Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Turn up the Music Linky!

  So I wanted to join this Linky because I know music aids with retention of content but also makes learning fun! I teach at an arts school so music and movement is very much encouraged!

I love to use music with transitions. In the morning, as students come in and get settled, I play " It's a Beautiful Morning" by The Rascals.

It just makes me happy to start the day with that song!
At the end of the day, I play Celebration by Kool and the Gang. You know, to celebrate our learning that day and because it's time to go home!Nothing like ending the day with a dance party!

During clean up, I use the Dora Clean Up song. I like this one the best. It's the most up beat clean up song I could find!

 I have a CD helper who turns these songs on for me. Here's the playlist poster I made to help the students remember the tracks.

During the day, I love to play videos from Harry's Kindergarten on You Tube. He has so many educational songs I just love. Check out his videos! I especially love the doubles songs and subtract with a pirate!

I also love songs by Have Fun Teaching. My students love the Counting by 5's song. They dance and don't even realize they're learning!
Link up to share music from your classroom!


  1. Erin,
    Thanks for linking up to the party! I love your shares and the idea for a CD helper is brilliant, as is the "transitions poster"...I may have to borrow that idea! :)

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  2. I just found your blog & I'm your newest follower!! I love your song selections. I'm definitely finding that Subtract With a Pirate song. Pirates are the theme in my classroom & I love anything that goes along with it. I am excited to read more of your blog!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

    1. Hi Lisa! I'm coming to check out your blog right after this! I hope you find "If you subtract with a Pirate". It is awesome;especially if you have a pirate theme!I always use it to intro subtraction. :)