Have you ever wanted to use a common folk song but you didn't remember all of the words? I know that's happened to me. You can go to http://kodaly.hnu.edu/c_about.cfm and search, listen, print, and see analysis for common folk songs.
Look at this great clapping game! It's from a blog that I've mentioned before on our site: http://abbottmusic.blogspot.com/2012/12/say-say-o-playmate.html The directions are found online at her blog!
Here is a link to a wonderful website that has a scope and sequence for grades 1-5 general music. I checked it out and it's great! While it's not aligned with our NGSSS, it's a great place to start and gives you a general idea of what your students should be able to do at these grade… Continue reading Sample Scope and Sequence for 1-5 Music
Does your school require you to have your students write in all of their classes? If so, you might want to check out this book: http://www.friendshiphouse.com/product/item-729bb909-0ecf-4f04-bed5-d2057eb41868.aspx The book has many writing prompts for musical topics! Do you have other ways you incorporate writing into your music classrooms?
I came across a great idea while attending a workshop with John Feierabend. He was talking about how he uses a slide whistle to help his students find their head voice. I have had a few children in the past that couldn't seem to find that head voice no matter what I did. Then I… Continue reading Helping Students Find their Singing Voice