Sunday, November 30, 2014

Cyber Sale Linky Party

Can you believe there are only a few weeks before Christmas?!?!  I only have three more weeks until another break!  Woo hoo!  I have really enjoyed these few days to spend with family and also create new resources.  I can only imagine what I will be able to accomplish with two weeks off!

Teachers Pay Teachers is throwing a CyberMonday sale from Dec. 1-2.  You can check out all of the great products out there and get 28% off by using their code TPTCYBER.  Thanks to the 3am Teacher for the cybersale banner!


But before you start shopping, I am linking up with Amy Abbott from Music a la Abbott to learn about what other products are out there that I might want to put in my shopping cart for Monday!


I will first tell you one of my products that I think you should purchase, and then I will tell you about 2 more products that I already have in my shopping cart ready to go!

I just finished making my Nutcracker Ballet Scavenger Hunt.  It is similar to a write the room activity.  Students will have a worksheet and will walk around the room in search of the pictures that I have posted throughout my room to review the Nutcracker.  It's always great when I can give the students a worksheet and let them work on their own!  If you are teaching your students about the Nutcracker Ballet this season, you might want to purchase this!


One item I will be purchasing is from another South Carolina music teacher, Sally Utley.  This is another Write the Room activity but for Instruments of the Orchestra.  This looks amazing, and Sally has thought of many different options for this activity.


And last, I will be purchasing this cute Body Percussion Clip Art set from Dancing Crayon Designs.  I have been eyeing this for a while to use to create some more activities for my students.  Why not purchase while it's 28% off?



Don't forget to check out Amy's link party for more ideas from some great music teachers!  And leave a comment to tell me what you will be purchasing, or what you think I should purchase, too!  Thanks!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Five Favorite Pins of November

Today, I'm linking up with Aileen Miracle at Mrs. Miracle's Room to share my Five Favorite Pins.  After reading my favorite pins, make sure to scroll back up to the top to click on this link to see all of the other pins posted by some pretty amazing music teachers out there!



My first one came just in time for Thanksgiving break!  I am definitely guilty of taking home too much work every weekend and then not doing any of it!  And, apparently, Pitch Hill and I were thinking the same thing!  Ha!


My second pin is about vocal exploration using the book, The Squiggle by Carole Lexa Schaefer.  I start each Kindergarten and 1st grade class off with a vocal exploration, and this would be great for my students!  I've thought about using WikiSticks and pipe cleaners, but never thought about a jump rope.



My third pin is great for classroom management.  Who doesn't love Mr. or Mrs. Potatohead?!  This looks so easy to make and would be very easy for students to understand!


My fourth pin has several winter activities involved in one blog post!  Meter, form, ice skating, and a snow ball fight thrown in there!  I tried some of this last year, but I will definitely revisit this again after Thanksgiving break!


And, my last pin is a a cute idea for listening to and identifying different sounds.  These could be made with plastic eggs or 35 mm cases if you can still find those....  My daughter's church choir teacher was using them this past week.  I found it interesting that she had some after I had just pinned this myself.  It's also a great idea for a substitute, too!


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