Poem by Randy DeLelles and Jeff Kriske to help teach the movements for The Cup Game plus 2 Videos on YouTube of Anna Kendrick performing a Cups "When I'm Gone" Cover and another video by The Harvard Undergraduate Drummers (THUD) perform a remix of the cup song made famous by Anna Kendrick in the movie Pitch Perfect.

♫ We ❤ Music @ HSES! ♫: The Cup Game Illustration and videos to go with it. I really want my (maybe third) graders to do this.

Autism Spectrum Disorder & Music - It been shown how constructive music education is in all areas of cognitive development, but it also proves to be especially helpful to those with ASD. As showcased by this infographic, it basically boils down to the two most indicative symptoms across the spectrum of those with autism. Those being that ASD can be characterized mainly by poor ability to communicate and interact socially, along with being prone to repetitive behaviors and specific interests.

Autism Spectrum Disorder & Music - It been shown how constructive music education is in all areas of cognitive development, but it also proves to be especially helpful to those with ASD. As showcased by this infographic, it basically boils down to the two

A Pan Flute.  Shorter pipes produce higher frequency sound waves and a higher pitch.  Good activity when you teach a unit on sound.  The link gives you exact measurements to make notes in a true scale so you can play songs.  The shortest straw must be exactly half the length of the longest straw.

How to Make a Pan Flute

anchor charts for musical concepts like articulation, pitch, mood, timbre, etc.

Not Quite Anchor Charts

Mini Wall Posters anchor charts for musical concepts like articulation, pitch, mood, timbre, etc.

http://melodystreet.com - Melody Street introduces children to the wonderful world of music. Our basic goals are simple: to connect between children and music, and to teach them about the importance of living in harmony.

Mozart Interactive- looks like kids can orchestrate their own version of Rondo Alla Turca

Education - Arts - Music Boomwhackers are lightweight, hollow, color-coded, plastic tubes, tuned to musical pitches by length. They are used as musical instruments in the percussion family. Boomwhackers produce musical tones when struck together, on the floor, or nearly any surface. Click here for effective strategies and activities for using boomwhackers within the classroom to teach rhythm and notes.

Education - Arts - Music Boomwhackers are lightweight, hollow, color-coded, plastic tubes, tuned to musical pitches by length. They are used as musical instru

Follow the link for a couple of really good Orff activites, free from Teachers Notebook. Hello songs and activities to get class started are too important for words. Kids don't come to music to sit quietly!

Good Morning and This is My Chair - Orff from Solo Time Music Games on…

Musical Elements Poster - I love that the definitions are concise and easy for students to understand.

Musical Elements Poster

Mini erasers can be a valuable manipulative in the music classroom.  Use them for rhythm activities, pitch work and workstations.  Learn more and start collecting!

Erasers as Music Manipulatives

Mini erasers can be a valuable manipulative in the music classroom. Use them for rhythm activities, pitch work and workstations. Learn more and start collecting!

Music Jeopardy- The Staff Strikes Back- Learning Treble Pitches

French Immersion - song in video animation - Deux petits oiseaux - French song

Watch this video to see how to use this file! Staff Strikes Back Demonstration Video If you have PowerPoint you MUST use the 2007 version of the game

**The Performanator is AWESOME :)- Great for young kids learning to read music-SFSKIDS

San Francisco Symphony Kids Website- includes links to Instruments of the Orchestra & The Music Lab (Basics, Tempo)

For Mother's Day at school I had the kids make voice art, without spending five hundred dollars each! I recorded their voice into Garage band, took a screen shot of the waves (they say "I love you mommy!"), used an exacto knife to cut the waves out, then painted over the top. Time consuming? Yes! But hearing the stories of the moms when they opened their presents and the tears in their eyes when they said thank you was worth all the time in the world! Priceless!

IDEA - voice art, recorded their voice into Garage band, took a screen shot of the waves (they say "I love you mommy!"), used an exacto knife to cut the waves out, then painted over the top.

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