Tuesday, February 26, 2013

New Seating Chart and Unit

For the sake of organization, I created a new seating chart that I implemented in January.  This one allows me to organize grades much more effectively than I was doing before.

Music teachers: how do you organize your assessment data?  A seating/role chart?  I hope to use an iPad or some kind of technology soon for this.

Also, fourth and fifth grades started a recorder unit.  Students are doing very well so far!  Here is the pre-test students completed before the unit began:
Click here for the Recorder Pre-Test.

Click here for the seating chart.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Hello, Ms. Gagel!

I have a dear friend, Ms. Gagel, who recently finished a year of teaching English in South Korea.  I said a phrase today that, I have to admit, I stole from her.  The kids thought it was funny, so I gave them all a big opportunity to say it.

Welcome home, Ms. Gagel!

New "Composer of the Month" Board

The newest addition to the music room is the Composer of the Month board!  (Thank you to my wonderful and creative mentor teacher for helping create it.)  Kindergartners in our school celebrated the wedding of Q and U (a really adorable event), and we learned that Mr. Mendelssohn composed the "Wedding March".  We moved to the music and even pretended to walk "down the aisle."  :)  Next, we'll listen and move to the "Italian Symphony".    

More composers to come!