Clip It Clothespin Activities for Music Class
Assessments in music class are quick and painless with clothespin activities. Learn how to use these fun activities to assess students’ rhythmic understanding in this blog post. Tips for organizing the supplies in your classroom are also included as wel
Mrs. King's Music Class: DIY Dry Erase Pockets
DIY Dry Erase Pockets – Learn how to create cute, colorful and durable dry erase pockets for less than 20 cents each! You’ll love this easy to follow tutorial and your students will love using dry erase markers in class. Save your classroom budget and s
Dabber Activities in the Music Room
How to Use Dabbers in Your Classroom - They keep students engaged (and smiling!) and are perfect for quick assessments. Read about how to use them with no fuss and no mess. Ideas for workstations or centers are also included. Let's get dabbing!
Workin' the Workstations: Tips and Tricks
Tips and Tricks for implementing workstations in your music class. What works best, how to improvise and more and included in this post from a veteran music teacher.
Dip Tray Workstations: Bottle Cap Pitches
Create a very inexpensive workstation to practice pitch names on the treble clef staff with a dip tray and this free download. FUN for your elementary music classroom.
99 Music Workstations
Looking for music workstation ideas for your elementary music classroom? This is a HUGE list of ideas linked and explained to help you get started. Ideas for playing instruments, pitch, rhythm, reading, apps and more are included.
Classroom Tour 2013
Welcome back! Let's take a virtual tour of the music room at GES. This is the view from the back corner near the door. I'm loving the new word wall and still love the awesome rug we got through Donors Choose. Click the Donors Choose link to make a donation to our current project. Fish Groups making music together. I've been looking for a good place to leave this up all year and I think I've found it. Teachers: Get it HERE. The reading workstation. This is one of the students' favorite…
Magical Music Classroom Reveal
Decorate your music room with dragons, unicorns, gnomes, mermaids and more magical creatures. Everything you need is in this bundle: dynamics, tempo, ensembles, word wall and more! Make the magic happen in your classroom this year.
Songs of the Month
Once upon a time I nearly had a music teacher breakdown. It wasn’t because of the increasingly difficult amount of paperwork, the political takeover of education or even challenging students. One April I looked back at the number of songs my kids had learned in a year and was flabbergasted by how FEW there were for some grade levels. One grade had only learned 15 songs (that included songs for two concerts). Now, they had composed, improvised, explored, played keyboards and more but they…
Books You Need in Your Music Classroom - PRIMARY LIST
Books for the music classroom can be used for singing, dancing, composing, history and more! Check out this huge list of children's literature that should be on the shelves of your music classroom.
Mrs. King's Music Class: Classroom Conversations - Let's Talk About Talking
Taming Classroom Conversations and yet encouraging essential learning conversations can be tricky! In this post learn some ideas for keeping student talking in your classroom but in a constructive way. Give those talkers something to do and teach them a
Classroom Light Box Ideas
Need a little inspiration for what to say on your classroom light box? Look no farther! These sayings are perfect for music classrooms and will be sure to light up the faces of musicians in your classroom. High school, elementary, band or choir...come up. Light it up!
Dot composing is an easy way to get your music students to become composing utilizing rhythm work. Stickers or dabbers are great for this activity that can be used many times in your classroom.
Music Teacher Pet Peeves
Music Teacher Pet Peeves is a list of relatable situations and conversations that modern music educators find themselves in. Don't worry music teachers! You are not alone.
Punch Cards in Music Class
More than a reward or an incentive, these punch cards are a fun way to assess student knowledge. Use them in your classroom like an exit ticket or maybe part of a workstation rotation. Student engagement and behavior aren’t a problem with this great ide
14 Unusual and Incredibly Fabulous Bulletin Board Borders
14 Unusual Bulletin Board Boarders Pool noodles, cupcake papers, LEGOS? These unusual and incredibly fabulous border ideas are easy to do. WARNING: Using these in a hallway may cause major student traffic problems as everyone stops to take a look!