound Sort, Color or Circle the correct picture, Emergency — Sound Label, Write in the correct label, Loud and Soft. — Sound Label, Write in the correct label, High and Low. • Guide for completing six experiments for the Science of Sound • Font download links to keep formatting attractive and allow the PowerPoint presentation to be partially editable. (Note: a pre-formatted version is included as well). 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? • EXPERIMENT - String Telephone • EXPERIMENT - Box Guitar • EXPERIMENT - Tuning Fork Fun • EXPERIMENT - Jumping Rice • EXPERIMENT - Ruler Vibrations • EXPERIMENT - 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. • Materials for experiments: ---- tuning forks ---- block of wood ---- bowl of water ---- ping pong balls ---- string (I used butcher’s string) ---- wire hangers ---- paper ---- cheap plastic rulers ---- plastic box or table ---- red rice ---- hand drums or tambourine ---- rhythm sticks or cut broom stick ---- top of a plastic box ---- plastic cups (I used mini solo cups) ---- rubber bands in two sizes ---- small plastic bins PowerPoint Compatibility Note: The interactive features have been tested in PowerPoint for Mac 2011 and 2016; also on PC PowerPoint 360. The interactive features do NOT work on PowerPoint for Mac 2008. Other versions have not been tested at this time. The interactive features will NOT work if opened in Keynote or as a PDF. Standards The detailed, editable lesson plans were written ready to print for the general music room, but could easily be adapted to the general education science room with a quick switching of standards. Currently the Georgia GPS music standards are marked; the National Music Standards and Common Core Arts Standards are included and can be swapped with a simple copy and paste. This packet also meets the NGSS science standards for first grade (sound). ========================================================== DESCRIPTION FOR 4th GRADE UNIT This is an editable interdisciplinary unit on Acoustics: Science of Sound Energy. This lesson and accompanying PowerPoint will provide you all you need to teach a fun, engaging science of sound unit (Acoustics). This unit was written to meet the 4th 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 for tomorrow’s lesson. • Engaging PowerPoint to lead your students through learning about the science of sound. • Interactive quizzes; take as a class or check the answers on the accompanying assessment papers. • Assessment papers to be used as a pre and post test. (Promethean ActivOffice integration available for those using Powerpoint PC 2007 or 2010 but NOT required). • Guide for students in completing two experiments for the Science of Sound • Guide for students to use the iPad “Sound Uncovered” (only available for iPad). The lesson can be taught without this extension activity, but I included it for your students’ enjoyment. NOTE CURRENTLY THIS APP DOES NOT WORK WITH iOS11 • Alternative mini-lessons for parts of Chrome Music Labs (Highly recommend “Sound Uncovered” instead of this.) • Included font for installation to keep formatting attractive and allow the PowerPoint presentation to be editable. (Note: the PDFs are editable with a PDF presentation software such as Adobe Acrobat). 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? • Basics of sound waves. • Detailed look at sound waves - volume (amplitude) • Detailed look at sound waves - pitch (frequency) • Detailed look at sound waves - timber (shape of wave). • Comparison of sounds in hertz. • Comparison of sounds in decibels. • Factors affecting pitch (length, diameter, tension, and density). • How sound moves through different types of matter (solids, liquids, and gas). • Individual or group work exploring sound phenomenon with the app “Sound Uncovered” and/or “Chrome Music Labs” • EXPERIMENT - What is sound? Vibrations! Make a Straw Kazoo/Double Reed! • EXPERIMENT - How does matter affect sound? Tap-a-Bag! Additional materials needed to complete the lesson as written • Internet access to view videos online (safeshare links provided!) • Access to BrainPop is most desirable. ( I have provided Alternative video links). • (Optional) iPad/iPhone app: dB Volume Meter (Alternative Android app link provided) • (Optional) iPad/iPhone app: Tone generator (Alternative web app and Android app link provided). • (Optional) iPad/iPhone app: Sound Uncovered - Exploratorium(Unfortunately no alternative android app is available). Standards The detailed, editable lesson plans were written ready to print for the general music room, but could easily be adapted to the general education science room with a quick switching of standards. Currently the Georgia GPS music standards are marked; the National Music Standards and Common Core Arts Standards are included and can be swapped with a simple copy and paste.
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Peter and the Wolf - Student Booklet - Perfect guide for your PATW unit!

Peter and the Wolf - Student Booklet - Perfect guide for your PATW unit!

