This week brings the wonderful TeachersPayTeachers back to school sale! My entire store will be 20% off and if you use the code BYS14 you will save an additional 8%!! I know that my wish-listed items will soon be a dream come true! Click on the picture to go directly to my store to find all the deals! Thanks to Jena Hudson from Sew Much Music for the graphic!
I am also excited to link up with Aileen Miracle at MrsMiracleMusicRoom for the Products for Prep Linky Party!
As I begin work for the 2014-15 school year, I am first thinking of a theme for my classroom. Inspired by my daughter's love of all things mustache, I have gone with a 'stache theme!! I've created these classroom signs, rules, posters, tags and binder covers to use in my room.
I also have an idea about a couple of bulletin boards stewing right now - more to come on that later in the week!
Another thing that I do for all of my 1st and 2nd grade students is choose a star student at the end of each music class. With my 2nd graders a star student is chosen on the first day of music class because they know the routine from 1st grade - which is great, but I have to have my ducks in a row to be ready for them. To help with that I've created a star student Smartboard template complete with page links, different colored stars and a free font (used with permission from MrsMiraclesMusicRoom).
Click here read more about how I incorporate star students into my teaching by reading this previous blog post.
As the school year begins, it is necessary to review songs, games and concepts from the previous year. I am excited to use many of the games that I put together in my file, Activities to Practice Rhythm using Flashcards.
This download comes with everything you need - over a dozen activities and games as well as 9 sets of flashcards! Check it out!
Lastly, I am super super excited to use Sara Bibee's Music Jeopardy - Frozen Rhythm Game! I snatched this one up during the $2TuesdayMusicFlashSale (if you don't know, look for this great sale on the first or second Tuesday of the month - great products for only $2!!!). At the end of last school year, I shared the Piano Guys "Let It Go (Disney's Frozen") Vivaldi's Winter youtube video with my students. They were MESMERIZED!!! (click here to watch it - if you do not know the Piano Guys, check them out soon!!!). I can't wait for my students to play this version of the Jeopardy Game. Thanks Sara!!!
Hope you find some great products to support your start to the school year!!!