This blog has been created so others can follow my adventures of returning to a music classroom! I spent my first year out of college as a Middle School Band Director, then as the Music Associate at my church for five years. During that time I decided to make a change and began pursuing my Master's in Library Science. I spent five years as the Media Specialist at a primary school and deeply desired to return to my true calling. I've been given that chance in two elementary schools and I am really excited!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Rhythm Caterpillars

Second Grade students used paper circles that I drew various rhythms using quarter notes and rests, eighth notes and half notes.  They placed the circles in any order then clapped the rhythms.

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  1. I gave you an award! Stop by to pick it up. I love your blog because you give great ideas for teaching music. I teach music in the afternoons. I never intended to teach music, so it's not real easy for me. I'm trying to make it meaningful for the students, so I really appreciate your blog! Keep up the good work!!

    Owl Things First

  2. Thanks Jenny!! I never wanted to teach Elementary Music, when I was in college I'd planned to be a band director. Now, I'm married to a band director, teaching Elem. Music and LOVE it!!! Funny how what we think we want in our 20's is not where our paths lead us...
    Thanks for the award!! :-) Oh - let me know if you're looking for something in particular - I'd love to help!

  3. I love this and will be sharing it with our Music teacher. I am happy to be your newest follower. =)

    I would love for you to visit me when you get the chance.

    Heather's Heart