Looking for the perfect listening journal and activity book for your students to demonstrate active listening for Peter and the Wolf? Looking for something to send home with your students? I have the perfect solution for you! This wonderful student guide will walk your students through every part of learning about Peter and the Wolf. This is part of the money saving Peter and the Wolf {MEGA BUNDLE} This booklet will walk your students through: • Background information on the story. • Background information on the composer. • The plot of the story. • Information about each instrument featured in Peter and the Wolf plus questions about each! • The melodies featured for each character in Peter and the Wolf. • Higher-order thinking questions about how the melodies reflect each character. • Amazing graphics for your students to decorate and color. These come in both full size paper and half size paper for your convenience! The full size version will take 11 pages (front and back) and the half size version will take 6 pages (front and back). I even used this activity with my long term sub during my maternity leave! Please take a look at the preview to see how it is laid out and feel free to ask questions! Shelley Tomich www.pitchpublications.com Visit my website to join the Free Resource Library! Teach music. Love life.
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Ukulele Program - Rainbow Ukulele {BUNDLE} - Lessons, Presentation, Student Book

Ukulele Program - Rainbow Ukulele {BUNDLE} - Lessons, Presentation, Student Book

Ukulele is a great instrument for the music classroom! Are you looking for a way to incorporate the ukulele into your elementary or early middle school music classroom? Looking for a great motivation system for students and a wonderful curriculum in the music classroom? Look no further! This Rainbow Ukulele mega book pack is for you! Also, be sure to check out the Rainbow Ukulele FREEBIE! to see how I set up the program. Now includes British term version (student and teacher) and Google Slide (teacher presentation) Rainbow Ukulele is a beginning ukulele curriculum for teaching Ukulele in the elementary general music classroom. In this comprehensive unit for the music classroom, students are systematically taught the history of the ukulele, the parts of the ukulele, how to tune, reading music (TAB and traditional notation), fingerstyle, and chords. Students are systematically taken through playing over 50 songs using C7, C, F, and G7. This is the perfect solution for your first lessons for ukulele! When you get your kids started on ukulele, you will not believe the joy that comes in to your classroom! This is a bundle of the following products: • Rainbow Ukulele Student Pack - Method Book, assessments, and more! • Rainbow Ukulele Teacher Pack - Complete Lesson Plans, Presentation, and more! You will receive the following: TEACHER EDITION • Amazing teaching presentation to guide students through the lessons. Each song has the sheet music and lyrics with chords available. • COMPLETE Lesson Plans for you to print for your plan book and yet, still completely editable for your needs! • Blank page template to add your own information. • Editable bead checklist (explained in (explained in the the free intro packet)). • Strumming Patterns - this is a collection of strumming patterns I have used over the years - feel free to copy and paste to change up how you are teaching the songs to students! • Essential Questions to post in your room (Editable template too!) • mp3 accompaniment files for every song in the book! STUDENT EDITION • Reproducible student method book. • Student Key packet for assessments in the book. • Blank page template to add your own information. • Editable bead checklist (explained in the free intro packet). • Strumming Patterns - this is a collection of strumming patterns I have used over the years - feel free to copy and paste to change up how you are teaching the songs to students! Musically Yours, Shelley Tomich Pitch Publications Teach music. Love life.
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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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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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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 4 - Rhythm Game

Music Centers: Rhythm Race Counting Edition Level 4 - 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 4: Quarter Note, Quarter Rest, Beamed Eighth Notes, Half Note, Whole Note, and Beamed Sixteenth Note Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing. Save money and purchase the {BUNDLE}! 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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Pitch Hill: Teaching Solfege Bulletin Board Printables for Elementary Music

Pitch Hill: Teaching Solfege Bulletin Board Printables for Elementary Music

This set is all the materials you will need to create a Pitch Hill Bulletin Board! In addition, there are many printables to post for general solfege practice. In Pitch Hill, each solfège note is a character with his or her own story. For example, Do is a Boxer! He LOVES to box! He wears special head gear and boxing gloves to protect him and when we sing the note that is Do, we show our hands like boxing gloves. Do is very strong and will catch Re if she falls off the roof! (You will have to purchase to hear her story!) Pitch Hill is an engaging method to teach Solfege to elementary music students. You can learn more about Pitch Hill at www.pitchhill.com. Printables include: • Characters with no labels - picture of each Pitch Hill character, one per page. • Characters with solfege labels - picture of each Pitch Hill character with solfege name • Characters with solfege labels and Pitch Hill names (i.e. Boxer Do). • Pitch Hill People Strip - line up of all the characters with names and without. • Pitch Hill People in small and medium sizes (easy to create buttons or magnets). • Pitch Hill Characters with names and hand signs. • Pitch Hill Characters with hand signs. • Colored Curwen hand signs with labels (create a pitch ladder!) • Colored Curwen hand signs (create a pitch ladder!) • Pitch Hill progression of notes on the staff. • Each version above in a visually appealing framed version. • Solfege Note Heads in small, medium, and large sizes (easy to create buttons or magnets) Use these items to make an awesome bulletin board or to print out for student use! Over 150 Pages available for you to print!
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Rhythm Coloring 3B- Color by Note Name - Quarter N/R, Eighth, Whole, Half

