I’ve been a little quieter on the blog lately, and it’s because I’ve started teaching English with VIPKID online. It’s taken a lot of my attention, but I have been enjoying the process! I started my journey with vipkid several months ago. I started seeing ads on my facebook page, along with craigslist and various job boards, but I figured it wasn’t a legitimate opportunity and didn’t think too much about it. I decided to go ahead and apply for vipkid. I actually applied twice, failed the first time, tried
Yikes, summer got away from me! I realized I never did a playlist for the month of August! So as summer is quickly coming to a close, I decided to get a head start on sharing my September listening lessons playlist. This month, we’ll go through a couple (or maybe even one, if it’s anything like July) pieces from our playlist. Did you know that September is classical music month?? What a great excuse to dedicate some time to listen to some hits from the great composers!
Before we get started, if you’re just now visiting my site, each month, I share a playlist filled
Singing with your children is such a fun way to bond with them. Research has shown that babies even recognize their mother’s voice from the womb, as well as lullabies that were sung to them! Babies also show preference for their mother’s (or other caretaker’s) voices. If you have never sung with your baby, or young children, it’s not too late to start! There are so many fun songs for children, but today I want to share my list of ten songs every preschooler should know. If you have any song suggestions you would add to this list, I’d love to hear them!
Ten Songs Every Preschooler Should Know
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It’s back to school time around the country! Over the next few weeks, students will be returning to classes for the new year. If you’re a teacher, that can be a stressful time, but it doesn’t have to be!
As a music teacher, the first week of school was one of my favorite times at school. I love seeing the students’ excitement that first week. I find the first week is a perfect time to introduce games we’ll be using throughout the year. I have a few games that I include in my sub binder for times I’m gone throughout the year, and by teaching them the very
I can’t believe how quickly the summertime is going! Hopefully your summer has been filled with lots of fun times and memories. We’re already halfway through the month of July! We’re starting through our July playlist today. If you missed the July listening lessons playlist, be sure to check it out! Today’s piece is one of the most recognized wedding pieces, Pachelbel’s Canon in D. This piece has always been one of my favorites, and we played
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Today is Amazon Prime Day 2017! If you are not familiar with amazon prime day, the deals on amazon are amazing! As in, better than black Friday or cyber Monday Deals good!
I’ve seen a lot of great deals posted today, but one I wanted to pass on to you is four months of amazon music unlimited for just 99 cents! It’s only available to new subscribers, though. Amazon’s music unlimited is similar to spotify. I’ve had amazon music unlimited for a few months now, and it
I can’t believe it’s already July! It’s time for our July listening lessons playlist! Here’s June’s playlist, in case you missed it. It seems like our oldest just got out of school for summer, and now summer is halfway over! I feel like I am so behind on my different projects. I was hoping to have our outside music station ready to go by the start of summer, and we are still in the brainstorming stages of it.
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Each month, I like to give a playlist of listening lesson ideas to coincide
As June is coming to a close, we’re finishing up our June listening lessons playlist (if you have missed the rest of the series, you can check them out here). Today, we will be exploring another piece by Leroy Anderson, The Syncopated Clock. This piece is always a favorite for the little ones, and it is easily recognizable.
This piece is great for a clocks unit, or just for a fun movement activity.
About the composer:
Leroy Anderson is one of our featured composers for the month. He has two pieces on our June playlist, The Syncopated Clock and The Waltzing Cat. He was an American
Today, from our June playlist, we’ll be going through a piece called The Waltzing Cat by one of my favorite composers, Leroy Anderson. He’s the composer of the famous piece, Sleigh Ride, which is a very popular piece at Christmas (though not actually a Christmas piece! You can read more about that here, if you’re curious).
Leroy Anderson is a wonderful composer for children because of his ability to take everyday sounds and recreate them in his music. His piece, The Typewriter, for instance, does a wonderful job at recreating the sounds a typewriter makes. I