Specialist teachers have a unique job, in that we get to teach such a large population of students. Over the course of four years, I get to watch these children mature, grow, and bloom. Our school environment is one where students are challenged and encouraged to do their best learning, with the support of their teachers and peers.
I have found that students learn best when they are in a fun, safe, and supportive learning environment... and that for many students, Unified Arts classes are the highlight of their week at school.
My students are kind, comical, caring, and fully engaged with our music learning. This year, while we are in a hybrid learning model, their Unified Arts classes are all being taught remotely.
This project will fund gift cards for Teachers Pay Teachers so that I can purchase accessible and engaging music activities and lessons for students in kindergarten through fourth grade. While the fundamental standards of our music curriculum remain the same, all lessons have had to be modified and adapted for digital learning, which is an intensive and time-consuming process.
Teaching music remotely during this pandemic has been a creative challenge and with this project, I plan to purchase interactive rhythm assessments, found-sound activities, world music units, Google Slides templates, listening journal resources, and so much more.
TpT has thousands of educator-created digital resources that I will be able to use during live Google Meets with my students, as well as posted resources for them to access in Google Classroom during their independent learning time.
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