I Choose Joy Publishing

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I Choose Joy Publishing
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I'm a music teacher and homeschool teacher for grades pre-k through high school. I love to create music appreciation and other materials for the classroom and homeschool.
 
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By I Choose Joy Publishing
You will find 21 separate lessons on American composers, musical styles and genres, and famous pieces of the 20th Century. The curriculum is appropriate for grades K-12 for the classroom, homeschool, and homeschool co-op and can be used for high
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), EBooks, Printables
$35.00
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By I Choose Joy Publishing
This 4-resource bundle includes these products so you have a FULL music appreciation set from Middle Ages through the 20th Century. **All four Music History Curriculum Guides were updated in August/September 2020! All links were updated and any
Subjects:
Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lesson Plans (Bundled), Homeschool Curricula
$145.00
$120.00
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Bundle
By I Choose Joy Publishing
"Music Appreciation of the Romantic Era ebook curriculum" consists of 36 lessons about the music, genres, styles, and composers of Western Music from about 1800-1900. You'll learn about Schubert, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Rossini, Wagner, Brahms,
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Minilessons, Printables
$40.00
2
Digital Download PDF (1.69 MB)
By I Choose Joy Publishing
This ebook curriculum consists of 18 lessons about the music, genres, styles, and composers of Western Music from the years 450-1799. You'll learn about Gregorian Chant, the beginnings of musical notation, organum, Medieval church modes, Hildegard
Subjects:
Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, EBooks, Printables
$35.00
Digital Download PDF (1.87 MB)
By I Choose Joy Publishing
You will find 25 separate lessons on different composers, styles, and pieces of the 20th Century by European and South American composers. Included are 2 notebooking pages for older students to record what they learn as well as links to all the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), EBooks, Printables
$35.00
1
Digital Download PDF (1.49 MB)
By I Choose Joy Publishing
Great Hymns of the Faith: A Hymn Study for All Ages is perfect for your whole family because such a variety of activities are included!Whether your purpose is to study hymns as part of your Charlotte Mason curriculum, Morning Basket Time, to grow in
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Printables
$45.00
Digital Download PDF (13.19 MB)
By I Choose Joy Publishing
Beginning Singing Lessons!Singing Made Easy ~ Level 1For ages 3 through adult.Includes:Level I lessons (pdf)Videos of each song and warm-upAudio MP3 filesColoring Sheets (pdf)Level I - Piano Accompaniment (pdf)Vocal Warmup Exercises (MP3 files,
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
EBooks, Songs, Video Files
$35.00
Digital Download ZIP (58.11 MB)
By I Choose Joy Publishing
Would you like to do some bucket drumming with your students? Kids love this activity! And, it's perfect for teaching and practicing steady beat, reading rhythms, and encouraging creativity in composing their own "songs."This 18-page printable pack
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 2nd, 5th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Printables
$2.00
1
Digital Download PDF (1.80 MB)
By I Choose Joy Publishing
The Elementary Music Fun BUNDLE contains 7 resources also sold separately. It includes:Body Percussion Musical ActivitiesFlash Cards of Music Notes, Symbols, & TermsMusic Alphabet Handwriting Practice SheetsMusical Color By CodeNotes of the
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Printables
$19.00
$15.20
1
Bundle
By I Choose Joy Publishing
The "All About My Mom Questionnaire and Mom & Me Coupons" contains 4 pages for elementary students to write about and give to their moms.Page 1: Name, Age, She loves to, Favorite color, She makes the best, I would buy her, 5 things I love about
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Arts, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (4.58 MB)
By I Choose Joy Publishing
The Fruit of the Spirit printable pack is especially suited for elementary ages.What is included?26 pages2 sets of flashcards (one set for KJV and one blank so you can choose your Bible translation)2 sets of coloring pages (one set with a KJV verse
Subjects:
Religion, Character Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, 6th
Types:
Flash Cards, Printables
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (13.24 MB)
By I Choose Joy Publishing
This Homeschool Planner has full monthly calendar pages for 2021 and 2022 (Sunday weekly start and Monday weekly start included). Also, find pages for Homeschool PrioritiesHomeschool Family TraditionsHomeschool Curriculum BudgetMeals of the
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Professional Development, For Administrators
Grades:
Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Printables, For Parents, Professional Development
$5.00
Digital Download PDF (7.83 MB)
By I Choose Joy Publishing
Use the “Martin Luther and the Reformation” lapbook to solidify your study. Read a book or watch a movie (suggestions are included) and then answer the questions on each of the 14 mini booklets to create a keepsake lapbook! Answers are all included
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Middle Ages, Religion
Grades:
Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$5.00
Digital Download PDF (6.16 MB)
By I Choose Joy Publishing
The Beginning Sight Singing with Solfege Hand Signs printable set contains the following:A page that shows the 7 hand signs with corresponding Solfege syllables.Three pages to practice identifying the hand signs and writing the Solfege
Subjects:
Music Composition, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Printables
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (1.76 MB)
By I Choose Joy Publishing
The "15-Minute Music Lesson of Music Inspired by Horses" contains a music lesson that was written for elementary ages, but can be adjusted for all ages.The 11-page printable pack contains:Music lesson with link to the videos of the music to
Subjects:
Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (7.65 MB)
By I Choose Joy Publishing
Looking for Veterans Day Activities? I have written a special activity guide, lapbook, and coloring pages for you!It contains 61 pages!Table of Contents: Activities to do for Veterans Day ~ 10 activities with links Read Art
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
PreK, 1st, 3rd, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$10.00
Digital Download PDF (5.51 MB)
By I Choose Joy Publishing
Body Percussion Musical Activities contains 22 pages of activities to help your elementary students learn rhythm through body percussion. They will clap hands, snap fingers, pat knees, and stomp feet while "reading" included body percussion
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Printables
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (2.31 MB)
By I Choose Joy Publishing
The Flag Day Facts and Activity Pack contains the following pages:Flag Day facts, dates, and informationU.S. flag factsTest your memory (multiple choice quiz)Color the U.S. flagFill in the Blanks: The Pledge of AllegianceWord Find: words such as
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (2.49 MB)
By I Choose Joy Publishing
Let's Go on a Nature Walk!Use the "Let's Go on a Nature Walk" Journal with your preschool or elementary students as you go explore outside. It's perfect for any place outdoors and for any season.Here are the 8 pages included:A page to draw the best
Subjects:
Science, Environment, Earth Day
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 2nd, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (8.50 MB)
By I Choose Joy Publishing
My Big Pack of Easter Coloring and Activity Sheets is a great pack for preschool and early elementary students!Contains these 13 pages:Color Jesus on the DonkeyPalm Branches: Choose the animals that eat green plantsJesus Died for Your Sins: What is
Subjects:
Arts, Easter
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (6.01 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Gena Mayo is a homeschooling mom of 8 children. She has always homeschooled her kids, and her oldest two are now in college. She taught for 5 years in the public school system (junior high choir and elementary general music) and has taught early childhood music and movement classes for babies through 7 years old since 1998. In recent years she has also taught private voice lessons, musical theater classes, homeschool co-op music appreciation classes, a high school voice class, and been a musical director for full-length musicals. She has also had extensive performing experience: in musicals, choirs, show choir, opera, and as a contemporary Christian soloist, pianist, and worship team member at church. Gena has a passion for teaching music for all ages and truly enjoys writing curriculum to help others teach their students.

MY TEACHING STYLE

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Gena studied music in college, earning a Bachelors of Music Education degree (choral emphasis) from Baylor University and a Masters of Music in Vocal Pedagogy degree from Texas Women’s University. She is also certified in early childhood music and movement through Musikgarten.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Gena blogs at I Choose Joy! (https://ichoosejoy.org) about her homeschooling and family life and at Music in Our Homeschool (https://musicinourhomeschool.com) where she provides tips and resources homeschoolers and other teachers need to include music in their homeschools and classrooms. Gena's favorite place is her online course site Learn.MusicinOurHomeschool.com where she has full online courses in music and Shakespeare to help all educators include music the easy way! In addition to teaching and writing curriculum, Gena also loves to read and learn, do handcrafts like quilting and crocheting, and travel.

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