Rhythm Coloring 3B- Color by Note Name - 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! This is included in the Rhythm Coloring 3 Bundle: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/color-by-note-activities-for-whole-note-half-note-quarter-note-quarter-rest-and-beamed-eighth-no-11879145 (Includes separate British version sized for A4 paper - crotchet, crotchet rest, beamed quavers, minim, and semibreve) Rhythm Coloring 3B: Color by Music Term - students will have practice identifying the names of notes! 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 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! Shelley Tomich www.pitchpublications.com Visit my website to join the Free Resource Library! Teach music. Love life.
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Music Decor - AQUA and GRAY - Welcome to Music Banner!

Music Decor - AQUA and GRAY - Welcome to Music Banner!

Looking for a way to spruce up your room this year? Look no further! The Aqua and Gray collection is for you! When you add a music teacher decoration set your room will shine! This set provides you with the materials to make a banner to welcome students to your room, hallway, etc. Both 2 to a page and 1 to a page included. Blank slides and links to matching fonts included! This is included in the Aqua and Gray Music Decor Bundle. Included in this File: • Banners that spell WELCOME TO MUSIC! in both 2 per page and 1 per page. • Blank banners to serve as spacers or decoration. • Banners with kids performing music to serve as spacers or decoration. • Blank versions for you to edit to your needs. Please take a look at the preview to see a picture of all that is included! Shelley Tomich www.pitchpublications.com Visit my website to join the Free Resource Library! Teach music. Love life.
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Instrument of the Month: TROMBONE - Detailed Lesson Plans and Bulletin Board

Instrument of the Month: TROMBONE - Detailed Lesson Plans and Bulletin Board

Ready to start a Instrument of the Month but don’t have a plan ready? Look no further! This file is a great way to start studying the trombone, a member of the brass family in the orchestra. This also makes a great contrast or compliment to composer of the month! This set includes: • Lesson Plans covering mini-lessons to presented at the beginning or end of your lesson as an “Instrument of the Month” activity. • Bulletin Board printables including information about the instrument, definitions appropriate to the particular instrument (i.e. mouthpiece, Musician, Orchestra, Chamber Music, etc.). • YouTube links to engaging videos highlighting pieces featuring this instrument. This set will get you with a Lesson Plan that is ready to print and yet can still be modified to suit your needs. The instrument units focus on a different instrument 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 detailed information 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. 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. Shelley Tomich www.pitchpublications.com Visit my website to join the Free Resource Library! Teach music. Love life.
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K/1 Music Lesson with Children's Literature - Rhythm Dynamics - Snowball Fight

K/1 Music Lesson with Children's Literature - Rhythm Dynamics - Snowball Fight

This is a great lesson plan for rhythm and dynamics composition for kindergarten or first grade. Students will learn a simple ostinato using quarter notes, eighth notes, and rest to accompany the book, Snowball Fight by Jimmy Fallon. Then students will explore adding dynamics to the ostinato. Finally, students will compose their own rhythm pattern complete with dynamics! Versions with traditional and stick notation are included! Though this composition lesson plan was written to match the pacing for kindergarten in my district, it would be appropriate for 1st grade in many districts as well. Included in this File • Detailed (yet editable) lesson plans for kindergarten. State (GA) GPS Standards, National Music Standards, and National Core Arts Standards are marked. Feel free to edit for other grade levels (this lesson would work well for first grade in many situations). • PowerPoint to guide the lesson - available in stick and traditional notation. • PDF version of the PowerPoint for you to import into your desired IWB (Absolutely NOT required to complete this lesson!). • Images for PERSONAL use to create your own variations with provided templates. • Assessment papers for students to create their own snowball ostinato either with pencil and paper or with cotton balls. Please take a look at the preview and feel free to ask questions before purchasing. The lesson plans are completely editable so you may adjust them for your individual situation. Additional items you need to teach the lesson directly as written that are NOT included. • Pencils, Projector, non-pitched instruments, cotton balls (optional). (You do NOT need an IWB but I have provided materials for you to use if you have one). Shelley Tomich www.pitchpublications.com Visit my website to join the Free Resource Library! Teach music. Love life.
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Treble Clef - Reading Music -PowerPoint Presentation & Exit Ticket-Lesson Plan

