Back-To-School Sale!

I’m having a Back-To-School Sale at my TeachersPayTeachers store!  Click on this link http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Claire-Burns  click the image below to go straight to my store.  All of my products are 20% off – put in the coupon code BTS13 at checkout to get an additional 10% off!!! Don’t forget to browse around the rest of my LearnContinue reading “Back-To-School Sale!”

Recorder Resources

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 breakingContinue reading “Recorder Resources”

The 3 Best Christmas Music iPad Apps

Now that I have my class set of iPads up and running, I am going to start sharing some of my favorite apps.  Christmas is, by far, my favorite time of year.  I love Christmas music and cannot wait for the day after Thanksgiving, when I break out my favorite holiday tunes. As I searchedContinue reading “The 3 Best Christmas Music iPad Apps”

"In the Hall Of the Mountain King" Listening Activities

I love Halloween time because its the perfect time of the year for listening to “spooky” music.  One of my favorite “spooky” pieces for Halloween is “In the Hall of the Mountain King” from The Peer Gynt Suite by Edvard Grieg.  Classicsforkids.com has a great resource this month that includes a listening map, biography of Edvard Grieg,Continue reading “"In the Hall Of the Mountain King" Listening Activities”

Fall Music Lessons on Pitch and Ostinato

I wanted to share two new Lesson Plans/Units I have on TpT.  Yes, these are paid, because it took me many hours to develop, test, and produce them.  But I think that you will find them to be fun, educational, and engaging lessons you can implement in your classroom with little to no extra planningContinue reading “Fall Music Lessons on Pitch and Ostinato”

Happy Birthday, Star-Spangled Banner!

Friday of this week, September 14th, is the 198th birthday of the “Star-Spangled Banner.”  After a night of constant bombardment on Fort McHenry at the mouth of the Baltimore Harbor, Francis Scott Key woke to see the American flag still flying in the dawning sunlight.  He was so moved in the moment that he wroteContinue reading “Happy Birthday, Star-Spangled Banner!”

Patriotic Music Resources for Patriot Day and Veteran’s Day

With Patriot Day and Veteran’s Day coming up very soon, I thought I would share with you some patriotic music resources.  I hope you are able to use them in your classroom and can share a little patriotism with your students! Great Video on the History of our National Anthem, the “Star-Spangled Banner” “Fifty NiftyContinue reading “Patriotic Music Resources for Patriot Day and Veteran’s Day”

"Music Is…" Bulletin Board Idea

It has been a while since I have posted.  Just evidence of how busythe new school year is!   I would like to finally share a bulletin board idea that I am sure many of you will like.  Unfortunately, this is not a printable, but it is easy and leaves room for your own creativity!Continue reading “"Music Is…" Bulletin Board Idea”

First LMM Giveaway!!

In honor of the August mid-point (we’re halfway through my least favorite month of the year), the marking of 2 full weeks of our school year complete in Cherokee county, GA, and my baby boy’s 1/2 year birthday (he’s 6 months old today…my, how time flies), I am offering the first ever Learn Me MusicContinue reading “First LMM Giveaway!!”