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  • Meal Planning 101: weekly shopping trips
    Meal planning can be a game-changer if you set up a system to make it streamlined and effective! One of my favorite things about meal planning is being able to go to the grocery store just once a week and never having to making an extra stop in the middle ... read more
    Source: Organized ChaosPublished on Jun 18, 2018By Elizabeth Caldwell
  • 5 Tips for Putting on Successful Elementary Music Performances
    If you’re an elementary music teacher, one part of your job is putting on performances.  This may look like a program, an informance, a play, or a musical.  Whatever type of performance you choose, putting on a successful performance is what matters most.  If you’ve been wanting to find out ... read more
    Source: The Domestic MusicianPublished on Jun 16, 2018By Jessica Peresta
  • 4 People I’d Tell My First-Year Teacher Self to Run To or Run From
    My first teaching job was an elementary general music position at 2 schools. One of the schools was toxic and chaotic, the other was friendly and supportive. Both taught me important lessons about the importance of choosing the right teacher friends.The Timesucker vs. The ReciprocatorRUN FROM: The TimesuckerTimesuckers will constantly ... read more
    Source: Silly O MusicPublished on Jun 16, 2018By Jane SillyOMusic
  • 4 People I’d Tell My First-Year Teacher Self to Run To or Run From
    My first teaching job was an elementary general music position at 2 schools. One of the schools was toxic and chaotic, the other was friendly and supportive. Both taught me important lessons about the importance of choosing the right teacher friends.The Timesucker vs. The ReciprocatorRUN FROM: The TimesuckerTimesuckers will constantly ... read more
    Source: SillyOMusicPublished on Jun 16, 2018By Jane SillyOMusic
  • 4 People I’d Tell My First-Year Teacher Self to Run To or Run From
    My first teaching job was an elementary general music position at 2 schools. One of the schools was toxic and chaotic, the other was friendly and supportive. I learned a lot from both. When you are in college, your professors generally want to help you and nurture your growth. This ... read more
    Source: Silly O MusicPublished on Jun 16, 2018By Jane SillyOMusic
  • 4 People I’d Tell My First-Year Teacher Self to Run To or Run From
    My first teaching job was an elementary general music position at 2 schools. One of the schools was toxic and chaotic, the other was friendly and supportive. I learned a lot from both. When you are in college, your professors generally want to help you and nurture your growth. This ... read more
    Source: SillyOMusicPublished on Jun 16, 2018By Jane SillyOMusic
  • Lori’s Lists: Things I am Grateful For
    It's three weeks into summer for me! Now that I'm more caught up on my sleep and some of the stress has drained away, I want to frame this year with some positives! Things I am Grateful For- I had (2) classrooms to teach in, instead of being on a cart!- ... read more
    Source: Sweet SoundsPublished on Jun 14, 2018By Lori Sweet
  • My Gifts (A reflection about the book, “The Path to Serendipity” by Allyson Apsey)
    I read Allyson Apsey's book, "A Path to Serendipity" yesterday. I can't stop thinking about her story. Allyson's book is a wonderful reminder that we get to choose what kind of life we want to live every day. I connected in so many ways to this book. I, too, try ... read more
    Source: Ponderings From a FinchPublished on Jun 14, 2018By Kathryn Finch
  • Your Go-To Guide for Using Boomwhackers With Your Choir
    Please note: some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means if you decide to purchase through any of them, I will earn a small commission. This helps support the blog and allows me to continue creating free content. Thank you for your support!Looking for a fun ... read more
    Source: Ashley DanyewPublished on Jun 13, 2018By Ashley Danyew
  • 5 Ways You Can Review Rhythms in Elementary Music
    There are endless songs and activities you can use to review rhythms in the elementary music classroom. It’s hard to make a decision when you have so many choices. In fact, that difficulty has a name; it’s called decision paralysis. You’ve probably experienced this when deciding what to order in ... read more
    Source: The Yellow Brick RoadPublished on Jun 13, 2018By Jennifer

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