Friday, July 29, 2011

3rd Animation...this one about a pirate who doesn't know what he should! Star-Spangled Banner and Pirate by Mrs. Lukow

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Basketballs to the Beat Animation

Using Go Animate, I made another tiny movie!  Enjoy! Basketballs to the Beat by Mrs. Lukow

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Live Binders

Here is a neat NEW (To Me!) site that organizes your data into binders for sharing!
This is a Star-Spangled Binder I made in just a few seconds.

Music Brochure

This is last year's brochure.  I will be updating it with new schedules etc. during the next few weeks. 
I will send one of these home with every child the first week of school.  
I hope you will keep it to refer to during the year.  

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Go Animate!

This is a fun little animation I made for the beginning of the school year!  I mean fun!! Mrs. Lukow by Mrs. Lukow

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Right Here In Nebraska!

You KNOW we will watch this in music this year!  Sooooo great!

Music Tech Teacher by Kay Garrett

Music Tech Teacher, Music Quizzes, Games and Worksheets
This is my all-time favorite music education game site. I can turn the kids loose on a section of this site and know that they will enjoying learning! They show me their score when complete and I can evaluate their activity! If you haven't been, hurry!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Mystery Guitar Man Mambo

Cool, interesting and creative videos every Thursday!  This time...a MELODICA!
This man can make music with just about anything!

Saturday, July 23, 2011


This is the association I choose to be a member of: Christian Educators Association International.
I am so thankful to live in a Right To Work state where we have a choice.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

New Sticky Site

Found this new sticky site!  Neato!  Here is a page I made to write notes of new songs I want to incorporate into the music classroom!  Easy to edit.  Easy to add.  Check it out!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Il Volo

WOW!  These Italian "boys" are 16 and 17 years old.  Such huge and gorgeous voices!

Monday, July 18, 2011

An Apple A Day

I was tweaking lesson plans for the first few weeks of school and heard a song in my head.  (It happens often.)  This time...I actually had the tenacity to notate it!  I enjoy using Note Flight!  We will sing this in 3rd grade for the Apple Unit we enjoy each September!  Enjoy!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

National Jukebox

This is a TREASURE!

The Library of Congress presents the National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free ofcharge. The Jukebox includes recordings from the extraordinary collections of the Library of Congress Packard for Audio Visual Conservation and other contributing libraries and archives.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Piano Marvel

This is the method I would like to use if we are able to provide a keyboard lab in the future within the Adams Central Schools!  It's a dream!  It's a hope!  It's a delightful possibility!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Stars and Stripes Flash Mob

Blog Backgrounds

Oh my goodness!  I love to change up my blog background!  I love long as I'm in control of it!  Who likes change for the worse?  Yuck!  But...changing my blog background is free and fun.  I know...I've read experts that say you should not do this as it confuses folks and they don't know where they are!  I think though it may become a staple for me...change the background for the season!  And we all know there are more than four seasons!  There's back-to-school and Autumn and harvest and first snow and Thanksgiving and Christmas and winter and Valentines and Spring and Summer and on and on.  Here are two places I like to browse for fun backgrounds:

The Cutest Blog On The Block
Hot Bliggity Blog

Why not make a blog of your own and dress it up?


Sunday, July 3, 2011

Always dreaming...

We were cruising down the Hwy. on the 2nd day of July, my lovely daughter and me, when we passed the home of one of my co-workers, such a sweetheart of a lady, when it came to me!

This is what we need to do with the spaces of our theme song!  

You will not even know what I'm talking about but...this is what happens to me: everywhere I go, I think of what I could do to incorporate something wonderful in my music classroom.  After shopping for cute clothes, and yes, I always think of how comfortable and stylish it will be in the classroom, we walked by a "dollar" store.  I had to go in to see what fun things were waiting for me on the shelves that I could use for school!   I didn't find anything this time but I will be back!

I'm obsessive about making my music room relevant and fascinating for my students!  And I love every minute of it!
And what about thrift stores?  Yes!  Here are a few of the items I have snagged through the years:
French horn...not even kidding...
Bop-it great...
Stools...two of them...
CDs...less expensive than iTunes... many I can't count...
Bean bag animals...I have over a hundred...
Baskets for storage...
Hats for props...
I even got a shirt for a bulletin board.  It says:
   "Real men sing real loud!"
I turned it into a cool dude and stapled him up!
Always on the hunt...