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What a better way to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday than by performing folksongs that celebrate the history of our country! Tell the story of Canada through our folk songs. This collection of 14 traditional folk songs and one composed song can be used by music teachers, social studies teachers or classroom teachers.


 



Downloadable copy of Canada 150 Single Song Kit - piano/vocal score, performance and accompaniment MP3s, a reproducible vocal score and a movie of the music to project with computer/projector or Smartboard.

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This set of lessons for fall will give you everything you need to get your preK classes singing, playing, moving, listening to and creating music.  It includes 40+ poems, finger plays, songs, listening examples, movement activities, instrument exploration, and storybook lessons.  Digital resources to project purchased separately.


 


This set of lessons for winter will give you everything you need to get your PreK classes singing, playing, moving, listening to and creating music.  It includes 40+ poems, fingerplays, songs, listening examples, movement activities, instrument exploration, and storybook lessons.

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Easy Bucket Drumming is a collection of fun and upbeat arrangements for students age six and above. As students work through this resource, they will learn to read quarter and eighth note rhythms, adapt to different tempos and develop hand independence. Students will also learn about musical concepts such as form, dynamics, accents, and improvisation.  

 

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Guitar and Ukulele Arrangements for Musicplay K-6 will be a useful tool for performances and for classroom use. These companions to the Musicplay K-6 Curriculum include arrangements of almost every song. Chord charts are included for every song making it easy for a beginning ukulele or guitar player to accompany their students or for their students to play themselves.

 

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Easy Ukulele Songs Teacher’s Guide (C) is an excellent song collection to teach young beginners to sing and strum on the ukulele. The collection includes 32 folk songs with a performance/accompaniment CD, projectables, chord charts, reproducible student lyrics pages, and links to easy pop songs to play along with.

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Vocal Exploration Cards

A collection of activities to get preschool - Grade 5 children playing, listening, creating and reading music using non-pitched percussion instruments. Songs are included to teach instrument rules and classroom management when playing instruments.

 
Vidala Concert Sized Ukuleles

The Vidala ukulele is a wooden ukulele - not a painted plywood or plastic uke. The neck is made of mahogany, the fingerboard is rosewood and the rest of the body is made of sappelle, which is an African wood often used in guitar making. It has very good quality machine heads so they stay in tune.  It’s a really good size for students in elementary school.   The Vidala ukulele has Aquilla strings – the industry standard.  We are thrilled to be able to offer this quality instrument to Canadian schools at reasonable prices.

 


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Music In the Inclusive Classroom
We all want our students to learn effectively.  We all want to be that teacher who can reach everyone; who can make a difference for the students in our care.  Using this reference tool will allow you to quickly find the specific information you need, and adapt your lessons to support all of your learners.  What you discover will enrich your teaching.  It will help you to create a collaborative musical environment in which your students flourish, driven by the gift of music that dwells within each of them.

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Elementary Music Rugs

This is a great teaching tool, and an effective seating plan for primary students - 24 squares for 24 students. Use the floor staff for games, teach note values, signs and symbols. Available in three sizes.

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Nancy's Daily Phys-Ed For Kids DVDs
Nancy's Daily Phys-Ed For Kids Volumes 1 & 2 This exercise DVD is a fun and easy way to provide daily physical activities in your classroom. It's the perfect indoor recess activity for Grade 1-6 classes! Play the DVD on a DVD/TV or project via computer to a Smartboard. Nancy leads a group of students in a fun, safe, efficient and effective 30 minute fitness program.

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