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Clip It Clothespin Activities for Music Class


Assessments in music class are quick and painless with clothespin activities.  Learn how to use these fun activities to assess students’ rhythmic understanding in this blog post.  Tips for organizing the supplies in your classroom are also included as well as links to download the sets.

I have a confession.  As a teacher who only sees her students once a week for 50 minutes I struggle with assessment.  When 500 students file in and out of your classroom each week it is hard to plan and carryout meaningful assessments.  I would much rather be joyfully making music than testing.  

What I've discovered is so stinkin' easy that I wish I would have known about it twenty years ago!  My secret assessment weapon?  Clothespins.

Assessments in music class are quick and painless with clothespin activities.  Learn how to use these fun activities to assess students’ rhythmic understanding in this blog post.  Tips for organizing the supplies in your classroom are also included as well as links to download the sets.
Yep.  Clothespins.  I usually place these Clip It sets in my workstations rotation.  I include a sheet for students to use and check themselves.  The Clip It sets are quite easy to put together.

Assessments in music class are quick and painless with clothespin activities.  Learn how to use these fun activities to assess students’ rhythmic understanding in this blog post.  Tips for organizing the supplies in your classroom are also included as well as links to download the sets.

I laminate each sheet as a whole on my personal laminator.  Then I cut then out.  This saves me lots of extra cutting time and gives them a sturdy finish.

Assessments in music class are quick and painless with clothespin activities.  Learn how to use these fun activities to assess students’ rhythmic understanding in this blog post.  Tips for organizing the supplies in your classroom are also included as well as links to download the sets.

I keep a basket (or two) of clothespins for activities like this.  I used to buy pretty colored ones, but have discovered that no one fights over the ugly, wooden ones.  

Assessments in music class are quick and painless with clothespin activities.  Learn how to use these fun activities to assess students’ rhythmic understanding in this blog post.  Tips for organizing the supplies in your classroom are also included as well as links to download the sets.
Students take a card and say the name of the object or person pictured.  Then they identify the rhythm pattern that most closely matches the syllables in the word and clip it.  Students can use the enclosed answer sheet to check their answers.  

If I am using this as an assessment activity, I'll walk around the room and take notes.  I usually use a 4 point scale for this kind of activity.  The scoring guide looks something like this:
4-consistently displays evidence of mastering the skill
3-displays evidence that the skill is mastered most of the time
2-displays evidence that the skill is still being learned and practiced
1-displays evidence that the skill is not mastered
It is also possible for a student to get a zero for this activity.  If they refuse to do anything, there is no evidence so there are no points awarded.

Assessments in music class are quick and painless with clothespin activities.  Learn how to use these fun activities to assess students’ rhythmic understanding in this blog post.  Tips for organizing the supplies in your classroom are also included as well as links to download the sets.
The cards in these sets are about a fourth of a page.  They fit PERFECTLY into photo boxes!  I printed out a little label for mine and then sorted the cards into individual boxes.  Each themed set is in a different box.

Assessments in music class are quick and painless with clothespin activities.  Learn how to use these fun activities to assess students’ rhythmic understanding in this blog post.  Tips for organizing the supplies in your classroom are also included as well as links to download the sets.
I keep the answer sheets in a folder near this box.  Sometimes I don't include the answer sheet and ask students to check each other.  These boxes are inexpensive.  You can find them HERE.  (Not an affiliate link.)
Assessments in music class are quick and painless with clothespin activities.  Learn how to use these fun activities to assess students’ rhythmic understanding in this blog post.  Tips for organizing the supplies in your classroom are also included as well as links to download the sets.

I printed the cover page of each set at 25% and used it to label the individual boxes.  I can pull out one set to use as a station during our workstation rotations or I can pull them all out and have students work in small groups.

Here are some sets that you might find handy.  Click each picture to learn more.  The Presidents Edition includes sixteenth notes and eighth note/16th note combinations.  The others are mostly quarter notes, barred eighth notes and quarter rests.

 Clip It Presidents Edition   Clip It Instruments Edition
 Clip It Camping Edition   Clip It Careers Edition   Clip It Animals Edition   Clip It Christmas Edition    Clip It Thanksgiving Edition

I hope that you'll enjoy these activities as much as I do!  I love the simplicity and I love the way a simple clothespin can keep students SO engaged.  It's almost like magic!
 Clip It Animals Edition
This picture is from Clip It Animals Edition.


