Janine's Music Room

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By Janine's Music Room
Explore COMPOSITION, RHYTHM, and TEXTURE with this fun unit—no instruments needed!!Motivate your students to LISTEN, and to improve their sense of BEAT and RHYTHM, in an enjoyable and motivating way. They will use simple rhythms to compose an
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Other (Music)
Grades:
8th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Assessment
$6.90
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By Janine's Music Room
This series of four lessons is aimed at Kindergarten through Grade 2, with possible adaptation/extension for older grades. Using Paul Showers' book, The Listening Walk, students will explore environmental sounds and think about how music is inspired
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$5.00
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By Janine's Music Room
Choice boards are not a new phenomenon, but they have exploded in popularity, especially with the expansion of online learning. They allow for differentiation and student agency. Use them to practice skills and concepts, build inquiry projects from
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
PreK, 8th, 9th, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Internet Activities
$6.00
5
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By Janine's Music Room
Explore COMPOSITION, IMPROVISATION, MELODY, LYRICS and NOTATION with this fun unit—no instruments needed!!Get your students understanding and practicing SOLFÈGE through a fun songwriting project. Motivate your students to SING ALONE, and improve
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Other (Music)
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Assessment
$4.00
6
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By Janine's Music Room
This activity is a fun conversation-starter, a great activity for the first weeks of school or any time! The responses will help you get to know your students, including what they have learned in Music, and what they want to learn in the coming
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables
FREE
37
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By Janine's Music Room
Do your students ever say, "I don't know"? They might not know YET, but you can help them to further their thinking and move forward into knowing. Put these up as a display or keep them on your walls year round to encourage a growth mindset in
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters, Bulletin Board Ideas, Other
$3.50
2
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By Janine's Music Room
Help your students to build self-esteem, empathy, self-awareness, and compassion by studying the CONCEPT of identity and then digging deeper into their own identities! Included are inquiry-based activities, activities that prompt/further discussion
Subjects:
English Language Arts, International Baccalaureate, Social Emotional Learning
Grades:
PreK, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, ...
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Cultural Activities, Activities
$10.90
Digital Download PDF (24.26 MB)
By Janine's Music Room
Help your students, staff, and colleagues understand the complexity of cultural diversity. Use this graphic to gain a deeper understanding of cultural dynamics and cultural misunderstandings. Increase your ability to consider personal values and
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Professional Development, Social Studies - History
Grades:
Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff, Not Grade Specific
Types:
Posters, Cultural Activities, For Principals & Administrators
$9.90
2
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By Janine's Music Room
This bundle, aimed at upper elementary students, includes a variety of activities for the beginning of the school year. There are a number of choices, so you can use activities from this bundle for multiple years without having to repeat, or pick
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$7.00
5
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By Janine's Music Room
A variety of exit cards / exit tickets to use with your students in any classroom or specialist subject! The prompts on these cards stimulate critical thinking and analysis of the students' learning. They encourage students to: - make connections -
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Science
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Assessment, Printables
$3.00
11
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By Janine's Music Room
It's the game your students will want to play week after week! Great for MUSIC or LITERACY / LANGUAGE ARTS and EFL / English language learners!Print out this set of food cards to get everyone involved in a fun, rhythmic game! (Perfect for a quick
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Music, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Games
$3.00
1
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By Janine's Music Room
This is an easy activity for non-music subs!! This is an easy independent activity for your early years classes. Use them to explore dynamics (Music), opposites (ELA, ESL), vocabulary (EFL, EAL, ESL), or even living and non-living things (Science).*
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Music, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Assessment
$1.90
Digital Download PDF (50.39 MB)
By Janine's Music Room
These early childhood music worksheets are ideal for Preschool, PreKindergarten, Kindergarten, and Grade 1 to explore dynamics. Also a great activity for non-music subs!!By identifying common things in their home, school, and outdoor environments,
Subjects:
Arts, Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Assessment
$1.90
Digital Download PDF (1.85 MB)
By Janine's Music Room
This is a set of two bingo-style sheets, which can be used as choice boards for varied musical activities students can engage with at home. This was created for my students as schools are closing due to the novel coronavirus / CoViD-19, with
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, 8th, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Homework
FREE
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By Janine's Music Room
This pack contains 10 beautiful, high-resolution posters that are perfect for celebrating Earth Day, World Environment Day, Arbor Day, or any other environmental focus! Each poster is a photograph with a quote relating to the environment, though
Subjects:
Biology, Earth Day, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Service Learning, Posters, Bulletin Board Ideas
$5.00
2
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By Janine's Music Room
This pack includes 36 questions to encourage metacognitive thinking in your students. Metacognition is central in the Primary Years Programme (PYP) but deepens students' thinking and learning in the context of any school curriculum. This
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.50
2
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By Janine's Music Room
These interdisciplinary lessons, based on the picture book by Lloyd Moss and Marjorie Priceman, introduce young students to instruments, performance vocabulary, and numbers and graphs. It is suitable for the general classroom, or the music
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Music
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
K.CC.A.1, K.CC.A.3, K.CC.B.4, K.CC.B.5, SL.K.5
$3.80
Digital Download PDF (8.89 MB)
By Janine's Music Room
Active listening is such an important part of developing musicianship! Help focus your students' listening through the elements of music, or give them space to think about their personal interpretation of music. This packet includes a variety of
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$4.00
Digital Download PDF (4.80 MB)
By Janine's Music Room
These simple worksheets make a quick and easy pre-assessment, formative assessment and summative assessment. You can even use them for all three to compare and clearly see the students’ progress!There are four sheets included with this set, for the
Subjects:
Arts, Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Independent Work Packet, Activities, Assessment
$4.00
Digital Download PDF (6.54 MB)
By Janine's Music Room
Recorders are a standard part of many music education programs! You can use this packet in MANY different ways: quick assessments as students enter or exit the room, summative assessment, or as a learning guide to use along the way. Included in this
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Flash Cards, Printables
$4.90
Digital Download PDF (4.55 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

15 years of teaching in American schools and international schools, using PYP and other inquiry-based, concept-based systems

MY TEACHING STYLE

Inquiry, Concept-Based Learning, IB, PYP, Holistic Education, Intercultural/Multicultural Education

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Pi Kappa Lambda Music Education Teaching Award

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

- Conservatory-educated violinist - Bachelor of Music in Music Education - Master of Music in Music Education - Further professional development in PYP, Kodály, Dalcroze, International Baccalaureate, Cognitive Coaching, Visible Thinking, technology in the classroom

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I make most of my materials in both A4 and US Letter size, and both are zipped in the download. If a product doesn't list both sizes, please feel free to contact me for the missing size. Find more ideas and resources on holistic, inquiry-based education (for Music as well as general classrooms) on my teaching blog, Janine's Music Room!.

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