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 classroom, homeschool, and homeschool co-op and can be used for high school
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 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 (1.92 MB)
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
1
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By I Choose Joy Publishing
Find 10 beautiful and classy music practice assignment sheets that you can use to get your kids motivated to practice their instruments. The choices include monthly, weekly, and even a 100-day practice chart with a set of stickers to print for it.To
Subjects:
Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Music and Dance
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (8.76 MB)
By I Choose Joy Publishing
An 18-page printable pack full of colorful princesses learning to count, perfect for grades Preschool through 2nd grade.What's included?A page for numbers 1-10A page for numbers 11-20Individual pages for counting by twos, threes, fours, fives,
Subjects:
Math, Numbers
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (4.39 MB)
By I Choose Joy Publishing
Find 11 days of different types of activities for kids as you teach them about Veterans Day. Meant to be started 11 school days before Veterans Day, you'll find links, resources, and ideas for the categories of: Read, Art, Music, Drama, Service,
Subjects:
U.S. History, Arts, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Unit Plans
$3.00
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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
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), EBooks, Printables
$35.00
1
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By I Choose Joy Publishing
Use this printable pack when teaching America's National Anthem to your students. There are 15 pages in all. Find copywork in three styles (regular, dotted, and cursive) of the lyrics of the first verse, two coloring pages, and a fill-in-the-blank
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Songs, Printables
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (2.32 MB)
By I Choose Joy Publishing
Use this great Easter Scripture Copywork in the ESV version to prepare your kids for Easter. There are 20 pages total, 10 with primary dotted letters and 10 regular lines. The Scripture starts with Jesus' ride on the donkey into Jerusalem and ends
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Easter, Handwriting
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
$3.00
1
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By I Choose Joy Publishing
Musical Instrument Notebooking Pages contains 219 different musical instruments from around the world. (More will be added in future additions.)A black and white drawing of the image is on half of the sheet and can be used for coloring. The other
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Writing
Grades:
1st, 3rd, 4th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Workbooks, Worksheets, Printables
$10.00
Digital Download PDF (16.45 MB)
By I Choose Joy Publishing
This Easter Story printable pack contains 12 pages with dotted primary letters for younger students and 12 pages with blank lines for older students. All pages contain a large coloring picture and words of the story to copy. It tells the story of
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Easter, Handwriting
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (1.95 MB)
By I Choose Joy Publishing
Whether your purpose is to study the hymn as part of your Charlotte Mason curriculum, Morning Time, to grow in your personal faith, for family worship time, or simply as another genre for music appreciation, this guide is for you!"Great Hymns of the
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$4.00
Digital Download PDF (1.68 MB)
By I Choose Joy Publishing
52 handwriting practice sheets: 26 printing and 26 cursive. Each page is a letter of the alphabet and a musical instrument or term to write such as accordion, banjo, clarinet, drum, jazz, or yodel. The cute graphic on each page makes it even more
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Music, Handwriting
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$5.00
Digital Download PDF (6.04 MB)
By I Choose Joy Publishing
Your elementary-aged students will learn what makes a percussion instrument a percussion instrument! Use the pages to circle the percussion musical instruments, write their names, and color them. A supply list is also included so you can make your
Subjects:
Music Composition, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (2.23 MB)
By I Choose Joy Publishing
Musical Color By Code is a fun way for your elementary students to learn to recognize musical symbols and notes. Six pages are included for kids to color musical items/instruments such as a xylophone, microphone with radio, piano keyboard, drum,
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (1.46 MB)
By I Choose Joy Publishing
Four pages to teach your elementary students about the life cycle of the frog. Two color pages and two black-and-white pages (for coloring) teach the frog life cycle with scientific terms. Two of the pages have blank lines so students can write the
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Spring
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Printables
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.67 MB)
By I Choose Joy Publishing
Use the Bedroom, Living room, and Bathroom check-lists to teach your kids what needs to be done to clean each room. Or, write out your own plan on the blank check-lists. There are also 3 pages of labels. Put these on bins, boxes, baskets, shelves,
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Life Skills, Character Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (1.01 MB)
By I Choose Joy Publishing
Music Lesson Ideas and Printable Pack for PreK Through 1st Grades provides you with weeks, or even months, of ideas to do musical activities with your early childhood students. 10 songs every young child should know (with lyric sheets and video
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Homeschool Curricula, Printables
$10.00
Digital Download PDF (6.09 MB)
By I Choose Joy Publishing
Keep the little ones busy while you cook and prepare on Thanksgiving Day! This 15-page Thanksgiving Activity Pack contains 3 pages for labeling a turkey, pilgrim girl, and pilgrim boy (plus the answers), a fun physical activity cube (roll like a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (2.71 MB)
By I Choose Joy Publishing
This 13-page printable pack contains resources to help kids learn the note names of the lines and spaces of the treble clef and bass clef. Kids use the staff to put the notes on. Treble clef staff and bass clef staff are included, as well as a blank
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (0.75 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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