Assessments in music class are quick and painless with clothespin activities.  Learn how to use these fun activities to assess students’ rhythmic understanding in this blog post.  Tips for organizing the supplies in your classroom are also included as well as links to download the sets.

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Dollar Store Deals for Music Teachers


Dollar Store Deals for Music Teachers –Learn about 13 must have dollar store finds for your music classroom.  Ideas for assessment, workstations,  DIY crafts, singing games and manipulatives are discussed in this post by a veteran music teacher.

Like most teachers I am such a fan of dollar stores.  I can shop there to organize my classroom, create new workstations and add a little flair to my bulletin boards.  I'd like to share with you just a few of my favorite finds!

Dollar Store Deals for Music Teachers –Learn about 13 must have dollar store finds for your music classroom.  Ideas for assessment, workstations,  DIY crafts, singing games and manipulatives are discussed in this post by a veteran music teacher.
Flyswatters
My kids are always a little in awe when they see my collection of flyswatters. (This pictures shows most of my collection.)  I sometimes use them as pointers when projecting things on my white board, but most often these are used for Swat the Staff or Swat the Rhythm games.  With Swat the Staff, I use masking tape to create a large staff on my board.  Two students (from two different teams) stand at the board.  I call a pitch name and the first person to correctly swat where that pitch should be gets a point for their team!  Fun!  You can check out some of my Swat the Rhythm games in my store.  


Dollar Store Deals for Music Teachers –Learn about 13 must have dollar store finds for your music classroom.  Ideas for assessment, workstations,  DIY crafts, singing games and manipulatives are discussed in this post by a veteran music teacher.
Plastic Fruit, Veggies and Food
I try to do all of my singing assessments with my primary students in a game like setting.  "Doggie, Doggie, Where's Your Bone" and other singing games help them relax and I can assess their ability to match pitch, sing in head voice or whatever we are assessing that day.  The plastic fruits, veggies and food are great for this kind of thing.  

The teacher sings "Who has the lemon?" (sol mi la sol mi)
The student with the lemon sings back "I have the lemon!" (sol mi la sol mi)


Dollar Store Deals for Music Teachers –Learn about 13 must have dollar store finds for your music classroom.  Ideas for assessment, workstations,  DIY crafts, singing games and manipulatives are discussed in this post by a veteran music teacher.Dollar Store Deals for Music Teachers –Learn about 13 must have dollar store finds for your music classroom.  Ideas for assessment, workstations,  DIY crafts, singing games and manipulatives are discussed in this post by a veteran music teacher.
Little Cars
At one time I'm pretty sure I had a thousand of these little cars in every nook and cranny of my house!  It wasn't quite that many, but it certainly seemed like they were constantly multiplying.  Now, they are a music workstation!  I added stickers to them and used the Music City Parking Center file to create an interactive activity that my kiddos really enjoy.  I've used this fabulously with 2nd and 3rd graders.  At some dollar stores you can get 3 little cars for $1.  Score!


Dollar Store Deals for Music Teachers –Learn about 13 must have dollar store finds for your music classroom.  Ideas for assessment, workstations,  DIY crafts, singing games and manipulatives are discussed in this post by a veteran music teacher.
Clothespins

I love using clothespins for assessment.  Yep.  Assessment.  I painted some wooden clothespins, drew rhythms in various meters and had students pin them to a piece of paper that I had drawn a 2, 3 and 4 on.  If the pattern had four beats, they pinned it to the side of the paper with the 4 and so on.

Another GREAT activity for assessment is Clip It.  I have several of these sets that you might be interested in:  Animals,  Camping, Careers, Christmas, Presidents, Thanksgiving and Instruments.

Dollar Store Deals for Music Teachers –Learn about 13 must have dollar store finds for your music classroom.  Ideas for assessment, workstations,  DIY crafts, singing games and manipulatives are discussed in this post by a veteran music teacher.
Students match the syllables of each picture with one of the rhythms by clipping them.  

