Strike a chord

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Strike a chord
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By Strike a chord
A fun song with easy instrumental parts to play. Santa has fallen off his sleigh and the paramedics are called. We used this in our concert and topic on the emergency services! Substitute the 999 for whatever phone number your country uses. Use the
Subjects:
Vocal Music, Other (Music), Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs, Video Files
$6.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Strike a chord
A simple and effective song which captures the excitement of the Chinese New Year. Children are encouraged to play the drum and the cymbal.Included in the pack 1. Animated video of the song 2 Lyrics 3 2 backing tracks. One has the easy percussion
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Video Files
$6.00
6 ratings
3.9
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By Strike a chord
This song tells of the extinction of the dinosaurs in an animated video. One by one, the dinosaurs are are hit by a meteorite. There is an opportunity to play very basic percussion instruments or simple sequence for boom whackers or chime bars.
Subjects:
Other (Science), Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Study Guides, Songs, Video Files
$5.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Strike a chord
This little song was inspired by Oliver Jeffers book “How to catch a star” .It is about a little boy who is desperate to catch a star. You’ll have to read the book to find out what happens! It can be used as a starting point for an Assembly with
Subjects:
Vocal Music, Other (Music), Short Stories
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Songs, Video Files
$5.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Strike a chord
Here you will find 1.A video of the song with visual clues telling children what instruments to play ( tambourine, claves (sticks), drums and optional tuned instruments) 2.Backing and vocal tracks 3. Lyrics 4. Simple worksheet asking children to
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Short Stories
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Songs, Printables, Video Files
$5.00
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By Strike a chord
A simple song which children love to sing . It asks the question "Why do we toss a pancake ... It's a mystery to me . Does it need an outing or a change of scenery?" Included in the pack . 1. 2 mp3s backing and vocals 2. Lyrics on PDF with
Subjects:
Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Songs, Video Files
$5.00
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By Strike a chord
The song celebrates the freedom of flying with Peter Pan. Everything you need is in the pack. Specialists can use notation, non-specialists can use the video. Included in the resources you will find 1. An animated video of the song with lyrics 2.
Subjects:
Other (Arts), Vocal Music, Literature
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Songs, Video Files
$6.00
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By Strike a chord
This Christmas song tells of a little boy who desperately wants a bicycle for Christmas so that he can visit his grandma in an isolated location. The bundle contain 1. Video with words and music 2 Teaching guide to play ocarina part 3.Lyrics and
Subjects:
Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Songs, Video Files
$5.00
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By Strike a chord
This song is told by a boy who has been bullied and goes to his grandma for advice. She tells him to believe in himself and find activities to build up his self esteem . To be used as part of an Anti- bullying program which discusses self esteem
Subjects:
Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Life Skills
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Songs, Printables, Video Files
$5.00
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By Strike a chord
A humorous song of the story of the gingerbread man . In the zip folder, you will find 1. A video of the song 2. The lyrics 3.Vocal and backing track mp3s
Subjects:
Vocal Music, Other (Music), Short Stories
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Songs, Printables, Video Files
$5.00
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By Strike a chord
This song, along with the opportunity to move in the instrumental parts, is a good starter for topics on machines and brings a light hearted feel to the lesson. It’s effective in a class assembly and easy to sing. Included in the pack - 1. A video
Subjects:
Other (Arts), Music, Vocal Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Songs, Video Files
$5.00
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By Strike a chord
This catchy song was used by my school a part of a campaign to promote eating healthy, yet tasty, snacks at break time. There are parts for tuned instruments (ocarina tabs given) Can be taught throughout school on Healthy Eating Weeks. Resources
Subjects:
Other (Music), Health, Life Skills
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Songs, Video Files
$5.00
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By Strike a chord
The story of Jack and the beanstalk in song The resource contains 1. A video and PowerPoint of the song 2. A backing track and vocal track 3. The lyrics with ideas to extend the theme.
Subjects:
Reading, Vocal Music, Short Stories
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Songs, Video Files
$5.00
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By Strike a chord
This is a story on video or PowerPoint( if you wish to add your own ideas) about a spider who wanted his own song He listened to all the other mini beasts and desperately wanted his own . The idea is to "hook" the children into making their own
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Music, Short Stories
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Multimedia, Songs
$4.00
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By Strike a chord
A reggae style song using the Olympic values as a theme. Resources contain 1. A video of the song 2. A PPT of the song, lyrics only, teaching notes at the end 3. Mp3 of song with vocals. Mp3 of backing 4. Lyrics
Subjects:
Vocal Music, Health, Character Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Songs, Video Files
$5.00
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By Strike a chord
This musical has every single resource you might need apart from children and instruments! It tells the story of a discontented King who banned Christmas, sacked his servants and set sail for foreign countries. The more he saw, the more discontented
Subjects:
Vocal Music, Drama, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Songs, Scripts
$35.00
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By Strike a chord
Red Riding Hood has her hoodie on and sets off to Grandma's house. The story told in song/rap has a catchy melody and an opportunity for the children to play the simple chime bar accompaniment . The pack includes. 1. A video of the song with the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Music, Vocal Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Songs, Printables, Video Files
$4.00
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By Strike a chord
Learning objectives covered Use and understand staff and other musical notations. Develop an understanding of the history of music. Appreciate and understand a wide range of music drawn from different traditions The PPT has information on folk
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Multimedia, Songs, Video Files
$6.00
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By Strike a chord
In this song for voices and simple instruments, Polly has a different Valentine every day of the week. The suitors can’t cook, dance, sing, sew or draw respectively- so they have to go. Polly eventually finds peace reading a book on her own. The
Subjects:
Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Valentine's Day
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Songs, Video Files
$5.00
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By Strike a chord
This song can be used at Easter or any time of the year. It starts off with 10 eggs and one by one they are eaten by an animal until there is one left which is eaten by a child. The resource includes 1. A video of the song. (or a PowerPoint included
Subjects:
Numbers, Vocal Music, Easter
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs, Video Files
$5.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been a classroom teacher for 20 years and a music teacher for another 20 years. I have a YouTube channel for primary music teachers. For the past 5 years I have made resources for the non specialist so that they can be less fearful of taking music.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I like to think that the children can relate to my material. The music is in keeping with today's generation and they can easily join in with the instrumental work. My aim is to make music fun and help children gain confidence.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Post graduate certificate in Music Technology. Teaching certificate (UK) Semi finalist south East Essex "Search for a star" Featured in the T.E.S "Hall of Fame"

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I attended a boarding school in my early years and had a rather difficult time.. I promised myself that I would become a teacher and be pleasant to my charges and help them to be confident and accepted. I completed my A levels at a State high school and went on to teachers training college.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

When I was 50, I decided to leave teaching for a few years and become a professional musician . I ended up in the mountains of Norway with a very eccentric but highly skilled guitarist, playing rock, pop reggae and ballroom, You name it, we played it. From then I went on to play in Holiday camps before returning to teaching, just that little bit wiser.

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