I had a student say to me this week, "You love your music, Mrs. c!" I was so glad she noticed.
I too use music in my classroom on a regular basis. In fact, I'm not me if I don't have music around.
I even break out in song while teaching concepts. As simple as taking a definition or a math step and saying it to a rhythm! The kids love it.
Our line up song is the "Andy Griffith" whistlin' tune. I don't have to say anything but play the music and the students know what to do. It is the quickest and quietest way to get the students to line up without a threat or a reward. They simply love hearing the music.
We use a Phineas and Ferb "So Long Perry, so long" for our good bye song. Another way to keep a chaotic time of day at bay.
The list goes on with my music! I am glad I have found a kindred mind.
I have downloaded most of my tv clips from www.televisiontunes.com
This is an INCREDIBLE site with hundreds of clips to download for FREE from tv.
I have often said that I have wanted a theme song for my class, but have been unsure how to incorporate this. What do you do?
You are not kidding. That website is awesome! Thank you for sharing it on the blog. I think I know what I will be doing for the next couple of hours.
Here is how I incoporate a theme song. Each Friday we reflect up on the week in our weekly Highs and Lows ceremony. Basically, we sit in a circle with the lights down low and some sappy music playing in the back ground. When each person has shared their highs and lows from the week, we stand up and sing "Breakaway" by Kelly Clarskon (another great one is "Lean on Me"). By the end of the year my fourth and fifth graders get that the song symbolizes them breaking free, growing up, and moving onto the next level of their education.
Thank you again for that website!
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