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By A Sound Mind
Spring has sprung, and let's put on our listening ears and see what we can hear! Coupled with the text "A Listening Walk" (not included) get students listening to and engaged in the world around them. Use it as part of literature, as a great tie
Subjects:
Science, Literature, Spring
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
$0.99
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By A Sound Mind
Get Spooky this year with this fun bundle of Halloween activities and have your class howl with joy! A collection of my favorite games, songs, activities, videos, and worksheets that I've used over the year, you'll be sure to find something you can
Subjects:
Music, Halloween, For All Subjects
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$4.99
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By A Sound Mind
For Hispanic Heritage Month or Halloween consider tying the Mexican holiday "Dia de los Muertos" to your curriculum. The Day of the Dead has many similarities to the more popular Halloween, but is uniquely and culturally different. My K-4 students
Subjects:
Spanish, Music, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Songs
$0.99
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By A Sound Mind
Combine science & music as you explore the amazing world of sound. Combing NGSS Science and NAfME music standards, these engaging activities will cover 2+ periods as you cover sounds, vibrations, and pitch. Using a variety of quick low-prep
Subjects:
Science, Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Science Centers
$2.99
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By A Sound Mind
My kids are krazy for K-pop! What a better way to celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month than with a fun and engaging lesson about one of the newest and most popular types of music in the world: K-Pop! K-Pop is short for Korean Pop music
Subjects:
Music, Asian Studies, Dance
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Video Files
$3.99
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By A Sound Mind
Spring has sprung, this music unit is perfect students grades preK - 2nd. Explore Spring and all the sounds with tons of great songs, games, and activities. Perfect for a music teacher or any classroom teachers! Fits in with NAFME or Common Core
Subjects:
Science, Music, Spring
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$2.99
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By A Sound Mind
It doesn't matter which came first in this fun and engaging lesson for grades K-2. Learn basic rhythm while you play and sing along to catchy upbeat music. Shake it up & Shake it off with The Beatles & Taylor Swift. Then get ready to dance
Subjects:
Science, Music, Dance
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Fun Stuff, Songs
$0.99
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By A Sound Mind
EVERYTHING IS AWESOME when you use Legos in the classroom! This engaging and enlightening unit introduces and covers a wide range of topics from loops and ostinatos to rhythm and composition.More info
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Other (Music)
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans
$4.99
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By A Sound Mind
November is Native American Heritage Month and with Thanksgiving, as well as all the news stories about the pipeline protests, (Aug 2016) its more important than ever to include it in your classroom. This unit uses news articles, podcasts, music,
Subjects:
Native Americans, Music, Thanksgiving
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Thematic Unit Plans, Cultural Activities
$4.99
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By A Sound Mind
The Winter Olympics are fast approaching! Celebrate this exciting time in your classrooms with this easy & fun lesson. With over an hours worth of material, you'll have literacy, music, and social studies tie-ins. Read the silly story of Tacky,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Music, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Songs
$0.99
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By A Sound Mind
May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month and celebrate with this amazing lesson on the traditional Maori dance, the Haka! Great for getting your class up and moving, students love the choreographed movements, the loud lyrics, and sticking out
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Music, Dance
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Songs, Cultural Activities
$2.99
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By A Sound Mind
Lunar New Years (commonly called Chinese New Years in the States) is the single most celebrated holiday in the world! All across Asia countries and cultures enjoy this holiday much in the same way we celebrate New Years Eve. Based around the Chinese
Subjects:
Music, Asian Studies, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Games
$0.99
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By A Sound Mind
This lesson promotes Social Emotional Learning with a focus on the difficult concept of "Empathy." Using music, videos, and pop culture references it makes the topic approachable and engaging for students of almost any age. The lesson flow has a
Subjects:
Music, Character Education, Classroom Community
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Multimedia
$2.99
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By A Sound Mind
John Henry is an American Folk Legend and is the perfect entry point into topics like "Tall Tales" and "the American Railroad." Students will love learning about these topics through musical & rhythm activities, engaging videos, and easy to use
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Black History Month
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans
$7.99
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By A Sound Mind
A relevant and engaging unit for grades 5th-8th (and beyond) that uses music as a lens to look at Contemporary American History (focusing on WWII and Vietnam) We ask the question, "How do events like war impact music, and can music impact something
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Music, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans
$4.99
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By A Sound Mind
April showers bring May flowers, and with that come opportunities to integrate the science of plants into your classroom! In the K-3 curriculum maps, this short lesson is the perfect intro to a unit on the parts of a plant. Using a catchy song and
Subjects:
Science, Music, Spring
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Songs, Minilessons
$0.99
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By A Sound Mind
Have your cake and eat it too, with this fun and educational card game. Players will be exposed to & learn about various notes, rest, clefs, and other musical symbols. Based on the classic line of Crazy 8's (UNO) card games, this version has
Subjects:
Arts, Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Games
$4.99
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By A Sound Mind
Eric Carle's "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" is a classic children's book that covers many essential topics from the days of the week to life cycles. This lesson surrounds the text with energetic and educational activities. Sing & groove as you
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Fun Stuff, Songs
$0.99
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By A Sound Mind
Puerto Rico has been featured in our national spotlight (for better or worse) a lot lately. and Sept 15 - Oct 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month.This amazing unit draws on current events as well as the rich history and culture of Puerto Rico. We'll
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Music, Short Stories
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Cultural Activities
$4.99
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By A Sound Mind
Now that it's Spring its only a matter of time before we have our share of rainy days. Makes the most of them with this fun classroom game: The Human Rainstorm! Discuss Spring, with a guest appearance by Vivaldi, and create the sounds of a storm in
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Spring
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Songs
$0.99
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I'm a "jack of all trades" and master of some. Music Teacher at an inner-city school in Chicago for 5+ years. Middle School English Teacher in S. Korea for 4 years. Kindergarten Teacher for 2 years! --------- Guitar and Ukulele lessons on the side! I blog too! ---> http://asoundmind.edublogs.org/

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Project-Based, Student driven. Fosters high-intrinsic motivation in the learner, by using materials that are interesting and relevant to their lives. Moving music education forward by using tech and addressing the rapid changes in the industry.

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