Sunday, January 5, 2020

MTCT #54: Focus 4th Grade


This week Carrie and Tanya are talking about 4th grade in the music room.



Mentioned in the episode:


My Favorite Things





(Carrie will like this chart because it contains her subset of Xennials!)


Syncopa
Hill and Gully Rider (can be found in Sail Away)


Shake the Papaya





Tam-ti

Big Fat Biscuit

Liza Jane

The Birch Tree


Our Old Sow


Fa
Are You Sleeping?

Obwisana


Ti
A Qua Qua 
Sansa Kroma can be found in Let Your Voice Be Heard

Coda (what we are enjoying in and out of the music room)

Carrie
Aurora


Tanya

Maccabeats

TV Show: Undone


Happy musicking!


Sunday, December 1, 2019

MTCT #53: 3rd Grade pt. 2 Melodic Focus

This week Carrie and Tanya are talking about 3rd melodic concepts grade in the music room.


Mentioned in the episode:

Beepbox (Music Sequencing Online Program)


Midnight Music


low la songs











low sol songs

Scotland’s Burning

Turn the Glasses Over





Work Smarter, Not Harder Teacher Tip

Here is a video I've used in order to start class while I'm still greeting students at the door.













Coda (what we are enjoying in and out of the music room)

Carrie
Disney+

Tanya

PodCast: Levar Burton Reads

Pete Seeger reads Abiyoyo on Reading Rainbow!





Bonus! (just for funsies)




By the way...

Registration for OAKE 2020 is now open!








Happy musiking!



Sunday, November 17, 2019

MTCT #52: 3rd Grade pt. 1 Rhythm Focus

This week Carrie and Tanya are talking about 3rd grade in the music room.


Mentioned in the episode:






Fire in the Mountain











Coda (what we are enjoying in and out of the music room)

Tanya
Happy musiking!




Sunday, November 3, 2019

MTCT #51: Focus on 2nd Grade

This week Carrie and Tanya are talking about 2nd grade in the music room.



Mentioned in the episode:




Dalcroze Master Teacher Fritz: Duration with Balloons video


Here's a set of winter themed flashcards for transitioning two tied tas to half note:


























Coda (what we are enjoying in and out of the music room)
Happy musiking!


Sunday, October 20, 2019

MTCT #50: Focus on 1st Grade

This week Carrie and Tanya are talking about 1st grade in the music room.



Mentioned in the episode:











Game 1:
Students sit in a circle and pass an apple around the circle, on the beat.
The student who is holding the apple on the last beat (“out”) is out.
The “out” student leaves the circle to play the beat on a small percussion instrument
or a bourdon on an Orff instrument.
The game repeats until all the students are “out”.

Game 2:
Students stand in a circle, and the teacher makes a tree with one student, (the student stands inside the circle and the teacher stands outside while they join hands in a high arch. All sing while the circle rotates counterclockwise  and the students move their feet to the beat. On the word “out,” the teacher and the student (the tree) bring their arch down, “catching” a student. The caught student now makes an arch with the teacher and the “tree” student goes to an Orff instrument to play a simple bourdon. Game and song repeat until all students are at an instrument.

Game 2 variation:

Students stand in a circle, and the teacher makes a tree with one student, (the student stands inside the circle and the teacher stands outside while they join hands in a high arch. All sing while the circle rotates counterclockwise  and the students move their feet to the beat. On the word “out,” the teacher and the student (the tree) bring their arch down, “catching” a student. The caught student now makes an arch with the first student and the teacher pairs with another student to become a new “tree.” Game and song begin again until all students are trees.






Coda (what we are enjoying in and out of the music room)
Happy musiking!