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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
Music Centers: Pitch Parkway - Bass Clef Customizable Game, Practice
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Music Centers: Pitch Parkway - Bass Clef Customizable Game, Practice

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This is a super fun (yet truly educational!) game where students race to the finish line by naming notes on the bass clef staff! Use in your daily lessons, as part of center activities, or as a great sub plan! This is the Bass Clef version; you can customize it for your desired range! What is the difference between this game and the Differentiated version found here? The differentiated version also includes game boards which only test space notes and only test line notes. This is to help narrow the focus for kids who are struggling. This full game is also included in the differentiated version. In the game, each student will draw a card and identify the pitch on the card. Then, they can move their game piece (provided by you - see here for examples or use pony beads!). 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! Shelley Tomich www.pitchpublications.com Visit my website to join the Free Resource Library! Teach music. Love life.
Composer of the Month JOHN WILLIAMS - Detailed Lesson Plans and Bulletin Board
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Composer of the Month JOHN WILLIAMS - Detailed Lesson Plans and Bulletin Board

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

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

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

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

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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!
Music Centers: Rhythm Race Counting Edition Level 4 - Rhythm Game
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Music Centers: Rhythm Race Counting Edition Level 4 - Rhythm Game

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

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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.
Pitch Hill: Teaching Solfege Bulletin Board Printables for Elementary Music
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Pitch Hill: Teaching Solfege Bulletin Board Printables for Elementary Music

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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!
Music Decor - RAINBOW BRIGHTS - Ensemble and Participants Posters
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Music Decor - RAINBOW BRIGHTS - Ensemble and Participants Posters

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Looking for a way to spruce up your room this year? Look no further! The RAINBOW BRIGHTS 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! This is included in the Rainbow Brights Music Decor Bundle 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 :) 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.
Music Decor - AQUA and GRAY - Welcome to Music Banner!
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Music Decor - AQUA and GRAY - Welcome to Music Banner!

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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.
Back to School Music Lesson Plan! 4th and 5th Turn the Beat Around Cup Game
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Back to School Music Lesson Plan! 4th and 5th Turn the Beat Around Cup Game

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Are you a new music teacher or a veteran music teacher looking for some fresh ideas? Want to have a fantastic first day in music? Look no further! This is a tried and true set of lessons that will really hook your kids! Kid will leave that first day saying your class is SUPER FUN! If you can get that reputation, the kids will buy into all the amazing things you teach them in the future! Start your fabulous first day of music now! Note: This file is included in the following money saving Back to School Music Lesson Plan Bundle Included in this File • Detailed (yet editable) lesson plans for 4-5. State (GA) GPS Standards, National Music Standards, and National Core Arts Standards are marked. • PowerPoints to guide the lesson for each level. • Links to any resources needed to complete the lesson. (List below) • Essential Questions to post in your room. • Video demonstration of the cup games. NOTE: THE PLANS ARE SPECIFICALLY FOR THE MAKING MUSIC VERSION OF “TURN THE BEAT AROUND.” IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO USE A DIFFERENT VERSION YOU WILL NEED TO MODIFY THE DIRECTIONS INCLUDED TO FIT YOUR VERSION Description of Lessons • 4th and 5th Grade - Students will go through normal first day procedures (rules, etc.) and then will learn a wonderful cup game routine to the song “Turn the Beat Around.” I use the version found in Making Music, Grade 4. The directions are editable if you choose to use a different version. These lessons are meant to hook my students from the first day. This is a great first day lesson for the first year teacher or many year veteran teacher! I use the lessons to review things like singing voice, form, tempo, etc. These lessons are designed for my 45 minutes classes but you could modify them for 30 min or hour classes as needed. This is meant to be a guide for your individual situation. Substitutions for any part of the lesson is acceptable. Additional items you need to teach the lesson directly as written that are NOT included. • “Turn the Beat Around” from the series Making Music, 4th Grade. Alternatively you can use a version from iTunes (the plans are Editable for your needs) • Class set of cups (plastic or disposable from the grocery store work). • Rhythm Sticks (optional) Thank you to Alfred Publishing for their written permission to use the resource, “Turn the Beat Around” in this publication. Shelley Tomich www.pitchpublications.com Visit my website to join the Free Resource Library! Teach music. Love life.
Music Center: Don't Break the Pitches! - Treble Clef Pitch Note Reading Game
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Music Center: Don't Break the Pitches! - Treble Clef Pitch Note Reading Game

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This is a super fun (yet truly educational!) game based on the popular game, “Don’t Break the Ice!” In this game, students must identify note names and tap out the correct pitch. Don’t be the one to knock out the Penguin! Note: This purchase does not include the actual game “Don’t Break the Ice” and requires that this game is purchased separately. This game is included in the Don’t Break the Music BUNDLE! Your students will LOVE playing this game in Rhythm Centers or as a stand-alone activity! This also makes a great music sub tub plan! You will verbally hear them calling out the names of the notes as they break the ice. It also works great for sub plans! In this resource: • 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! • Game pieces to print, laminate, and attach to ice pieces. Shelley Tomich www.pitchpublications.com Visit my website to join the Free Resource Library! Teach music. Love life.
Instrument of the Month: TROMBONE - Detailed Lesson Plans and Bulletin Board
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Instrument of the Month: TROMBONE - Detailed Lesson Plans and Bulletin Board

