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!
Mrs. King's Music Class: Singing Rocks
How to Make and Use Singing Rocks (also known as story stones) by Tracy King An easy DIY tutorial for making singing rocks or story stones to teach storytelling, sequencing, improvisation and even OPERA! Great for many themes including: fairy tales, Bib
Dollar Store Deals for Music Teachers
Like most teachers I am such a fan of dollar stores. I can shop there to organize my classroom, create new workstations and add a little flair to my bulletin boards. I'd like to share with you just a few of my favorite finds! Flyswatters My kids are always a little in awe when they see my collection of flyswatters. (This pictures shows most of my collection.) I sometimes use them as pointers when projecting things on my white board, but most often these are used for Swat the Staff or Swat…
Teaching Music During School Closures
Teaching music during school closures can be a challenge. Distance learning for group performances, singing, making music together can't be replaced. Games, activities, videos and project ideas for music remote learning are listed here. Free downloads too!
Rhythm Cards for Rockin' Repetition
Use these simple rhythm cards to establish routine and improve rhythm and steady beat skills in your music classroom. In music education the simplest ideas are the best. Your students will thank you for adding this activity to your music routine.