apples

Matthew Stensrud shows how you can use the theme of apples to guide children to experience, create, and compose a bushel of musical experiences for all of your K-5 general music classes.

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john cena recorder

Recorder Lesson: John Cena Theme Song (Grades 4–5) *(this will likely take 2-3 class periods)   I. Attention Grabber What is the message of the video? (hustle, loyalty, respect) Briefly discuss that while wrestling is not for everyone, there is definitely an artform to it and it takes hard work; there’s a lot to respect…

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all are welcome

Back to School Lesson Plan: All Are Welcome Here by Daniel Hershman-Rossi Form Analysis:  MFC I p. 91 #5 aaba adapted version aaaab Materials Book: Penfold, Alexandra, and Suzanne Kaufman. All Are Welcome. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2018. Teaching Notes I would present this over several of the first few lessons of the school…

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dragonfly

Jamjari Kkongkkong Korean Dragonfly Song Before tablets, PCs, and smartphones were introduced in Korea, children played with games that are related to the nature around them, such as flowers, trees, pebbles, animals, and insects. There are numerous Korean traditional folk songs based on nature, and Jamjari kkongkkong (잠자리 꽁꽁) is one such example for kids.…

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song for ramadan

A Song for Ramadan by Lisa Zargarpur What is Ramadan? Ramadan is the name of the ninth month of the Islamic calendar during which able-bodied Muslims fast from dawn until dusk. The Islamic calendar follows the lunar cycle so each year, the date of Ramadan goes backward in the Gregorian calendar. This year in North…

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my new dress

Ang Sinina Ko’ng Bag’o (My New Dress)   Ang Sinina Ko’ng Bag’o (My New Dress) is a Cebuano rhyme in the Visayan language that my mother grew up hearing during her childhood in Cebu, Philippines. Speaking Visayan Visayan is one of many languages/dialects spoken in the Philippines. Generally speaking, Filipino languages use the same phonetic…

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