Sunday, November 25, 2012

Instrument Labels and "I Can" Posters

I made these instrument labels for some of our classroom instruments.  These really seem to be helping some of the kiddos remember the names of the instruments, though I do occasionally have to remind the students that the "bass" xylophone is not a fish.  :)
 
Here is the PDF file for the labels.



Our school district is luck to have a wonderful music specialist who oversees the organization of our music teachers.  Every year, the music teachers re-evaluate the music learning targets for our students.  We have created "I Can" statements for each grade level. 

These learning targets are not meant to limit the teacher, but rather guide instruction.  For example, my kindergarteners have almost accomplished everything on their "I Can" chart, so I will elaborate on these learning targets and move on to new ones in the first grade category.  

I have these posters in JPEG format on my K-5 pages here on the blog.  This link will take you to the PDF file to download the posters. The posters will print on multiple pages.  I taped them together, laminated, and hung them in our music classroom. 

Happy teaching!

11 comments:

  1. Hey! These are great! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  2. I have to ask- where did you get the font and borders from on your grade level posters? They are adorable!

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    1. Thank you! Good question, and I should have given credit to the sources sooner.

      The title font is "Peach Cobbler" from MTF fonts, found here: http://misstiina.com/fonts/mtf-peach-cobbler/.

      The text font is "Swagger" from dafont.com, found here: http://www.dafont.com/swagger-kt.font.

      The borders (and there are so many cute ones!) are a free download from Teachers Pay Teachers, found here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fuzzy-Bumps-Borders-Graphics-From-the-Pond.

      Enjoy!

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  3. I absolutely love these posters and they are extremely helpful! I am a first year teacher at a small private school that did not have a music program before they hired me. Without a curriculum or even instruments, it has been an exciting adventure.. but these posters are a great little road map of what my students should be learning throughout the year!
    Thank you!

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    1. Thank you, Mrs. Bray! I'm glad the posters are helpful. Luckily, my district has established these music targets for all our elementary schools. I just tried to make them look classroom friendly. :)

      Enjoy the rest of your first year!

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  4. Hello! I have tried to download the posters and it says its in Google Docs and I have to have permission. Can you help me?

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  5. Hi, Lynn. I just changed the settings on the posters. I'm new to sharing documents. :) It should work for you now.

    I hope they're helpful!

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  6. Hi there! I also like your blog and hope to start one as well. I have tried to look at some of your documents and it is blank??? Can you help?

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    1. Thank you!

      The PDF documents should come up in another window when you click the link. Some documents that are made in SMART Notebook will not have a preview available in Google Docs, but you should still be able to download them.

      I signed out of my account and tried this and it worked okay. Hope that helps!

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  7. Is there an updated I Can list that is new in JCPS? I hope we can get together and discuss Quaver sometime:)

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