Sweet Sounds

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Sweet Sounds
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Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. - Mr. Rogers
 
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By Sweet Sounds
This Christmas-themed printable freeze game is an awesome large group game for a winter music assembly, or to print and put in your Sub Tub! This is a fun game to play in music class as a brain break or when you have double classes because there are
Subjects:
Music, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard, Printables, Games
$5.00
86
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By Sweet Sounds
Music I Can Statements BUNDLE (Kindergarten - Second Grade) includes Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade Music I Can Statements with a fun bright border!Need to post I Can statements and standards with your student work? These cards are perfect for
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$7.50
$6.75
73
Bundle
By Sweet Sounds
Music I Can Statements BUNDLE (Third - Fifth Grade) includes 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade Music I Can Statements with a fun bright border!Need to post I Can statements and standards with your student work? These cards are perfect for posting on a
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$7.50
$6.75
57
Bundle
By Sweet Sounds
If you are looking for preparation and rhythm practice activities for syncopation, Canoe Round & Land of the Silver Birch Syncopation Bundle has everything you need! Use these fun visuals to prepare your students kinesthetically for syncopated
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Songs, Interactive Whiteboard
$6.00
$5.00
89
Digital Download ZIP (128.62 MB)
By Sweet Sounds
Rocky Mountain is an awesome song for teaching melody (and rhythm!) to kids!Rocky Mountain Prepare, Present & Practice Activity Pack is a fun resource that has everything you need to prepare your elementary music students to learn do pentatonic
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Songs, Interactive Whiteboard
$3.00
74
Digital Download ZIP (46.33 MB)
By Sweet Sounds
Over in the meadow in the sand in the sun! My Kindergarten and 1st grade students love to listen to this beautiful folk song - the music room gets very still as they lean in to hear it! It is one of the first songs they learn when we go back to
Subjects:
Arts, Music, Vocal Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Songs, Interactive Whiteboard
$2.25
48
Digital Download ZIP (22.94 MB)
By Sweet Sounds
Paw Paw Patch is an awesome folk song and game to get my elementary music students ready to learn about sixteenth notes! We play this game a lot in my classroom!If you are teaching rhythms to kids, this resource has tons of ideas to help you
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Songs, Interactive Whiteboard
$3.00
63
Digital Download ZIP (52.77 MB)
By Sweet Sounds
Get your classroom organized for back to school with this set of checklists for the National Standards for Music Education (elementary).Keep track of the standards and music objectives from your lesson plans, songs, and activities with this awesome
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Higher Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Printables, Classroom Forms
$2.00
36
Digital Download ZIP (24.09 MB)
By Sweet Sounds
Kindergarten Music Beat Charts includes tons of awesome printable beat charts for the first semester of Kindergarten! Instead of having a poster board for each song, I'm going digital! I like having all of my beat charts in one place! Students can
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Songs, Interactive Whiteboard
$3.00
34
Digital Download ZIP (88.18 MB)
By Sweet Sounds
Are you looking for a fun song to practice do pentatonic? Tideo is one of my students' favorite songs!My elementary music students love to tap the beat, clap the rhythm, or read the melody / solfege on the staff! This music teacher resource has tons
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Songs, Interactive Whiteboard
$3.00
47
Digital Download ZIP (54.64 MB)
By Sweet Sounds
Need a fun game for your sub tub? This is one of my students' favorite Sub Tub activities!Pirate Dragon Unicorn Freeze Game is a fun large group game that can be used for subs or assemblies. This awesome game (with printable cards!) is a great brain
Subjects:
Arts, Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard, Printables, Games
$5.00
$4.00
48
Digital Download ZIP (74.08 MB)
By Sweet Sounds
Elementary Music Standards TEKS: BUNDLE Kinder-5th {Word Wall} LargeNeed to post the music standards with your student work? These cards are perfect for posting in your classroom or on a bulletin board featuring student work! What a great way to
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$15.00
$12.00
29
Bundle
By Sweet Sounds
Are you looking for an awesome game for your picky 4th and 5th grade students? Do you need visuals to teach solfege (low so)? This teacher resource includes pages for preparing the Dance Josey / Chicken on the Fencepost song and to teach solfege to
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Songs, Interactive Whiteboard
$3.00
47
Digital Download ZIP (46.74 MB)
By Sweet Sounds
