Janis Aston

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By Janis Aston
Elementary Music Posters and easy-to-understand printouts of the 2014 National Standards.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
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$8.00
6
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By Janis Aston
Assessments for the Elementary Music Class. Standards-based. Grade level appropriate. Download the PDF files and/or used as a digital assessment. Updated 2020 from older version.Validate your teaching skills and methodology by assessing what your
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Assessment
$8.00
Digital Download PDF (5.78 MB)
By Janis Aston
Use this Black history month activity and "Follow the Drinking Gourd" song to extend classroom teaching into the music classroom. Note: This already great item has been revised, 2020. To purchase the most recent version, Click — Follow the Drinking
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Music, Black History Month
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$6.00
4
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By Janis Aston
Use this activity during Black History Month or any other time during the year. "Follow the Drinking Gourd" is a song that will extend classroom teaching into the music classroom. New revised version, 2020. Talk about codes, secret messages, danger,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Music, Black History Month
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Songs
$6.00
Digital Download PDF (1.32 MB)
By Janis Aston
Every Elementary Music 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
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
Grades:
Staff
Types:
Printables, Posters
FREE
5
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By Janis Aston
This Elementary Music Card Set Bundle is a 3 in 1 Bundle! Three Favorites! (Loud Soft, High Low, Fast Slow). These colorful elementary music card sets will be a great addition to your lessons as you teach these concepts. Activities and assessment
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$10.00
8
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By Janis Aston
This Elementary Music Card Set will help your K-1st students learn about four voices. I have included labels for sort and classify. Reinforce K-1st reading skills—balanced literacy (ELA) in the elementary music classroom! Imagine that?!?How many
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$6.00
1
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By Janis Aston
Use this Elementary Music Card Set with K-2nd to help teach fast and slow movement in music. K-2nd gradesProvided in the Elementary Music Card Set—Games20 fun cards with pictures of animals/people moving fast or slow4 labels—Fast-Slow,
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Music, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$6.00
7
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By Janis Aston
This Elementary Music Card Set can be used with K-2nd to teach movement foundations necessary for teaching meter. Reinforces English Language Arts standards.The Elementary Music Card Set is a great set of picture cards, labels, and suggestions to
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$6.00
2
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By Janis Aston
This Elementary Music Card Set includes loud and soft cards and an activity for Listening-Analyzing. Download, print, and cut apart!!This colorful elementary music card set will be a great addition to your lessons as you teach Loud and Soft sounds
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Music, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Posters
$6.00
13
Digital Download PDF (7.25 MB)
By Janis Aston
The Rock Paper Scissors is a great game for students of all ages that you can use as part of your classroom management plan. Use this game not only to teach steady beat but also to teach discipline and respect. Based on a Japanese folk song. And
Subjects:
Japanese, Music, Character Education
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Songs, Games
$6.00
4
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By Janis Aston
Four great classroom and/or school rules—Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe, Be Kind. Positive Behavior. Lifelong skills. Powerpoint & PostersPositive Behavior Rap that uses these four rules —
Subjects:
Classroom Management
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Printables, Posters
$8.00
Digital Download ZIP (1.09 MB)
By Janis Aston
This is a Great set of elementary music assessment templates. There are 2-3 templates 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
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Assessment
$5.00
14
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By Janis Aston
Teach your elementary music students about instrument families used in the classroom.Elementary music lesson plans that include posters of the classroom instruments. Students can play games with the game cards, sort and classify according to Woods,
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Games
$8.00
1
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By Janis Aston
Solid, standards-based yearly curriculum, lesson plans for the elementary music classroom for a fraction of the cost anywhere else. This music curriculum includes weekly lesson plans, activities, and songs for K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades.
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Lesson Plans (Bundled), EBooks
$98.00
13
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By Janis Aston
This Elementary Music Lesson Plan Unit 1 has everything you need to begin your year. If you continue with the other three lesson plan units (available late Fall 2020) you will have the sequential and comprehensive lesson plans to establish the
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, EBooks
$25.00
1
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By Janis Aston
FREE Elementary Music Lesson Plans 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. Includes remote/online learning suggestions. Check these out to discover
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
FREE
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By Janis Aston
Newly updated Elementary Music Lesson Plans for your Classroom, based on the National Standards. Suggestions for Remote Learning and In-classroom teaching in 2020. All while maintaining a solid, sequential music education program for your
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Songs
$22.00
16
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By Janis Aston
Elementary Music Lesson Plans for your Classroom, based on the National Standards for Elementary Music. These lesson plans include Student Performance Indicators and Essential Question posters. You will be prepared for any Teacher Evaluations.Over
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$18.50
18
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By Janis Aston
Elementary Music Lesson Plans for your Classroom, based on the National Standards for Elementary Music. These lesson plans Include Student Performance Indicators and Essential Question posters. You will be prepared for any Teacher
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Printables
$18.50
13
Digital Download ZIP (24.97 MB)
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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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