Sunday, November 30, 2014

Rockin' Resources and HUGE TpT Cyber Sale!

Hello all, 
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I have loved spending time with my family, cooking, (even though my children refuse to eat my fantastic green bean casserole,) playing games, and sleeping in. Unfortunately, the sleeping in stops tomorrow. (Insert Charlie Brown sigh.) However, I am super excited about the GINORMOUS Teachers Pay Teachers Cyber Sale starting tomorrow and Tuesday, Dec. 1st and 2nd! 

My friend Amy over at Music a la Abbott is hosting a Linky Party for us music sellers to highlight a few TpT items we are excited about:

Resource from my store:
Melody Singing Snowmen- do Edition!
Oh my, this one has taken quite a while to create! It's a powerpoint game to practice aural identification of do melodies. 

What took so long in creating this set? Several audio clips of my son singing do melodic patterns! He is in 4th grade and was just selected as one of the six students to sing at the Colorado Elementary All State Choir in January! Yes, I am his music teacher but as in years past, I have another music teacher audition, score, and select the singers. (A HUGE thank you to my friend and fabulous music teacher Steve Soich!) We start rehearsing the music after school tomorrow. 

This was super-fun to make and the backgrounds from Educasong are beautiful! I'll be presenting do to my 2nd graders at the end of the week and they'll be playing this in centers the following week.

Resource from another music seller:
Malinda Phillips has some wonderful resources in her store! Here is her Treble Clef Review Game Stockings Hung With Care:

I'm really looking forward to using this one to review letter names with the 5th graders as we gear up to start alto recorders.

Jamie Parker is another music seller makes wonderful resources. I picked up her Shattered Solfa a couple of weeks ago; I just love stick to staff activities and this one is very well done! I'll be using it this week.

Non-music resource:
Well, it is kind of music related, just not from a music seller. This clip art from Whimsy Clips has been on my Wish List for a while now. I'll be picking this Music Night clip art up during the sale. These adorable kids will look great on newsletters and programs!

Now for the important info:

My entire store will be discounted 20% off on December 1st and 2nd. You can get an additional 8% off by entering the code "TPTCYBER." (Thanks to the 3am teacher for the banner!) Thank you, Amy for hosting this Linky Party! Head over to Amy's wonderful blog to connect to other bloggers who joined the party!
Happy shopping!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

5 Favorite Pins of November

Hello! Yes, I know I haven't blogged for a while. Life just keeps moving! 
I really wanted to share a few my favorite pins and participate in Mrs. Miracle's Room: Five Favorite Pins of November.

1. Christmas Present Sound Match
This is actually a post aimed at toddlers but I think it would be a very fun matching game in the music room to direct and focus student listening. I'm thinking of using it as a center for 1st graders.

2. English Idioms/Figurative Language
The 4th graders are really involved in using idioms and figurative language. (So much that their classroom teachers have trained them to raise their hand every time they hear an idiom!) It will be fun to show them how many musical idioms we use in our society.)

3. 3 Time Management Rules I Wish I'd Learned 10 Years Ago.
(Here's hoping it's not too late for the rest of us!)

 4. Music Around the World Unit
This looks like such a well thought out and attractive set!

5. Smart Teaching
There are some interesting ideas here on how to present material.

I have the day off, (hurray for Thanksgiving break!) and my children are playing hide and seek. I'm going to join them! Thanks to Aileen for hosting this linky party!