Back to School Freebies for Music Educators

Back to School Freebies for Music Educators

I know how challenging that first month of school is for music educators. I’ve had to learn anywhere from 100 to 600 new names when I’ve traveled to other schools. I’m hoping that these back to school freebies for music educators will help get your classroom organized, build classroom community, and teach music concepts too!  Even if you’ve already started school, these freebies can be added to your “teacher bag” of resources. Let’s get to the back to school freebies for music educators, which focus on:

  • building classroom community
  • classroom decor
  • teaching music concepts.

BACK TO SCHOOL FREEBIE #1

Teach Music Concepts

Sing and Play mi-so-la using this Kodaly sight singing and practice music class lesson. This music education resource is perfect for your choir rehearsals, reviewing solfege, and assessments in the elementary music classroom. It includes Curwen hand signs, notes on the staff, and practice patterns.

Music Freebie: Kodaly Sight Singing Practice so mi la with Curwen Hand Signs

Music Freebie: Kodaly Sight Singing Practice so-mi-la with Curwen Hand Signs Sing Play Create

BACK TO SCHOOL FREEBIE #2

Build Classroom Community

Use this Concert Manners Poem for Music-Drama-Events-Programs-Concerts to help teachers and students teach the audience concert manners. My parents respond so well to this cute little poem and love the hand actions. Perfect for K through 6 Concerts.

Music Concert Manners Poem

FREEBIE: Concert Manners Poem for Music-Drama-Events-Programs-Concerts Sing Play Create

BACK TO SCHOOL FREEBIE #3

Teach Music Concepts

This is perfect for a music class or elementary classroom back to school activity supporting literacy skills.  Students can write about their back to school experiences in addition to creating a rhythm pattern.

Music Class Back to School Writing Activity

Music Freebie: Back to School Writing Activity about Summer Music Sing Play Create

BACK TO SCHOOL FREEBIE #4

Build Classroom Community

This freebie is a back to school elementary music class ice breaker. You can also jump right back into your classroom community with this simple and fun game when you get back from any holiday or absence. The game gives students a chance to share while building classroom community and relationships. There are two versions. One is perfect for Kindergarten through 3rd grade, and the other version is best for 2nd through 6th grade. You can play with a bean bag or without.

Back to School Game for Classroom Community and Team Building

Back to School Game: Ice Breaker Game for Classroom Community and Team Building Sing Play Create

BACK TO SCHOOL FREEBIE #5

Teach Music Concepts

This freebie is a quick and easy movement activity that includes “Feel the Beat” or “Take a Seat” with activity posters and a music lesson idea with rhythm practice printables. Great for a brain break or transition for any classroom. Recommended for Grades K-3.

Resource Includes:

  • Two chants on single posters
  • Teaching ideas
  • Three music composition printables.
  • Posters with actions.

You can print or project this resource for a fun brain break or music lesson.

Use this chant at various times: in line, in between subjects, as a Brain Break, as part of a lesson, to develop classroom community and leadership, or for your classroom management.

Freebie: Brain Breaks, Movement Cards: “FEEL THE BEAT” & “TAKE A SEAT”

Freebie: Brain Breaks, Movement Cards: "FEEL THE BEAT" & "TAKE A SEAT" Sing Play Create

BACK TO SCHOOL FREEBIE #6

Build Classroom Community

Imagine a classroom of engaged students! Using these three simple teaching tools might just give you the “kick” you need in your classroom.  I use these “tricks” every day!

  • “Take out your magical musical glue and put it on your shoes to help you stay in your space.”
  • “Use your magical musical glasses to take a look at the board, what do you see?”
  • “Use your magical musical camera to take a picture of your number. Remember, you only get one click of the camera!” (Otherwise everyone keeps clicking away….)

Resource Includes:

  • Three teaching tool posters
  • Directions on how to use these tools

Back to School Classroom Management Freebie: Magic Teaching Tools

Classroom Management Freebie: Magic Teaching Tools Posters Sing Play Create

BACK TO SCHOOL FREEBIE #7

Teach Music Concepts

Spark some musical creativity using “Heart Beat” video, song, and activities to learn Steady Beat, Rhythm, and Improvisation through singing solfege, tapping rhythms, and creative movement activities. This student-facing video is all you need for an engaging music class to teach core music concepts.

PRESCHOOL
Young children love to move their bodies! “HeartBeat” is the perfect music and movement activity to help your children develop gross motor skills and coordination.

CONCEPTS COVERED:

  • Quarter and joined eighth notes (ta and ti-ti)
  • so-mi
  • Steady Beat
  • Creative Movement
  • Improvisation

TEACHING PAGES include teaching ideas and pages to review and or teach the Steady Beat, Tap the Rhythms, Tap Words and Rhythms, Sing the Solfege and the Lyrics

MUSIC & VIDEO FILES:

  • Mp3 Vocal and Background Tracks
  • VIDEO with HEARTBEAT PULSING
  • SHEET MUSIC with black and white printer-friendly sheet music

Also includes a video Teaching Power Point-Mp3 Tracks

MUSIC LESSON “HEARTBEAT” 

FREEBIE: MUSIC LESSON "HEARTBEAT" Beat, Rhythm, Pitch Teaching Video Sing Play Create

BACK TO SCHOOL FREEBIE #8

Build Classroom Community

Back to school blues got you down? Maybe your kids have them too! This Free VIDEO Music Class resource with sheet music, guitar chords, and lyrics will help you and your students get through the back to school blues. It’s also on my YouTube Channel. You can find it HERE: “I’ve Got the Back to School Blues” 

RESOURCE INCLUDES:

  • Sheet music
  • Guitar chords strumming pattern and teaching page
  • Lyric sheet
  • Video sing along

BACK TO SCHOOL FREEBIE: “I’ve Got the Back to School Blues” by Sandra Hendrickson

BACK TO SCHOOL FREEBIE: "I've Got the Back to School Blues" Song Elementary Sing Play Create

BACK TO SCHOOL FREEBIE #9

Build Classroom Community

Play this simple and easy to learn game with your upper elementary music students. Get to know them and build classroom community all at the same time.

The resource includes a PDF with teacher directions and a projectable or printable sheet with the game phrases. Best for upper elementary students!

Back to School Freebie: Ice Breaker Game

FREEBIE BACK TO SCHOOL MUSIC CLASS ICE BREAKER GAME Sing Play Create

BACK TO SCHOOL FREEBIE #10

Build Classroom Community

Inspire your students with classroom posters. This free resource will help students to dream big —  like an ocean wave.

Freebie Inspirational Poster

FREEBIE: Inspirational Poster âDream Bigâ Sing Play Create

And that’s 10 Back to School Freebies for music educators!

Here’s wishing you a successful back to school experience with your students,

 

 

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