It is time to ready your wish list! EVERYTHING IS ON SALE! TpT is holding a Site-Wide Sale this Tuesday, February 9 – Wednesday, February, 10. This is the time to invest in the helpful resources you need for your classes at phenomenal savings. By using the code FEBSALE21 all products in participating stores will be up to 25% off.
Did you know you can earn FREE TpT products? If not, be sure and check out this blog post – How to Get the Most Value from a TpT Site-Wide Sale.
All of the ENGAGING Music Literacy resources you need are included in the sale. Below are just a few highlights.
It is 2021! What is Your Vision?
Do you have a clear vision for your elementary music classroom? It is time to outline your upcoming months. And your timing is PERFECT. Check out the resources below to see if they fit in with your plans. They will only be on sale a couple of days.
Make Music Literacy a Priority
Have you kept up with your music literacy goals? Sequential Kodály Music Reading BUNDLES help you stay on track. Each bundle contains 5-7 individual guided music reading lessons. The bottom three bundles all include Orff Accompaniments as well. These basic bundles form the foundation for developing music literacy in the elementary grades.
These resources will never be more affordable than during a rare TpT Site-Wide Sale.
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Black History Month Songs
February is Black History Month, but these songs are perfect for class or performance ALL YEAR LONG. African American spirituals should be included in the repertoire for EVERY school.
These multitasking lessons include early elementary and upper elementary leveled biographies of civil rights leaders and DIFFERENTIATED Orff arrangements.
Click the images to listen to the Orff arrangements in the video previews on TpT.
Camp Songs with Differentiated Orff Arrangements
Yes, camp songs can help students develop music literacy skills. And, these camp songs are SO FUN for students and teachers! The differentiated Orff arrangements have something for each grade level.
You can have fun and be silly and still deliver lessons that build music literacy. But, not all camp songs are silly. Michael Row the Boat Ashore is a beautiful, lyrical spiritual.
I have just started another series of camp songs that includes simple harmonic singing as well as Orff accompaniment. This 3-part partner song is designed for success. All songs start and end on Do.
These PARTNER SONGS will become one of your favorites – GUARANTEED!
Click on an image to listen to the arrangement in video preview.
Instruments of the Orchestra
This is the season when students begin to register for classes for the upcoming year. For many students, this will be the first time they get to choose any of the classes they will take. They may have the option of registering for beginning band, orchestra, or choir.
You are the best advocate for these programs! Help your students make informed decisions by teaching them about the instruments and the various programs in your district.
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Instruments | Digital Interactive Notebooks
Using interactive notebooks is another FUN way to learn about the instruments of the orchestra or band. These activities may be completed as a class activity, as centers or stations, as individual 1:1 activities, or as distance learning activities. These DIGITAL interactive notebooks are available in PowerPoint and Google Slides versions.
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Boom Cards in the Music Classroom
If you have never tried Boom online task cards you are in for a real treat! Boom Cards are self checking and the decks may be assigned with Google Classroom or your school’s LMS. They may be used for group or 1:1 learning, practice, centers, or assessments.
Do you think Boom Cards can’t provide REAL MUSIC LITERACY learning for your music classes? Check out these sets. Lessons may be bought separately as well.
- Rhythmic Dictation BUNDLE (8 Sequential Sets)
- Melodic Dictation BUNDLE, Key of C (7 Sequential Sets)
- Melodic Dictation BUNDLE, Key of F (7 Sequential Sets)
- Melodic Dictation BUNDLE, Key of G (7 Sequential Sets)
- Treble Clef Note Names BUNDLE (6 Sequential Sets)
- Bass Clef Note Names BUNDLE (6 Sequential Sets)
- More Ear Training Sets (Sequential Series)
Try out these FREE Rhythm Primer Boom Cards. You will be hooked! Boom Learning allows you to sample the first four cards in every deck.
If Boom Cards are new for you, click to learn a little more about Getting Started Using Boom Cards in the Music Classroom. This post includes a video tutorial that walks you through the process of redeeming and assigning Boom Cards using the FREE ACCOUNT option.
Scan this post if you would like to see a complete listing of Music Literacy Boom Cards.
Games, PrintableS, Digital Activities
Do you need some ideas for centers or interactive classroom activities? Check out the activities below.
Music Playing Cards
Interactive PowerPoint Games
These sets of Treble Clef Interactive PowerPoint Games give students immediate feedback and may be used for centers, individual, or group practice. Download this simplified FREE Treble Clef SPACES Interactive PowerPoint Game to sample the games below.
Music Composition | Drag & Drop Blocks
Music composition is hard for beginning musicians. These drag & drop rhythm blocks ensure success while teaching about note values, meter, phrase form, and lyrics. These leveled sets are perfect for a wide age range.
Resources are available as both Google Slides or PowerPoint Versions. Click to see more.
Google Slides Drag & Drop Composition Blocks
PowerPoint Drag & Drop Composition Blocks
Digital & Printable Worksheets & Puzzles
TpT Site-Wide Sale | Up to 25% Off
This is definitely the time to stock up. Don’t forget to use the code FEBSALE21 to get the entire 25% savings. I know some of my favorites will become some of your favorites too!
Best Wishes for a Happy & Productive School Year!
Best wishes for a happy, healthy, and productive school year. I hope that these tips help you get the most out of any TpT Site-Wide Sale, no matter which talented and dedicated seller you choose to purchase from.
Do you need some inspiration for your February lesson plans? Click to see these February Favorites which also include a list of special observances for the month.
Let me know if you have any questions or if I can help in another way.
Bonus - Spelling Blocks | For Any Word List
Yup! I know I am a music teacher. But I was working with a reluctant second grade student who needed more ways to practice his spelling. So, I created this lesson. Since then, I have had teachers in other classrooms tell me how much they appreciated using this drag & drop spelling activity that works for any spelling list. Or, maybe, like our family, you want to USE THIS RESOURCE AT HOME.
A first grade teacher had this to say. “I was searching for a good, feasible, and effective way to build words with my students! This is it! We use this often to practice our spelling words on our Chromebooks in Google Classroom with my 1st graders. They have learned to use it really well and it is fun. I love that I have a record of what they did (unlike when we use whiteboards) so now I know who needs intervention.”
These drag & drop spelling blocks are available as PowerPoint or Google Slides versions. Please share this one with your classroom teachers.