It is time to ready your wish list and shop! EVERYTHING IS ON SALE! TpT is holding a 2-Day Site-Wide Sale Tuesday, August 31 – Wednesday, September 1.
No matter what circumstances you will be teaching under, TpT and the supportive Teacher Authors are here to help during this difficult school year! You will find many flexible teaching materials at phenomenal prices. By using the code BTSBONUS21 all of our helpful resources will be up to 25% off.
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Yes, EVERYTHING in my store is included. Of course, all of the lessons that I have created are my favorites or I would not have made them. You are sure to find some that will become your favorites too.
Make Music Literacy a Priority
I know that it is hard to teach under fluctuating circumstances. And, it is even harder to develop students’ music literacy skills.
No matter if you will be teaching in your classroom, on a cart, in a hybrid situation, or online, this FREE Elementary Music Literacy Resource Guide makes it easy to find activities that are perfect for your situation.
This free guide includes an easy-to-use index which displays at a glance the music elements and activities included in each resource. Helpful teacher tips are also included in each section.
Do NOT miss the sequential music literacy bundles highlighted in this free index.
Teach Classroom Rules Using Orff Rhythm Activities
Learning rules and procedures is always a vital component of Back to School Music Activities. It is important to establish a positive classroom climate. Why not set your rules to rhythm patterns? Teaching classroom rules and music skills on day 1 is a WIN WIN!
Click to read this blog post with detailed directions.
Welcome Students Back to School
Music Mixers get students singing, moving, and interacting positively with each other on day one. What are Music Mixer activities and how do you implement them in your classroom? Click to see this blog post.
Music Literacy Activity Bundles
Music literacy activities should be woven into every elementary music class. Fun, sequential activities help students learn to read music in a logical, natural way.
“This bundle is the perfect way to teach So-La-Mi through a variety of songs and musical activities connected to the songs. This resource centers around actual repertoire (i.e. songs) as opposed to isolated musical exercises. I highly recommend this!”
~One Quick Recommendation from a Satisfied Teacher
Save over 20% every day when you invest in the bundles. With the additional sale savings you have a major SCORE with these bundles.
Interactive PowerPoint Games
For Microsoft schools, these games are a perfect way to practice treble clef note names. The interactive PowerPoint games give students immediate feedback. They are perfect for centers or stations, individual, or group practice. Check out this simplified FREE Treble Clef SPACES Interactive PowerPoint Game for a sample of the games below.
Note: These are INTERACTIVE PowerPoints and do not work in Google Slides. Google Slides does not yet have some of the functions that are currently available in PowerPoint.
Digital Music Composition | Drag & Drop Blocks for Google Slides or PowerPoint
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. Lessons are available as both Google Slides or PowerPoint versions. Click to see video previews.
PowerPoint Drag & Drop Composition Blocks
Composition blocks are available in PowerPoint versions as well.
- PowerPoint Composition Blocks, Set 1
- PowerPoint Composition Blocks, Set 2
- PowerPoint Composition Blocks, Set 3
- PowerPoint Composition Blocks, Set 4
Printable Composition Manipulatives
These Color, Cut, Compose Activities include 9 differentiated rhythm sets with 4 different composition templates. They are simple enough for kindergarten students, but with advanced rhythm sets, the activities can challenge even middle school students.
This simple printable resource is very versatile and may be extended through several lessons. You may use it in the following ways.
- Basic Rhythm Composition
- Melodic Composition
- Focus on Phrase Form
- Add Lyrics to Rhythm
- Create Extended Composition
- Use Templates with Duplo-Size Blocks
Some creative teachers have used this resource with their young band and orchestra students to compose and play their original music.
Digital & Printable Worksheets and Puzzles
Do you need simple, fun and versatile activities that may be printed or completed online as a digital activity? These puzzles may be used for sub days, centers, class review, or for fast finishers.
Instruments of the Orchestra – Presentations, wORKSheets, Video Links
“What a WONDERFUL package of resources for teaching instrument families and learning about orchestral instruments! Both my in-person and virtual students explored these fun interactive activities and learned a ton!”
