Thursday, April 13, 2017

2017 W.O.W. 5th Grade Students of Kristin Lukow

5th grade students are tested over music vocabulary each year. This is one of the ways we review!
We are missing melody and harmony in this movie but I promise they know them!  We take a pre-test and post-test each year and if they raise their class average by 10 points, I have them a whole music class of recess.  Class #1 went from a 69% to a 92% so they are going to play!  The other two classes have yet to take their tests.  We shall see!!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

I do believe we have a deficit in our country, a deficit of enthusiasm.  Perhaps not in all things.  Some are enthusiastic about favorite sports teams but in my humble view, we are lacking enthusiasm for the simple pleasures in life, the important things. Friendship.  Family.  Faith. Learning.  We seem to sometimes take an apathetic view of the things that matter most while embracing those things which ultimately make no difference.  Families, I encourage you to love each other well and experience life with joy!  Model enthusiasm and enjoy life together!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Kyrie 3: Improv

This is why we bounce basketballs in music.  Rhythm is everywhere.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Basketballs to the Beat - 5th Grade J-Town -2017

Here is one of our favorite routines.
Music is Kernkraft 400 by Zombie Nation.
Kristin Lukow - music teacher.
Alyssa Wetovick - student teacher.

All are welcome! 

Register through ESU8 in Neigh, NE. 

Information is provided on the picture.  

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Adams Central East - 1st & 2nd Grades - March 2017

I have been so blessed to have a fabulous student teacher this quarter.  She is directing our final MIOSM show this year.  These are 1st & 2nd graders from Adams Central East Elementary School.  We do the same program with our three elementary schools in three different venues.  We love to share the gift of music.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

All Shook Up - 6th grade Wallace - 2017

This is one of the routines included in my Basketballs To The Beat collection sold on Teachers Pay Teachers.  We're just regular students doing extraordinary things!  Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Wallace 1st & 2nd at The Homestead in 2017

Each year, I take my 1st and 2nd graders into the community to perform for
our senior citizens.  We typically do this in March as we celebrate MIOSM.
Music In Our School's Month. Here is our first performance of 2017.  Just a
couple of new mistakes.  You just never know!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Teaching Music In-Joy II - 2017

I am preparing for another Teaching Music In Joy class this June!  If interested, Please contact me at  It will be hosted in North Eastern Nebraska.  I'm excited.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Carnival of the Animals 2nd Grade Unit

My 2nd graders will begin their Carnival of the Animals unit in March.
I've created a playlist.  It grows and changes through the years.
Such a helpful way to organize.  

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Why do we sing?

I wonder how much better we would feel, how much more kind the world would be, if we got together often and sang?

Our National Anthem Inside Fort McHenry!

This university is from Nebraska!  They are on their way to the inauguration and stopped at Fort Mchenry where The Star-Spangled Banner was written!  What an honor and a treat!  Wow!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Welcome, 6th Graders!  Let's write a song!

Go here to Noteflight!
Sign up.
Use your AC email.
Use your AC password.
Go to Gmail.
Open the email from Noteflight.
Confirm you Noteflight account.
Bookmark it on your computer!

Click on this Noteflight link.
Copy my 16 measures.
Click on your bookmarked Noteflight.
Login to YOUR Noteflight account.
Create a new score.
Add measures until you get 16.
Highlight all the measures.
Paste my measures into your score.

Boom. Create your piece.
Help each other through this process.
You will be graded on your final piece.
You will also sing your piece for me.  Yay!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Untold Story of 'The Sound of Music'

Music is Weird!

Funny. Funny. Funny. kind of helps me realize I can lighten up a bit. Sometimes music is just weird and we don't need to know everything NOR teach everything! Ah..........................