Monday, December 16, 2013

Choir Gifts

I wanted to do something for my choir kids as a thank you for all their hard work this semester. This was a relatively affordable "gift" even though I ended up getting the giant sized Symphony bars (since Walmart didn't have enough of the XL bars stocked....) I conned my sister into helping me cut out the tags and tie up the ribbons.  Here is the finished product.

I designed the tags in powerpoint. Here is a closer picture and a PDF if you'd like to print your own.

Whacky March for Boomwhackers

In December, we have been studying the Nutcracker. Like last year, I used the storybook app and the kids were once again mesmerized by it. In order to use the Nutcracker in the older elementary grades, I drew an arrangement of Whacky March from Music K8.  First, we learned the kazoo part then added the boomwhackers. I was a nice change of pace (for my recorder classes) especially with all the craziness of field trips and parties.

This goes right along with the CD, although we enjoyed playing it unaccompanied.

You can get the PDF HERE