Janis Aston
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****Condensed version*** Elementary music lesson plans/templates for a year! Based on national standards for elementary music and include Student Performance Indicators (SPIs). These plans reference the Silver Burdett, Spotlight on Music, and
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Looking for something fun to do with 2nd-5th graders at Halloween? Try this fun listening activity based on the standards for elementary music. Use the music, In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg to teach crescendo, acclerando, tempo,
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Over 800 pages of 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. You will not find anything like this
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Great resource for the elementary classroom music teacher and also a supplemental resource for the college methods class—eBook PDF format for download. Includes a video of beginning recorder class with 3rd graders. Includes 5 videos in an
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REVISED. Better graphics. Play a fun game of with your elementary and middle school students. Powerpoint based game has great graphics and sounds of instruments. Visit my blog—Mrs.Aston'sHighNotes and be sure you are on my mailing list. Email me
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Print your own high quality melody flash cards based on Kodaly use of solfege syllables and Curwen hand signs. A set is included for each grade level. The preview file shows all of the patterns included in the K-4 set. These are not acutual size,
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FREE—ONE DAY ONLY!! Great activity to begin with your kindergarten classes, continue in first grade, and finally teach the actual folk dance to second graders. Use this activity to build on concepts and skills. Use the music to "La Raspa" to teach
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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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Print your own high quality rhythm flash cards. A set for each grade level. Color-code your cards to match the vocabulary/symbol card sets. The preview file shows all rhythms for each grade level. But they are thumbnails, not actual size. The images
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Unit 1 has over 180 pages which include 94 pages of extensive lesson plans, 43 pages of activities, and 21 pages of songs and teaching posters. Written and observation assessments are included as well as a 12 page INDEX with links for sources to
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Lesson plan for elementary music class based on Mussorgsky's "Ox Cart." Use in October to teach Kindergartners and 1st graders about crescendo/decrescendo and mood in music. Fun activity that encourages imaginative play and is based on the National
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Print your own high quality music vocabulary flash cards based on the National Standards for Elementary Music. A set is included for each grade level. The preview file is a list of the words found in each set. Print these cards on the same color
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REVISED!! Be sure to read the lesson plan. Use this colorful powerpoint presentation to introduce 2nd-6th grade students to the names of the notes on the treble staff. Click to add each staff line, the treble clef, line and space notes, and labels
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Tired of raising your voice? Tired of students talking when they should be listening? Try the Behavior Meter! This is a great way to motivate students to listen, cooperate, and participate. It's the best and most successful behavior plan I used in
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Over 200 pages based on the standards. Everything you need! Unit 3—7 lesson plans designed for each grade, K-4(5) Jan.-March. A total of 35 plans, less than $2.50 per plan. Self-contained Lesson Plans for all elementary music teachers. Especially
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Download and print this colorful set of nine 11 x 6 posters stating the national standards for elementary school music. Use to create a great bulletin board. A small poster is also included.
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Great lesson plans for teaching your 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders the names of the lines and spaces in the Treble Clef. Based on Standard 5—Reading and Notating Music. Related item: Teaching Music Reading Skills method book.
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Over 100 pages of activities, songs and assessments for Unit 2. Includes extensive directions for how to teach songs, K-4th grade. There are 2 Resource Index files included for the many teachers who do not have access to books, recordings, and
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Positive Behavior and Rule Poster Set This poster is from a set of colorful posters based on three schoolwide rules: Be Respectful Be Responsible Be Safe The posters address the POSITIVE behavioral expectations and how these rules would look in
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Looking for a great and different way to teach Theme and Variations? This is a four-part activity using Lucien Cailliet's "Theme & Variations on 'Pop! Goes the Weasel'" Students will be challenged to listen and analyze the composer's
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a retired elementary music teacher with over 30 years of experience in public schools. 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. Follow my blog and Facebook pages: BLOG—Mrs. Aston's High Notes and Facebook Page

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