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Assessment Melody

Assess Melody Reading and Writing

Are you doing assessments for your end of the year report cards?  One of the areas that I want to assess is how well children can read, write, hear and transcribe melodic patterns using solfege.  I use solfege only for note reading in Grades 1-2-3, then transition to a combination of solfege and absolute pitches […]

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Assessment Rhythm Instrument Ideas

Assess Rhythm Reading and Writing

As we approach the end of the school year for some of our American friends, I wanted to share some easy and quick ways to assess the students’ ability to read and write rhythms.   1. Flashcard Attendance ~ Rhythm Reading Assessment In the Musicplay teacher’s guides I sometimes suggest starting your class with flashcard […]

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Easter Egg Fun and Games

Did you know Musicplay Online has a new Easter Unit AND a new Spring Unit? Easter Egg Games with songs Gr. 2 #79 Hide the Easter Eggs – piggyback tune Gr. 3 #79 Hide Those Eggs – original song 1.  Teach the children the song by rote.  (choose the song you like best!) 2.  Game Directions: […]

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Easter MusicplayOnline Units Spring Uncategorized

Did you know MusicplayOnline has a new Easter Unit AND a new Spring Unit? Related Songs  There are lots of Easter and Bunny/Rabbit Songs:      Compose a melody for Easter or Spring!  There’s a so-mi version, a do-re-mi version and a drm sl or CDE GA version.       Easter Egg Hunt Practice […]

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Ukulele Resources on MusicplayOnline:

Did you know Musicplay Online has resources to teach ukulele? This week on the blog and newsletter, we will share with you what is available online and in our print resources for ukulele.   Introduction Video Here is a short introduction to the ukulele. It includes the history, explains the different types and sizes of ukulele, the […]

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Assessment Recorder

Recorder Solo Assessment Rubric

As teachers are approaching the end of their recorder units, we wanted to share a rubric to use for solo assessments.  This rubric is available to print, or you can download a fillable PDF.  This is a great option if you want to save paper and quickly type in comments. Click the links below to download […]

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St. Patricks Day Lesson Ideas

We are LOVING the new St. Patrick’s Day unit on Musicplay Online. There are so many amazing lessons, projectable materials, worksheets, movies and games.  This week to get you started we will share a teaching process for using the melodic composition lesson.  There are two lessons available on Musicplay Online and many options are provided to […]

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Recorder

Ideas for Advanced Recorder Players

The last few weeks at Musicplay we have been focusing on teaching tips for recorder. We posted many videos on our Facebook, Instagram and YouTube accounts on how to teach hand placement, make a legato sound, and a recorder warm-up.  This week we will share some strategies for your students who need the added challenge. See below […]

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Valentine’s Day Unit on MusicplayOnline

With less than two weeks until Valentine’s Day, the Musicplay Online team has been busy preparing some NEW activities available on the site. The great thing about these activities – they are so versatile. This week we will share with you some ways to integrate these activities with a variety of songs and how they can […]

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Mother's Day Spring

Mother’s Day Activities

Mother’s Day 2018  is May 13th There are some great songs for Mother’s Day in Musicplay: Musicplay for Kindergarten #143 Moms are Special – there is a class Big Book template available for this song in the Printables section at Musicplayonline.com. Musicplay 1 – #97 That’s My Mom Musicplay 2 – #83 Mom, You’re the Best […]