Dollar Store Deals for Music Teachers –Learn about 13 must have dollar store finds for your music classroom.  Ideas for assessment, workstations,  DIY crafts, singing games and manipulatives are discussed in this post by a veteran music teacher.
Balls
I like to use balls to bounce to the beat and for workstations like Note Toss (click to learn more) and Snowball Scoop (click for more details).

Dollar Store Deals for Music Teachers –Learn about 13 must have dollar store finds for your music classroom.  Ideas for assessment, workstations,  DIY crafts, singing games and manipulatives are discussed in this post by a veteran music teacher.Dollar Store Deals for Music Teachers –Learn about 13 must have dollar store finds for your music classroom.  Ideas for assessment, workstations,  DIY crafts, singing games and manipulatives are discussed in this post by a veteran music teacher.
Alphabet Puzzles
These inexpensive alphabet puzzles are great manipulatives for Kindergarten and First Grade.  We sing the alphabet song while touching each letter.  Then I'll pick a letter and we will all remove that piece.  Next we sing through the alphabet song again but when we get to the missing letter we say "shh".  Later this knowledge translates to a quarter rest.  

In first grade, the students can handle this activity on their own in small groups and I set it up as a workstation.

Dollar Store Deals for Music Teachers –Learn about 13 must have dollar store finds for your music classroom.  Ideas for assessment, workstations,  DIY crafts, singing games and manipulatives are discussed in this post by a veteran music teacher.
Craft Sticks
Craft sticks are handy for many reasons.  Two of my favorite uses are creating groups and rhythmic dictation.  To learn more about how to create classroom groups with craft sticks read THIS post.
For rhythmic dictation, I show students how to create quarter notes and barred eighth notes with the sticks.  I clap patterns and the students "notate" them with the craft sticks.  When they have mastered that we figure out how to create a quarter rest with the craft sticks.  I've found that students are really creative with this!

Dollar Store Deals for Music Teachers –Learn about 13 must have dollar store finds for your music classroom.  Ideas for assessment, workstations,  DIY crafts, singing games and manipulatives are discussed in this post by a veteran music teacher.
Pipe Cleaners
My pal, Kristin Lukow, introduced me to this idea and I LOVE it!  The kids do too!  We listen to some soothing music while fashioning pipe cleaners into different notes.  For some notes or symbols students really have to use their problem solving skills to create them with only a pipe cleaner.  This activity gives students a chance to identify notes and symbols in a new way.


Dollar Store Deals for Music Teachers –Learn about 13 must have dollar store finds for your music classroom.  Ideas for assessment, workstations,  DIY crafts, singing games and manipulatives are discussed in this post by a veteran music teacher.
Flashlights
I have just started to experiment with using flashlights as manipulatives for listening activities and movement.  I've used them in performance before (see THIS rendition of "Fireflies") and I've been in workshops with the aaahhhmaaazing Artie Almeida who used them during listening activities.  Artie calls if flashlight painting and it is an amazing way to keep 100% of your students engaged.  Here's a video that might explain a little more.

Dollar Store Deals for Music Teachers –Learn about 13 must have dollar store finds for your music classroom.  Ideas for assessment, workstations,  DIY crafts, singing games and manipulatives are discussed in this post by a veteran music teacher.
Play Dough
There is just something about play dough that makes me smile.  The kids love to have the opportunity to use it in music class.  I use THESE play dough mats as a workstation.  The mats name each symbol or note and contain and brief definition.

Dollar Store Deals for Music Teachers –Learn about 13 must have dollar store finds for your music classroom.  Ideas for assessment, workstations,  DIY crafts, singing games and manipulatives are discussed in this post by a veteran music teacher.Dollar Store Deals for Music Teachers –Learn about 13 must have dollar store finds for your music classroom.  Ideas for assessment, workstations,  DIY crafts, singing games and manipulatives are discussed in this post by a veteran music teacher.
Styrofoam Coolers
Weird, right?  These little coolers are PERFECT for creating the Snowball Scoop workstation I've described in a previous post.
They are also great for decorating a winter/snow themed concert.  At a buck each you can by dozens and create a wide variety of "snow" structures.

