Lesson: Ice Cream Please

The spring semester is a perfect time to let students have a little more independence and the opportunity to create. This Ice Cream Canon from Angela Leonhardt is a fun lesson to use in the spring.

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Earth Song

Using Earth Song by Frank Ticheli, students are given elemental composition tools to craft unique movement accompaniments to a poignant and timely vocal piece with themes of peace and hope – just in time for Earth Day 2024!

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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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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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