Smart Notebook Music Lesson - Giraffes Can't Dance
Bring children's literature into your music classroom with this fun lesson designed for use with the Smartboard! (If you don't have a Smartboard, you can still view and interact with this file on express.smarttech.com for free)
Features original, embedded musical examples of each style featured in the book, Giraffes Can't Dance. Facts are included about each style, games to test student's knowledge, and a collection of YouTube videos for each style to wow your students! Also included is a short instructional video on how to dance the Cha Cha- jump up and try it with your students!
Have fun with your students as you incorporate the classic book with your kids in the music classroom!
Christmas by the Campfire
Would you like to present a Christmas program to your parents but not sure where to start? How about trying a sweet and fun music program for little ones that includes professionally mixed and mastered backing tracks (mp3 downloads) of the songs!
All the work has been done for you. As a music teacher, I always struggled with finding ways to accompany my students during programs. I would end up creating CD's myself- and now I've shared that with you! All you have to do is print the program, and practice the songs with your students. The melody in each song is played with the accompaniment, making it especially easy for little ones to sing and stay on pitch.
This program was created specifically for younger students. The tempos are slower, allowing time for them to sing the words. The Christmas themed lyrics are set to the tune of familiar songs (Wheels on the Bus, Five Little Monkeys, Are You Sleeping), allowing them to focus on the words. In addition, the lyrics are repetitive, and have suggested motions for each verse (also helps the kids remember the words). You will have less time taken away from your instruction time- and still be able to present a fabulous music program for parents! A win-win.
(In addition to music teachers, this can be used by teachers or subs with NO musical experience. You will be able to EASILY teach and present this music program! Put your worries aside and enjoy the fun that presenting a performance can bring.)
(Not sure about copyright laws? No worries here! All songs are public domain tunes, and the rights to the recordings belong to the creator of this Mini-Christmas Musical (me!). You are free and clear to use these songs in your classroom and in public performances!
Halloween Music: accompaniment MP3 for Skin and Bones
A fun call and response song to sing with your students, with a very SURPRISING ending! Lots of laughs await at the conclusion of this song.
Sheet music and MP3 accompaniment track is included, fully mixed/mastered and performance ready! Instrumentation includes electric bass, nylon guitar and percussion, played with a spunky latin feel. Fun for the little ones (pre-K, K) all the way to 5th grade!
*Can be used to teach anacrusis/pick-up, minor scale, 6/8 meter, sforzando (at end), call and response, and as a fun way to have older students try solo singing (they can sing the call part, while class sings response).
Skin and Bones