Janis Aston

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By Janis Aston
Halloween activity for elementary music using "In the Hall of the Mountain King" by Edvard Grieg to teach crescendo, accelerando, tempo, and mood in music. This halloween activity is based on the National Standards for elementary music class.Your
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$6.00
57
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By Janis Aston
Halloween activity for Elementary Music using an original Baby Monster Story and lesson plan. This Halloween activity is based on the National Standards for the Elementary Music classUse at Halloween, or any other time, for a fun listening
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Music, Drama
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$6.00
29
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By Janis Aston
Great Elementary Music small group project using "Rockin a Rap" for students to learn and demonstrate the difference between a rap and reciting/chanting a poem. Elementary music lesson plans included.Students will demonstrate the importance of
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Cooperative Learning, Activities
$6.00
18
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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 bundle includes weekly lesson plans, activities, and songs for K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades.
Subjects:
Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables, PowerPoint Presentations
$130.00
Digital Download ZIP (670.71 MB)
By Janis Aston
This Halloween Activity Bundle for the elementary music class includes three great activities to use with your music students, K-4. Includes the top-selling activity—Hall of the Mountain King!None of these activities mention "Halloween" so you can
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Drama
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$15.00
12
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By Janis Aston
Elementary music activity and elementary music lesson plan using the music, "La Raspa."Use the movement activity, music. and standards-based lesson plans to teach same/different sections, same/different phrases, the movements—leap, elbow swing, and
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$8.00
24
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By Janis Aston
Elementary Music Movement Activity and elementary music Lesson Plan using the music, "Seven Jumps," to teach your students to be good listeners and respond to high and low cues in music. Distinguishing between High and low pitches is a difficult
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$6.00
11
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By Janis Aston
Use this Elementary Music Card set of Melody cards to enhance music reading for each grade level. Print your own high quality melody flash cards based on Kodaly use of solfege syllables and Curwen hand signs. . The preview file shows all of the
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Flash Cards, Printables
$8.00
34
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By Janis Aston
Teaching Music Reading Skills (TMRS) is a method of teaching that begins in Kindergarten and is built on Kodaly's philosophy of singing and signing.My method book is for the elementary classroom music teacher and also a supplemental resource for the
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Education
Grades:
Higher Education, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), EBooks, Teacher Manuals
$15.00
43
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By Janis Aston
Play a fun Powerpoint game to teach your elementary music students about orchestra instrument families. This game will also work with middle school students. Powerpoint based game has great graphics and sounds of instruments. Visit my blog—
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games, PowerPoint Presentations
$8.00
34
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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, you will have the sequential and comprehensive lesson plans to establish the foundation for an educationally
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, EBooks
$28.50
1
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By Janis Aston
The Positive Behavior Plan that really works! Use this classroom management plan and meter to reinforce positive behavior while also letting students self-correct unacceptable behavior. This plan is a great way to motivate students to listen,
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, Classroom Community
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Printables, Other
$6.00
21
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By Janis Aston
Use these posters to teach your elementary music students about orchestra instrument families. Includes elementary music class lesson plans with my "Instruments of the Orchestra Bundle—Lesson Plans, Activities, Games, Assessments" product.Four
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, 8th, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$5.00
8
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By Janis Aston
Colorful Powerpoint presentation, Lesson Plans, Activity, and Game to introduce 2nd-6th grade elementary music students to the names of the notes on the treble staff. Be sure to read the lesson plan! This lesson requires PRACTICE before presenting
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$8.00
13
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By Janis Aston
Use this Elementary Music Rhythm Card Set to enhance music reading skills for each grade level. Also included in the Teaching Music Reading Skills Bundle.Print your own high quality rhythm flash cards. Color-code your cards to match the
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Flash Cards, Printables
$8.00
17
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By Janis Aston
Use these activities during February to celebrate 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. Encourage students to listen and analyze the
Subjects:
Music
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Cultural Activities, Activities
$10.00
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By Janis Aston
This Elementary Music Activity and elementary music Lesson Plan uses the Shel Silverstein poem, "Boa Constrictor," to encourage students to listen and improvise through movement what is happening in this hilarious poem. Your students will beg for
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$6.00
11
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By Janis Aston
Elementary Music Song and Movement activity using the song, "The Farmer in the Dell." Elementary Music Standards-based lesson plan, and also ELA standards. Use this familiar song with Kindergartners and 1st graders to play the circle game and teach
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$6.00
11
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By Janis Aston
Elementary Music Lesson Plans, Jan-March, for your Classroom, based on the National Standards. These lesson plans include Student Performance Indicators and Essential Question posters. You will be prepared for any Teacher Evaluations.Unit 3 is also
Subjects:
Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Posters, PowerPoint Presentations
$28.50
Digital Download ZIP (147.75 MB)
By Janis Aston
Five all-time favorites for the Elementary Music Class. Also great for reinforcing ELA standards. Great literature classics! Huge SAVINGS! Purchased separately = $30.All of these activities and lesson plans are also included in the Elementary Music
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry, Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Flash Cards, Games
$30.00
$24.50
Digital Download PDF (30.77 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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