Resources for Elementary Music Teachers
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Guitar and Ukulele Arrangements for Musicplay K-6 will be a useful tool for performances and for classroom use. These companions to the Musicplay K-6 Curriculum include arrangements of almost every song. Chord charts are included for every song making it easy for a beginning ukulele or guitar player to accompany their students or for their students to play themselves. Many of the arrangements have alternate keys to make it even easier to play or sing along in the most appropriate keys for children’s voices.
This set of lessons for fall will give you everything you need to get your preK classes singing, playing, moving, listening to and creating music. It includes 40+ poems, finger plays, songs, listening examples, movement activities, instrument exploration, and storybook lessons. The digital resources to project include movies and kids/teaching demos of the poems and songs if you have a computer/projector or SMART Board.
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Easy Bucket Drumming is a collection of fun and upbeat arrangements for students age six and above. As students work through this resource, they will learn to read quarter and eighth note rhythms, adapt to different tempos and develop hand independence. Students will also learn about musical concepts such as form, dynamics, accents, and improvisation.
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Your Veterans Day or Memorial Day assembly will be easy to plan when you use the songs, poems and quotes in this collection. The entire collection is beautiful and very singable for young classes or choirs. The songs will be a moving tribute to all veterans. The CD has beautiful orchestrations and vocals! The CD includes full performance, part 2 only (for 2 part songs), and accompaniment tracks.
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December music classes can be challenging, especially in the days following your holiday concert. This is a collection of lessons and activities based on nine familiar Christmas carols. Each song is notated for vocals, soprano recorder in two parts, Boomwhackers in two parts, a variety of percussion instruments, and with chords provided for ukulele (or guitar).
This collection includes traditional and composed songs from many different cultures. You could use this as your winter concert, or you could teach the songs any time of year as part of a multicultural study. A simple script for narrators is included if you’d like to perform this as a program. It’s easy to adapt the script to leave out songs, or substitute songs. Most of the songs are two part, but all can be performed in unison with younger students. The recording features excellent vocals and orchestrations.
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This is a fantastic musical about our favorite season! 12 songs about fun in the snow including My Car Won't Start, Blizzard, Snow Day, Softly and more! Includes lyrics, script, perf/acc CD and PDF to project. Use as your holiday concert or just as a great collection for K-6.
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This collection of traditional songs for Christmas has been arranged for piano and unison with optional 2-part voices by Craig Cassils. Craig Cassils is the composer of the musical “Clowns” and the song “Child of the Universe.” The orchestrations for the performance/accompaniment CD were done by noted arranger, Dominik Hauser. Accompaniments are included for all songs. This collection will provide excellent repertoire for your Grade 3-8 classroom, choir, or for an SA church choir.
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Do you spend months each year planning a December holiday program? This collection of 14 scripts written by teachers from Canada and the USA will give you enough ideas to do your programs for the next 14 years! The programs include comical scripts, some sacred scripts, The Night Before Christmas, Christmas Around the World, Christmas Spirit, Angels, Christmas Idol and more! Song suggestions are given, but you can use any songs you choose, and you can easily adapt the scripts for your own use.
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Differentiate Your Music Classroom
We all want our students to learn effectively. We all want to be that teacher who can reach everyone; who can make a difference for the students in our care. Using this reference tool will allow you to quickly find the specific information you need, and adapt your lessons to support all of your learners. What you discover will enrich your teaching. It will help you to create a collaborative musical environment in which your students flourish, driven by the gift of music that dwells within each of them.
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Elementary Music Rugs
This is a great teaching tool, and an effective seating plan for primary students - 24 squares for 24 students. Use the floor staff for games, teach note values, signs and symbols. Available in three sizes.
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Nancy's Daily Phys-Ed For Kids DVDs
This exercise DVD is a fun and easy way to provide daily physical activities in your classroom. It's the perfect indoor recess activity for Grade 1-6 classes! Play the DVD on a DVD/TV or project via computer to a Smartboard. Nancy leads a group of students in a fun, safe, efficient and effective 30 minute fitness program. More information about Nancy's Daily Phys-Ed DVDs
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