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
55
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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 elementary music classUse at Halloween for a fun listening experience based on Mussorgsky's
Subjects:
Music, Drama, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$6.00
26
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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:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Higher Education
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Lesson Plans (Bundled), EBooks
$15.00
43
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By Janis Aston
Elementary music activity and elementary music lesson plan using the song "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 AB
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$8.00
24
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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), Activities, Cooperative Learning
$6.00
18
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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
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:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Fun Stuff, Games
$8.00
34
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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
$12.00
11
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By Janis Aston
My First Recorder Book is an elementary music recorder curriculum that includes an elementary recorder lesson plan book with 28 recorder songs for teaching recorder in the Elementary Music Classroom, Levels 1-2. Also, adaptable for beginning
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Lesson Plans (Bundled), EBooks
$15.00
21
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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
33
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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
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
9
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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
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By Janis Aston
Elementary music recorder songs for the elementary music classroom. Also, adaptable to beginning middle school students. My First Recorder Book is a single-user, PDF file designed for students to easily download to their computers, tablets,
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
EBooks, Songs
$8.00
14
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By Janis Aston
Great Elementary Music activity and Elementary music Lesson Plan using Humpty Dumpty. This product includes an elementary music activity with Lesson Plan, Story, and Song.Just who was Humpty? What really happened? Use with K-1st to reinforce the
Subjects:
Music, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Songs
$6.00
17
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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
$25.00
1
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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 Vocabulary Card set to enhance music reading skills for each grade level. Print your own high quality music vocabulary cards based on the National Standards for Elementary Music. Excellent way to show your administration
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Flash Cards, Printables
$10.00
16
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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, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$5.00
7
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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
10
Digital Download PDF (0.30 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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