Harry’s Horrible Hair – Scavenger Hunt

Inspired by her book "Harry's Horrible Hair,"Theresa Cocci's scavenger hunt lesson will help students match visual clues from the book, with corresponding rhythm cards. Students will compose body and instrumental percussion from their found clues, reinforcing rhythm reading.
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Autumn Leaves

Karen Petty shares a melody and movement lesson for grades 1-2 that allows your students to demonstrate rhythmic and melodic patterns as they embody the colorful swirling leaves of fall.
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General Music and Special Education

LeslieAnne Bird shares tips on how to meet the needs of our special education students and what to do to protect your student and yourself if you are denied access to the appropriate documents.
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From Across the Street

“From Across the Street” is an excellent way to introduce Dominican music and instruments for Latine Heritage Month (or anytime). Readers will enjoy learning about the different sounds and instruments in the culture of the Dominican Palos tradition.
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Somebody. Who? You!

Karen Benson shares a speech piece she composed that demonstrates how that same selection would look in Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 of AOSA Teacher Education Levels Courses. We would love to see YOU at a level this summer!
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Orff Levels UMSL

Summer Orff Levels 2023

Are you considering taking an Orff Levels course this summer? Your colleagues share their insights about this transformative professional development experience.
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First Hoop and Drum Lesson

Rob Amchin shares an excellent lesson for this time of year! Get squirrely children up and moving in personal space. Is there testing going on? Is it just, plain beautiful outside? Take some hoops ad a drum to the grass and have a blast!
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Tideo

"Tideo" and away you go! Utilize one folk song for learning a play party, for full-pentatonic solfege practice, for playing barred instruments and tubano drums, for a framework for call and response improvisation, and more!
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What Is Elemental Music?

It's one of those things that we hear thrown around at workshops at clinics at conferences… and even when people stop to explain what Elemental Music is, sometimes that definition can still feel fuzzy. So is this question is very simply ….. What is Elemental Music?
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Winter Weather

Scott Roether uses a classic selection from the American Volumes to explore the crazy experience of winter driving!
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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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