“Thank you so much for creating this resource! I’ve been tasked with introducing beginning orchestra students to the instruments in a virtual environment. Your PPT and embedded videos have saved me. The accompanying information given about the instruments is incredibly helpful.”
The Instruments of the Orchestra BUNDLE is always over 20% off the individual lessons. But, investing during a sale means that you are saving even more.
Instruments of the Orchestra DIGITAL Interactive Notebooks
Creating lesson plans for the elementary music classroom is much more difficult during a pandemic. Your plans MUST be FLEXIBLE. EVERYTHING can CHANGE.
You need to be prepared for ONLINE DISTANCE LEARNING, HYBRID LEARNING, NO-SING LESSONS, TEACHING on a CART, and more!
If your students need more social distancing activities for school or home, INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOKS to the rescue! This Musical Instruments of the Orchestra and Band resource is easy for teachers & FUN for students.
Click to watch the video preview.
Your NEW Favorite Seasonal Resources
Oktoberfest begins in late September and can last until the end of October depending on the region in which you live. Oktoberfest has ALWAYS been one of my favorite activities to learn about with my students.
Don’t speak German? No problem. Each resource includes helpful pronunciation screencasts for the simple foreign language activities.
Pass the Pumpkin is HANDS DOWN my absolute FAVORITE activity for this time of year. Your kids will LOVE singing this song, playing the game, and adding ORFF accompaniments while learning music skills!
Do you have students that don’t celebrate Halloween? No problem. Pass the Pumpkin PIE has all the same fun activities and you can use it all season long.
Your students will want to sing these songs and play the game all year long.
Boom Cards for Developing Music Literacy
These Boom Cards provide REAL MUSIC LITERACY LEARNING in a game setting. They are not simply “fluff” games. Boom Cards may be used for individual/group learning and/or assessment. If you are in a “no-sing” classroom, using music literacy Boom Cards is a must!
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 using Google Classroom, your school’s LMS, or simply by emailing the link. You can even create a QR code to take students directly to the assigned set.
Each series below is of graduated difficulty and provides many different opportunities for differentiation. Click on each to determine which would best meet the needs of your students.
Rhythm Block Builder Series
Students listen and build the rhythms they hear by dragging and dropping rhythm blocks. Click the video to see a set in action.
Melodic Dictation Series
Students listen and build the melodies they hear by dragging and dropping melody blocks. Click the video to see a set in action.
These melodic dictation blocks are available in the following keys.
“What Do You Hear?” Ear Training Series
This series does NOT include the “cute” clipart of some of the other series. Because it does not look “elementary,” it may be used in the middle and high school settings depending upon the needs of your students.
Available in the following keys.
Treble Clef Note Name Series
“I really like that these activities are presented in levels of increasing complexity (high/low, spaces, lines, mixed, extended spaces and lines) which allows students to really focus on learning a skill before moving onto something more difficult. Students loved playing these and the soccer theme is really engaging for them.”
“My students loved using this resource in centers and ask for it on centers days! They stay engaged and are learning at a much faster pace than before. Love It!”
Bass Clef Note Name Series
This series of 6 different bass clef sets provides sequential learning and scaffolding for differentiation and support to students of varying abilities.
FREE Music Literacy Boom Cards
Do you want to try using several different sets of Boom Cards with your students before purchasing an entire series? Check out this blog post – FREE Elementary Music Online Distance Learning Activities.
All of these activities will remain FREE during the COVID-19 outbreak.
TpT Site-Wide Sale | BTS21
This is definitely the time to stock up. Remember to use the code BTSBONUS21 to get the full 25%. No matter what your situation, these resources will be helpful additions to your elementary music lessons for years to come.
With a bit of planning you can Get the Most Out of Any TpT Site-Wide Sale, no matter which talented and dedicated seller you choose to purchase from.
Let me know if you have any questions or if I can help in another way.
Spelling Blocks – For Any Word List
Yup! I know I am a music teacher. But I was working with a 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 lesson. Or, maybe, like our family, you want to use it 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.