Elementary Music Curriculum for Music Specialists and Classroom Teachers
Fun Ideas for K-6 Music Classes
Toronto - August 2015
* ideas to get your students singing, reading music, playing instruments & found sounds, lessons to teach the elements of music: reading rhythms, learning about dynamics, tempo, form
* lessons to get your students creating music using ostinato, sound effects, storybooks
* choral reading session with choral materials supplied by JW Pepper
* door prizes * free materials * try out a ukulele!
Location: Rexdale Alliance, 2459 Islington Ave, Toronto, ON
The Mahalo Ukuleles
Red ukuleles only, are now available in limited quantities at a special price.
Mahalo Rainbow Series Ukuleles come complete with carry bags and are outstanding value for the price.#MR1RD $35 #MR1RD-10 Order 10 or more $30 each
We have limited quantities of these ukuleles so order now!
A great song collection to teach young beginners to sing and strum on the guitar. Includes 25 folk songs with perf/acc CD, Digital Resources and links to easy pop songs. Compiled by Tim O'Brien and Denise Gagne.
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This interactive Smart resource includes a variety of activities to use with pop songs - Boomwhacker, recorder and percussion play alongs, listening, rhythm reading and cup games! Includes Limbo Rock, YMCA, Chicken Dance, Jazzy Hockey Pockey, Locomotion, Mexican Hat Dance and Cha Cha Slide.
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From Folk to Pop is a set of lesson plans for Grades 3-8 based on traditional folk songs that have been recorded by rock singers and found their way to the pop charts. The lessons include learning to sing the song, creating and adding accompaniments and descants and playing the song on instruments. The collection also includes a history of the song, listening activities and YouTube links to compare the traditional with the pop version. There are assessment suggestions and rubrics included. Pop artists include Bruce Springstein , Elvis, The Beach Boys, Great Big Sea and more.
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Active listening lessons with parachutes, paper plates, scarves and ribbons that will engage your students and get them excited about listening to classical music! The collection includes an audio CD and a Digital Resources Disk with PowerPoints to aid in teaching the routines and concepts, movies about the composers and QuickTime videos of each activity. The teacher’s guide includes lessons aligned to national standards, reproducible composer biographies, reproducible visuals - listening logs, beat charts, dynamics cards, form cards, texture visuals - to aid in teaching concepts.
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Easy Music Theory for Middle School is a student workbook that will teach students the basics of music theory. Easy Music Theory will be useful for general music classes, beginning band or choral classes. Your assessment of student understanding will be easy - just collect and mark the workbooks.
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This kit includes 10 colored shape posters for use with vocal exploration. Have the kids sing the way the shape shows on an ah, oo, or lip trill to help get their voices warmed up and to help develop flexibility in their singing voices.
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A new collection of dances, movement songs and fun with instrument songs by Susie and Phil! Songs include: Hello, Beat Street, Funga Alafia, Move with the Motion, Come on Dance, Haida, Edna the Elephant, The Dinosaur Rock, On With the Show, My Special Scarf, Rainbow Rave and Get in the Groove.
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FREE! Alphabet Action Songs Book/CD
For ALL the students in your PreK or K-1 Class!
We have created a special student book/CD of the Alphabet Action Songs. These student books include the stories and songs, printing practice and an illustration for the child to color. Your students love the alphabet action songs that they learn in your classroom. Now, they’ll be able to get reinforcement of what you're teaching them in school or at home. The cost is just $5 for the Book/CD but for the first 100 schools who send us a video of their favorite Alphabet Action Song, we'll give you a student book/CD for each of the students in your class! If you've never used the Alphabet Action Songs, order the Alphabet Super Pack
and you can request the student books/CDs for your students. This offer is limited to 100 schools!
If you are not in the first 100 schools, use the book order as a class fundraiser! We charge the school $5 per book/CD, but you can sell it for $10 and keep $5 for classroom materials. Click here for more information
or phone 1-888-562-4647 to order
Nancy's Daily Phys-Ed For Kids DVDs
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.
More information about Nancy's Daily Phys-Ed DVDs
We have a list of schools that have received grants so far - applications are still open!
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Musicplay Award Winners
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the
Canada Book Fund (CBF) for our publishing activities.