Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New Bingo Cards to Download

30 bingo cards! Yes a whole class can play this bingo game!!!!!

Each card has 9 squares and each square has a pentatonic melody written in G = d.

Complete with callers card, this game can be played many ways. Here are a few ideas:

  • Sing the melody in solfa, letter names or on a neutral syllable
  • Play the melody on tuned percussion or keyboard
  • Show the melody with handsigns
  • Indicate (pointing to staff positions) the melody on a large staff on the board
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

web site

Need a quick bit of manuscript paper? This might just be the spot to grab it. I was after some for use with the data projector at school and found this site.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


This looks like a good site for Interactive White Broad Activities. Thanks Anne O'Regan for telling me about this!


"Life is not the way it's supposed to be.. It's the way it is..
The way we cope with it, is what makes the difference."

Not sure why I want to say this - but I do!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Music Overview 2011

Finally! An overview with which I am basically happy.

This layout should satisfy the requirements of the 'Powers that Be' in regards to the Essential Learnings, but at the same time remain true to the way that I believe music should be taught. I certainly cannot envisage an excellent music program that teaches Ways of Working in isolation, or as separate concepts at different times of the year. I hope that you find this useful - it took me a long time to come up with a layout that suited!

There is PDF version so that you can see what it is supposed to look like and a Word version so that you can cut and paste til your heart's content!!!!

We have to stop reinventing the wheel - we need to share and save ourselves, not only time, but an ulcer or two as well.

So, please feel free to use this as a basis for your planning, as an idea for your own templates,or just to get ideas. Of course if you share it, I'd appreciate being acknowledged.
Music Overview 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011

February 2011 Newsletter Out Now

The February 2011 Crescendo Newsletter is now out. If you missed out on your copy, it's not too late, download it here.

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