Nerdy Music Mama

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By Nerdy Music Mama
This is something I am very passionate about! :)   Do you want to teach your students to have a growth mindset but feel like just telling them to "keep trying" isn't enough? Why not teach your students explicitly about how the brain learns in order
Subjects:
Science, For All Subject Areas, Character Education
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RI.4.1, W.4.8, SL.4.2
$8.00
150 ratings
3.9
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By Nerdy Music Mama
ALL ABOUT THIS PRODUCTThis is a Reader's Theater based on The Nutcracker by Peter Illyich Tchaikovsky with up to 30 parts! It is perfect for the entire class!Integrate music with ELA by having your students perform this 3 Act Christmas Reader's
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Music, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Scripts
CCSS:
RF.3.4, RF.4.4, RF.5.4
$4.00
85 ratings
4.0
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By Nerdy Music Mama
This bundle includes both my popular Brain Mini-Unit 1 & 'KISS YOUR BRAIN' Bulletin Board Set at more than 15% off.This is something I am very passionate about! :)   Do you want to teach your students to have a growth mindset but feel like just
Subjects:
Science, For All Subject Areas, Character Education
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Handouts, Bulletin Board Ideas
CCSS:
RI.4.1, W.4.8, SL.4.2
$13.50
$11.00
60 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Nerdy Music Mama
This bundle includes both of my popular Brain Mini-Units 1 & 2 at more than 10% off.For individual descriptions/feedback, click on the following links.• Growth Mindset Brain Unit 1 Lesson Plans• Growth Mindset Brain Unit 2 Lesson PlansCheck out
Subjects:
Science, For All Subject Areas, Character Education
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Games
CCSS:
RI.4.1, W.4.8, SL.4.2
$16.00
$13.00
42 ratings
3.9
Bundle
By Nerdy Music Mama
Why I Made this…I was inspired to make this 2nd mini-unit after I finished teaching my 4th and 5th graders my original “Growth Mindset Brain Mini-Unit”. They were so excited to learn about the brain and wanted to know more! Some kids even asked to
Subjects:
Science, For All Subject Areas, Character Education
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Games
CCSS:
RI.4.1, W.4.8, SL.4.2
$8.00
37 ratings
3.9
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By Nerdy Music Mama
UPDATED 8/22/15 NOW WITH BIGGER GRAPHICS AND MODELING AREA! Your students will have a great time practicing how to read, carve, and make 20 notes, rests and music symbols with this fun set! Simply print, laminate the pages for durability, and place
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$2.50
43 ratings
4.0
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By Nerdy Music Mama
All About This Product This is a Reader's Theater based on Peter and the Wolf with up to 20 parts! It is perfect for the entire class! Each scene has 4 characters so you may split your class into 5 groups of 4 students to read or you may work with a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Scripts
$4.00
45 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (20.21 MB)
By Nerdy Music Mama
I created this treble staff reading, writing, playing, and composing unit as a way to teach note reading skills to my elementary piano lab students as well as to my general elementary music students on barred instruments.This unit focuses on note
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Songs
$11.00
$8.00
24 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Nerdy Music Mama
Carnival of the Animals READER'S THEATER Whole Class Play This is a Reader's Theater based on "Carnival of the Animals" with up to 28 parts! It is perfect for the entire class! Each scene has 2 characters so you may split your class into 14 groups
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Music
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Activities, Scripts, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
41 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (20.55 MB)
By Nerdy Music Mama
Looking for a fun way to liven up an Open House, Back to School Night or Parent Teacher Conferences? Why not have an Instrument "Petting Zoo"! It's a great way to promote your music program and draw parents into your room! This set includes
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$3.50
24 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (15.72 MB)
By Nerdy Music Mama
About This SetThis set is all about instilling a positive growth mindset in your students as well as metacognitive skills. There are 5 growth statements that talk about neurons, making connections, never giving up, and how you are in control of your
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Word Walls, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$5.50
31 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (14.90 MB)
By Nerdy Music Mama
This motivational poster set is great for instilling a growth mindset in your students! Believe in yourself with a fun "Selfie" twist! This set includes 8 Posters, a 2-Page Banner, and an Activity Sheet. Motivational/Inspirational Posters You
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Character Education, Back to School
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$4.50
20 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (22.33 MB)
By Nerdy Music Mama
Help your students set goals, monitor their progress, and reflect on their work. This Student Data & Progress Notebook is perfect to use with any subject. The Growth Mindset theme will help inspire your students to try harder! What You
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
32 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (18.36 MB)
By Nerdy Music Mama
Quick and easy attention getters to use in your classroom with a music twist. Sing it! All of these attention getters can be sung! Each attention getter is paired with a picture to help the students remember them. What the teacher says is on the
Subjects:
Music, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$1.00
33 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (5.17 MB)
By Nerdy Music Mama
This is a fun way to get students to draw conclusions. Great to use after your students read the Nutcracker Readers’ Theater or after they watch the Nutcracker Ballet video. You can use these as an activity for early finishers, in a small reading
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Music, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$2.50
20 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (11.62 MB)
By Nerdy Music Mama
This fun emoji themed treble staff bulletin board set is a great way to help your students learn the notes on the treble staff. All you need is a bulletin board and black construction paper strips or ribbons/streamers to create the lines of the
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Back to School
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$3.00
18 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (23.17 MB)
By Nerdy Music Mama
This bulletin board set is great for back to school or any time of the year. Discover Your #Selfie In Music! This set includes: * 8 different cell phones listing activities that take place in music: read and notate music, move to the beat, music
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Back to School
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$5.50
9 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (9.63 MB)
By Nerdy Music Mama
ALL ABOUT THIS PRODUCT This is a fun Christmas themed activity to review or introduce the characters from The Nutcracker Ballet. “Write the Room” activities are perfect for kinesthetic learners. Simply print out the Character Flashcards and hang
Subjects:
Music, Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
16 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (14.12 MB)
By Nerdy Music Mama
These are self-assessment rubric posters in a fun “Rock Star”/“Concert Poster” theme. The posters have scales from 1-4 along with double thumbs-up, thumbs-up, thumbs-sideways, and thumbs-down. These are great in aiding your students with
Subjects:
Music, Other (Specialty), For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Assessment, Posters, Rubrics
$3.00
21 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (38.52 MB)
By Nerdy Music Mama
This product is part of a Treble Staff Unit *BUNDLE*. Right-Hand Playing Practice Booklet for piano and xylophone (barred instruments) includes 12 original songs starting with just middle C and D on the staff and moving up to playing middle C,D, E,
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Songs, Printables
$4.00
7 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (12.89 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I currently teach general music to grades K-5 and 4th and 5th grade chorus. I have also taught 7th and 8th grade general music and chorus.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I strive to instill a love of music and the arts in my students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

My kiddies are my awards ;)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

**M.S. in Brain-Based Teaching and Learning (Nova Southeastern University) **B.M. in Voice Performance and Music Education (Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University) **Kodaly Level 1 Certified (Westminster Choir College)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love teaching music to my kids at school and my two beautiful daughters!

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