Monday, October 9, 2017

Pass the Pumpkin

This is a classic Game Song we Play/Sing/Perform every year in October.  Pass The Pumpkin. It's a great alternative to Halloween activities as it doesn't mention anything scary or objectionable.  Just a pumpkin and music.  This video was taken before I had an HD video recorder so it's a little grainy, but still good. 


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

SOUSA The Stars and Stripes Forever - "The President's Own" U.S. Marine ...

I try to show the BEST examples I can of musical styles, directors, instruments, etc.  This one is classic.  There is a little history of John Phillip Sousa at the beginning by the poised conductor and the video quality is superb.  My students get a great lesson at Sousa as well as a good instrument view with this video!  Enjoy! 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Three Blind MIce

I introduced Three Blind Mice today to include in our partner songs of Freré Jacques and Row, Row, Row.  We talked about how cute mice are in the movies and how I DO NOT like them in real life!  I said, "I love those mice in Cinderella! You know?"  One sweet boy raised his hand with a confused look on his face and said, "Mrs. Lukow, WHO is Cinderella?"  :) The girls in the class GASPED!  ;)   I told him I would talk to his mama about making sure he gets to see that movie!

This is a cute little puppet I've had for years.  I got it at The Henry Doorly Zoo.

Yikes, they are collectible now!  $50 and up!

See them on Amazon!


We're playing the Name Game at the end of 5th and 6th grades today!  It's crazy how something so simple can be so intense AND fun!!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017


I said I was taking a break this summer, but I had to throw this article out there.  If every teacher would read this and embrace it, what a world we would create!

Why Freedom Is A Powerful Classroom Management Strategy - Smart Classroom Management

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Summer ... Time Off

We're three weeks into summer and I feel like I'm just starting to realize a little bit of rest and relaxation.  You see, my dad passed away the day after school was out.  I had just arrived at school for a work day when I got the call from my mom.  The past three weeks have been a blur.  I loved my dad so much and will miss him terribly and I need the time.  Time to rest.  Time to relax.  Time to grieve.

So I'm going to give my blog a rest too.  If you want to see what I'm up to, come on over to my FB Music Page or follow me on Instagram.  I will see YOU in August.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

ACE 2017 6th Grade Promotion

My students introduce me to new music all the time.  This is the one time
of year that I allow them to sing their choice of popular music.