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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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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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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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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