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Christine Skog
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Culture Day
Wow - the school year has gotten away from me! Sorry for my lack of blogging. I will definitely get back on track! Today, I want to share with you one of the traditions are my new school district this year: Culture Day!  This day is actually a weeklong cele...

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Kick-Off Books for Music In Our Schools Month
Happy Music In Our Schools Month!  This is a great month to bring music to our students, building, school district and community. I love using children's literature in music class, especially as a way to start something new or important. To help you kick-of...

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Valentine's Day for All Ages & Abilities
This week is Valentine's Day! I'm excited to share with you some new activities I've stumbled upon and created to use in the elementary music classroom. Upper Elementary First, we'll start with the older kids. I think it's tough to find activities that are ...

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Tuneful & Trendy: February (#10)
Time for another Tuneful & Trendy post! Now, I haven't posted one in awhile for a couple of reasons. First, we have had snow days and delays sporadically followed by unseasonably warm weather. My wardrobe has been just as confused as Mother Nature!  The sec...

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Celebrating 100 Days!
So, apparently the 100th day of school is a BIG DEAL! This was something that no one ever told me about in student teaching or even my first year or two in the classroom. I've finally started to understand that for lower elementary, the 100th day of school ...

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Making Sense of Major & Minor
Today, I'd like to share about a topic that I think is overlooked in music education: major & minor.  Being in Iowa, there are very few opportunities for elementary music teachers to meet and collaborate. A small group of us started having a workshop day tw...

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Tuneful & Trendy: January (#9)
This week's outfit included pattern mixing - something I'm not quite comfortable with. I am a type A personality and need everything to go together nicely. Pattern mixing confuses me because there is no specific focal point. However, pattern mixing is reall...

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Tuneful & Trendy: December (#8)
Happy New Year! The previous month is a busy time for a lot of people. I was also blessed with getting the stomach flu on Thanksgiving. So, needless to say, I haven't posted in awhile. Hopefully you had successful programs, holiday lessons and a relaxing br...

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Shoe Storage for Boomwhackers: A Tutorial
How many of you have boomwhackers in your room? raises hand In the past, I have stored my boomwhackers in plastic coffee containers. My room was large but had a nice instrument cart for them to sit on top of. In my new classroom this year, I have very lit...
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