Dollar Store Deals for Music Teachers –Learn about 13 must have dollar store finds for your music classroom.  Ideas for assessment, workstations,  DIY crafts, singing games and manipulatives are discussed in this post by a veteran music teacher.Dollar Store Deals for Music Teachers –Learn about 13 must have dollar store finds for your music classroom.  Ideas for assessment, workstations,  DIY crafts, singing games and manipulatives are discussed in this post by a veteran music teacher.
Dip and Veggie Trays
Once I started creating workstations with these dip and veggie trays it was pretty hard to stop!  Check out:
Dip and Chip Workstations


Dollar Store Deals for Music Teachers –Learn about 13 must have dollar store finds for your music classroom.  Ideas for assessment, workstations,  DIY crafts, singing games and manipulatives are discussed in this post by a veteran music teacher.
Pool Noodles
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know that I am a big fan of using pool noodles in creative ways.  Noodle ponies, steady beat swords and unique bulletin board displays are just some of the ways that I have used them.  You might like to check out these pool noodle posts for more information:


Dollar Store Deals for Music Teachers –Learn about 13 must have dollar store finds for your music classroom.  Ideas for assessment, workstations,  DIY crafts, singing games and manipulatives are discussed in this post by a veteran music teacher.


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Back to School DIY Project -BTS Blog Hop

I am joining with 5 other music teachers for a Back to School Music Blog Hop!  There are six stops in all and you'll get to read about some solutions to make your back to school time a breeze.  I'm going to share a DIY project.

Make some rockin’ and unique hall passes for your classroom with this DIY classroom tutorial.  Grab an empty CD case and download this free file to get started.  Follow the Back to the School Blog Hop for even more great ideas for this busy time of the year.

I love projects.  Just ask my husband or anyone that knows me.  I love projects.  Small projects, big projects, craft projects, tech projects...I love projects.  This means that back to school time is full of them!  Today I'm going to share with you one of my favorites from this school year.  I hope that you will love these rock star hall passes!
Make some rockin’ and unique hall passes for your classroom with this DIY classroom tutorial.  Grab an empty CD case and download this free file to get started.  Follow the Back to the School Blog Hop for even more great ideas for this busy time of the year.

Why rock star?  Well, for me it always seems to work in a music classroom and specifically it matches my rock star themed classroom this year!  Each of the CD covers is designed to fit in side a traditional CD jewel case.  The slim ones that are often sold with blank CDs or DVDs will work with some adaptions, but the traditional ones work better.  

I like to use hall passes that I don't have to fill out each time a student needs to use them.  Actually, I prefer NOT to use the 50 tiny minutes that I have each week for student errands, bathroom breaks, or whatever.  I love these signs that David Row from Make Moments Matter has posted in his store. This freebie reminds students (and their teachers!) to take restroom breaks BEFORE special area classes start.  Click the picture to grab one for yourself!

These rock star passes go great with my classroom theme that you might have seen in my last post, Music ROCKS!  You can get that bundle by clicking on the picture below.

Make some rockin’ and unique hall passes for your classroom with this DIY classroom tutorial.  Grab an empty CD case and download this free file to get started.  Follow the Back to the School Blog Hop for even more great ideas for this busy time of the year.

They would also go with the rock star decor bundle for a computer lab or IT room that I have posted in my store too.  Check it out by clicking on the picture below.
Make some rockin’ and unique hall passes for your classroom with this DIY classroom tutorial.  Grab an empty CD case and download this free file to get started.  Follow the Back to the School Blog Hop for even more great ideas for this busy time of the year.

To get started you'll need to download the free printable hall passes from my Teachers Pay Teachers store.  I printed my on standard weight paper with a color printer and then trimmed them.
Make some rockin’ and unique hall passes for your classroom with this DIY classroom tutorial.  Grab an empty CD case and download this free file to get started.  Follow the Back to the School Blog Hop for even more great ideas for this busy time of the year.

After they were trimmed, I folded the spine so that it would fit inside the CD case.

Make some rockin’ and unique hall passes for your classroom with this DIY classroom tutorial.  Grab an empty CD case and download this free file to get started.  Follow the Back to the School Blog Hop for even more great ideas for this busy time of the year.

Make some rockin’ and unique hall passes for your classroom with this DIY classroom tutorial.  Grab an empty CD case and download this free file to get started.  Follow the Back to the School Blog Hop for even more great ideas for this busy time of the year.
 After the covers were placed inside the CD case I closed the case and then taped it closed.

