MrsMartin

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"When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice." -Cherokee Proverb
 
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By MrsMartin
#TpTMusicNewYearsBash Preparing a holiday program? Trying to convince some reluctant singers that yes, anyone can sing? Wondering how to get a bigger sound out of your choir? Try these five tips for good singing. Refer to the poster on a regular
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Printables, Posters
$2.00
22 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.26 MB)
By MrsMartin
#TpTMusicNewYearsBash This singing rubric will help you assess your students' singing in a fair, objective way and will keep everyone feeling good about singing. Many teachers struggle with grading students' singing. We want our students to
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Assessment, Rubrics
$2.00
22 ratings
3.9
Digital Download DOCX (0.03 MB)
By MrsMartin
This set of 16 cards contain questions to help a listener or singer focus on aspects of good choral performance. Each card addresses one specific skill. Questions are worded in a way to help the listener identify strengths as well as problem spots
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Assessment, Printables
$1.50
16 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PPTX (0.10 MB)
By MrsMartin
#TpTMusicNewYearsBash This grid rubric contains eight categories for students to be evaluated within: Confidence/Enthusiasm, Song Choice, Hand Position, Fingerings, Articulation, Fluency, Tone, and Independence. In each category, the student can
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Rubrics
$2.00
17 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOCX (0.96 MB)
By MrsMartin
This file contains five highly successful music games for elementary students. Students learn these games in the fall. Then, they can be used again throughout the year for sub plans, music lessons, emergency lesson plans, or time fillers. Each
Subjects:
Arts, Music, Vocal Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Songs, Interactive Whiteboard, Games
$4.99
13 ratings
4.0
Digital Download NOTEBOOK (5.93 MB)
By MrsMartin
This collection of seven eye-catching posters will be a great beginning for your music word wall. Each poster is optimized for printing on letter-sized paper. Prints will look great in full color or in black and white. Or, use them as digital
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$2.00
11 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (4.16 MB)
By MrsMartin
Personality Bingo is a great way to help a group of students in a new class or group get to know each other. Each person in the room (including the teacher!) gets a "bingo" card with personality traits or character quirks written in the boxes. The
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Games
$2.00
8 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PPTX (0.16 MB)
By MrsMartin
Think classical music is boring? Think kids won't love Ludwig van Beethoven? Think again! Blast boring away with this fun, educational game! Kids will delight in learning some of the more interesting tidbits from Beethoven's life such as his habit
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Music, Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Games
$4.00
10 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.68 MB)
By MrsMartin
This game is a fun and engaging way to introduce the song "I Have a Little Snowman" (also called "The Snowman"). Sing or play the song (recording not included*) for your students as hand-drawn images appear on the screen. When the song is over, all
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Winter
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Songs, Games
$3.00
8 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PPTX (1.19 MB)
By MrsMartin
This product is a set of rules for the music classroom. These rules have been developed after nine years of teaching experience and have proven to be effective in managing a music classroom. There are three main rules. Most major theories of
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Printables, Posters
$3.00
5 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PPTX (8.88 MB)
By MrsMartin
Looking for a smooth way to start your classes this fall? Enter your students' names into this color-coded seating chart in reverse order -- from the students' perspective. Project it on the first day of class and let students find their own
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard
$1.00
6 ratings
4.0
Digital Download NOTEBOOK (0.03 MB)
By MrsMartin
This original song is a fun and engaging way to end music class or a musical activity. Using music or songs for classroom transitions is a great way to help ease the transition and prepare students mentally for what is coming next. Every time
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Songs
$2.00
6 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.05 MB)
By MrsMartin
Turn paper poking into a productive activity! In this innovative activity, students select the correct answer by poking their pencil through the paper. Then, they flip the paper over and the holes reveal the code to a secret message! This Poke
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Printables
$2.00
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (45.18 MB)
By MrsMartin
This fun, interactive, and engaging game contains 22 rebuses that reveal the titles of well-known holiday songs. It's a versatile activity that can be used at least five different ways! Here are some of the ways you can use "Holiday Song
Subjects:
Music, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Bulletin Board Ideas, Games
$4.99
8 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (17.17 MB)
By MrsMartin
Turn paper poking into a productive activity! In this innovative activity, students select the correct answer by poking their pencil through the paper. Then, they flip the paper over and the holes reveal the code to a secret message! This Poke
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Printables
$2.00
4 ratings
3.8
Digital Download PDF (5.75 MB)
By MrsMartin
Too often, elementary music education has the reputation of being cutesy and feminine. Help turn that around with this fun poster! This colorful poster does a great job of reaching out and engaging your boys, as well as your visual and tactile
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Posters
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.80 MB)
By MrsMartin
This colorful, hand-drawn poster features the words "Arioso Land" floating in a blue sky with white clouds, in front of a treble staff (on which the treble clef is formed from the letter "L" in "Land"), music notes dancing all around, and a lively
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Posters
$4.99
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download JPG (14.87 MB)
By MrsMartin
This worksheet is a 6 x 6 grid with the notes treble A or treble B within each box. Each box contains a treble clef, a staff, and one music note that is either A (second space) or B (third line). The student's goal is to color all the boxes
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Printables
$2.00
6 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.24 MB)
By MrsMartin
This highly successful activity will have your students listening carefully to a melody, discerning its pitches and rhythms, and playing and singing the song themselves by the end of the lesson. It is a collaborative team game format in which
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Games
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.81 MB)
By MrsMartin
This Valentine's Day themed pack contains an original song, a folk song, and vocal exploration exercises for the elementary music classroom. Printable resources include a coloring page Valentine, blank cutout candy hearts, and a Venn diagram.
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Music, Vocal Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Songs, Interactive Whiteboard, Printables
$4.99
1 rating
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am in my eleventh year of teaching. In those years, I have taught music to children of all ages, from preschool through high school, and even adults. I have taught classroom music and private lessons. I have taught in rural, urban, and suburban areas. I have worked with students from privileged and underprivileged backgrounds, gifted students, "normal" students, and students with special needs. My concentration is elementary classroom music and children's choir.

I have earned a Master's degree in music education with an emphasis in choral conducting. My main career goal is to share my passion, music, with others. If my students walk away with a love of music, then I have done my job!

MY TEACHING STYLE

When teaching, my focus is always on the child. I care deeply about the human dignity of each child and his or her right to feel cared for, safe, and comfortable in my classroom. Second, I want my students to be happy because they have found something to enjoy. Third, I hope that they are using authentic music skills.

I accomplish the first goal by speaking to children with respectful language, knowing that my words and tone set an example of how adults should speak and how I expect to be spoken to. I accomplish my second goal by designing lessons that are fun and encourage full engagement. I meet my third goal by structuring lessons that use and enhance authentic musical skills.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have earned the following grants: Target Arts and Culture in Schools Grant, Education Minnesota Foundation Classroom Technology Grant, Venture Fund Grant.

I have earned the following awards: University of St. Thomas New Student Fellowship, Educational Testing Service Praxis II Certificate of Excellence, Hamre Award for Music Advocacy (two-time winner).

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Master of Arts in Music Education, Choral concentration, University of St. Thomas 2014.

Bachelor of Music in Music Education, St. Norbert College 2006.

High School Diploma 2002.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love my job and love to use technology to enhance lessons in a way that adds a level of engagement, never subtracting from the musical learning that my students are already doing. Thank you for visiting and please leave a comment if you download any products so I may continue to improve my offerings!

I would love to hear from you: MrsMartinsMusicRoom@gmail.com

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