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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
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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,
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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
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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
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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
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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 here:
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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
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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
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My kids are coocoo 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
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November is Native American Heritage Month and with Thanksgiving, as well as all the news stories about the pipeline protests, its more important than ever to include it in your classroom. This unit uses news articles, podcasts, music, and even an
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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
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As 2016 draws to a close and we start anew with 2017, let's take a look back at some of the most popular songs of the year. If Justin Timberlake's smash hit, "Can't Stop the Feeling" dominated the sales, iHeart Memphis' "Lean & Dab" dominated my
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Take a "field trip" to the farm with your class this year, with this awesome integrated musical unit. A huge pack of lessons and activities that use music to touch on writing, graphing, and the community. Kids will love the singing and clapping, and
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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
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Whether it's St. Patrick's Day or any other day, this great K - 4th musical unit will have your students singing and dancing as they learn about the history and the context from which the songs, dances, and holidays arose. The perfect accompaniment
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Your kids will LOVE this heart and color themed activity bundle. Incorporate music and games into your classroom with these fun and engaging lessons. With a big focus on primary and secondary colors students are coloring hearts, find partners,
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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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