Tuesday, March 24, 2015

March MIOSM Playlist - YouTube

March MIOSM Playlist - YouTube

Come on over and see all of my schools as they share Music In Our Schools Month with our community! Each year, I take my 1st and 2nd graders to assisted living centers and to senior citizen meetings to share the joy of music.  Enjoy!  

Monday, March 23, 2015

W.O.W. 2015

This video is about music vocabulary we learn during the year.  It is not ALL our music vocabulary but a good chuck of our staples.  It was made by my three classes of 5th graders who are housed in three separate schools within the same district.  It's fun forthem to see their friends from across town and how they performed their "Words of the Week!"  Kristin Lukow - music teacher.

Saturday, February 7, 2015


Here is my newest creation for TPT.  I needed a teaching tool for memorizing the presidents of the United States.  I wanted to use Yankee Doodle as it was our first patriotic song.  This is the final product.  I'm pretty excited about it!!  I have always wanted to know all the presidents in alphabetical order.

Yankee Doodle Presidents of the United States

SING! Lyrics and Music by Joe Raposo; Story in Pictures by Tom Lichtenheld

A precious shortened animated version of this wonderful book! 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


Here it is! I have been working on this ALL DAY! Whew! There are five basketball routines included in this packet. They are uploaded in a zip file, pretty easy to download that way. And...just in time to use during March Madness coming up at the end of next month! Enjoy! 

Monday, February 2, 2015

Kiss Kiss by Margaret Wild

This is one of my favorite Valentine's Day activities.  I try to share music with my students that shows family and friendship love more than chocolate and romantic love.   It's just how I roll.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Bouncing To The Beat 2015

This is our third year of performing basketballs to the beat for our high school audience!  I've taught note values through basketballs for years.  It seems like a natural to me!