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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.
Musician of the Month: EDVARD GRIEG - Lesson Plans & Bulletin Board
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Musician of the Month: EDVARD GRIEG - Lesson Plans & Bulletin Board

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Composer of the Month is a great way to bring some music history to your students! Ready to start a Composer/Musician of the Month but don’t have a plan ready? Look no further! This is the perfect resource for your lessons on Edvard Grieg, the amazing composer behind In the Hall of the Mountain King and Morning Mood (from the Peer Gynt Suite). Hint: He’s great for an October composer of the month! This set includes: • Lesson Plans covering mini-lessons to presented at the beginning or end of your lesson as a “Musician of the Month” activity. • Bulletin Board printables including information about the composer, definitions appropriate to the particular composer (i.e. Composer, Conductor, Musician). • 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 on my blog. Shelley Tomich www.pitchpublications.com Visit my website to join the Free Resource Library! Teach music. Love life.
Music Centers: Pitch Parkway - Treble Clef Customizable Game, Practice
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Music Centers: Pitch Parkway - Treble Clef Customizable Game, Practice

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This is a super fun (yet truly educational!) game where students race to the finish line by naming notes on the treble clef staff! Use in your daily lessons, as part of center activities, or as a great sub plan! This is the Treble Clef version; you can customize it for your desired range! **Save some $$$!! Buy as part of a {BUNDLE} With the bundle you can differentiate between line and space notes to really help out your kids who are struggling! • Pitch Parkway - Treble Clef {BUNDLE} In the game, each student will draw a card and identify the pitch on the card. Then, they can move their game piece (provided by you - see here for examples or use pony beads!) to the appropriate pitch name. There are also some “game” cards like “Wreck: Skip Your Turn!” Your students will LOVE playing this game in 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! Shelley Tomich www.pitchpublications.com Visit my website to join the Free Resource Library! Teach music. Love life.
Music Decor Rainbow Brights - Ukulele Chord Chart Posters
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Music Decor Rainbow Brights - Ukulele Chord Chart Posters

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Looking for a way to spruce up your room this year? Look no further! The RAINBOW BRIGHTS collection is for you! When you add a music teacher decoration set your room will shine! This music decor set provides you with ukulele chord chart posters to accompany your ukulele unit. The bright colors will help your students when they need a quick reference of where to put their fingers. This is included in the Rainbow Brights Music Decor Bundle This resource includes the following items: • Chord Charts for the following chords: Cm, C, C7, Dm, D, D7, Eb, Em, E, E7, Fm, F, F7, F#m, Gbm, Gb, F#, Gm, G, G7, Am, A7, A, Bbm, Bb, Bm, B, B7, and Open Strings • Backgrounds in solid colors to match the Rainbow Ukulele System with colored dots. • Backgrounds with black dots with each chord ALL on red, blue, green, yellow, orange, turquoise, purple, and pink. • All the chords above in landscape and portrait. Musically Yours, Shelley Tomich Pitch Publications Teach music. Love life.
Science of Sound: BUNDLE for 1st grade unit and 4th grade unit
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Science of Sound: BUNDLE for 1st grade unit and 4th grade unit

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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.
Music Decor BUNDLE - AQUA AND GRAY - posters, word wall, class rules, binders
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Music Decor BUNDLE - AQUA AND GRAY - posters, word wall, class rules, binders

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This is already an amazing set of resources and will be growing throughout the year! As the set grows, the price will grow too! Please visit each resource below to see a better preview of what you are purchasing. This includes the following AQUA AND GRAY decor resources: • Welcome to Music Banner • Music Rules and MORE! Poster Set • Instrument Posters - Orchestra, Orff, and World • Dynamics Posters • Ensemble and Participant Posters • Curwen Hand Sign Solfege Posters • Let’s Get Organized - AQUA and GRAY - Music Binder Covers and Spines! • [Ukulele Posters D TUNING]( • Ukulele Posters • Word Wall • Alto Recorder Fingering Charts v1 Black and Tan Recorder • Alto Recorder Fingering Charts v2 Black and Tan Recorder • Alto Recorder Fingering Charts v3 Holes • Recorder Fingering Charts v1 Black and Tan Recorder • Recorder Fingering Charts v2 Black and Tan Recorder • Recorder Fingering Charts v3 Holes
K/1 Music Lesson with Children's Literature - Rhythm Dynamics - Snowball Fight
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K/1 Music Lesson with Children's Literature - Rhythm Dynamics - Snowball Fight

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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.