Treble Clef - Reading Music -PowerPoint Presentation & Exit Ticket-Lesson Plan

This is a GREAT way to introduce Treble Clef to your students! The lesson plan will help you present the included PowerPoint Presentation to your students in order for them to start reading music notes on the Treble Clef staff! I know it can be hard for students to learn to read music on the treble clef - this will help! In this resource: • Editable Lesson Plans geared for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. Feel free to modify for other grade levels! • PowerPoint Presentation to introduce students to the Treble Clef staff! Download the preview to see what is included! • Simple worksheet that allows students to create their own line sentence and quickly identify 3 treble clef notes. Use as an exit ticket! Shelley Tomich www.pitchpublications.com Visit my website to join the Free Resource Library! Teach music. Love life.
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Vocal Explorations - Muffin Man - Create + Compose Your Own

Vocal Explorations - Muffin Man - Create + Compose Your Own

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 Muffin Man gather up all the muffins for his breakfast delivery! 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 - Secret Agent - Create + Compose Your Own

Vocal Explorations - Secret Agent - Create + Compose Your Own

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 secret agents gather up all their spy gear for their first mission! 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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Recorder Resource: BAG Bonanza- 20 Page No-Prep worksheets!!

Recorder Resource: BAG Bonanza- 20 Page No-Prep worksheets!!

Need a way to give your kids a little extra practice reading and notating BAG 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, and G! My kids needed some practice reading notes on the treble clef and I wanted to tie it in with the recorder fingering charts. These have been perfect for a little extra practice and for differentiation! I have also used them as sub plans and my kids actually ask to do more! In this resource: • Color the BAGS on the Staff - Students will color code fingering charts for B, A, and G. • BAG Finger Flurry - Students will label and notate notes by identifying the recorder fingering. • BAG Note Decoder 1 - Students will identify notes on the staff and color in fingerings. Uses Quarter Notes. • BAG Note Decoder 2 - Students will identify notes on the staff and color in fingerings. Uses Whole Notes. • BAG Note Decoder 3 - Students will identify notes on the staff and color in fingerings. Uses mix of Quarter, Half, and Whole notes. • BAG Note Expander - Students will identify notate and color in fingerings for given notes. • Color the BAGS - Students will shade in the correct pitch for each recorder fingering. • Color the Staff BAGs - Students will shade in the correct notated pitch for each recorder fingering. • Color the Staff Rhythm BAGS - Students will shade in the correct notated pitch for each recorder fingering. Answers use a variety of rhythmic notes. • Composing with BAG - Students will write their own melody using the notes B, A, and G, and then shade in fingerings. • BAG Notespeller - Students will identify notes on the staff. • BAG Notespeller 2 - Students will identify notes on the staff using a variety of rhythmic notation. • BAG Fingering Chart - Students will create their own fingering chart for B, A, and G. • Recorder Flower - Students will color by recorder fingering chart. • Recorder Flower 2 - Students will color by note. • BAG Puzzle - Students will cut out BAG puzzle pieces and glue them together. Each piece of the puzzle represents a different way to represent a single pitch. • BAG Puzzle 2 - Similar to Puzzle 1, but more pieces for differentiation. • BAG Hidden Picture - Students will color by note to find the hidden picture. Shelley Tomich www.pitchpublications.com Visit my website to join the Free Resource Library! Teach music. Love life.
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Recorder Resource: C-BAG Bonanza - 20 Page No-Prep Recorder worksheets!

Recorder Resource: C-BAG Bonanza - 20 Page No-Prep Recorder worksheets!

