Five Favorite Pins of May – 2014
#1 – The BIG Song List
Here’s a fantastic song list for Music Educators and Music Therapists. Lots of standard songs (and some new ones too) to reference when you’re thinking about what to teach, sing, and use with students. This list was compiled by a music therapist but I think many of the things on this list are usable for anyone who can pick up a guitar or sit down at a piano or just sing a cappella with kids. I’ve always wanted to compile a “big list” of songs that I use and separate it out by grade level. Maybe this will be a good place to start!
#2 – The Sound of Music
I’m teaching the Sound of Music to my kiddos this month and I can’t wait to show them this fun picture when we’re done. I’m always looking for supporting material to make musicals, stories, and histories really come to life. Maybe I’ll print out the image and post it on my front door so kids can see it when they walk in the room. Or maybe I’ll keep it for next year and make it a part of my classroom décor along with other May musicals. Well, whatever happens, I’m excited to use this photo!
Also Sound of Music inspired is this photo:
#3 – Using Fabric on Bulletin Boards
I already use fabric on my bulletin boards for a variety of reasons. It doesn’t show holes, it’s reusable, it’s washable, you can dye it if it gets old, it’s super versatile and a ton of other reasons!
Here’s a great post about how to use fabric on your bulletin boards. Great ideas about which fabric to choose (even ideas about color)! This post is chocked full of information to make your bulletin boards BETTER! It’s just totally great!
#4 – Ten Movement Games
I’m starting to think about camp and about next year and this post helped me get some fun ideas. I’m definitely going to file this away for use later! I love the part of the post that talks about “What Makes a Movement Game Great for Young Learners.” Handy guidelines here!
#5 – Make Your Own Cajon Drum with Daria
I’ve been following Daria Music for a while now (she’s an authority on resources for multi-cultural and world music). Daria has a series of “Make your own” world instrument and this one is FREE on her Teachers Pay Teachers site. Love it!
While you’re at it, just head over to Daria Music and see what other great things you find!
Great Pinboards to Follow!!
Freebies for Music Teachers
Teaching Music with Orff-Schulwerk
Teaching Music and Movement