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What I've Been Up To
I've been off the grid on the blog for awhile, but it is my goal to make time to continue to create, update, dialogue, and share. I was honored this week to be featured in our local newspaper.  Here's some of the things I've been up to while my blogging lag...

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Where Have You BEEN??
I recently received a comment from a follower asking where I have been and requesting more posts. So, I thought it was time I explain my lack of activity and along with my explanation, promise to return with more resources and ideas soon. In August, I accep...

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What is Orff? The Eternal Question
When parents or community members learn that we have an "Orff" program in our music room, I always get lots of questions.  What is it?  Who is Orff?  That's the xylophones, right?  How do you spell that? With my first grade families, to introduce myself and...

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Goldilocks and the 3 Bears Visit the Music Room
Somehow, summer always breezes by and the long list of to do's and ideas never gets completely accomplished, even with the best intentions.  Goldilock's transformation to a music and literature story has been at the top of my list for awhile and it is final...

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End of the Year Orff Instrument Cleaning and Maintenance
I'm back!!!  Sorry for the gap in posts.  The end of the year was a bit crazy for many reasons and blogging had to be put on the back burner. Every year at the end of the year, I spend some time with my students maintaining and cleaning the Orff instruments...

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Must Have Monday
I'm linking up with Amy Abbot at Music a la Abbott today to blog about some must haves.  There's a great reason for this, you see.  On May 6 and 7, you can save up to 28% on items from Teachers Pay Teachers.  I've discounted my Treble in the Classroom store...

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Peter Pan Jr.
I have been neglecting my blog for the past month due to the craziness that belongs to "musical season."  Our annual after school production begins with rehearsals in January and continues through the end of April.  It is a highlight of our school year and ...

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Jelly Bean Rhythm Set
I just finished a rhythm set that I just love and can't wait to get my 2nd graders back from my student teacher so I can put it in action!! In this combo pack are two things: Ostinato Cards and a Rhythm Sort worksheet in black and white and color.  The osti...

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Collaborating with Carle
Hi All!  Sorry for the lack of posts lately.  I've had a student teacher and haven't been teaching as much.  It's amazing how the kids inspire ideas.  When I'm not directly working with my kids and the standards, my creative juices aren't always flowing as ...

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Build a Burger Composition Set
I've often seen cute burger templates for teachers to help students learn to organize their writing.  I always thought it was such a great idea.  Then it hit me, this could help students learn basic form for composition as well.  After the light bulb went o...
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