In the elementary music classroom, October can be the scariest month of the year. But don’t worry! You’ll find all you need to know in this blog post with 3 (three) Halloween music class tricks.
HALLOWEEN MUSIC CLASS TRICKS
1- Knock, Knock…
2- Who’s there?
1- Ice Cream!
2-Ice cream who?
1-Ice cream, you scream, we all scream for Halloween!
Don’t let that scare you away!
TRICK #1 HALLOWEEN MUSIC PROGRAMS
The Halloween Mega Bundle of Music Lessons has the materials for a Halloween music program or an in-class singalong.
You’ll want to have plenty of materials for your K-6 lessons as part of your Halloween music class tricks.
Having a script for your classes for the last week can give all students a chance to participate in class.
All you need to do is to insert the songs into the script.
The script is in the Bonus file for the Halloween Lesson Bundle.
And it’s in the TPT STORE!
And it’s a FREE RESOURCE when you subscribe.
Kids love jokes! Using them is a great Halloween music class trick.
The script begins like this:
Thank you for coming to our Halloween program.
We know you’re going to have a howling good time this evening!
We’re going to need your help because it’s a full moon tonight and you never know who you’ll see flying by,
so please keep your screams to a whisper, we wouldn’t want to wake the zombies!
And of course, make sure all bats are in their caves and cats on the fences.
And we don’t want to stir up the witches, so please hold your applause until the end of the song.
Now if you’ll all lay down quietly in your coffins, the program can begin!
The rest of the script is jokes and ending section where students say thank you, and goodnight.
The Halloween script is now the “Bonus File” in the Halloween Mega Music Lesson Bundle.
Want to learn more about Halloween music class ideas?
Check out these blog posts with Halloween songs and activities
TRICK #2 USE VIDEO LESSONS
Why do I love using Videos in my classroom!
They are one of my all-time tricks in music class because they make my job easier!
1- KEEP STUDENTS ENGAGED
The students focus on the pictures and music. The pictures help students make connections.
Visual learners will get more out of your lessons.
You need a variety of strategies to reach all learners.
So, visuals are a great strategy you can use to help your special needs students.
Check out this blog post for some more Halloween Music Class Tricks and Treats.
2- ALLOW ME TO BE HANDS FREE- TOSS THAT CLICKER!
Teachers can manage behaviors quietly when they can walk around the room and talk to students privately.
That’s how you can reach your students and give them one on one help. You are free to move around the room.
Check out this blog post for more classroom management ideas in October.
Ultimately, having good management skills is a powerful Halloween music class trick.
3- ESPECIALLY HELPFUL TEACHING SONGS AND LYRICS
Projecting the lyrics to the songs helps students develop literacy skills too.
Share the videos with your classroom teachers. They will love having the video instead of fiddling around with files and documents.
Put them on your teacher youtube channel and share them with your students.
That’s a Halloween music class trick you can use all year long.
4- REACH MORE STUDENTS
Overall, using videos helps the teacher be more accessible to the students.
In the HALLOWEEN MEGA MUSIC LESSON BUNDLE there are videos for:
“The Black Cat” and “Skin and Bones”
And, you’ll want to keep reading because I’m going to show you how to make a simple video in my next trick.
TRICK #3 HOW TO MAKE A VIDEO!
You can make a video for your songs and for movement activities.
First, this Halloween music class trick can be used all year long.
The tutorial was made on a PC using powerpoint.
Here’s the short version:
Steps on how to make a video:
1- Create the presentation.
2- Organize slides in the correct order.
3- Insert Audio and click to play automatically.
4- Create transitions and timings for all slides.
5- Duplicate slides as needed for a movement activity.
6- Insert ending music.
7- Test out the slide show.
8- Export the video.
You can find the complete details in the video.
Videos are also good to use in your Sub Tub.
Lastly, using videos during the scariest month of the year is one music class trick that really works!
You’ll love using videos in your classroom.
Want some more ideas for Halloween fun in music class?
Get these Halloween music class tricks in the HALLOWEEN MEGA MUSIC LESSON BUNDLE.
It’s packed with materials for the K-6 elementary music classroom.
Take a look at the lessons, songs, games and worksheets you’ll get for all of your classes.
There are Presentation, PDF, Video and Audio files included for a howling good Halloween music class.
RESOURCE: HALLOWEEN MUSIC LESSON BUNDLE
FILE TYPES: PDF, Ppt. Mp3, Video
SUGGESTED GRADE LEVEL: K-6
- Music Symbols, Terms, Notation
- Playing Instruments
- Creative Movement
- Guitar- Em Chord
- Orff -Em Chord and Ostinato
PREPARE THIS RESOURCE:
Prepare your lessons using the powerpoint presentations.
Print the materials you need for student activities.
Make a video for the movement activities.
Insert the sound files into the presentation.
- 3-4 “Boo Hoo” Rhythm Chant and Game
- K-6 Fall and Halloween Listening Activities
- K-3 “Halloween Brain Breaks”
- K-6 “Halloween Rhythm and Composition Activities”
- 4-5-6 “Skin and Bones” Video Lesson, Guitar, Rhythm, Orff
- 2-3 “Old Mother Witch”
- K-3 “Pumpkin, Pumpkin”
- K-1-2 “The Black Cat”
- K-3 Vocal Explorations With Monsters
Get the Bundle here:
Hope these Halloween music class tricks are real treats for your music lessons this next month.
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