Our school is located in a rural area in the heart of west central Minnesota. Our school district serves approximately 10 small communities in the area. My students are incredible kids. They are bright and active learners who enjoy activities that keep them engaged! We make and learn about music every day, and each grade level puts on two performances each year for families, friends, and community members. They enjoy the opportunity to share their music with others and learn about musical concepts in an engaging way!
The books I am requesting will provide me with many new ideas for incorporating movement and literacy into my music classroom!
It is so important for children to have the opportunity to sing, move, play, listen, read, and create in the music room!
The book "Parachutes, Ribbons, and Scarves" is a great resource for combining guided music listening with movement and props! My students will love using the ribbon wands and scarves for many of these activities! "Woods, Metals, Shakers, and Skins" provides many activities that incorporate music theory and literacy, while also allowing students to play non-pitched percussion instruments. The "Olympic Games" book will allow us to get into the Olympic spirit this year through music games and activities! The bean bags will be used often with this book. Finally, the "Mortimer" and "Alexander" books are used with a resource we currently have that incorporates literacy with playing mallet instruments.
These materials would provide a wealth of engaging and fun activities for our classroom! We are so appreciative of the support for music education in our school!
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