Works for Me Wednesday: Lines and Spaces

Works for Me Wednesday: Lines and Spaces

Hi all! Today I am linking up Aileen Miracle for a quick “Works for me!” Go check out the lineup for some quick tips!

My tip today is short but sweet! Kindergarten began work on lines and spaces not too long ago. They are doing pretty well, but I am always looking for ways to engage my kinesthetic learners. Plus, I have Kindergarten at the end of the day; these babies NEED to move!

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Nursery Rhymes – Not just for the Nursery!

Nursery Rhymes – Not just for the Nursery!

For younger students, nursery rhymes help with language development; they hear the sounds of vowels and consonants and later on, learn how these sounds combine into words. I see this in my own young children as they play and sing these songs. Nursery rhymes also teach pitch, volume, voice inflection and the rhythm of language in general. Do you sound different when you tell a sad story like “Humpty Dumpty” vs. when you tell a happy story like “Mary Had Little Lamb?” What about an angry one like “Rain, Rain, Go Away?” Or a scared one like “Little Miss Muffet?” Children learn so much about how to express emotions and feelings through these simple songs and rhymes!

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Tech Talk Tuesday: Aurasma in the Music Classroom

Tech Talk Tuesday: Aurasma in the Music Classroom

Hi all! I am back today with a quick installment of Tech Talk Tuesday!
I know it has been awhile, but I’m in my “busy” season at school! Talent shows, musicals, ukulele, recorders. Lots of stuff going on to keep me busy!
Today I wanted to share with you an app that I have only begun to use. It has so many possibilities for both teacher use AND student use! This app is called Aurasma!

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January Survival Guide

January Survival Guide

GMEA Conference. (Georgia Music Educators’ Association). In the beginning of my career these conferences and other Orff/Kodaly/etc. workshops kept me going. They provided me contacts to share successes and frustrations, and gave me lessons to help me out when I was stuck planning as a beginning teacher. As I got further into my career, it always helped refresh me during the time of the year when many of us are getting the mid-year blues and already wishing it was summer!

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The Importance of Following and Leaving Feedback

The Importance of Following and Leaving Feedback

Hello Friends!

I don’t know about you, but the holidays went by much too quickly! We are just getting back into the swing of things around here! I wanted to take a few moments and just chat with you about why you should be following TpT sellers AND leaving fair feedback! I PROMISE you want to read this (find out how to get FREE stuff!).

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What’s on Your Desk?

What’s on Your Desk?

I am so excited to be linking up today with my friend, Rachel Tanenblatt for her linky party, “What’s on Your Desk?”

….ok, well no, I am scared to death to actually show you my desk. You will stop following me and call the TLC hoarders show! Yikes! I do realize it is a problem and believe it or not, I am a very organized person – I just have 30 projects going on ALL the time.

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Tech Talk Tuesday – Cloud Storage

Tech Talk Tuesday – Cloud Storage

Today I want to talk about something that changed my life – professionally and personally – cloud storage. I am still SHOCKED at how many people do not use some sort of cloud storage, whether it be Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive, Box, Amazon Cloud, etc. I use a combination and it has saved me countless hours and many tears. If you have ever left a file at school or home, or had a hard drive crash, then Dropbox will save your life. (I speak of Dropbox because this is my primary form of storage, but you could easily sub any other service of your choice).

read more
Works for Me Wednesday: Lines and Spaces

Works for Me Wednesday: Lines and Spaces

Hi all! Today I am linking up Aileen Miracle for a quick “Works for me!” Go check out the lineup for some quick tips!

My tip today is short but sweet! Kindergarten began work on lines and spaces not too long ago. They are doing pretty well, but I am always looking for ways to engage my kinesthetic learners. Plus, I have Kindergarten at the end of the day; these babies NEED to move!

read more
Nursery Rhymes – Not just for the Nursery!

Nursery Rhymes – Not just for the Nursery!

For younger students, nursery rhymes help with language development; they hear the sounds of vowels and consonants and later on, learn how these sounds combine into words. I see this in my own young children as they play and sing these songs. Nursery rhymes also teach pitch, volume, voice inflection and the rhythm of language in general. Do you sound different when you tell a sad story like “Humpty Dumpty” vs. when you tell a happy story like “Mary Had Little Lamb?” What about an angry one like “Rain, Rain, Go Away?” Or a scared one like “Little Miss Muffet?” Children learn so much about how to express emotions and feelings through these simple songs and rhymes!

read more
Tech Talk Tuesday: Aurasma in the Music Classroom

Tech Talk Tuesday: Aurasma in the Music Classroom

Hi all! I am back today with a quick installment of Tech Talk Tuesday!
I know it has been awhile, but I’m in my “busy” season at school! Talent shows, musicals, ukulele, recorders. Lots of stuff going on to keep me busy!
Today I wanted to share with you an app that I have only begun to use. It has so many possibilities for both teacher use AND student use! This app is called Aurasma!

read more
January Survival Guide

January Survival Guide

GMEA Conference. (Georgia Music Educators’ Association). In the beginning of my career these conferences and other Orff/Kodaly/etc. workshops kept me going. They provided me contacts to share successes and frustrations, and gave me lessons to help me out when I was stuck planning as a beginning teacher. As I got further into my career, it always helped refresh me during the time of the year when many of us are getting the mid-year blues and already wishing it was summer!

read more
The Importance of Following and Leaving Feedback

The Importance of Following and Leaving Feedback

Hello Friends!

I don’t know about you, but the holidays went by much too quickly! We are just getting back into the swing of things around here! I wanted to take a few moments and just chat with you about why you should be following TpT sellers AND leaving fair feedback! I PROMISE you want to read this (find out how to get FREE stuff!).

read more
What’s on Your Desk?

What’s on Your Desk?

I am so excited to be linking up today with my friend, Rachel Tanenblatt for her linky party, “What’s on Your Desk?”

….ok, well no, I am scared to death to actually show you my desk. You will stop following me and call the TLC hoarders show! Yikes! I do realize it is a problem and believe it or not, I am a very organized person – I just have 30 projects going on ALL the time.

read more
Tech Talk Tuesday – Cloud Storage

Tech Talk Tuesday – Cloud Storage

Today I want to talk about something that changed my life – professionally and personally – cloud storage. I am still SHOCKED at how many people do not use some sort of cloud storage, whether it be Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive, Box, Amazon Cloud, etc. I use a combination and it has saved me countless hours and many tears. If you have ever left a file at school or home, or had a hard drive crash, then Dropbox will save your life. (I speak of Dropbox because this is my primary form of storage, but you could easily sub any other service of your choice).

read more

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