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Janine's Music Room

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Janine's Music Room
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Using inquiry and concepts to make music education successful for every student!
 
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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:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Cooperative Learning
$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), Cooperative Learning, Thematic Unit Plans
$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
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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
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, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
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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
5
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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, Fun Stuff, Printables
$7.00
5
Digital Download ZIP (35.74 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
1
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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
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
1
Digital Download PDF (95.16 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)
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
Improve your students' learning today! Formative assessment goes hand in hand with teaching and learning. It helps students to process and apply their learning, and it informs the teacher about student progress. It involves the students in their own
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, ...
Types:
Assessment, Printables
$12.00
1
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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
Digital Download PDF (21.35 MB)
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 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, Fun Stuff, Homework
FREE
1
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By Janine's Music Room
****Great for in-person learning, remote learning, and homeschooling****The recorder is ideal for young students to play because the instrument will make a reasonable sound just by breathing normally through it—no need to start a reed vibrating, no
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Homeschool Curricula, Assessment
$5.00
Digital Download PDF (3.93 MB)
By Janine's Music Room
Get the students sharing about themselves and their summer with these Back-to-School Social Media Student Profiles! This download includes templates for Grades 3-6, ready for students to draw a self-portrait, their friends, their favorite books and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School, Visual Arts
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Other
$2.50
1
Digital Download ZIP (2.92 MB)
By Janine's Music Room
I use these mats in my Reggio-inspired classroom to combine musical learning with sensory play. Students develop their motor skills and sensory pathways as they squeeze, roll, poke, and shape the playdough into these musical symbols. So while they
Subjects:
Handwriting, Visual Arts, Music
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
1
Digital Download PDF (12.75 MB)
By Janine's Music Room
Want to develop growth mindset in your students? This pack has everything you need!Included is a list of ways to teach and encourage growth mindset, motivating your students to embrace challenges and learn from their mistakes! It also includes 30
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Character Education, For All Subjects
Grades:
PreK, 8th, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters, Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$7.50
Digital Download PDF (128.31 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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