The Music Suite

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By The Music Suite
This smart board activity will make your students smile and tap at the same time! A great literacy connection by including the story "Rumble in the Jungle" by Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz, in your music classroom! Fun animal sounds accompany
Subjects:
Reading, Music, Critical Thinking
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Interactive Whiteboard
$1.00
$0.80
4 ratings
4.0
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By The Music Suite
A quiet brain break! This original piano solo helps to enhance a quiet learning environment. Allow your students a chance to have a few minutes of calm. Follow up after listening with questions about how they feel, what is good about today, what
Subjects:
Music, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Songs
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
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By The Music Suite
This song is a perfect melody to set to sign language, or actions created by your students. "Little Bird" is an original song, which is very easy for children to sing. File includes original vocal recording, and lyric page. Enjoy!
Subjects:
Reading, Other (Arts), Vocal Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Songs
$1.00
$0.80
2 ratings
4.0
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By The Music Suite
These pages are a great way to display rhythms on the smart board. I use these rhythms along with music for students to tap to. Using music with varying tempos and styles will keep it interesting and fun! Our focus is on keeping with the tempo,
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Cooperative Learning
$1.00
$0.80
1 rating
4.0
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By The Music Suite
Help transitions by giving a 3 minute musical clock! The song "October Breeze" will help bring a focus to your group of students, will help daily transition, and allow for music to help along the way! This song lasts 3 minutes, and the students
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Autumn
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
$2.00
$1.60
1 rating
4.0
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By The Music Suite
Winter Air is a chance for your classroom to find some calm in their busy environment. A great moment for your students to close their eyes, listen and imagine pictures in their mind. With this winter theme, your class can take a quiet moment to
Subjects:
Music, Classroom Management, Winter
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Songs
$1.00
$0.80
1 rating
4.0
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By The Music Suite
Snowflake Train is perfect for those who love The Polar Express! For every train lover! This fun chant allows for the class to pretend they are a train, and using their expressive voices and body movements to do so! This works for any classroom.
Subjects:
Music, For All Subject Areas, Winter
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
$1.00
$0.80
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (4.52 MB)
By The Music Suite
Old Man Winter will be a great song for your students to enjoy! This song is set to the melody of the traditional fold song "Old Dan Tucker." With all the descriptive words about winter and snow, this would be a fun way for kids to imagine,
Subjects:
Music, For All Subject Areas, Winter
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Songs
$1.00
$0.80
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (3.84 MB)
By The Music Suite
This song will hopefully inspire you and your students to show kindness each and every day! Lyrics and recording included. Accompanying class activity offers printable writing pages. Take time to share with your students, and allow them a chance
Subjects:
Music, Character Education, Classroom Community
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Songs, Cooperative Learning
$1.00
$0.80
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (2.61 MB)
By The Music Suite
A fun song celebrating Dr. Seuss and Read Across America! Smartboard file includes lyrics and vocal recordings, as well as accompaniment only. Singing and rapping about Seuss books and characters will excited your students! Enjoy!
Subjects:
Music, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Songs, Interactive Whiteboard
$2.00
$1.60
1 rating
4.0
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By The Music Suite
A quiet brain break! This original piano solo helps to enhance a quiet environment. "My Reflection" offers great connections with emotions, moods, and feelings. Take a minute and have a quiet listening break! "Sharing time" will be welcomed
Subjects:
Music, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
$1.00
$0.80
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By The Music Suite
Halloween activities for any classroom! Your students will enjoy the song "Halloween is Out of Sight!" The activities included allow for much creativity, as students are to pick instruments to help a poem come alive, sing and create actions to a
Subjects:
Music, Poetry, Halloween
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Songs, Interactive Whiteboard
$1.00
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By The Music Suite
"I Can" statements aligned with the benchmarks for K-3 elementary music for State and National Standards. There are so many ways to use these statements to empower your students to show success! Post them in your room, or share these with your
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Professional Development
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Printables, Professional Development
$3.00
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By The Music Suite
This song was created when our Medary Elementary School was honored as a Blue Ribbon School. To enjoy the song, all you have to do is replace "Medary" with your school name! Our students also have actions they created with this song. Have your
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Classroom Community
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Songs
$2.00
$1.60
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By The Music Suite
Math problems made from music notes! This is a great way to work on time values, and show students how music and math are so connected! After having class work together on solving these problems, perhaps let them create their own to solve! Enjoy!
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Cooperative Learning
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$0.80
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By The Music Suite
Enjoy original song "Falling Leaves" with your students! Both vocal and instrumental tracks are included in download, as well as the lyric page for the song. Challenge your students to think of other words that can be used in place of "acorns and
Subjects:
Reading, Vocal Music, Autumn
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Songs, Interactive Whiteboard
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$0.80
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By The Music Suite
Focus of this original song is to find calmness through a soft melody. File includes recording track, and lesson plan ideas. Song offers wonderful opportunities to use creativity in any classroom setting. A nice, calm classroom management
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Winter
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Songs
$2.00
$1.60
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By The Music Suite
Enjoy three fun original songs: "Smile, Smile, Smile," "The Join Along Game," and "Freeze Fun!" Included are ideas on how to use these songs in the classroom, interesting facts about music and development, and the vocal recordings of these songs.
Subjects:
Music, Character Education, For All Subjects
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
$3.00
$2.40
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By The Music Suite
Feel like letting your students pretend, sing and learn? "At the Zoo" is a cute, original song that can incorporate into any lesson plan about animals and science. Included in this download are two recordings. One recording includes vocals, and
Subjects:
Other (Science), Vocal Music, For All Subjects
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Songs
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$0.80
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By The Music Suite
These songs are a fun way to welcome your students to and from school! Have some fun and sing the "Greeting Song" with your students, and put your students' names in the song! Your students will want to sing right along with you! Enjoy!
Subjects:
Vocal Music, Character Education, For All Subjects
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs
$2.00
$1.60
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Teaching music is my passion. I have been fortunate to have 20 years of experience teaching K-12 music, as well as music directing on the college level. I currently an elementary music educator in Brookings, SD, and also am the music director for South Dakota State University Theatre. I received my Bachelors in K-12 Music Education, with a minor in theatre. I completed my Master's Degree in Education from Concordia St. Paul in 2014. I have been composing music all of my life. I have written music for toddlers to pre-K and elementary age students, original piano solos for every listener, and musical theatre pieces for all ages. I also am co-creator of a musical entitled "GROUP," which enjoyed honors of being showcased at PennState University in the new musical theatre festival in 2008.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style focuses on my passion and love of students, and music. I approach each day with an open mind, and honest energy to make a positive difference in the lives of my students. I approach my music lessons with excitement, creativity and exploration. Music methods of Kodaly and Orff were a large part of my training years ago. I am not afraid of trying new things, and in the classroom I have learned that success comes from taking chances. I work hard to nurture each and every learner!!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I feel very fortunate to spend each day doing what I love most! That is definitely a reward in itself! Teaching is a team effort. The elementary school I teach at, Medary Elementary in Brookings, SD, has recently been honored with a Blue Ribbon School award. Very exciting and a wonderful honor to be a part of a group of teachers that strive to be their best!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I grew up in South Dakota, and attended school in Beresford, SD. I received my Bachelor's degree from South Dakota State University, and my Master's degree from Concordia St. Paul.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Music has always been a very important part of my life! But, the MOST important of all is my daughter Francie! She is my joy and I love her so much. Francie is now 15, and we have so much fun in life. What more can I say? :)

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