Super Fun Folk Dances: In this session, you’ll learn folk dances from around the world that kids love!!! You’ll learn about world instruments, cultures and most of all, have fun dancing! Dances will be included from South America, Mexico, Britain, France, Germany, and from Canada.
Buckets of Fun: Do you ever want to hit something? In this session Denise will share many lessons and strategies for using bucket drums, Beat Boards and Rhthm instruments to get kids creating, reading, and performing. Classroom management strategies for use with instruments that are really effective will be shared. Your handout will include songs, stories, lesson ideas.
Stories that Sing: Making Music with Storybooks In this session, you’ll have fun bringing stories to life using songs, sound effects, instruments, and dramatization. You’ll discover storybooks to help teach many concepts in your music classes. You’ll create accompaniments for some of the children’s favorite story books and explore some story apps. These lessons are very engaging for your students!
Rocking Music Reading: Teaching children to read and write music should be fun! In this session you’ll play floor staff games to teach letter names, play rhythm relay, rhythm race and more to teach rhythms, and you’ll have fun playing melodies with Boomwhackers.
Hand Clap Games to Play, Create, Assess: Hand clap games are engaging for your students and fun to play and teach. In this session, Denise will share some favorite hand clap games, and ways to use them to get kids playing instruments, creating and learning to read/write music. She’ll share ways to modify the games for special students so all can enjoy participating. This is a fun session that all will enjoy!