Fabric background instead of paper, more durable and less expensive. Classroom Tour: Decorations
Confetti Bulletin Board. So cute! Could add student work on top of the confetti.
FREE Star Wars Text Generator for K-12 teachers! Make Star Wars themed lesson directions or morning messages. Elementary, middle, and high school students will definitely pay attention when they hear the Star Wars music and see the scrolling space words! Could also use for creative writing prompts, listing groups of students for centers, viewing short reading passages, or publishing students' writing in a fun new way! Star Wars in the classroom equals fun for everybody. :)
Spirit Days for MIOSM by Tracy King - Oh my goodness! My students would LOVE music dress up days! This post has some for genres, decades and a bunch of misc ideas that would work well with K-12.
A fun and quick song to teach that is great to use in vocal warm-ups as a round!
Mrs. King's Music Room: Music Workstations: Snowball Scoop- LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea! A styrofoam cooler and ping pong balls is transformed into an engaging rhythm workstation. This could translate into many subject areas too!
Adorable animated video by Scholastic of Giraffes Can't Dance. Love this book!
A huge collection of fun free music theory resources and worksheets for preschoolers and primary school / kindergarten age. These would be perfect for homeschool too.
Mrs. King's Music Room: Classroom Management - The Big Three. What three things determine the strength of your classroom management plan. Great ideas in this article!
Lessons/Games - dynamics. Could make even simpler for k with loud/soft
13 lessons and a description of the method to use these. Lessons include several literacy-based lesson, composition, improvisation, dictation, and recorder lessons. They're a no-fail way for students to understand musical concepts such as beat, rhythm, melody, harmony, dynamics, and macro versus micro beat. Beat Blocks Method and Lesson Book - downloadable PDF. $9.99, via Etsy.
Xyloba is a creative marble run that combines construction and composing into a masterpiece. Build Xyloba in any configuration to make different tunes.
Ribbon streamers for movement and creativity can be made for SUPER cheap! Love this step by step tutorial.
This is so simple but SO SMART!! Building chords...can the blocks match the colors of the boomwhackers? Easy transition
Music activity for kids: building chords with Lego - includes a free printable, from And Next Comes L
super clever website detailing rhythmic notation in legos! http://tommcpherson.ca/rhythmic-notation-in-lego/
Music Class and Halloween WOW! A huge collection of songs, activities and movement ideas for October. I love that not all of the ideas are blatantly "Halloween" and could be used all month long. K-6 ideas.
Music Center ideas for 6th Graders Mrs. King's Music Room: Workstations-Learning the Treble Clef Lines and Spaces
11 Tips for the New Music Teacher. A practical and sometimes hilarious look at ways to prepare for the first year. Tips include "Get ready to play the name game. The struggle is real and there are 20 ways to spell McKenzie." and "Make Your Room Beautiful-they ARE judging you!"
Introduction to Using Exit Tickets in the music classroom. She gives several tips including grading or not grading theme, getting started and more.
What do Super Musicians do? Display this music bulletin board to find out. Love the bright, bold colors and 19 different posters. SUPER!
Cooking themed music class. LOVE the repurposing of the little trays to display her class schedule. CUTE!
National Music Standards - Camping Theme This whole theme is so cute! I love the colors and the clipart used. Camping in music class? You bet!