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Halloween: Bundled Set of Songs & Activities for the Music Classroom

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This bundle contains a lot of songs, activities, PDF's and teaching ideas to make Halloween not only fun for your students but also educational!

This set includes my
A Collection of Halloween Songs and PDFs
Halloween Vocal Exploration Bundled Set
Halloween Beat Strips & Composition Cards for Rhythmic Notation

Included in the Halloween Songs Collection:
18 songs and 8 PDF files that are great for singing during October.

The songs are musically rich in that there are many pedagogical uses for them to teach grade level concepts, all the while keeping students actively engaged in music with fun Halloween Literature. The songs contain game directions and Orff accompaniments, when applicable.

There are PDF files for the following songs:
** Black Cat
** El Reloj de la Calavera
** Halloween
** Miss White (also included are quarter/eighth note preparation and practice cards
** Old Mother Witch
** Pumpkin, Pumpkin
** Pumpkin Patch
** Witch, Witch (A variant of Old Mother Witch"

Within the PDF files are the following (**when applicable and not included in all files):
* Lyric Slides
* Beat Slides
* Rhythm Preparation Slides
* Rhythm Presentation Slides
* Rhythm Practice Slides
* Melodic Preparation Slides, with spacial icons
* Melodic Preparation Slides, with icons on the staff
* Melodic Presentation Slides
* Melodic Practice Slides, with icons on the staff
* Melodic Practice Slides, with traditional notation

The PDF files play similarly to a PowerPoint file. Simply go to view and select "slideshow." Once within the slideshow, select "view full screen."

The Vocal Exploration File includes:
Halloween Animated Vocal Exploration PowerPoint, which is a perfect way to have your students warm-up their voices, explore their vocal range or experience high/low sounds.

Your students will use their voices to follow the paths from various Halloween scenes. They may use their voice to follow the path a witch, a spider or a bat, to name just a few!

The PowerPoint contains 30 different slides. You simply pick and choose a few to use everyday at the beginning of class or as a transition activity. There are enough slides to last all Autumn without duplicating many!

Halloween Vocal Exploration Cards:
These colorful and bright cards are perfect for the beginning of class to help your students warm up their voices.

Your students will use their voices to follow the paths from various Halloween scenes. They may use their voices to follow the path a witch, a spider or a bat, to name a few!

The PDF contains a total of 16 different slides and it's perfect to use with all grade levels! Also included are 6 "Create Your Own Path" worksheets, from which students can make their own vocal exploration cards

About the Halloween Beat Strip and Composition Cards:
This fun Halloween version of my **Best Selling** Beat Strips for Rhythmic Notation and Dictation is a fun addition to your classroom instruction during October! It encourages composition and additionally can be used for dictation and notation.

This file is a great instructional manipulative that your students can use for notation and dictation. Using a beat strip in either 2/4, 3/4, 4/4 or unmarked meter, students can compose rhythmic patterns or take dictation from the teacher. The patterns for 2/4, 4/4 and unmarked meter can be 4 or 8 beats in length and the patterns in 3/4 meter can be 3 or 6 beats in length.

In addition to the Beat Strips and cards, I've included a large set of cards and a "mini" set of cards that can be used for whole or small group instruction with or without the beat strips.

The cards come in four forms:
1. Picture only
2. Picture with text (label)
3. Picture with text & rhythm
4. Picture with rhythm

The rhythms are written in both stick notation and rhythmic notation with note heads. Rhythms included are:
* "ta" or quarter note
* "ti-ti" or eighth note
* "tika-tika" or sixteenth notes
* "ti-tika" or "ti-tiri" or eighth-sixteenth-sixteenth notes
* "tika-tik" or "tiri-ti" or sixteenth-sixteenth-eighth notes.

This is a great assessment tool for all grade levels!!

If you like these files, you might also enjoy these:
The Monster Ate My Melody: a Disappearing Song Activity for Pumpkin, Pumpkin
Monster Melody Madness, a Collection of Activities for teaching, Bundled Set #1
Sugar Rush: a Collection of Games for Teaching: Bundle

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