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I am a general music specialist and the Lead Elementary Music teacher for for my district. I have over 30 years experience in music education, with 20 years in the elementary music classroom. I hold Dr. Edwin Gordon's Music Learning Theory certifications in Elementary General Level I, Early Childhood Level I and Instrumental, as well as Orff Level I.

I am a general music specialist and the Lead Elementary Music teacher for for my district. I have over 30 years experience in music education, with 20 years in the elementary music classroom. I hold Dr. Edwin Gordon's Music Learning Theory certifications in Elementary General Level I, Early Childhood Level I and Instrumental, as well as Orff Level I.
Ukulele Chord Chart Posters - Teal & Blooms
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Ukulele Chord Chart Posters - Teal & Blooms

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This set of 8.5x11 ukulele chord chart posters can serve as anchor charts or bulletin board display. Chords include A, Am, A7, Bb, B, Bm, B7, C, Cm, C7, D, Dm, D7. Eb, E, Em, E7, F, Fm, F7, G, Gm, G7 along with alternate fingering for F7 and E. Each chord is represented with letter name and chord chart graphic. Six background colors give lots of options for display. Choose to use all the same color, or mix and match.
Peter & the Wolf Music Centers Bundle
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Peter & the Wolf Music Centers Bundle

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This bundle contains 3 separate activities that support students' engagement with the instruments and characters in the Peter and the Wolf story. 1. Peter & the Wolf Character Card Games 2. Peter & the Wolf Posters & Puzzles 3. Peter & the Wolf Story Re-Telling & Coloring Sheets
Ukulele Chord Chart Posters - Busy Bee Kids
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Ukulele Chord Chart Posters - Busy Bee Kids

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This set of 8.5x11 ukulele chord chart posters can serve as anchor charts or bulletin board display. Chords include A, Am, A7, Bb, B, Bm, B7, C, Cm, C7, D, Dm, D7. Eb, E, Em, E7, F, Fm, F7, G, Gm, G7 along with alternate fingering for F7 and E. Each chord is represented with letter name and chord chart graphic. Three background colors give lots of options for display. Choose to use all the same color, or mix and match.
Louis Armstrong & New Orleans Jazz PowerPoint
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Louis Armstrong & New Orleans Jazz PowerPoint

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This PowerPoint Show can be the basis for a unit on the Louis Armstrong and New Orleans Jazz. Slides contain facts and links to YouTube videos about Louis Armstrong, characteristics of New Orleans Jazz, sing a jazz standard, try to scat, and 7 quick quiz questions useful for exit tickets. Included in the package is a song lyrics PowerPoint for When the Saints.
Peter and the Wolf Story Re-Telling & Coloring Sheets
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Peter and the Wolf Story Re-Telling & Coloring Sheets

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There are so many great Peter & the Wolf products available. Why do you need this one? Because it is only 2 pages! My school limits teacher copies, so printing a nice, long storybook for many students is not possible. The major sections of the Peter & the Wolf story are represented in just 2 pages! Descriptive sentences are very brief, allowing your students to fill in all of the details as they work. Print the 2 pages back-to-back on one piece of paper. Play Prokofiev's music as students work. Encourage students to talk to neighbors, re-telling the story as they work. Use this resource in a center or even in your sub tub, following your own teacher-led lessons on the Peter & the Wolf.
Write The Room:  Instruments of the Orchestra SAMPLER
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Write The Room: Instruments of the Orchestra SAMPLER

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This free sampler set includes five of the worksheets from the full Write the Room Instruments of the Orchestra, formatted in various ways to allow for a variety of options! Display your own set of instrument pictures, either in a center for small groups or around the room and give every student a clipboard and recording sheet. The activities can range from simple writing practice all the way to assessment. Label each picture. Write the words and practice reading them. Hang label cards only, no pictures. Write the words and practice reading them. Draw a picture of the correct instrument. Display the pictures with labels. Students use worksheets with pictures only, find the matching picture and copy down the instrument name. To focus on a small number of instruments, such as one family, display only those cards or labels. Assessment options Number the pictures and labels. Hang separately around the room. Students match the labels with the correct numbered picture. Hang the label only. Students write the label in the box containing the corresponding instrument picture. Display pictures with labels. Ask students to find an instrument from a specific family, such as woodwind, write the name and draw a picture of the instrument. Check out the full product, including small and large pictures, with and without labels, and 12 worksheet variations!
B-A-G Recorder Note Reading & Writing & Fingering Chart Practice Booklet
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B-A-G Recorder Note Reading & Writing & Fingering Chart Practice Booklet

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Help your students practice their B-A-G note reading & writing with this practice booklet. This is considered an entry level music reading guide, and students will find all of the answers in the booklet. Their job is to make their own fingering chart, decode and label notes on the staff, find a melodic pattern in the song notation, and practice writing and naming B-A-G notes. Contains 4 pages to print double sided and fold to make a booklet. Answer pages and printing suggestions are included. I am not in favor of students writing in the letter names under the notes while playing. I have found, however, that at the beginning stages, students sometimes have difficulty decoding the notes fast enough to play the song with an authentic sound. This booklet gives them some additional practice reading, writing, and naming the notes. In my practice, I allow and encourage students to write the note names on worksheets, but NOT on their music for practice & performance. I hope you will consider this resource with those thoughts in mind.
Nutcracker Character Card Game
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Nutcracker Character Card Game

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Need a quiet center activity or sub tub activity to coordinate with your Nutcracker Ballet unit? This set of Nutcracker character cards will fit the bill! The set includes 18 character cards, in both full color and printer friendly black & white versions. All versions have the option to use Marie or Clara as the main character. Print on heavy paper or cardstock, and laminate for durability. Includes directions for Memory Match and Go Fish card games, but can be used for any game that you might create.
Pirates Music Bundle
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Pirates Music Bundle

