Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Wallace 2016 6th Grade Promotion

It is my honor to teach all the way through 6th grade.  
I love 6th graders! Give a listen and be inspired! 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

ACE Kindergarten Program 2016

Two of my schools have a kindergarten program.  At this school, I teach in the lunchroom/gym/multi-purpose/music room.  We have a little stage.  This is one of my smallest classes but they are mighty!  It is tradition for our 6th graders to join us for a song at the end called The Kindergarten Wall.  It was written my John McCutcheon and is one of my favorite songs for littles!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Saturday, April 9, 2016

The Aquarium with Bubbles!

I like to have my students listen.  Really listen.  This is how we do it in 2nd grade while learning about Camille Sain-Saens.  Here are some the 2nd grade bubblers of 2016.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Beethoven by Kristin Lukow on Prezi

This is one of my favorite things I've created!  Prezi is captivating and engaging!
If you have never made one, I encourage you to begin TODAY!

Beethoven by Kristin Lukow on Prezi




Sunday, March 27, 2016

MIOSM 2016 - 3 schools - One mission! Share the joy!

This is the third of my schools to perform in our community in March.  We had a two hour late start on this day because of a blizzard the night before!  Ah...this is March in Nebraska!  You just never know!  We arrived at 10:00 a.m., boarded the bus at 10:15 a.m., sang at 10:30 a.m. and were back in time for lunch.  It made for a quick day with very few breaks but that's what you do in elementary school: you roll with it!  And once again, these students rocked it!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Happy Spring - MIOSM 2016

Happy Spring!!!

Every March, I take my 1st and 2nd graders into the community to perform.  It's traditionally, Music In Our School's Month and I find that getting out there and sharing is the best way to promote music in our schools.  I invite families to join us as we sing for senior citizen luncheons and in assisted living communities.  The people are always so grateful!

I take 1st and 2nd graders because each of the other grades has another smaller performance of some kind during the year and honestly, these little people take up less room on the bus!  (Just kidding, but... not entirely!)

This video is the first of our performances this year.  We are in a dark restaurant and a little squished but again, we are small and can fit!  I typically put together 5 songs.  We sing for ab out 15 minutes, just enough time for my performers AND listeners!  This year we brought kazoos and sang "Take Me Out To The Ballgame!"

Enjoy!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

My students love Jazz.  Who doesn't love Jazz?  Seriously get yourself over to this web-site and check out these 3 short, informative and fascinating videos.  Yes, they have a curriculum but it is too detailed for me.  I see my students one or two times a week on a three day rotation.  I want to get a feel for it and have a light worksheet to fill out while they watch.  You can get that here:

Let Freedom Swing Listening Worksheet

I share the questions with them FIRST and tell them to take notes.  Compete sentence are not required.  If they miss something, they will say it again in the video, please don't ask your neighbor!  I ask THEM, what is the point of YOU watching these videos?  They understand, I want them to be fascinated and inspired and to learn something.

Here is one of my favorite Jazz websites of all time:  Let Freedom Swing.