Make some rockin’ and unique hall passes for your classroom with this DIY classroom tutorial.  Grab an empty CD case and download this free file to get started.  Follow the Back to the School Blog Hop for even more great ideas for this busy time of the year.

If you were going to create a lanyard or some kind of strap for hanging these, you should attach it to the inside of the CD case, secure it with hot glue or tape and then close the case.  I tape it closed, because students always want to open it to see inside.  

Make some rockin’ and unique hall passes for your classroom with this DIY classroom tutorial.  Grab an empty CD case and download this free file to get started.  Follow the Back to the School Blog Hop for even more great ideas for this busy time of the year.

On the back of each case there is a list of fictitious song titles related to that pass.  The restroom pass has song titles that remind students to wash their hands, hurry back to class and put things in the trash can.

Make some rockin’ and unique hall passes for your classroom with this DIY classroom tutorial.  Grab an empty CD case and download this free file to get started.  Follow the Back to the School Blog Hop for even more great ideas for this busy time of the year.
The nurse's office pass contains silly songs with themes about not feeling well and some things they might hear in the nurse's office like "Weren't you just in here?" and "Catch you cough!"Make some rockin’ and unique hall passes for your classroom with this DIY classroom tutorial.  Grab an empty CD case and download this free file to get started.  Follow the Back to the School Blog Hop for even more great ideas for this busy time of the year.
 The hall pass contains a variety of themes that relate to what students might need to do outside the classroom.

My plans are to hang these near my classroom door.  I'm going to post Lindsay Jervis' Rock Star Music Rules (picture below) near my door and these passes near by.  
Make some rockin’ and unique hall passes for your classroom with this DIY classroom tutorial.  Grab an empty CD case and download this free file to get started.  Follow the Back to the School Blog Hop for even more great ideas for this busy time of the year.

Make some rockin’ and unique hall passes for your classroom with this DIY classroom tutorial.  Grab an empty CD case and download this free file to get started.  Follow the Back to the School Blog Hop for even more great ideas for this busy time of the year.
I hope this is a DIY project that you will enjoy!  Don't forget to grab the free hall passes HERE.

Keeping hopping to the next blog in our Back to School Blog Hop.  Learn some great ways to communicate with parents from David Row at Make Moments Matter.



Make some rockin’ and unique hall passes for your classroom with this DIY classroom tutorial.  Grab an empty CD case and download this free file to get started.  Follow the Back to the School Blog Hop for even more great ideas for this busy time of the year.


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Music Classroom Tour 2016

Music classroom set up and decorating ideas galore! Check out this article for ideas for decorations, bulletin boards, classroom organization, music class management, room set up strategies and more.  It is definitely more than just pictures of music classrooms and bulletin boards.  It is inspiration!

I am in a new classroom this year and would LOVE to take you on a tour of my new space.  This year I'll be teaching 3rd through 5th grade music.  My room is much smaller than all of the rooms that I have taught in before, so I've had to reconsider what things are the most important to me and arrange my room accordingly.

Music classroom set up and decorating ideas galore! Check out this article for ideas for decorations, bulletin boards, classroom organization, music class management, room set up strategies and more.  It is definitely more than just pictures of music classrooms and bulletin boards.  It is inspiration!
 This is one view of my classroom from the door at the back of the room.  I have chairs arranged in a style that Fred Jones would be proud of.  This arrangement lets me be near any student in class with just a few steps.  It also makes dividing for singing parts or creating small groups pretty easy.
Music classroom set up and decorating ideas galore! Check out this article for ideas for decorations, bulletin boards, classroom organization, music class management, room set up strategies and more.  It is definitely more than just pictures of music classrooms and bulletin boards.  It is inspiration!
 This is the other side of my room.  I've set up a teacher corner where I have my teaching supplies, office supplies, filing cabinets and some personal space.  There are more pictures of this area below.

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On many of the storage cabinets I have placed sets of posters.  To some, it may look like there is just TOO much stuff up, but I have a plan.  I am a big fan of workstations and I plan to set workstations up near the posters sets so that students will be able to use them as a reference.  For example, this awesome set of elements of music posters (by Sara Bibee) would be a great place for students work if they are completing listening journals.

