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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.
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.
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.
Going Buggy!  Duple Meter Rhythm Pattern Game - Koosh Ball Game
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Going Buggy! Duple Meter Rhythm Pattern Game - Koosh Ball Game

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Practice rhythm patterns with this fun Koosh ball game! Tap the bugs, or gently throw a koosh ball at the interactive whiteboard to reveal a duple meter rhythm pattern. You might even try tapping the board with a fly swatter! Work in teams for a fun rhythm game, or as an individual assessment. Printable cards suitable for centers are also included! Rhythms include quarter notes, barred eighth notes, 4 barred sixteenth notes, and 1 eighth-2 sixteenth notes. This file will work with any counting system.
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
Mittens & Snowballs Duple Rhythm Patterns Koosh Ball Game Level 2
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Mittens & Snowballs Duple Rhythm Patterns Koosh Ball Game Level 2

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Practice rhythm patterns with this fun Koosh ball (snowball) game! Tap the mittens, or gently throw a koosh ball at the interactive whiteboard to reveal a duple meter rhythm pattern. Work in teams for a fun rhythm game, or as an individual assessment. Printable cards suitable for centers are also included! Rhythms include quarter notes, barred eighth notes, 4 barred sixteenth notes, and 1 eighth-2 sixteenth notes. This PowerPoint file will work with any counting system.
Mittens & Snowballs Duple Rhythm Patterns Koosh Ball Game Level 1
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Mittens & Snowballs Duple Rhythm Patterns Koosh Ball Game Level 1

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Practice rhythm patterns with this fun Koosh ball (snowball) game! Tap the mittens, or gently throw a koosh ball at the interactive whiteboard to reveal a duple meter rhythm pattern. Work in teams for a fun rhythm game, or as an individual assessment. Printable cards suitable for centers are also included! Rhythms include quarter notes, barred eighth notes, quarter rest. This file will work with any counting system.
Detective Line Finder - Identify Line Notes on Music Staff
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Detective Line Finder - Identify Line Notes on Music Staff

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This zip folder contains both a digital flash card PowerPoint learning/review game and one printable student worksheet to help students discriminate between line and space notes on the staff. This game and worksheet does not ask students to identify pitch names, but rather they must simply identify the line notes. Display the digital flash cards with your projector and play a whole group learning or review game. Students use hand signals to indicate whether the note on display is a line or space note. Play Around the World, Lightening Round, or Team Play as a review or assessment game. Extend the on-screen lesson and review with a worksheet that can be used as practice or assessment. One Detective worksheet is included.
Alien Space Place - Identify Space Notes on Music Staff
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Alien Space Place - Identify Space Notes on Music Staff

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This zip folder contains both a PowerPoint digital flash card learning/review game and one printable student worksheet to help students discriminate between line and space notes on the staff. This game and worksheet does not ask students to identify pitch names, but rather they must simply identify the space notes. Display the digital flash cards with your projector and play a whole group learning or review game. Students use hand signals to indicate whether the note on display is a line or space note. Play Around the World, Lightening Round, or Team Play as a review or assessment game. Extend the on-screen lesson and review with a worksheet that can be used as practice or assessment. One Alien worksheet is included.
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!
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
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.
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.
Falling Leaves Animated Vocal Explorations and Worksheets
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Falling Leaves Animated Vocal Explorations and Worksheets

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Get your students using their head voices with these fall themed animated vocal exploration slides. The PowerPoint presentation contains: 5 animated slides 5 slides for students to draw their own paths when projected on Smartboard or whiteboard 3 printable worksheets
Soccer Kids Animated Vocal Explorations
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Soccer Kids Animated Vocal Explorations

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Get your students using their head voices with these soccer themed animated vocal exploration slides. The PowerPoint presentation contains: 6 animated slides 6 slides for students to draw their own paths when projected on Smartboard or whiteboard 3 printable worksheets
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