It’s May 10th and school is almost out! Our budgets and patience may both be both spent, but that doesn’t mean we can’t end the year on a great note! Here is where Teachers Pay Teachers can really help! A group of us are doing a “linky” party to share our Five Favorite Music Freebies on TpT! (the emphasis being on free!)
I’m kind of crushing on Pitch Publications right now. Everything she creates is AMAZING! I am a huge techie girl! I learned about Aurasma a few years ago but it’s the not most user friendly tool. Her guide takes you step by step through Aurasma. We used it during our Recorder Karate unit this year and the kids LOVED scanning images around the room to get help with their recorder lessons.
Every so often a new educational term or trend comes along and I immediately wonder – how will I make this applicable in music? “Ticket out the door” and “Learning Target Exit” are just a few those terms. I came across Linda Seamon’s Learning Target Exit Question Card and I love it! It’s not just about knowing a vocabulary word or definition. The kids have to apply the definition musically! This speaks to me in a powerful way! I love it!
Oh, the ukulele. How do I love thee? We were gifted 20 ukuleles this year, then added another 10 this spring. My students love strumming along to their favorite songs. Problem is, their favorite songs have 3-5 chords in them, so where do you begin? You begin with Malinda Phillips’ Beginning Ukulele Song: Freebie! It’s the perfect resource to get your little ones strumming and singing!