Happy New Year! Today was our first day back to school in 2013 and I am excited for what the remainder of the school year holds for my students and I in music class!
With the arrival of January, for many of you, is also the arrival of a shipment of new recorders (or breaking out the old ones!) for a recorder unit. This is actually my first year in 7 years to not teach recorders starting the first day back in January. Being at a brand new school and feeling so lost this school year, I did not have my act together as well this year to start in January. But I hope to introduce the recorder to my 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students in February or March!
For those of you starting recorder now or soon, I would like to remind you of some fantastic resources available to you!
Recorders Rock! Soprano Recorder Method Book
This is my pride and joy – an original beginning recorder method book. The entire book (music notation, images, graphics) were created by yours truly. Click the image to the left or the link above to view my original blog post about the method. I also created PowerPoint and Flipchart files to correlate with the method book to make your teaching even more effective. Below are the links to my TpT store (NOTE: you can now buy multiple licenses of products on TeachersPayTeachers at a reduced rate! So if you have other recorder lovers, buy a copy for them as well! If you purchase you do have the right to photocopy for your students as many times as needed, for educational purposes only!)
- Recorders Rock! Method Book
- Recorders Rock! Correlating PowerPoint
- Recorders Rock! Correlating Flipchart (for ActivInspire and ActivStudio users)