Janis Aston

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Providing music education in the lives of children gives them an outlet for expression and wings for their souls. Visit Mrs. Aston's High Notes FaceBook page for updates!
 
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FREE preview of Lessons 1-3 from Unit 1 that will help you start the new year off right! Curriculum planning based on the National Standards for Elementary Music. Check these out to discover the fantastic quality of the planning materials provided
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The National Association for Music Education updated the standards for music, 2014. This product is what I have designed to be a child-friendly poster and bulletin board for the elementary music classroom. Download and print these colorful PDF
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Every teacher should have this posted in the classroom. Named after Benjamin Bloom, this taxonomy of educational objectives was first published in the 1950s. Because it is based on guiding students into using a higher level of thinking skills, it
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3 in 1 Bundle! Three Favorites! Based on Standard 6—Listening/Analyzing, these colorful card sets will be a great addition to your lessons as you teach these concepts. Activities and assessment ideas included. And there are also suggestions for
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Labels for sort and classify. Reinforce K-1st reading skills—balanced literacy in the music classroom! Imagine that?!? How many ways can a person use his voice? FOUR!! Speak, Whisper, Shout, and, of course, SING!! Use this great set of picture
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Elementary Music Standard 6—Listening and Analyzing. These activities also reinforce reading and literacy skills. Use the picture cards to play fun games and activities while they learn about the piccolo and tuba. Posters and picture cards
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Use this great set of picture cards, labels, and suggestions to give your K-1st graders a beginning foundation for meter and your older students an understanding of even/uneven beats. Just how many different ways can children move to music? Your
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Fun activities for your kindergartners, 1st-2nd graders to experience tempo, fast-slow, while also reinforcing literacy skills such as sorting and labeling. The children pretend to be elephants in the jungle and cars in a traffic jam as they move
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Based on Standard 6 for Elementary Music—Listening-Analyzing, this colorful card set will be a great addition to your lessons as you teach Loud and Soft sounds. Activities and assessment ideas included. And there are also suggestions for
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Great game for students of all ages. Use this game not only to teach steady beat but also to teach discipline and respect. Based on a Japanese folk song. And even though I used it following the standards for the elementary music class this is an
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Great set of assessments, 2-3 per grade level, 2nd-4th grades. Validate your teaching skills and methodology by assessing what your students have learned. This set of assessments are standards based. MS Word format for your convenience to
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Solid, standards-based curriculum for the elementary music classroom for a fraction of the cost anywhere else. Weekly lesson plans for K-4. Unbelievable resource!! When you purchase this Bundle, you will receive one year of my coaching
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Sequential plans based on the standards that will establish a quality music education program for your elementary music classroom. 2014 NAfME Standards with Essential Questions included. Please read the full description before purchasing this
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Lesson Plans for the Elementary Music Classroom, based on the National Standards for Elementary Music. Includes grade level and age-appropriate assessments for evaluating student progress. Unit 1 has over 180 pages which include— • Five lesson
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Lesson Plans for the Elementary Music Classroom, based on the National Standards for Elementary Music. Includes Student Performance Indicators and Essential Question posters. You will be prepared for any Teacher Evaluations. Grade level and
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Lesson Plans for the Elementary Music Classroom, based on the National Standards for Elementary Music. Includes Student Performance Indicators and Essential Question posters. You will be prepared for any Teacher Evaluations. Over 100 pages of
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Lesson Plans for the Elementary Music Classroom, based on the National Standards for Elementary Music. Includes Student Performance Indicators and Essential Question posters. You will be prepared for any Teacher Evaluations. Amazing unit to
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Teaching posters, melody cards, visuals for 8 SONGS! K-4th grade. Kodaly based. Teaching suggestions included for each song, poem, or chant. The lesson plan document is in MS Word format and paged out for your convenience so you can print out the
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Use this fidget spinner activity song and activity at the beginning of the year to teach cooperation, working together, and have fun with the fidget spinner craze! Students will quickly learn the song which makes it a perfect song to use in the
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Great game for PE, Field Day, or Family Gatherings. Cool off with this fun summertime game to be played outdoors with two or more teams. Adults and children alike will enjoy this game. The more people and teams involved, the more fun you will
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a retired elementary music teacher with over 30 years of experience in public schools. I am currently working as an independent side-by-side coach for music teachers in the Nashville Public Schools district. I also worked as a curriculum writer and editor at Lifeway Christian Resources, a music typesetter/editor, and graphic artist. Side-by-Side Coach, Music Makes Us, 2015-present Adjunct faculty, Trevecca Nazarene University, 2012

MY TEACHING STYLE

As a music educator, my methodology included both large and small group activities, project-based learning as I became the facilitator of child-directed activities in an interdisciplinary and differentiated classroom. It was very important for every child who entered my room to feel safe and to enjoy learning in a non-threatening environment. I feel I was highly successful in creating that experience for my students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Elementary Teacher of the Year, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, 2010-11 DAIS Award Nortel Institute Many grants Chair of Faculty Advisory Committee, Technology Committee Internal coach, Positive Behavior Support (SWPBIS)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Middle Tennessee State University, Bachelor of Music, 1973 University of Tennessee, 1976, certification in music, K-12 Tennessee State University, 2010, Masters in Education, Technology

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and attended public schools there. I lived in Maryville, TN, for 3 years after I married. We returned to Nashville in 1976. I have been happily married to Don for 40 years. I have a daughter, son-in-law, and 2 grandchildren who now live in Nashville. I attend and have been active in the music ministry at First Baptist Church Nashville for over 30 years. I am thoroughly enjoying retirement and making available the many resources I created throughout the years in my classroom. I am also an independent side-by-side coach and have the privilege of helping other elementary music teachers. Follow my blog and Facebook pages: BLOG—Music Room Ramblings and Facebook Page Mrs. Aston's High Notes FaceBook page

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