Music Rules- Posters and Songs {Nautical Set}

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Lindsay Jervis
Grade Levels
PreK - 6th
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14 pages
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Want to get your kids singing from the first day of music while reinforcing classroom rules? This set contains a nautical version of my music classroom rules as well as slides of five original songs (one for each rule) set to a familiar folk tune.

I used these rules and songs in my classroom last year and having the rule connected to a song made learning them so much more joyful for me and the students!

The rules spell out MUSIC!

M- Make good choices
U- Use kind words
S- Show respect (in smaller letters it says "to classmates, teacher, and music" - I added the part about respecting the music and I can't wait talk about ways we respect the music with my kids - so important!)
I- Involve yourself
C- Care for room and instruments

Each rule poster has a slide to go with it with a song set to a folk tune. Folk tunes include "A Sailor Went to Sea", "Are You Sleeping/ Bother John", "Hot Cross Buns", "If You're Happy and You Know It", and "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."

* Please note the PDF of songs does NOT contain sheet music or MP3s, just the lyrics. I will be getting a lot of new kids at my school this year, but I want to get them singing right away. I will be teaching these by rote. I have chosen these familiar melodies so that they can be accessible to all grades, yet you can still challenge the older kids by having them sing in canon on "Are You Sleeping" or sing on solfa with hand signs.

This bulletin board is a part of my Nautical Music Room Decor Kit

Looking for more resources with this theme?
Music is Anchored in Standards {NCCAS Standards for Music Education Poster Set}
Sailing Through the Staff {Bulletin Board Kit}
Music Teacher Binder Covers {Nautical Theme}

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I would LOVE to see pictures of this set in your room! You can email me pictures at and I will feature them on my blog/Facebook page!

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