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Cassandra Butler
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Hello!
Hello! A lot has changed since I last blogged. I am now the band director in our school district. I am teaching instrumental music for grades 5-12 at two schools! We are 3 football games away from the end of the season and are currently preparing for a Hall...

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World Music: Africa
For the last two weeks we have been working on songs from Africa. First we learned Che Che Koolay . You can get the powerpoint from the post here ! The kids love this song! This was our first venture into syncopation and it went great. After learning the tu...

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BAG Bingo
As we are finishing up Recorder Olympics, I am also finishing my Student Growth Goal Data for this year. I set a goal to have 80% or more of 4th grade to pass a quiz reading B, A and G from the staff. We've been drilling these notes so that everyone is fami...

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MIOSM Doors
Music in our Schools Month is (almost) here! This year, my 7th grade class and I are decorating music themed doors throughout the school. Here are the ones we've completed so far. Replica of a cartoon I love

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The Amazing Race: World Music Unit
I have been looking forward to a world music unit this year, especially after finding Jamie's World Music Bundle . This set is so great! She included everything that you need and my favorite, a recording of each song with the pronunciation. I am planning th...

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General Music Minute to Win It Games
As winter break is ending, I've been compiling rhythm games to play as a review during the first weeks back to school. I am planning to use these games with my 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade classes. Over the holidays, my family played some Christmas themed "Minute...

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Choir Gifts
I wanted to do something for my choir kids as a thank you for all their hard work this semester. This was a relatively affordable "gift" even though I ended up getting the giant sized Symphony bars (since Walmart didn't have enough of the XL bars stocked......

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Choir Gifts
I wanted to do something for my choir kids as a thank you for all their hard work this semester. This was a relatively affordable "gift" even though I ended up getting the giant sized Symphony bars (since Walmart didn't have enough of the XL bars stocked......

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Whacky March for Boomwhacker
In December, we have been studying the Nutcracker. Like last year, I used the storybook app and the kids were once again mesmerized by it. In order to use the Nutcracker in the older elementary grades, I drew an arrangement of Whacky March from Music K8.  F...

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Halloween Treat
I love Halloween and we always have a lot of fun celebrating the not so scary parts of this holiday. My recorder class has been working hard on Recorder Karate this semester, so we decided to work on a fun piece for Halloween. Here is B A Dancing Zombie fro...
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