I love using children's books as part of my curriculum. I use them for teaching concepts, but some days I just want to sing with them! The students of the John Denver and Kids series. There are 5 total and my students asked if they would make more!!
Monday, November 9, 2015
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
I try to change my hallway display once per month so I thought I would post so far this year.
This is always a go to board for the beginning of the year and I added pics with the description for the younger students.
I have been incorporating art into the music room this year, as the students do not get an art class. I started with a bang in September. September 15 is International Dot Day, based on the book, The Dot by Peter H Reynolds. This display was later accompanied by artwork from every child in the school!! Each grade used a different medium and they loved the experience and discussions about leaving their mark on the world. I was able to expand on the concept, discussing how musicians who have left their mark. (Somehow I don't have a pic of the final wall.)
I love this one and the explanations (zoom in) but next time I will add pics for the little kiddos!!
So... I'm not sure if anchor charts are for the students or serve as a visual reminder for me. I love the active listening one I made and can refer to to correct or redirect students, it hangs near where I stand in the room. The other chart reminds me what to have the kids look for when examining a new piece of music.