Wednesday, November 11, 2015

God Bless The USA - sung by Adams Central Elementary Schools - 2015

Enjoy 300 of my students singing at our Veteran's Day celebration! I am so blessed.

Veteran's Day 2015 Wallace

This is one of my three schools. They sent 4th - 6th graders to our High School Veteran's Day
celebration in the morning and had another program in the afternoon. Enjoy. <3

Saturday, October 24, 2015

What Students Really Need to Hear | affectiveliving

What Students Really Need to Hear | affectiveliving

As long as you are in my life, I am not going to let quitting be easy for you.  I am going to challenge you, confront you, push you, and coach you.  You can whine.  You can throw a tantrum.  You can shout and swear and stomp and cry.  And the next day, guess what?  I will be here waiting — smiling and patient — to give you a fresh start.  Because you are worth it.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Toccata & Fugue in d minor (BACH, J.S.)

My 5th and 6th graders are learning Toccata and Fugue in D Maybe arranged by Paul Jennings which is based on this piece by Bach. I LOVE this piece!  You can get it here: Music K8 - Toccata and Kazoogue in D Maybe

We really like this arrangement on the electric guitar!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

My 6th graders will design their OWN version of
The 12 Days of Christmas this year!
Here is a video I am using for their inspiration!

12 Days

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America - Students ...

I teach my students the power of music on memory!  I challenge them to speak in rhythm the Preamble and watch how quickly it is memorized.  Watch as students from kindergarten - 6th grade, mostly 4th - 6th graders, share the Preamble all over the school, from the lunch room to the playground to the bus stop in the hallways and the classroom and everywhere in between!  Be amazed and enjoy!!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

You are a teacher.  This is your assignment.  Take care of yourself!  Drink water!  You can do it!  This is 16 oz.  If you weigh: 128 - drink 4. 160 - drink 5.  192 - drink 6.  224 - drink 7.  256 - drink 8. #plexusslim

Sunday, August 23, 2015

What's on Your Wall Mrs. Lukow?

I teach in 3 schools and my wall spaces consist of bricks, doors, 
bulletin boards, windows and room dividers!  
Here is a sampling of my
visually posted teaching materials!
I got these really cute animal rhythms at:
From Musical Mayhem to Mastery!
I have these words-definitions for sale at my TPT store!
Kristin Lukow's Teaching In Joy -
Musical Word Wall with Meanings!

These posters are hung at every one of my schools.
They cluster together what is most important to me,
American Patriotic music!
I don't think they are available any more!  Too bad!!
Even though the theme is "What's on your WALL?"
I have to show what's on my floor!

We do lots of activities with this floor staff!
(I have wall staves at my other two schools!)

I leave this bulletin board up all year at one school.
These are plates I got years ago at the grocery store!
Old sheet music lines the back!
I even have an old chalkboard still mounted at one school.
It changes throughout the year.
Students like to add musical art!  

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

New Teachers Pay Teachers Rhythm Reading PowerPoints!

 I use Rhythm Reading PowerPoints almost daily for my upper elementary students!  Here are 6 new ones I have created to start our year off with fun and enthusiasm!

Rhythm Reading to the Oldies!