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The refrain to the popular song "Counting Stars" by One Republic! Includes spaces to write in note names. Arranged for: Recorder (melody) Drums (accompaniment) Xylophones or Boomwhackers (accompaniment) The rhythm has been slightly simplified to
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Included: PDF version, Mac editable version, and PC editable version. *Colored covers NOT included: use colored printer paper when copying and assembling your journals! Ideal for 5th-8th grade music classes: start each music class with a listening
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A worksheet that includes five soundtrack themes by John Williams. Ways to use it: 1. Have a CD with all the themes on it. Play the excerpts and have students listen and try to figure out which line of notation belongs to the music they're
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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Review 4/4 rhythm patterns with my original game, "Rhythm Baseball!" Students come "up to bat" and can choose whether they want to perform a single, double, triple, or home run rhythm. The higher the bases, the harder the rhythm patterns! If they
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
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Rhythmic building blocks in the form of popular Halloween candies :) Product includes: -Handout with 6 candy-themed rhythmic building blocks. -Handout with smaller candy rhythms for putting on the composition worksheet. -Student worksheet for
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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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Have a blast with this drum circle activity based on the newest video game craze! :)
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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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*ORFF-inspired product! Looking for a fun rhythm-review activity for your music classroom? This is a tried-and-true Back-to-School lesson plan that upper elementary and middle school kids will love! Included in this lesson are: - 9 summer-themed
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2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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A ukulele beginner's workbook for your students! Workbook includes: - Parts of the Ukulele - String letter names and numbers - C, F, and G7 chord charts - How to play a C Major scale *Thumbnail pictures next to product show all 7 pages :)
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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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Learn the beginning of Haydn's "Surprise Symphony" on boomwhackers with your students with the help of this color-coded worksheet! Lines are included if you also want to use it as a note-naming assessment tool. Tubes needed: C major diatonic set
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2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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*ORFF-inspired product!* Looking for a fun rhythm-review activity for your music classroom? This is a tried-and-true lesson plan that upper elementary and middle school kids will love! Included in this lesson are: - 9 autumn-themed rhythmic
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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*ORFF-inspired product!* Looking for a fun rhythm-review activity for your music classroom? This is a tried-and-true lesson plan that upper elementary and middle school kids will love! Included in this lesson are: - 9 winter-themed rhythm flash
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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All you need is a diatonic set of Boomwhackers and you are set! :) Have fun reviewing rhythms and pitches through a "name that tune" game with Boomwhacker tubes. CAROLS INCLUDED: Jingle Bells Joy to the World Jolly Old St. Nick We Wish You a
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A 7-week unit plan for having your 4th and/or 5th grade students create Recorder compositions! This has worked so well at my school :) This Unit Plan includes: -Week-by-week lesson summaries -Staff paper page for students to compose
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Reinforce quarter notes, quarter rests, eighth notes, sixteenth notes, and eighth and sixteenth note combinations through the use of Thanksgiving-themed rhythms! Ti-ti: "Turkey" Ta: "Bread" Ti-ka-ti-ka: "Mashed Potatoes" Ti-ti-ka:
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A great project for 6th-8th grade general music! In this project, students will create an 8-measure, 3-part percussion piece for one pitched percussion instrument and two unpitched percussion instruments. Included in this pack are: - "Project
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My arrangement of the Christmas tune, "Carol of the Bells." This is a HIT with my middle schoolers! Instrumentation: Ukulele 1 (TAB) Ukulele 2 (chords) Soprano Metallophone Sleigh Bells Piano reduction Included in this pack are: -Full
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A simple rhythm map to play along with Mussorgsky's "Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks." A great review of quarter, eighth, and half notes. Recording is NOT included. LESSON IDEA: Have your elementary students read along and play the rhythm on egg
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Learn the theme from the second movement of Dvorak's New World Symphony. Dotted lines are included if you also want to use it as a note-naming assessment tool. Tubes needed: C major diatonic set Enjoy :)
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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Review quarter note, eighth note, and quarter rest rhythm patterns with this Easter-themed product! :) Students mix and match groups of Easter eggs with 4-beat rhythm patterns on them, and later create a drum circle with each student performing a
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*ORFF-inspired product!* Looking for a fun rhythm-review activity for your music classroom? This is a tried-and-true lesson plan that upper elementary and middle school kids will love! Included in this lesson are: - 9 spring-themed rhythmic
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3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am in my sixth year of teaching music at a wonderful PreK-8th Catholic grade school in central Pennsylvania! I feel blessed to be able to teach music to children every day. I teach general music, direct a children's choir, give private piano lessons, and play organ at my Church.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Orff-Schulwerk - Level 3 certified

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Robert F. Zellner Music Education Award: This certificate is awarded to one of the graduating Music Education students at Gettysburg College each year in recognition of musical and academic excellence and a commitment to arts education.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Gettysburg College Class of 2011 BS in Music Education

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"To teach is to touch a life forever."

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