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

Centers

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

Elementary Music

Centers in the Elementary Music Room

Centers are definitely the trend in education right now. There are a ton of benefits to having centers– they can be easily differentiated, you can work with students in smaller groups, which means they get more attention, and hypothetically students should be engaged because there are many different things that they get to do. That’s… Continue reading Centers in the Elementary Music Room

Elementary Music, K-2, Lessons

Feed the Monster Rhythm Game (for Centers!)

Rhythms centers can be really fun.. or really boring, depending on how you handle them. My kids always love them, because I try to include at least one game. Now, I love to stick to crowd favorites, like Kaboom! (seriously, they are disappointed it we don’t play this one!) or Go Fish (yes, even my… Continue reading Feed the Monster Rhythm Game (for Centers!)

Differentiation, Elementary Music

Super Simple Differentiation through Music Centers

Super Simple Differentiation through Music Centers. Looking for a way to help students who are struggling with rhythm? Or push students who are ahead of the rest? This differentiation guides helps you find easy ways to makes your elementary music lessons more or less complex to accommodate a variety of learners! Becca’s Music Room