Monday, August 27, 2012
I have been so super busy between finishing my time in Charlotte and getting things ready for my move back to Pageland. I hope to post more often again soon!
Happy Monday and have a GREAT week!
Monday, August 20, 2012
It was so much fun and I am so glad that I got to do that today! Now, I'm going to write down a few "to-dos" and then go to bed. I am tired!
Happy Monday evening friends!
Sunday, August 19, 2012
WAIT...WHAT?!?!?! Sorry to put a damper on your end of summer celebrations! BUT...I have to, have to, have to start thinking about Christmas/winter holidays/and what have you.
I was looking though the materials already at my school for my 5th graders and while I like what's there, most of it has been used within recent years. So, that leaves me looking for something new. A few of the musicals that caught my eye are...
North Pole Musical by Jacobson and Huff
A Pirate Christmas by John Jacobson & Roger Emerson
North Pole Star by Albrecht & Althouse
I'll keep you posted on the winner. If you have a suggestion on a musical you love, please share!
Friday, August 17, 2012
I've looked through a few Music K-8 issues but nothing really jumped out at me...so, I need help!
Thanks in advance!
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Word wall - missing my alphabet letters and it will be done!
Music Mission Statement. I
My door! :)
Monday, August 13, 2012
I'm asking for a BOSE SoundDock station to use at both schools with my iPod. Please take some time to view my project and other projects from teachers all over! Help us, as we help our students learn and better themselves!
Here's the link to my project - HERE!
Sunday, August 12, 2012
I know that LOTS of others are taking part in the sale, so if you have things in your TpT wishlist - now would be the time to buy!!
Here's the link to my STORE!
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Tonight, I had a GRAND thought while I was sitting in the drive-thru line at the golden arches...since I have to be away from my classes for the first week and a half, why not VIDEOtape myself talking to them. Then, that takes a little pressure off the sub to make sure they cover EVERYTHING I want covered on our first class meetings. Wow, wow, wow! Now, I'm even MORE excited and ready to get my rooms set up so I can call "ACTION!"
The drive-thru line was CRAZY, so I pulled up Evernote on my phone (lifesaver that app is - I tell ya! If you don't use it, you totally should!) and I started typing out a script for my back to school video lessons. So excited, I am beyond words! Now, if only I had an iPad, then I could do my video without having to use my phone...sigh, and dream a little dream. Okay, I'm back!
Here's my awesome find from the music teacher blog-o-sphere! Mrs. Swedburg at Made for Music Teachers has created some awesome funky Bach chickens and they are so going to go outside my door at the 3rd-5th grade school! Here's a link and here idea came from Mrs. King at www.musicbulletinboards.net (Mrs. King has some awesome things on her blog and site also!) I think that's all I have time for tonight - HUGE storm booming outside!
Happy shopping to me tomorrow! Yay!
Sunday, August 5, 2012
If you're looking for a school to support - Pageland Elementary or Petersburg Primary in Pageland, SC would LOVE your votes!!
Thursday, August 2, 2012
So, today and the rest of the week I'm going to be creating games, planning classroom set up (can't get into my rooms yet) and planning some lessons. Working on a Prezi (www.prezi.com) to use the first classes with my upper grades. I'll post that when I get it finished.
Pinterest has been a HUGE help in my finding games and activities I can incoporate into my teaching. What are some of your favorite games/activities/lessons? I didn't do much with "Star Spangled Banner" last year, so I am looking to do more with that in grades 3-5. Mostly, I am really looking forward to setting up my rooms and making them my own! I have some barred Orff instruments, but DonorsChoose is going to be used to help me get more. Most of what is at both schools is old, broken or doesn't sound good.
Oh I just can't wait to get started!! Don't think I've been this excited about the start of a school year since my first year teaching! LOVE!
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
I have 2 classrooms to set up, that haven't been cleaned, so I can't get in them. AND, I'm going to have to spend a least part of the workdays and some of the student days in Charlotte. WOWZER! 3 classrooms to set up and lesson plans to prepare for me to use and a sub to use maybe...who knows!!! However, the end result with my being back in Pageland is sooo worth it!! I will be spending the next few weeks squeezing the last moments of summer fun in with my babies and working on lots of projects!
Ahhh only 2 weeks!!!!!