Thursday, August 11, 2011

Take a Look at the Music Room

Welcome to the Music Room!  Let's take a look around!
Here's a view from the door.  The chairs are set up for students in the older grades that will focus on activities on the SmartBoard the first class period.

Books in the music room?  You bet!  There are so many musical stories, poems and more that I can't wait to share with students.

Partial storage of classroom instruments.  The big tubs on top of the cabinet are the most AWESOME bass drums ever!  They are on sale at Wal-Mart right now so if you have room the next time you are there pick up a few for the music department!

This picture shows the Music Burger which helps us write creative paragraphs about the music we listen to.  Behind the piano is a bulletin board about careers in music.  There are so many great careers to choose from in the music industry and it is never to early to think about your future!

This is a view from the back of the room.  Below the boards you can see our musical word wall.  The words are grouped by categories like "rhythm", "tempo", "expression", etc...

This station contains some of the items we'l l use in class every day like Hungry Harry, Mimi the Muncher and lots of pointers for lyrics and music reading.

Speaking of props, there are lots of times that we'll use fun things like baskets, rubber chickens, tennis balls and cups to learn musical concepts.  Fun!

This station holds commonly used manipulatives like bingo chips for listening charts, clothes pins for Rocketship Rhythms, Aloha Melodies, Pin up the music, etc...  There are also caps for the bottlecap staves and dry erase markers to use with lap packs.  Lap packs contain several different kinds of graphic organizers, music staves and drawing space for expressing our ideas and composing.

The Get it and Go station contains packs of crayons, markers, pencils and other supplies and will house student folders throughout the year by class.  The cool sundae in the background displays the national standards in music.

39 comments:

  1. Looks great! I'd love to learn more about the music burger.

    Cara

    http://miscellaneouscara.wordpress.com
    miscellaneouscara@gmail.com

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  2. nice...very nice. I'd love to sit in on some of your classes, but unfortunately I'm a wee bit (way to) far away...

    I was shunted into a very small room a couple years ago as they needed my nice large one for a 'real' classroom! Tragically, I lost my smartboard, and I'm not likely to get one in the new room (unless they can mount it over one of the 2 windows that look out into the surrounding hallways! There's no space for a get and go table either - an idea I'd be pilfering if I could...may still in an adapted form.

    It's beautiful. Enjoy your year and thanks for sharing.

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  3. I check your blog weekly for ideas to use in my own classroom! Could you tell me more about Rocketship Rhythms, Aloha Melodies, and Pin Up the Music? And who are Hungry Harry and Mimi the Muncher?! I must have them in my room! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful ideas!

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  4. Congratulations on that gorgeous new music room!

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  5. lovely new room! Thanks for sharing!I wish I could observe your classes. I'd learn so much.

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  6. Mrs. King! As a fellow (and much greener) music teacher, I would love to get into contact with you about some of the terrific stuff you do! I'm curious right now about the music burger and 'careers in music' sheets you have. Can you please shoot me an email about these items. I'd love to get a conversation going. Maybe I have some good stuff for you as well!!

    Noah Elrod
    noah.elrod@cics.edisonlearning.com

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    1. http://store.payloadz.com/details/1352812-other-files-patterns-and-templates-music-burger-kit.html

      This is the link to the Music Burger Kit. :-)

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  7. Sorry for the delay. Sending you an email now!

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  8. Mrs. King, I'm so happy I stumbled upon your website! Like some of the other commenters, I would love to get in contact with you about some of the things you present here, especially the Music burger, careers in music, hungry harry, and mimi muncher and how you use them. I would love to use some of these things in my classroom!

    harleyschreiber@gmail.com

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  9. You're blog is such a great resource for a new teacher like me! Could you also tell me more about your music burger and music careers?

    Alison

    alison.rush8@gmail.com

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  10. Love your music room! Can I get in line to find out more about the "Music Burger"? I made a PPT with a lot of the same details, but am curious when and how you incorporate it into your teaching. (grade - length of lesson - etc....) My email address is: 1jennychambless@gmail.com. I would really appreciate any insights that you can share =)

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    1. http://store.payloadz.com/details/1352812-other-files-patterns-and-templates-music-burger-kit.html

      This is the link to the Music Burger Kit. :-)

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  11. I love the way you showcased the national standards! I think I am going to steal...I mean borrow that idea :)
    I have the same question as a few other commentors. I would love to include the music burger in my classroom as well as a board of different music careers. I can't see the details for all of the images so would you be willing to email me some more information please?
    asmith@cusd322.org
    Thanks!