Music classroom set up and decorating ideas galore! Check out this article for ideas for decorations, bulletin boards, classroom organization, music class management, room set up strategies and more.  It is definitely more than just pictures of music classrooms and bulletin boards.  It is inspiration!
I'm using a rock star theme in my classroom as our school theme is "stars".  This is a set of tempo posters (love that glitter!) and below are some notation posters.  They are part of my music symbols set.  This would be a great place for a workstation that focuses on rhythm or composition.  The notation posters will be a great reference.
Get the tempo posters HERE.
Get the music symbol posters HERE.

Music classroom set up and decorating ideas galore! Check out this article for ideas for decorations, bulletin boards, classroom organization, music class management, room set up strategies and more.  It is definitely more than just pictures of music classrooms and bulletin boards.  It is inspiration!

Music classroom set up and decorating ideas galore! Check out this article for ideas for decorations, bulletin boards, classroom organization, music class management, room set up strategies and more.  It is definitely more than just pictures of music classrooms and bulletin boards.  It is inspiration!
Also on the storage cabinets is a set of dynamics posters and these ensemble posters in a rock star theme.  The kids generally giggle at "sextet" and open house even a few parents!  This is a great reference for students as we discuss vocal and instrumental ensembles.  Get the dynamics posters HERE and the ensemble posters HERE.

Music classroom set up and decorating ideas galore! Check out this article for ideas for decorations, bulletin boards, classroom organization, music class management, room set up strategies and more.  It is definitely more than just pictures of music classrooms and bulletin boards.  It is inspiration!

I'm loving this set of Rockin' the Standards posters using the new national standards.  They are color coordinated so that even if I didn't place this in these obvious columns that you would be able to see which "I Can" statements go with each action.  These may be more of a reminder for me. than my students at first, but I am okay with that.  These are near my teacher's corner so they will be a great reference for me as I do my lesson planning.  I'll also use this area to set up workstations so students will have more of an opportunity to read them then.

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This is my teacher corner.  The bookshelf that has the rainbow material covering stores my office supplies (paper, binders, blank CDs, etc...) as well as a few teaching resources.  The open part of it is where I have some supplies that students will use occasionally like bean bags, hole punches, scissors, etc...  I don't want to put them in my writing center unless they need them to keep that area tidy.  On my desk are two large rockers.  These are from a set of clipart from Melonheadz.  I used BlockPosters.com to create them at this size thanks to a great tutorial by Jena at Sew Much Music.

Music classroom set up and decorating ideas galore! Check out this article for ideas for decorations, bulletin boards, classroom organization, music class management, room set up strategies and more.  It is definitely more than just pictures of music classrooms and bulletin boards.  It is inspiration!

Around my windows are some framed watercolor quotes about music.  They were created by Melody Payne.  The frames are inexpensive frames from the dollar store and are attached with Command Strips.

Music classroom set up and decorating ideas galore! Check out this article for ideas for decorations, bulletin boards, classroom organization, music class management, room set up strategies and more.  It is definitely more than just pictures of music classrooms and bulletin boards.  It is inspiration!
On the side of my tall filing cabinet I attached some textured wrapping paper.  The flower pots are a Pinterest project and are filled with fake flowers because I have a brown thumb.  My collection of flyswatters is stored in a coffee can that I've covered in contact paper.  We only use them occasionally so I didn't want them to be in a prominent place in the classroom.  It is hard for kids to resist touching them.  Okay...me too.  

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Also in my teacher corner is a mini-fridge and microwave. All the comforts of home!  I keep lots of water and Diet Mt. Dew in there.  It is also night for evenings when I have to stay late for events.

Music classroom set up and decorating ideas galore! Check out this article for ideas for decorations, bulletin boards, classroom organization, music class management, room set up strategies and more.  It is definitely more than just pictures of music classrooms and bulletin boards.  It is inspiration!

This is the front of my classroom.  "Think Like a Musician" is a growth mindset bulletin board with a music twist.  The other bulletin board is "In Music We Rock" which could double as classroom rules.