Need a way to give your kids a little extra practice reading and notating C-BAG 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 C, B, A, and G! In this resource: • Color the C-BAGS on the Staff - Students will color code fingering charts for C, B, A, and G. • C-BAG Finger Flurry - Students will label and notate notes by identifying the recorder fingering. • C-BAG Note Decoder 1 - Students will identify notes on the staff and color in fingerings. Uses Quarter Notes. • C-BAG Note Decoder 2 - Students will identify notes on the staff and color in fingerings. Uses Whole Notes. • C-BAG Note Decoder 3 - Students will identify notes on the staff and color in fingerings. Uses mix of Quarter, Half, and Whole notes. • C-BAG Note Expander - Students will identify notate and color in fingerings for given notes. • Color the C-BAGS - Students will shade in the correct pitch for each recorder fingering. • Color the Staff C-BAGs - Students will shade in the correct notated pitch for each recorder fingering. • Color the Staff Rhythm C-BAGS - Students will shade in the correct notated pitch for each recorder fingering. Answers use a variety of rhythmic notes. • Composing with C-BAG - Students will write their own melody using the notes C, B, A, and G, and then shade in fingerings. • C-BAG Notespeller - Students will identify notes on the staff. • C-BAG Notespeller 2 - Students will identify notes on the staff using a variety of rhythmic notation. • C-BAG Recorder Flower - Students will color by recorder fingering chart. • C-BAG Puzzle - Students will cut out C-BAG puzzle pieces and glue them together. Each piece of the puzzle represents a different way to represent a single pitch. • C-BAG Fingering Chart - Students will create their own fingering chart for C, B, A, and G. • Recorder Flower 2 - Students will color by note. • C-BAG Hidden Picture - Students will color by note to find the hidden picture. • C-BAG Recorder Reminder Song - Students will use the rhythm of a cute poem about how to play the recorder to compose a song. • C-BAG Crossword Puzzle - Students will decode the crossword puzzle by identifying C, B, A, and G on the staff. Shelley Tomich www.pitchpublications.com Visit my website to join the Free Resource Library! Teach music. Love life.
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Recorder Resource: DC-BAG Bonanza - 20 Page No-Prep Recorder worksheets!

Recorder Resource: DC-BAG Bonanza - 20 Page No-Prep Recorder worksheets!

Need a way to give your kids a little extra practice reading and notating DC-BAG 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 D, C, (high), B, A, and G! In this resource: • Color the DC-BAGS on the Staff - Students will color code fingering charts for D, C, B, A, and G. • DC-BAG Finger Flurry - Students will label and notate notes by identifying the recorder fingering. • DC-BAG Note Decoder 1 - Students will identify notes on the staff and color in fingerings. Uses Quarter Notes. • DC-BAG Note Decoder 2 - Students will identify notes on the staff and color in fingerings. Uses Whole Notes. • DC-BAG Note Decoder 3 - Students will identify notes on the staff and color in fingerings. Uses mix of Quarter, Half, and Whole notes. • DC-BAG Note Expander - Students will identify notate and color in fingerings for given notes. • Color the DC-BAGS - Students will shade in the correct pitch for each recorder fingering. • Color the Staff DC-BAGs - Students will shade in the correct notated pitch for each recorder fingering. • Color the Staff Rhythm DC-BAGS - Students will shade in the correct notated pitch for each recorder fingering. Answers use a variety of rhythmic notes. • Composing with DC-BAG - Students will write their own melody using the notes D, C, B, A, and G, and then shade in fingerings. • DC-BAG Notespeller - Students will identify notes on the staff. • DC-BAG Notespeller 2 - Students will identify notes on the staff using a variety of rhythmic notation. • DC-BAG Recorder Flower - Students will color by recorder fingering chart. • DC-BAG Puzzle - Students will cut out DCBAG puzzle pieces and glue them together. Each piece of the puzzle represents a different way to represent a single pitch. • DC-BAG Fingering Chart - Students will create their own fingering chart for D, C, B, A, and G. • Recorder Flower 2 - Students will color by note. • DC-BAG Hidden Picture - Students will color by note to find the hidden picture. • DC-BAG Recorder Reminder Song - Students will use the rhythm of a cute poem about how to play the recorder to compose a song. • DC-BAG Crossword Puzzle - Students will decode the crossword puzzle by identifying D, C, B, A, and G on the staff. Shelley Tomich www.pitchpublications.com Visit my website to join the Free Resource Library! Teach music. Love life.
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Music Decor - AQUA AND GRAY - Ensemble and Participants Posters

Music Decor - AQUA AND GRAY - Ensemble and Participants Posters

Looking for a way to spruce up your room this year? Look no further! The Aqua and Gray collection is for you! When you add a music teacher decoration set your room will shine! This set provides you with posters for your room for Ensembles and Participants! I needed a way for my students to visually understand the difference between musician, composer, etc. and this was the perfect solution! Now this set also includes two version with a greater variety in ethnicities in the clipart kids. Mix and match to meet your needs! In addition they come in 1 and 4 per page sizes :) This is included in the Aqua and Gray Music Decor Bundle Included in this File: • Ensemble Posters - solo, duet, trio, quarter, quintet, sextet, septet, octet, etc. • Participants Posters - musician, composer, conductor, arranger, sound engineer, etc. • Blank versions for you to edit to your needs. • All in portrait and landscape. 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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