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

Favorite Folk Songs for Hispanic Heritage Month

One of my favorite things about music is that it can transport you all around the world and help you to learn about different cultures. We are always striving to do this in my elementary music classroom. Although I use songs from different cultures all year round, I love any excuse to highlight a culture!… Continue reading Favorite Folk Songs for Hispanic Heritage Month

3-5, Elementary Music, Lessons

6 Easy + Fun Elementary Music Lessons for Cinco de Mayo

Looking for some fun and easy lessons for Cinco de Mayo? These lessons are perfect to celebrate Hispanic culture, or practice some related ideas. I'll keep the introduction short, so let's get started! Want some free resources? Join the FREE Resource Library! After joining, you’ll get access to a library with powerpoints, lyric sheets, quizzes,… Continue reading 6 Easy + Fun Elementary Music Lessons for Cinco de Mayo

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

6 Ways to Teach What a Wonderful World for Elementary Music

April is Jazz month! The last few weeks, we’ve been talking all about ideas for teaching jazz (you can check out ideas for upper grades here or for lower grades here). Today, we’re talking all about activities for What a Wonderful World in elementary music.  I use this song with every grade level, just with… Continue reading 6 Ways to Teach What a Wonderful World for Elementary Music

3-5, Elementary Music, Lessons

Jazz Lessons for Upper Elementary Music Your Students will Love!

Pretty much every Spring, we will learn about jazz in my music class. Sometimes I align it with April, which is Jazz month. Other times I align it with Black History Month in February. Either way, if you’re looking for some Jazz lessons, here are some Jazz lessons for upper elementary students. Looking for more… Continue reading Jazz Lessons for Upper Elementary Music Your Students will Love!

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

The Best Movement Activities for 2-3 Grade Elementary Music Class

Looking for simple and fun music lessons? These movement activities for 2-3 grade elementary music class are just the ticket! These lessons are for second and third grade. They will help students to learn about rhythm, form, singing, and also have fun. Plus, the movement will help them get the wiggles out, which is a… Continue reading The Best Movement Activities for 2-3 Grade Elementary Music Class

3-5, Elementary Music, Lessons

My Best Movement Activities for 4 and 5 Grade Music

One of the most common questions that I get is, “What do I do with older elementary students?” I get it. Fourth and fifth grade students can be tough  to teach elementary music. They may deem activities too childish, they are more self conscious about singing, and a million other things all contribute to them… Continue reading My Best Movement Activities for 4 and 5 Grade Music

3-5, Elementary Music

Fun and Easy Waltz Lesson for Upper Elementary Music

When it comes to listening to Classical Music, a lot of teachers groan about how difficult it is to get students actively engaged and enjoying it. Whether or not that is you, you’re in the right place! This is a lesson that I used with my 4-5 grade students to learn about the style of… Continue reading Fun and Easy Waltz Lesson for Upper Elementary Music

3-5, Elementary Music, Lessons

10 Greatest Spirituals for Elementary Music Class

Spirituals are one of my favorite styles of music to teach. I sprinkle them throughout the whole year, but this year I am doing a more intentional spiritual unit with my fourth and fifth grade music students. We will be doing some of my favorite spirituals for elementary music. Today, I’m sharing them with you!… Continue reading 10 Greatest Spirituals for Elementary Music Class