Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

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Five Favorite Pins of December

Hard to pick only 5. I can get lost for hours in Pinterest (If I let myself!)
Here I go:

1. I have to start with funny ones. Humour helps me cope with my job - in fact with life in general. 

You can download this set for free on my web site: HERE
or on TpT: HERE

2. A pin that leads you to a board full of music education ideas.

3. Wishful thinking Pin. I wish I had time to make things like this - for now I content myself with pinning the picture and hoping one day I will have the time to make them, and things like them.

4. A lovely gift idea for parents of young ones!

5. And the final pick is one that reminds me of what I have always said about my own learning journey. The more I know, the more I realise that I don't know!

When I started this post, I thought it would all be about teaching ideas, but it became more philosophical. Nothing wrong with a bit of self reflection I say.
Happy Holidays everyone - and hopefully you can find a little time to relax and maybe even reflect upon what is important to you, personally and professionally.

Monday, December 7, 2015

High/Low Contour Flashcards

This is from a set downloadable for Crescendo members HERE . I have a copy printed in colour and laminated, but I also use them on the data projector. We can sing through them as a group, half class, individual, play them on two chime bars, on two boomwhackers…all part of the steps to teach reading writing and understanding high and low notes a minor third apart.

Sunday, December 6, 2015


Win one years free membership with Crescendo Music Education (Current members receive 12 months extension on their membership). Membership gives you access to over 1000 files: Worksheets, teaching ideas, printables, posters..... Easy free entry - what have you got to lose? Competition closes on midnight December 16th 2015 - US Eastern Time.