Are you looking for awesome ideas to teach melody to kids? Great Big House is a fun folk song that you can use to teach rhythm and melody to your elementary music students. If you teach solfege to kids, this teacher resource is for you!Practice
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Songs, Interactive Whiteboard
$3.00
53
Digital Download ZIP (34.66 MB)
By Sweet Sounds
Need a great song for do? If you teach solfege to kids, this teacher resource is for you. Bow Wow Wow is an awesome song for preparing and presenting do! My elementary music students love this little partner game! I included ideas for teaching, as
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Songs, Interactive Whiteboard
$3.00
43
Digital Download ZIP (39.55 MB)
By Sweet Sounds
Are you looking for awesome songs to teach rhythm to kids? Fed My Horse is a fun game song to teach tadimi (one eighth note beamed with two sixteenth notes) to your elementary music students. This is also one of my favorite songs to teach part
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Songs, Interactive Whiteboard
$3.00
50
Digital Download ZIP (54.52 MB)
By Sweet Sounds
I've Been to Haarlem! Turn the Glasses Over (I've Been to Haarlem) is an awesome folk song to practice low so / low sol and my elementary music students love the circle partner game! I've included printable flashcards, exit tickets, and an
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Songs, Interactive Whiteboard
$3.00
43
Digital Download ZIP (63.23 MB)
By Sweet Sounds
Here Comes a Bluebird {Prepare, Present and Practice a Sound that Lasts for Two Beats: Half Note}A great song to prepare, present & practice half note. Use the icon slides to prepare for a sound that lasts for 2 beats, label the sound (Ta-ah and
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Songs, Interactive Whiteboard
$3.00
39
Digital Download ZIP (58.42 MB)
By Sweet Sounds
Elementary Art TEKS Objectives: BUNDLE Kinder-5th {Word Wall Cards}Need to post the art standards with your student work? These cards are perfect for posting in your classroom or on a bulletin board featuring student work! What a great way to share
Subjects:
Art History, Visual Arts, Other (Arts)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$15.00
$14.00
18
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By Sweet Sounds
Are you ready to get organized for back to school? These printable Dynamics Posters are an awesome addition to any elementary music classroom!Do you have a dynamics anchor chart or music word wall? No matter what songs or loud and soft music
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Flash Cards, Word Walls, Posters
$2.50
22
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my fourteenth year teaching music! I started out as a K-12 band director and elementary music teacher at a small school in central Texas. I moved to the Austin area and taught K-5 elementary music for 10 years, and then I taught another 2 years in Kentucky. Most recently I moved across the country and am teaching elementary music in Indiana! I'm currently teaching K-4 Music. I have a private French horn studio and give Kodály-based workshops throughout Texas.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I teach using the Houlahan-Tacka branch of the Kodály method. I took 3 Levels of Kodály at Texas State University with Philip Tacka, Michael Houlahan, Lamar Robertson and Gabby Montoya-Stier. Besides music, my favorite thing to share is my love of books! I love incorporating good books with musical concepts. I want to inspire the kids to search out really good music and really good books for the rest of their lives.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I received an Elgin Educator Foundation Innovative Teaching Grant for a world instrument project. I was able to purchase a full set of world drums (djembes, doumbeks, bongos, congas) and ukuleles for my music class. I also received an Elgin Educator Foundation Innovative Teaching Grant for a SMART board! This by far is my favorite thing in my class room! It has completely changed how I teach music. I also received a Target Field Trip Grant to take my 5th graders to the Austin Symphony kids concert. We had a blast!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I received my Bachelors in Music Education from Abilene Christian University. I'm working on my Master's Degree in Education from Midway University. I attended the Kodály Certification Program at Texas State University, where I earned Level 3 certification. I have presented several workshops across Texas, including, "Get with the Program!" (using folk songs from your classroom to create performances), "It's Just Hand-Signs and Singing, Right?" (including "Kodály In Kindergarten... Yeah right!" and "Applying the Kodály Method in Real Classrooms" and "4th and 5th grade Fever: Engaging the Older Grades"), "Engaging the Brain: Kinesthetic, Aural and Visual" (conquering the cognitive phase of learning) and "Warming Up!" (variety in your daily warm-ups).

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Check out my blog: sweetsoundsfromthemusicroom.blogspot.com Come see what's going on in my crazy classroom & be the first to know what products are coming to my store! Flash freebies are announced only to Facebook followers! www.facebook.com/sweetsoundsfromthemusicroom Follow Me on Pinterest! www.pinterest.com/sweetmusicroom

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