3-5, Elementary Music, Games, Lessons

Love Somebody Singing Game for Upper Grades

Looking for a singing game that your fourth and fifth grade music students will love? Love Somebody is a fun singing game that is perfect for practicing sixteenth notes, chords, and singing.  Although this is a great Valentine’s Day song, we use is all year long.  The song Love Somebody Download the free PDF sheet… Continue reading Love Somebody Singing Game for Upper Grades

Elementary Music

Easy Ways to Add More Instruments to Elementary Music Lessons

Recently, I asked for questions on Instagram (@beccasmusicroom), and many people asked a variation of, “How do we play more instruments in elementary music class?!” I was so relieved to get that question, because for years, I have been wondering this question and thinking that I was alone in having a hard time with adding… Continue reading Easy Ways to Add More Instruments to Elementary Music Lessons

Elementary Music, Management

Elementary Music Classroom Management for Instruments

Elementary music can be so much fun– or it can give you a giant headache. Seriously, it gets loud– especially when you are using instruments. So how do you handle classroom management for instruments? Is it possible to have a chaos free classroom when you are using instruments? The short answer? Yes.  The longer answer… Continue reading Elementary Music Classroom Management for Instruments

Elementary Music, Games, K-2, Lessons

Using The Wolf Singing Game (We Are Dancing) in Elementary Music

Wolf (AKA We are Dancing) is one of my third graders’ all time favorite singing games. The Wolf singing game is simple, it is fun, and it can be used to practice quarter and eighth notes or la.  This song has an official game, and also a way-that-we-play the game that is much less chaotic. We'll… Continue reading Using The Wolf Singing Game (We Are Dancing) in Elementary Music

Elementary Music

The Best Halloween Folk Songs for Elementary Music

Halloween is coming up, so let’s sing some Halloween folk songs in your elementary music room!  Now, full disclosure, I am not huge into Halloween, so most of these just dance around the topics of Halloween, with pumpkins, cats, and more. This is perfect, though, in case you want to add a tiny bit of… Continue reading The Best Halloween Folk Songs for Elementary Music

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!)

Elementary Music, Games

How to Play Kaboom! in Elementary Music Class

When it comes to teaching elementary music, fun is one of the most important words. You want students to love music, and fun is how you get there. When it comes to reading music, it can be boring, but it doesn’t have to be. Enter: Kaboom! Kaboom is my students’ favorite elementary music centers game,… Continue reading How to Play Kaboom! in Elementary Music Class

3-5, Elementary Music, Lessons

Write the Room : An Exciting Way to Write Rhythms and Melodies

Let’s face it– if you want elementary music students to be able to read and write music, then you need to have them read and write rhythms and melodies. It can feel boring to have them read and write notes on the staff, but the good news is that it doesn’t have to be. If… Continue reading Write the Room : An Exciting Way to Write Rhythms and Melodies

3-5, Elementary Music, Lessons

Best End of Year Music Lessons for Upper Grades

It’s here, it’s here! It’s finally here! Well…. Almost. It’s almost the end of the school year… so how do you keep kids engaged right now?! The upper grades (third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade) can be even more difficult to make music lesson plans for, because they are older and sometimes think they… Continue reading Best End of Year Music Lessons for Upper Grades

Elementary Music, K-2, Lessons

Best Sol Mi Songs for the Elementary Music Classroom

When it comes to teaching solfa, sol and mi is where we start. The best way to get these notes engrained in students’ heads is with sol mi songs– especially sol mi songs. Using sol mi songs allows students to have authentic musical experiences while learning their first two melodic notes. Now, by the time… Continue reading Best Sol Mi Songs for the Elementary Music Classroom