Jessica Wilke

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United States - Massachusetts - Worcester
Jessica Wilke
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“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin
 
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10 fun-packed activities designed to help you build a routine of musicianship-centered activities in your general music classroom. The 10 activities focus on the core elements of steady beat, rhythm and melody. Includes rationale, activities and any
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A fun activity or assessment with a spooky halloween twist. Six fun potions to turn into rhythm sentences. Worked as a great review and assessment for my third graders in the fall.For extra credit I had them turn over the sheet and try to make their
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A cooperative activity, encouraging your young musicians to create 4 beat motives and get an imaginary rhythm machine up and running. A great activity to stretch over several classes.
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A great way to get your young recorder players to write their own 16 beat B-A-G song starting with a "perfect" four beat motive. Expand to suit your own needs, change notes or write songs on the staff!
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The Rhythm Rainbow is by far the most valuable tool in my classroom. Originally conceived as a way to keep my rhythm cards organized, it has grown into an expanding set of games and rhythm challenges that motivate my students to continue to improve
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An equal chalenge for young musicians and athletes, students use their knowledge of the notes of the treble clef in this bocce inspired game! A great reinforcement activity which can also be left for a sub!!!!
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
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A concrete and creative way to help students practice rhythm while focusing on the number of sounds on a beat (syllables). I find this to be a great activity as my1st graders finish up their study of ta and ti-ti. We build the puppets in one class and
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A fun way to review rhythms, works equally well at the start or end of the year!!! Using Wild West-inspired rhymes, students review important facts about known rhythms. This file currently uses Kodaly inspired rhythm names, feel free to change as
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An original body percussion composition and supporting lesson that challenges students to use their musical skills to create layers of sediment. Classroom teachers often report students quietly chanting the motives as they take their social studies
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A modern twist on Yankee Doodle using the notes F#, G, A, B, C' and D'. A great opening for your Patriotic celebration.
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A guide to getting arts integration and common core cross-curricular themes started in your elementary school classroom. Includes a helpful discussion regarding natural connections between the music curriculum and academic learning as well as 5
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A fun way to help your students think about rhythm! Using descriptions of a rhythm in the form of a wanted poster students must use their musical detective skills to figure out the identity of a given rhythm. Makes for a great beginning or end of
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A fun multi-week activity for grades 2 and up helping students create a beautiful work of art all while expanding their understanding of quarter note, eighth notes, sixteenth notes and quarter rest!
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An activity designed to use combine the student's knowledge of steady beat with the principles of the states of matter.
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A "cut and paste" composition activity to get your young musicians composing with quarter and eighth notes.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

12 years experience teaching vocal, general and instrumental music as well as professional experiences serving on states arts policy boards and delivering professional development classes.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I present my own blend of Kodaly, Orff and Education Through Movement philosophies to help students build their own personal musicianship in a creative and relaxed setting.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

​Holy Names University: William and Flora Hewlett Kodály Fellowship University of Massachusetts, Amherst: Kappa Delta Pi University of Massachusetts, Amherst: William F. Field Fellowship for Outstanding Academic Achievement ​University of Massachusetts, Amherst: Golden Key National Honor Society ​University of Massachusetts, Amherst: Chancellor's Talent Award

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

M. M. Holy Names University, Oakland, CA • Music Education with Kodály Emphasis B.M. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA ​• Music Education ​• Concentration: Euphonium and Trombone • Massachusetts Teacher’s Professional Certificates: Pre K-9 and 5-12 Music​ • Education Through Movement, A Division of High/Scope Educational Research Foundation: Certified Teacher • American Orff-Schulwerk Association: Level One and Level Two and Level Three Certificates • Responsive Classroom, Northeast Foundation for Children Inc.:Level One Certificate • Restraint Training: Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc.: Nonviolent Crisis Intervention

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Avid bass and ukulele performer who is also at ease fly fishing in a local river or fielding a low throw at first base

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