Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Music in the Classroom

Today I was going to post about Place Value, but I came across Mrs. Madden's Tune Up the Music Linky Party and I just had to do this. 

I just love listening to music in my classroom!  Whether it is for just for listening to while working or to teach a concept.  I can not sing at all!!  So I have tons of music that I have downloaded or have bookmarked on Youtube.
Here are some of my favorites.
Reading Rock Songs.  I have purchased the CD's  I have the first three. 

My kids love acting out this song!  You can listen to it online before buying through itunes.

Skip Counting

Solid, Liquid, Gas

Bat Echolocation Song

For Earth Day a Michael Jackson Song

Hand washing for kids : Pump  the pump   Music Video

Well that's a few of my ideas that I use for music in the classroom. If you have any music ideas that you like to share in your classroom; be sure to join the Linky Party.  I'm always looking for new ideas for music in the classroom.

Wed. I will blog about Number Sense.


Chrissy said...

I glad you chose to post about music today. I really want to use more of it in my classroom but have had trouble finding more that I like. I'm going to check this out. Thanks!
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Heidi said...

Those are some good finds. Thanks for sharing. I have just added a couple of them to my bookmarked music folder :)

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Sandy said...

I know I'm always looking for new music to add to my collection, and the students love it. You can never have enough1

Sandy said...

Heidi- Glad you found some new ones!

Lisa R. said...

Thanks for sharing your music finds. I'm always looking to add to my collection! I love that skip counting song!!
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Amanda Madden said...

Thanks so much for linking up to my first linky party! I LOVE these ideas!! I just bought ALL of Justin's CDs...oh.em.gee...I would love to have him come to our school for a reading night! Great shares!

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Sarah said...

Awesome videos. I downloaded the Echolocation Song and the Verb Rap Song. I know the kids will love them! Thanks for sharing!

Amanda said...

Great post! I'm a Greenday fan and so I am just thrilled to find out about Read Day. So awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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Sandy said...

Amanda M.- that would be great if he came to school. I would love that as well.

Glad to hear that teachers are getting some great ideas for using music in the classroom.

Amanda- I like Greenday also. When I actually hear the songs now I catch myself saying some of the reading lyrics instead.

Amy Grout said...

YouTube and SchoolTube are great resources. We took our second graders to a dinner theater this year to see a performance of Schoolhouse Rock. None of my little ones had ever heard of Schoolhouse Rock, so I found several music videos on YouTube and played them. By the time we went to the theater, my kids recognized, and sang along with, most of the songs. It was great!
(BTW...I love your blog and just joined. Thanks for your great ideas.)

Kelley Dolling said...

Sandy . . . I dug your music selections. I really liked that hand washing song. What a novel idea . . . you really can use music for everything. Glad I found you today.

Kelley Dolling
Teacher Idea Factory

Sandy said...

Thank- you Amy and Kelley for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.

Kate said...

Love the counting by 2's song and Pump the Pump! Thanks for sharing!

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Owl Things First said...

I found you through the Linky Party! Great songs...Thanks for sharing!

Owl Things First