Funny story: Last year, I was working really hard to get my students to learn the notes of the treble clef. Towards the beginning of this adventure, I gave them all staves to look at, and bingo chips. I’d say, “Put a chip on line one. Put one on space four.” And on and on.… Continue reading DIY Music Manipulative: Battleship
How to do Auditions for an Elementary Musical
Are you doing an elementary musical? Need to pick your characters? You need to hold auditions. I know, I know. Nobody wants to audition elementary school kids. They think they are too young, too sensitive, whatever. But you should. My choir did a musical this year. It was super simple, all of thirty minutes. But… Continue reading How to do Auditions for an Elementary Musical
Free Church Lesson: Using Talents for God– Music
Music! Music is one of my favorite things. I am a music teacher—I went to college for Music Education and specialized in voice. I currently teach elementary music (hence: why the blog’s name is Becca’s Music Room), which I love most of the time. So I was really excited to talk to my kids about… Continue reading Free Church Lesson: Using Talents for God– Music
Lesson Ideas: Creative Movement with Scarves
I love using scarves in my classroom. We do scarf routines that I have made up, or from Artie Almeida’s Parachutes and Ribbons and Scarves, Oh My! (Which if you do not have, you need!). We use them to keep the steady beat, feel phrases, etc. So when I first started my opera unit, I… Continue reading Lesson Ideas: Creative Movement with Scarves
The Best Classroom Purchase Ever!
As school starts, teachers purchase a lot of things for their classrooms. Some stock up on pencils, pens, crayons, and composition books. Some redecorate their classrooms. I tried to spend a minimal amount of money. I think it is good practice to save as much money as possible in the classroom. Ten dollars here and five there… Continue reading The Best Classroom Purchase Ever!