Sorida

Ashley Cuthbertson shares Sorida a welcome song and hand clapping game from Zimbabwe. Ashley discusses the importance of using high quality, well-researched materials as well as several teaching ideas when teaching the song to ensure that music educators are thinking about the music "beyond the notes."
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Hula Hoop

Happy Hooping in the Music Room

Hula hoops are a valuable movement prop to incorporate into your music lessons. Freedom Brass shares her tried and true hooping activities that are guaranteed to make your students smile!
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skin and bones

Skin and Bones Part 2

In Part Two of Skin and Bones, Drue shares how to use this favorite folk song with upper elementary students to continue the fun through 6th grade!
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skin and bones

Skin and Bones Part 1

Perfect for October fun, Drue's lesson plan is inspired by the simple folk song Skin and Bones. This one is sure to delight your students year after year!
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Recorder

Steps to Prep the Recorder

A student's journey on the recorder must begin before they even touch an instrument. Kate Bright shares her strategy to ensure that all elements are in place. With proper preparation, your students will be making music on the first day they play!
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Everybody Has a Name

Each child’s name, either given or chosen is a gift and a core part of their identity. In this lesson, Charissa [kuh-rih-suh] combines a chant and a variety of children’s books that focus on the importance of our names.
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dragonfly

Lesson: Korean Dragonfly Song

Minhee Kim shares her lesson, Jamjari Kkongkkong, which is based on a traditional Korean song about dragonflies. Children sing this song while chasing dragonflies in the hopes that the insects will freeze and be caught.
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harry's horrible hair

Lesson: Harry’s Horrible Hair

Inspired by her children's book Harry's Horrible Hair, Theresa Cocci shares a lesson plan designed to pair the message of kindness with the creation of an interactive musical experience.
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