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3-5, Elementary Music, Games, Lessons

Al Citron: Mexican Passing Game for dotted quarter note

This month is Hispanic Heritage month! I love Hispanic Heritage month, because I love teaching lessons from different cultures, and I also love a good theme. I find themes to be the easiest way to make lessons really flow together. This year, I am sharing one of my favorite lessons: Al Citron. Al Citron is… Continue reading Al Citron: Mexican Passing Game for dotted quarter note

Elementary Music, K-2, Lessons

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom: Beat and rhythm lesson

Since I started teaching, I have wanted to incorporate more books into my lessons, but I had two problems: 1. I didn't have many books and 2. I didn't know what to do with them. Over the past few months, I have been working to remedy #1, and not I am working on #2-- figuring… Continue reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom: Beat and rhythm lesson

Elementary Music, Organization

What is a Standards Based Music Classroom?

Are you being asked to have a Standards Based Classroom-- in music?! When I was first told this was required of me, I had no idea how to create a standards based classroom for my elementary music room. I am sharing all of the tips and tricks and things that should be on the wall of a SBC. Becca's Music Room

Elementary Music, Organization

Elementary Music Classroom Tour: Around the World in 180 Days

I am going to be very honest-- classroom decor is not my jam. Seriously. If you have ever heard my rant about bulletin boards, then you may have guessed that much. It's not that I don't want my elementary music classroom to be cute-- it's that to be cute, it takes some time and effort… Continue reading Elementary Music Classroom Tour: Around the World in 180 Days

3-5, Elementary Music, Games, K-2, Lessons

5 Simple Movement Activities Using Stick Figures

Looking for a super simple movement activity for your elementary music room? Whether you need a warm up, a time suck, or to just wake the students up, these 5 movement activities with stick figures are the way to go. They are easy, require almost no prep, and the kids LOVE them.

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Introducing Becca’s Music Room Etsy Shop: Resources for music teachers

For almost two years, I started to get frustrated. I would look online for lesson ideas, and I would find hardly anything. I would talk to other music teachers to find that they felt lost, alone, and confused. Now, I knew that I did not have all of the answers (or any answers really), but… Continue reading Introducing Becca’s Music Room Etsy Shop: Resources for music teachers

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Summer Anxiety: What it is and how teachers can deal with it

I love summer. Like, I really love summer. People talk about getting board during the summer, and I have to say... I do not. I love summer. But do you know what I do not love about summer? The summer anxiety that goes along with it. Also known as back to school anxiety, summer anxiety… Continue reading Summer Anxiety: What it is and how teachers can deal with it