So now that it's almost the middle of March, it's time once again for my monthly linky party! (Thanks to Jessica Weible for the chalkboard frame, Dancing Crayon Designs for the music note clip art, and Kimberly Geswein and Hello Literacy for the fonts.) If you are a teacher blogger, feel free to join the party! Directions are at the end of the post. Here are my five favorite pins this month. To see the pin, click each picture. #1: Creative and respectful ways to quiet a class This blog article has lots of fun ways to get your students quiet! Sometimes, I feel like I get stuck in a rut with the same old techniques, so it was fun to read some new ideas (and I appreciated how many of the strategies were musical!) #2: Encouraging Critical and Creative Thinking I am always looking for ways to encourage critical thinking (which is why I created my Critical Thinking in the Music Classroom Bundled Set) so I was excited when I found this blog article from Teaching with a Mountain View. I could see her think tray working really well in the music classroom--have a tray full of musical instruments/ accessories, and kids have to remember what they see! Great for instrument identification AND memory! #3: Treble Clef Note Reading Centers This site had lots of ideas to practice treble clef note reading in centers! #4: Ten Flashing Fireflies This beautiful book, by Philemon Sturges and Anna Vojtech, could be used with the Japanese song "Hotarukoi" or the American folk song "Firefly." I need to go buy this! #5: Zoorchestra App After reading about this fun app, I bought it, thinking if nothing else, I could have my 18-month-old play around with it. I could see it working well with K-2 as well, as a way to familiarize them with different instruments and pieces of music. Very fun! Those are my five favorite pins of this month...what are yours? If you'd like to share, here are the directions: Save the "Five Favorite Pins of March" graphic to your computer, and include it in your blog with a link to this blog entry. Blog about your five favorite pins. Include pictures with links when possible. Submit your information by clicking on the button below An InLinkz Link-up
These 10 Minute to Win It games were perfect for all ages (we had guests from ages 4-55 playing these games, and everyone had a blast!) – challenging enough for older children, but easy enough for everyone to join in the fun!
10 Awesome Minute to Win It Party Games - Happiness is Homemade
7 Bible Verse Activities for Kids - These are such fun, hands on activities for kids to practice any Bible verse! These work for any kids that are reading (1st-6th grade). Great for Sunday School Lessons!!
Campfire made from spray painted swim noodles then hot glued together. Flames are made from foam sheets cut flat into flames, then rolled into a tube and hot glued to stay in tube shape giving it a random flame look- future decorating
“I think the examen protects our children not only from drinking and premature sexuality, but also from getting caught up in the violence of our culture…the examen has taught our children to face the violence of their own shadow sides and bring it into the light for healing.” Sleeping with Bread My oldest son just turned [...]