Centers

Easy, Low Prep Music Centers Your Kids will Love

You’re ready to increase engagement with centers, buuuuut…. There’s just so many materials. Manipulatives, rhythm cards, flashcards, bingo chips… where do you start? You start with low prep music centers for elementary music. Low prep music centers are elementary music workstations that are easy to set up, easy to explain, but still practice content and… Continue reading Easy, Low Prep Music Centers Your Kids will Love

Centers, Centers, Elementary Music, Lessons

How to Make a (free!) Turkey Rhythm Craft for Thanksgiving

The month of November can be weird at school– you’ve just finished up Halloween and October craziness, and there’s barely any time until Christmas season. November is a short month with Thanksgiving break in the middle, so it can be hard to know what to teach for the two or three weeks that you’re teaching.… Continue reading How to Make a (free!) Turkey Rhythm Craft for Thanksgiving

Centers, Elementary Music, Games

How to Play Shark Attack! Rhythm game for elementary music class

You’re doing centers. You’re practicing rhythm. But you’re running out of fun activities to do in centers. Don’t worry, I’ve got you. You need Shark Attack! This fun card game is the perfect way to practice reading rhythms in elementary music class, and the shark theme makes it extra fun.  This rhythm game comes in… Continue reading How to Play Shark Attack! Rhythm game for elementary music class

Centers, Elementary Music

My All Time Favorite Rhythm Centers

When it comes to teaching elementary music, I love to use centers to practice different concepts in a fun, kid centered way. In this blog post, we’re talking all about my favorite rhythm centers you can use in your classroom.  If you want even more ideas, you can start by downloading The Ultimate Centers Ideas… Continue reading My All Time Favorite Rhythm Centers

Centers

How I run Centers in my Elementary Music Classroom

I love using centers in my elementary music, but sometimes it can be hard to see how they actually work in someone’s classroom. Although we can talk about ideas, lessons, rules, etc; it’s not the same as seeing centers in my elementary music classroom. Since I can’t invite all of you into my classroom, we’re… Continue reading How I run Centers in my Elementary Music Classroom

Centers, Differentiation

Your Simple Guide to Differentiation in Centers (for music!)

Doing centers in the elementary music room has a ton of benefits, but one of the main benefits is that it supports differentiation. Differentiation in centers is so easy because the students are already split up into groups– so giving them assignments on their levels is much easier. If you’re ready to get started with… Continue reading Your Simple Guide to Differentiation in Centers (for music!)

Centers, Management

Music Classroom Management for Centers to Calm the Chaos

Elementary music centers are one of the best things to ever happen to my music room, but they can be tricky. Classroom management in centers is completely different than classroom management in whole group situations, because the kids are working independently. There are a lot of things going on at the same time, and it… Continue reading Music Classroom Management for Centers to Calm the Chaos

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Why you need to be using centers in elementary music

If I had to look at one thing that has revolutionized my teaching, it would be elementary music centers. Using music centers or work stations has changed my whole teaching strategy for the better.  And what’s more– the kids love it too. Want some proof that music centers are great? Typically at the end of… Continue reading Why you need to be using centers in elementary music