Adding a Video Element to a Creative Story Composition

Recently I added a video element to the Creative Story Compositions, FaLaLaLaLa and Fall Fun. I will be adding this element to all the creative story compositions later this month. Last week at Christmas camp I was able to try the new video element with my students and they turned out so cute! I had 4 different groups. I explained to each group that we would be creating a Christmas story, round robin style. I then took each page from FaLaLaLaLa, cut the top half so just the picture scene was showing, numbered them on the back and laminated them.  […]

Feature Friday: Don’t Eat Frank!

I’m back from Fall break and it was beautiful! My husband and I did a New England road trip covering 7 states plus Canada in 10 days! Whew! I’ll have to share some pictures in the November newsletter soon. Today’s feature Friday is a BRAND new game, Don’t Eat Frank! If you are familiar with the game, Don’t Eat Pete then you know your students are going to love this Halloween music version!   Did you miss the October newsletter freebie a couple weeks ago? No worries, I decided to put this one available for all on TpT! Grab it by […]

Feature Friday: Spider Scales Puzzle

  I thought I would feature a resource that I love to use with students when they are learning or reviewing major and minor scales. Do you hold group activities? Make it a race and see which team or student can put a scale you shout it, first! It’s perfect for this time of year with Halloween approaching! I hope your students enjoy it too! Here is what a couple teachers have said about the Spider Scale Puzzles: “Great for group lessons in October, my students had fun!” Janet “Creative activity for Halloween.” Teacher     Be sure to ‘Like’ […]

Feature Friday: A Pirates Life!

September 19th be talk like a pirate day! Needs an activity t’ help celebrate? Today’s Feature Friday be A Pirates Life, a creative composition story activity. Creative Story Compositions combines tale makin’ ‘n shanties composition into one. Students ‘ave several different options in how they wants t’ use these composition starters. They can create sound tales, simply improvise or they can notate. See a creative story composition example in this video below. (Video example is showing samples from the Carnival Circus and Quest creative story composition)   Online Pirate Translator Speak Pirate Talk Like A Pirate You may also like these […]

Feature Friday Proceeds Goes to the MTNA Benevolence Fund All Weekend

MTNA, of which I am a member of, has a benevolence fund where they take donations and provide financial assistance and support to music teachers affected in federally declared disaster areas to help re-establish their studios. You can read more about it here. For today’s feature Friday I wanted to give. So many teachers have been affected by the recent hurricane in Texas and now the hurricane in Florida. My heart aches for all the victims. I recently released a new set of poke cards, Music Instruments. You can read more about them from last weeks feature here. This weekend from Friday, […]

Feature Friday: Music Instruments Poke Cards

Today’s Feature Friday is a BRAND NEW set of the popular Poke Cards! The music instrument set includes 36 different instruments divided into Brass, Keyboard, Percussion, String, and Woodwind families. Poke Cards are a great way for students to assess themselves and encourage independent learning when reviewing musical concepts. Many teachers enjoy using them during lab time, waiting time and independent time. Have a big group of students? Divide into stations! Students simply “poke” in the correct answer and look on the back to see if they were correct. An answer key and optional recording sheet are included. There are […]

Feature Friday: Practice Charts

Today’s Feature Friday is a set of 36 different practice charts to choose from. That is 3 different options each month! I just updated this file to INCLUDE an editable version. What does this mean for you? This means you can really take these beautiful and unique pages and turn them into whatever motivation experience you need for your students! Want to motivate practicing? Have a special practice incentive that month? Want to hold a special contest? The possibilities are endless! When you click on the link, be sure to also click on “look inside” for a preview of all the […]