Gilster's Goodies

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By Gilster's Goodies
This Visual accompanies the traditional Hispanic song "Mi Cuerpo", which is sung in Spanish and then in English.
Subjects:
Spanish, Music, Vocal Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs
$2.99
2
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By Gilster's Goodies
These 10 maps have survived rigorous testing in the elementary music classroom. Students ask for them over and over. Each map is accompanied by a short 5 question worksheet for gradable material suitable to meet Power Standard 2. Maps cover the
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Assessment, Printables
$14.99
1
Digital Download PDF (2.67 MB)
By Gilster's Goodies
This simple follow-a-long COLORING PAGE allows the music teacher to focus the students on listening to the music of Camille Saint-Saens "Danse Macabre", rather than worrying about a complex worksheet. Since may programs only have music once a week
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Halloween
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.99
Digital Download PDF (0.39 MB)
By Gilster's Goodies
I LOVE Iza Trapani's books and, as a music teacher, I love to sing them to the class so I have created this MPS file to do just that. This recording was built to support her "Twinkle Twinkle" book and all the extra verses. The music is from Mozart
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Literature
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs, Literature Circles
$9.99
1
Digital Download M4A (13.12 MB)
By Gilster's Goodies
What child does not love to learn about dinosaur songs? I have written a collection of songs (piggyback style) that incorporate factual information about the dinosaur featured in the lyrics. For example, "Well, let me tell you a story about ole'
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Music, General Science
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Songs
$9.50
3
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By Gilster's Goodies
This audio recording of one of my favorite books SNOWMEN AT NIGHT by Caralyn and Mark Buehner is read to "Waltz of the Snowflakes" by Tchaikovsky. I have used the entire piece of music by leaving space at the end of the book to ask the question
Subjects:
Music, Poetry, Winter
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Multimedia, Songs
$4.99
1
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By Gilster's Goodies
My students love this song and these visual help reinforce understanding of the Spanish text, while celebrating our own multicultural rainbow of faces!
Subjects:
Spanish, Music, Spring
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs
$2.99
1
Digital Download PDF (0.42 MB)
By Gilster's Goodies
I find that when I buy musical concept posters from a teachers store or catalogue they are so 'busy' with information it is hard for my ESL/ELL students to process. I created these super simple concept cards to focus my music teaching concepts. I
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Music, Informational Text
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Word Walls, Bulletin Board Ideas
$8.99
Digital Download PDF (3.62 MB)
By Gilster's Goodies
My music students love these silly songs. Who doesn't want to sing about stinky diapers? This resource is fantastic for an old fashioned (twisted) sing-a-long, starting out the school year with laughter, or for your "HELP I need a MUSIC SUB plan! I
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Poetry
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
$24.99
Digital Download M4A (27.42 MB)
By Gilster's Goodies
Sometimes I wait until Spring to introduce these cards but this year I started with my Rabbit Unit...along with 50 small rabbit 'stuffies'. On Day 1 I had pre-schoolers reading rhythms and my 5th graders writing rhythms. You may print as many set
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Spring
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Songs, Printables, Task Cards
$19.95
Digital Download PDF (0.39 MB)
By Gilster's Goodies
When I first bought this wonderful book by Jim Aylesworth I always heard the words to the old gospel tune "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho". I decided to create a brand new recording to be used as a Sing-a-Long book with students of all ages where
Subjects:
Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Autumn
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Other, Songs
$5.99
Digital Download M4A (8.41 MB)
By Gilster's Goodies
This is an easy echo song, in a minor key. After it is sung in Spanish, it can be sung with Halloween or non-Halloween words in English:Calabaza, muy chistosa, una boca grande, (etc) no le tengo miedo (Spanish)Jack-o-lantern, very scary, two eyes
Subjects:
Music, Autumn, Halloween
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs, Cultural Activities
$2.99
Digital Download PDF (0.09 MB)
By Gilster's Goodies
This book consists of 10 listening maps with accompanying work pages suitable for the elementary music classroom. Each map has been tested in front of K-5 children and they WILL say "Can we hear it again?" Maps are for the following pieces
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Fun Stuff, Assessment
$14.99
Digital Download PDF (5.91 MB)
By Gilster's Goodies
This is a dramatic reading of this beautiful poem by Mary Howitt using a piece by Anton Dvorak as background. It is moving, suspenseful, and thoroughly engaging!
Subjects:
Music, Drama, Literature
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs, Literature Circles
$4.99
Digital Download M4A (10.85 MB)
By Gilster's Goodies
I have been using these rhythm writing pages to connect language arts with musical rhythms. The students LOVE doing this and I even have my kindergarteners writing rhythms. I like to have these as a midpoint activity in my thematic units!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Music, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.3
$12.99
Digital Download PDF (1.50 MB)
By Gilster's Goodies
This book is a math subtraction book with rhyming words patterns. Suitable for grades pre-K-2
Subjects:
Grammar, Basic Operations, Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Fun Stuff
$4.99
1
Digital Download PDF (2.30 MB)
By Gilster's Goodies
I LOVE Iza Trapani's books and, as a music teacher, I love to sing them to the class so I have created this MPS file to do just that. This recording was built to support her "How Much is that Doggie in the Window" book and all the extra verses. I
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Literature
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Multimedia, Songs
$9.99
Digital Download MP3 (4.37 MB)
By Gilster's Goodies
This is a fun silly song about becoming a pirate when still a child! I envisioned this song to be used with the books, "Port Side Pirates" by Oscar Seaworthy and "How I became a Pirate" by Melinda Long. There is a separate MIDI file to accompany the
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Music, Vocal Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs
$9.99
Digital Download PDF (0.92 MB)
By Gilster's Goodies
This will be your new FAVORITE body warm up and the students will ask for it over and over.There are 60 moves in all and they are drawn with no gender orientation. ALL my students K-5 love the challenge of trying to duplicate (mirror image) these
Subjects:
Music, Dance, For All Subjects
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs, Games
$9.99
Digital Download PDF (2.62 MB)
By Gilster's Goodies
I created this version of "Twinkle, Twinkle" to support units on Mammals. Each line describes characteristics of a variety of mammals. There is a Midi file available for performance or practice that matches the exact rhythms of the words
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs, Mini-Course
$8.99
Digital Download PDF (0.79 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 35 years in Education, a Bachelors degree in Music Education K-12 certification, a Master's degree in Adult Education with an emphasis on Curriculum Development, and I am NBPTS certified in music and curriculum integration.

MY TEACHING STYLE

While I am primarily an Orff instructor I believe in utilizing integrated curriculum to enhance learning. I use some Gordon and some Dalcroze techniques along with my eclectic style of recreating the wheel every year based on the student population I have.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

1. Winner of the John. M. Batchellor Award for Excellence in Music Education. (highest award in the state of New Mexico). 2. Published Book reviewer for the Orff Echo 3. Professional Presenter at Music Educator Conferences

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

1. Bachelors degree in Elementary Music K-12 from the University of New Mexico 2. Teaching certification in Secondary Language Arts 6-12, and Elementary Classroom K-8 3. Minor degrees in English Literature and Psychology 4. NBPTS certified- in curriculum design 5. Masters Degree in Adult Education

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

When I am not teaching music I am dancing the Cross Step Waltz or acting in a Shakespearean play.

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