I've also tried to incorporate music into some lessons as well. If we are playing a SCOOT game (class fav!) or a scavenger hunt, I'll often play some fun "party" music. HAHA! This is nothing new- but Kidz Bop is just fabulous. It is a CD of popular radio songs, but none of the bad words! It's not the original singers, but it sounds pretty darn similar! I explained to my kids that the music we are going to listen to was Kidz Bop and most of them had already heard of it! We talked about how it had all appropriate words, and they all agreed to not sing any of the bad words if they knew them! It's amazing how much this has energized my class. They ask for it all the time! If you haven't- check it out! :)
I just read on a blog recently- (please help me if it's you or you know what blog it is! It's one I follow because I know I found it through my feed) about playing a song as a signal for something. For example "Some Nights" would signal one minute to finish up morning work and get up to calendar. She said it was awesome- and I just thought it was brilliant! If that's you please let me know so I can give you some credit!
I also use songs to teach concepts and skills ALL.THE.TIME. That is a whole other post! ;)
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I hope you had a great Monday! We're supposed to get hit with a ton of snow overnight. We'll see if it actually happens! :)