Music classroom set up and decorating ideas galore! Check out this article for ideas for decorations, bulletin boards, classroom organization, music class management, room set up strategies and more.  It is definitely more than just pictures of music classrooms and bulletin boards.  It is inspiration!

Music classroom set up and decorating ideas galore! Check out this article for ideas for decorations, bulletin boards, classroom organization, music class management, room set up strategies and more.  It is definitely more than just pictures of music classrooms and bulletin boards.  It is inspiration!
This big pink flower was created with pink, paper bags and a bit of hot glue.  

Music classroom set up and decorating ideas galore! Check out this article for ideas for decorations, bulletin boards, classroom organization, music class management, room set up strategies and more.  It is definitely more than just pictures of music classrooms and bulletin boards.  It is inspiration!
Near this bulletin board is where I keep some of my more frequently used props, pointers, scarves, etc...  The pool noodles are my steady beat swords.

Music classroom set up and decorating ideas galore! Check out this article for ideas for decorations, bulletin boards, classroom organization, music class management, room set up strategies and more.  It is definitely more than just pictures of music classrooms and bulletin boards.  It is inspiration!

My daily points and performance assessments in music all use 3-4 point rubrics.  These posters have the descriptions of what I'm looking for.  Right now they are in the corner of the room, but I think I may end up moving them to a position that is a little closer to the students so that they can read them from their seats.  You can get the small versions of these posters HERE.

Music classroom set up and decorating ideas galore! Check out this article for ideas for decorations, bulletin boards, classroom organization, music class management, room set up strategies and more.  It is definitely more than just pictures of music classrooms and bulletin boards.  It is inspiration!
This is the first classroom that I have had that has had one of those long, skinny bulletin boards above the whiteboard/chalkboard area.  Turns out that my music symbol posters look great there! They are also in a great position for me to use when teaching.

Music classroom set up and decorating ideas galore! Check out this article for ideas for decorations, bulletin boards, classroom organization, music class management, room set up strategies and more.  It is definitely more than just pictures of music classrooms and bulletin boards.  It is inspiration!
A close up of those posters.  The cool, black, disco looking balls are actually a border that I found at the teacher store.

Music classroom set up and decorating ideas galore! Check out this article for ideas for decorations, bulletin boards, classroom organization, music class management, room set up strategies and more.  It is definitely more than just pictures of music classrooms and bulletin boards.  It is inspiration!
This is my PAWS corner.  PBS expectation posters and my PAWsitive Effects of Music bulletin board go here.  This will also be one of the areas that I use for setting up centers.  

Music classroom set up and decorating ideas galore! Check out this article for ideas for decorations, bulletin boards, classroom organization, music class management, room set up strategies and more.  It is definitely more than just pictures of music classrooms and bulletin boards.  It is inspiration!

This is one of my favorite bulletin boards!  This is Music Rocks and is basically a music advocacy bulletin board.  I used some pink, zebra striped wrapping paper as part of the background to add more interest.  The sparkles that you see here and in other parts of the room were all part of a collection of 70s themed decorations I found at the teacher store.  

Music classroom set up and decorating ideas galore! Check out this article for ideas for decorations, bulletin boards, classroom organization, music class management, room set up strategies and more.  It is definitely more than just pictures of music classrooms and bulletin boards.  It is inspiration!

Outside my door is this cute little sign.  It is created with disco ball paper plates (from the party store), some purple mesh (the kind that crafters use to make wreaths), letters I printed from my computer and tape.  Simple, but eye catching!

Music classroom set up and decorating ideas galore! Check out this article for ideas for decorations, bulletin boards, classroom organization, music class management, room set up strategies and more.  It is definitely more than just pictures of music classrooms and bulletin boards.  It is inspiration!

I hope that you've enjoyed this classroom tour.  Share your classroom tour below! 
Music classroom set up and decorating ideas galore! Check out this article for ideas for decorations, bulletin boards, classroom organization, music class management, room set up strategies and more.  It is definitely more than just pictures of music classrooms and bulletin boards.  It is inspiration!

 Here's how:
1.  Grab the picture above and place it in your classroom tour blog post linking back to this post.
2.  Blog about your awesome classroom.  Be sure to share lots of pictures and tell us where we can find any resources that you use.
3.  After you've link the picture and posted, come back here and join the linky.

Have a great school year!!!






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