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  12. You can buy the Music Careers bulletin board here: http://www.musicbulletinboards.net/purchasepages/careers.htm

    The music burger is a graphic organizer for writing about music. Look for a post coming this winter/spring and examples of awesome student work.

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    1. http://store.payloadz.com/details/1352812-other-files-patterns-and-templates-music-burger-kit.html

      This is the link to the Music Burger Kit. :-)

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  13. Almost forgot:
    http://www.musicbulletinboards.net/boards/music%20is%20a%20treat.htm

    That link will take you to a page with more info about the national standards ice cream with a FREE downloadable! :-)

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  14. I would also like to get info about the Music burger, careers in music, hungry harry, and mimi muncher and how you use them. I would love to use some of these things in my classroom!
    crissygayle@hotmail.com

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    1. http://store.payloadz.com/details/1352812-other-files-patterns-and-templates-music-burger-kit.html

      This is the link to the Music Burger Kit. :-)

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  15. I'm so glad I found this blog. I'm a struggling new(er) general music teacher but I've found inspiration in your blog. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  16. Did I miss a post about the music burger or is that still in the works? Thanks!!!

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  17. Nah. You haven't missed it. We'll work on them after our concerts this spring. :-)

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  18. What a great website and classroom! I was browsing through Pinterest and found you. I'm so glad I did!! You surely know what you are doing :)Great work!

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  19. Very cute room! Love how organized it is! Can you tell me what you use "Hungry Harry" and "Mimi the Muncher" for?

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  20. I came across your site just this summer and wish I'd found it sooner. I'd love to know about the music burger as well. I've written down many of your ideas and plan to incorporate them into my own classroom. Thank you for being so creative and sharing your creativity!
    lepardcoats@yahoo.com

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  21. I came across your blog early this summer and have enjoyed your fabulous ideas for the music classroom. I, too, am curious about the music burger and would like more information. Keep sharing your ideas.
    lepardcoats@yahoo.com

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  22. I am curious about the Burger and Mimi the Muncher and Hungry Harry. Will you be posting lessons where you've used those or can you email me the info? Thanks!

    alison.rush8@gmail.com

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    1. http://store.payloadz.com/details/1352812-other-files-patterns-and-templates-music-burger-kit.html

      This is the link to the Music Burger Kit. :-)

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  23. I love your burger and Hungry Harry and Mimi the Muncher. Will you be posting lessons where you've used those soon or could you email me the info?

    alison.rush8@gmail.com

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  24. Could I please get info on your music burger and career sheet? Awesome room! Thanks! Lovejenaaf@hotmail.com

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    1. http://store.payloadz.com/details/1352812-other-files-patterns-and-templates-music-burger-kit.html

      This is the link to the Music Burger Kit. :-)

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  25. I really like your classroom set up - I love your Hamburger- I would really like more info about it Please!!

    vhines@esu7.org

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    1. http://store.payloadz.com/details/1352812-other-files-patterns-and-templates-music-burger-kit.html

      This is the link to the Music Burger Kit. :-)

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  26. Hey I'm a mom of one of her students and a co-worker. She really is great! The kids are always envolved at stations and the work she has for them. She makes music so much fun and a great learning experience for them. We love MRS.KING

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  27. Could you tell me more about Rocketship Rhythms, Aloha Melodies, and Pin Up the Music? Your ideas are really great! Thanks :)

    LB1chanteuse@aol.com

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    1. Aloha Melodies are very similar to the Rhythm Rockets except I made my own and they use simple melodic notation. Pin Up the Music: Clothes pins have various rhythm patterns in 2, 3, and 4 beat measure. Students get a piece of paper with these numbers on them. Students clap the rhythm, figure out how many beats and then pin it to the correct number.

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  28. mtrudo@nccscougar.orgMarch 6, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    WOW.... great information and great ideas. Thank you. I've been teaching for 18 years, and it NEVER ceases to

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