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This bundle contains 4 resources to help you create a pirate theme in the music room. 1. Pirates Animated Vocal Explorations & Worksheets 2. Pirates Rules for Audiences 3. Pirates Writing Paper 4. Pirate Gold! Music Effort Awards
Peter and the Wolf Character Card Games
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Peter and the Wolf Character Card Games

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Need a quiet center activity or sub tub activity to coordinate with your Peter and the Wolf unit? This set of Peter and the Wolf character cards will fit the bill! The set includes 9 character cards and 9 instrument cards, in both full color and printer friendly black & white versions. Print on heavy paper or cardstock, and laminate for durability. Includes directions for Memory Match and Go Fish card games, but can be used for any game that you might create.
Ukulele Chord Chart Posters - Glitter & Chevrons
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Ukulele Chord Chart Posters - Glitter & Chevrons

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This set of 8.5x11 ukulele chord chart posters can serve as anchor charts or bulletin board display. Chords include A, Am, A7, Bb, B, Bm, B7, C, Cm, C7, D, Dm, D7. Eb, E, Em, E7, F, Fm, F7, G, Gm, G7 along with alternate fingering for F7 and E. Each chord is represented with letter name and chord chart graphic. Three background colors give lots of options for display. Choose to use all the same color, or mix and match.
Color By Music - Recorder Notes - BAG - BAGCD - BAGED
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Color By Music - Recorder Notes - BAG - BAGCD - BAGED

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This set contains color by music mystery pictures to help students differentiate between the first notes commonly used by beginner recorder players. Great for notation awareness lessons and perfect for your sub tub! The 5 BAG pictures come in 2 levels: Set 1 is the easy level, with both the staff notation and the letter name listed on the color key. BAG Set 2 is slightly more difficult, requiring students to decode the music notation to determine the letter name on their own. Choose BAGCD or BAGED for an additional challenge for your students, 20 pages in all.
Moosical Vocal Explorations and Worksheets
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Moosical Vocal Explorations and Worksheets

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Get your students using their head voices with these farm themed animated vocal exploration slides. Perfect for any farm-themed lesson, the vocalizations could also connect with these popular children's literature titles: Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? by Dr. Seuss How to Speak Moo by Debra Fajerman Click Clack Moo Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin The PowerPoint presentation contains: 6 animated slides 6 slides for students to draw their own paths when projected on Smartboard or whiteboard 6 printable worksheets
End of Year Editable Music Awards
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End of Year Editable Music Awards

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Recognizing student achievement is an important part of being an educator. This set contains 10 different awards for common music class achievements. Each award has an editable text box for your school name, the school year dates, and for the student name. Music Awards are designed to be printed in black ink on brightly colored paper. Using slightly heavier 24 lb. paper will make the award feel special. Includes: Chorus Award Choir Award Star Guitarist Ukulele Star "And With Others" Group Cooperation Harmonica Award Recorder Star Most Improved Musical Thinker Super Singer
Pirates Writing Paper
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Pirates Writing Paper

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This pirate-themed paper is perfect for young students, with a large box for an illustration and 1" lines for writing stories or reflections. The choice of headings, each with a boy pirate version and a girl pirate version include: If I Were a Pirate... How I Became a Pirate... My Pirate Adventure
Pirate Gold!  Music Effort Awards
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Pirate Gold! Music Effort Awards

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Need a quick incentive to use during a pirate-themed unit, or on Talk Like A Pirate Day on September 19? Give your students some Pirate Gold! This product includes 4 variations of the pirate award certificate, 2 pirate girls and 2 pirate boys. The certificates are formatted to print 4 to a page. Print all 4 characters on one page, or print 1 character per page. Use different colors of paper for boys and girls, or use colors to create your own value system.
Just Ducky Animated Vocal Explorations and Worksheets
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Just Ducky Animated Vocal Explorations and Worksheets

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Get your students using their head voices with these duck themed animated vocal exploration slides. Perfect for any farm-themed lesson, the vocalizations could also connect with these popular children's literature titles: Duck for President by Doreen Cronin Giggle, Giggle, Quack by Doreen Cronin Make Way for Duckling by Robert McClosky 10 Little Rubber Ducks by Eric Carle Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell The PowerPoint presentation contains: 6 animated slides 6 slides for students to draw their own paths when projected on Smartboard or whiteboard 6 printable worksheets
Pirates Animated Vocal Explorations and Worksheets
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Pirates Animated Vocal Explorations and Worksheets

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Ahoy Mateys! Get your students using their head voices with these Pirate themed animated vocal exploration slides. The PowerPoint presentation contains: 6 animated slides 4 slides for students to draw their own paths when projected on Smartboard or whiteboard 3 printable worksheets
Bessie Smith & the Classic Blues PowerPoint
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Bessie Smith & the Classic Blues PowerPoint

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This PowerPoint show can be the basis for a unit on the classic blues. Slides contain facts and links to YouTube videos about Bessie Smith, characteristics of classic blues, 12-bar blues structure, sing the chord roots, write your own blues, and 4 quick quiz questions useful for exit tickets. Also included is a song lyrics PowerPoint for Backwater Blues, and a student blues writing worksheet.
Pirate Rules for Audiences
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Pirate Rules for Audiences

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Will your students be seeing a live performance soon? Worried about inappropriate behavior? Aargh! Teach appropriate audience behavior the pirate way! PowerPoint presentation of 10 rules for audiences, presented in pirate language and regular English. Animations revealing English "translations" will only work in presentation mode.