Music With Mrs. Tanenblatt

Friday, June 17, 2016

End of School Random Song Generator

Well, we made it! Summer vacation is upon us here in Maryland! For those of you who still have a week or more remaining, don't despair: now is the time for fun review activities. Time to celebrate all of the great learning that has taken place in your classroom over the course of this past school year.

I wanted to share a review activity that was very successful in my music room for the past two weeks: the random song generator!

I used the Smart technology random name generator and plugged in the names of the most popular songs, games, and listening activities for each grade level.

In class, I had a student (this can be a good behavior incentive for unruly classes during the last week) come up and press the "select" button. It will then randomly pick a song for you to sing.

I did this with PreK up through 2nd grade and I'm so happy with how it turned out! I'm happy to share this SmartNotebook file with you; to put in your own songs, simply double-click each song title.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

June Small Goals

Happy June everyone! I can't believe it's that time of year already. It feels like this school year has flown by! In my county, we have just 10 more precious days with students before summer vacation... when did that happen???

I'm linking up with Jennifer from The Yellow Brick Road to share some small goals for the month of June....

  1. Finish off the school year with a bang!
    I can't wait to implement my end-of-year review centers next week and enjoy seeing all the progress my students have made this year!
  2. Plan, plan, plan this summer
    As teachers, we are so busy during the school year that when summer vacation finally rolls around, I often feel like I need to maximize my time so that I can see all my friends, tackle home improvement projects, and get all of my other school work done. For this summer I bought a new Creative Year planner from Michaels so that I can write down all my plans and really make things happen.
  3. Hop in the pool :)
    We're opening the pool tomorrow afternoon, so naturally, this is a big priority for me!
I hope your school years are wrapping up smoothly and that you have some good things in store for the month of June, as well!