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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Add Music to Your Classroom

Hard to believe... but lots of teachers have already gone back to their classroom and started a new school year. Best wishes to them as they take on the rigor of the common core standards.  Best wishes to every teacher as he/she returns to make a difference in the life of a child.

Teaching is a profession of creativity, unlimited impact, dedication, and, of course, diligence. And let's not forget to add fun! Sometimes I wonder where the fun went.

Begin adding fun to your classroom by inserting music sometime during the school day. Singing songs and moving to music is a great way to teach the rhythm of language, vocabulary, grammatical structures, lessons, transitions from one activity to another, and a wonderful opportunity for bonding experiences.

Here is a song that I really think is a great way to start the new year. It's a song about friendship. The song is called, Make New Friends But Keep the Old, by The Learning Station.
Please click on the picture to hear and see it on You Tube.

You can also hear the song on their website and purchase or download it if you like it. Please click below.

I think music is so important that my son and I recorded 2 CDs that get kids up on their feet dancing, singing, moving, and learning. These CDs are called Rock Out With Spelling, Sight Words. These songs are an active way for students to learn and practice reading, writing, and spelling in a meaningful way. They are available as downloads or CDs. Please click below if you would like to have a look. Thank you.
Rock Out!

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