Feb 24, 2015
Feb 23, 2015
Guess what time it is?!?
It is time for another TpT Statewide Sale!! WOOHOO!!
It's a one day sale beginning on February 25th! Teachers, I hope you're ready! For sellers who participate, stores will be up to 28% off!
The StudentSavvy store will be set to the highest amount of savings!
Feb 15, 2015
Students learn to work together
It promotes self-expression
Teaching to multiple intelligences
After researching this topic, I found countless articles to back this claim. According to a study published in the Journal for Research in Music Education, students in music programs score higher on standardized tests compared to schools with deficient music education programs. source credit- http://artsedwashington.org/research/high-quality-music-education-raises-test-scores
I also have personal experience with this topic. In high school, I attended Natomas Charter, Performing and Fine Arts Academy. All students attending this school were required to maintain a 3.0. Of my four years attending, I only knew of one student who left due to grades.
Support arts in education! Its heartbreaking to hear how it is becoming a thing of the past.
Allow students to explore different instruments... Let them see how they produce different sounds. Practice rhythm and tempo. Practice playing softly, then loudly. And of course, teach them to respect and appreciate their instruments!
Explore the history of different genres, discuss famous musicians and bands, and the common elements/instruments that are used in each genre. In this resource you can do it all! There are even video/sound clips that you and your students can scan right in the printouts! A fun create-your-own band activity is in there too!
BOOMWHACKERS! They are the COOLEST! They are hollow, color-coded, plastic percussion tubes. The different lengths of the tube creates the different pitches. Students produce tones by striking together or on any surface. Best part? They are affordable!
Explore Music from other cultures (music around the world)
#1 best seller in StudentSavvy store and featured in the Teachers Pay Teachers Newsletter 2/1/2015!!
|source credit - Responsive Classroom|
Bucket Beats! Easy DIY Drums!! Just use home depot buckets and flip them upside down! You can create small bongo drums by just using felt, rubber bands, and a tin can (formula cans and oatmeal cans work great!) Students can even paint them or decorate with yarn and beads.
Listen and Create! – Self expression and art! This is so fun for students and incredibly easy to do. All you have to do is turn on some music and let students express their emotions through art. Not only does this improve their artistic skill, but it promotes self expression and creativity. It sounds simple and silly, but I promise you it's not.
Source credit – Dave Meumann https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT6ttO7yxaE
Thanks for reading! Post ways you include music into your classroom below!
Photo credit - Downloaded and purchased from Dollar Photo Club
Feb 6, 2015
YEAR OF THE GOAT - RAM -SHEEP
Feb 5, 2015
This week was quite the adventure!
It began Sunday. I didn't get any sleep that night, the reason being my phone was blowing up with email notifications.
First at 2am. then 2:04.. 2:10... 2:15...
It just kept going, and going.
Even though I didn't figure it out at the time, it was also accompanied by a "cha-ching!!" sound..
Sellers on TpT, you know the glorious sound ;)
Of course when you're half asleep you don't think to simply turn your phone on silent. And you're way too out of it to check and see what on earth is happening. So I just deal. Then at 5:30 I was finally awake enough to check. They were all from Teachers Pay Teachers, notifying me that my products were selling. Well, mostly one in particular.
It didn't sell immediately but once I start promoting on various social medial sites, it quickly picked up speed. It quickly climbed up my product listings to my top selling product.
But selling at 2 in the morning?!? 3am?! And the amount of sales? It was unusual. So I scroll up my email and check the thing I am suspecting.
I held my breath and crossed my fingers.
Sure enough, it was there. After months of submitting my work to the TpT newsletter, my product had been featured!
My poor fiance. Even though it was 5am on a Sunday, there was no way I could wait until I reasonable hour to tell him He thought something was very wrong. Maybe it was the way I shook him screaming, "Babe! Babe!"
After I told him, he still didn't seem all that impressed. But by the end of the day and countless cha-chings later, he indeed was.
This year, I have an endless amount of things to be thankful for.
I'm experiencing one of the rare moments in life where everything is falling right into place and I know I'm right where I need to be.
I found the man of my dreams whom I'm marrying this November. :)
I also have my TpT journey.
After I was picked for the newsletter, I somehow wanted to give back. But just another classroom freebie wouldn't be enough. I wanted something that would motivate teachers and students, each and every day.
I've always been a fan of positive affirmations and motivational quotes. I love reading self-improvement books (I guess technically they're called "self-help" but "self improvement" sounds nicer :P)
So I decided to create a product that compiled all my favorite quotes and affirmations. Some are teaching related, some just make me feel inspired.
But I wanted to share them with you. Whether you are a blogger, friend, teacher, entrepreneur, teacherpreneur, or all of the above, these quotes are for you.
Download the 10 motivational quotes by clicking here!
Always stay inspired and follow your dreams!
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