Wishlist – What’s on Yours?

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Today I am linking up with Lindsay from Kodaly Inspired Classroom to present a mega view of what is on my wishlist (and to offer a few things that might be on yours!).

Top Wishlisted Items in My Store

The first item up is one of my favorite lessons, The Science of Sound.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE teaching this lesson so much.  My kids are enthralled with the science behind the sound (put into kid friendly terms of course!).  I use this as an introduction to my ukulele unit, but I also taught this before my school had a ukulele program.  My general education teachers LOVE me because I am reinforcing what they are learning in the general education classroom.

The next item wishlisted in my store is my Rainbow Ukulele program.  When I started a ukulele program, I couldn’t find ANYTHING that was kid-appropriate and didn’t move too fast.  There were a couple of books out there but they learned 6 chords in 6 pages! When I see my kids once a week, I need to move a little bit slower to let my kids really learn to play.  Rainbow Ukulele moves appropriately through beginning fingerpicking to 4 chords – C7, C, F, and G7.  I use G7 instead of G because of the common finger between G7 and F.

One thing I will be working on this year is a new ukulele model!  I was a fan of the Mahalo U-30s but they have discontinued them! I love the Makala Dolphin Ukuleles but am hoping to be closer to the $30 range.  Suggestions? 🙂

The next item wishlisted in my store is my Nutcracker Storybook! My own children love to hear this and I use this to kick start our Nutcracker unit!  Go check it out – kid friendly and suggestions on how to present to your students included!  While you are there don’t forget to grab the matching bulletin boards and other fun activities!

What’s on my wishlist?

We are finishing up Unit 1: Rhythm and I feel like I have brought out all the “old material,” already tried some cool new material (like centers!), but was still missing something. I have great rapport with my kids, but sometimes have a hard time reaching my “too cool for school; all I love is sports” kiddos.

We are finishing up Unit 1: Rhythm and I feel like I have brought out all the “old material,” already tried some cool new material (like centers!), but was still missing something. I have great rapport with my kids, but sometimes have a hard time reaching my “too cool for school; all I love is sports” kiddos.

So what’s on your wishlist?

Wrapping Things Up

My final advice? When in doubt, bake cookies! (Pillsbury makes an excellent pull apart cookie dough, I must say). A dozen cookies on someone’s desk can make them feel warm and gooey inside (pun intended). This strategy has been around since the beginning of time and is a tried and true method.

If you are new at school and looking for lessons for the first day, you might also enjoy this post on first day lesson plans! 

Who did I miss? Any other key people in school we should add?

Musically,

Shelley

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I'm busy mom of three and music educator in Atlanta, GA. My passion is helping busy music teachers deliver time saving, engaging lessons so you have more time to enjoy your life! Click my photo to learn more! Teach music. Love life.

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2 Comments

  1. Shelley with Pitch Publications

    Thank you so much!

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  2. Lindsay Jervis

    Thanks for linking up! Your Nutcracker set looks darling!

    Reply

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