Workstation Wednesdays Resource Lists
Workstation Wednesdays Week #9, November 13, 2019
In this episode I talked about the beautiful illustrated book Grandma's Feather Bed adapted and illustrated by Christopher Canyon. This fabulous John Denver song is a great one for November. I use is as a springboard to some transportation themed ideas for 1st and 2nd graders. Here are some of the resources that I talked about:
Grandma's Feather Bed illustrated by Christopher Canyon is in my list of books for the music classroom that you can find HERE. (Scroll down just a bit.)
The Horse Went Around - PDF file from the amazing Artie Almeida (It is about 20 or so from the bottom of this list.)
Workstation Wednesdays Week #8, October 30, 2019
In this episode I talked about some stations that I am using with 3rd graders in November. Although I'm planning specifically for 3rd grade, these activities would work well with 2nd through 5th grades.
Workstation Wednesdays Week #7, October 16, 2019
Don't Break the Ice in Music Class - Download these FREE spinners to use with your customized Don't Break the Ice game. It makes a fun and engaging music workstation.
Don't Break the Ice by Shelley Tomich
Workstation Wednesdays Week #6, October 9, 2019
Workstation Wednesdays Week #5, September 25
Fall is here! Well, at least on the calendar! It is still a bit warm here. In this episode I am sharing a few of my favorite workstations for fall. Here are some links to things that I mentioned in this episode:
Workstations for Fall -This blog post was written a few years ago but still has some of my favorites! Check it out.
Spooky Dynamics Poem is by Larysa Dragonetti can be found in Music K-8 Magazine Volume 18, Number 1. Get it here and create a PowerPoint to use with your students!
Forte Piano (Music K-8 Magazine Volume 13 #1) -This link takes you to the video that goes with the song. It is awesome!
Artie Almeida's Doggone Dynamics This activity is great for whole group learning. After we have used it in classes as a large group, I can easily put it in a workstation to review dynamics.
Candy Corn Puzzles: Dynamics / Notes and Rests / Recorders / Symbols
Halloween Freeze Dance
Thanksgiving Freeze Dance
Camping Clip It
Thanksgiving Clip It
Food and Candy Clip It
Music Class and Halloween - "There's a Spider on the Floor" is in this post.
Here are a few more workstation ideas for October:
Rap It, Clap It, Music Match It - Halloween
Rap It, Clap It, Music Match It - Costume Craziness
Music Roll and Cover - Halloween
Dabber Activities - Fall/Halloween
Workstation Wednesdays Week #4, September 18
In this episode I talked about using non-pitched percussion instruments in workstations. I shared an activity with the book "The House That Jack Built" and NPP and an activity called Mystery Instruments that my students love!
Here are same handy links to try out after you watch the video:
Mystery Instruments - Print and challenge your students to become detectives!
This is the House That Jack Built by Timms Saback
This is the House That Jack Built video on Amazon Prime
Percussion Instrument Clipart by Dancing Crayon Designs
Other Non-pitched Percussion Instrument Workstations:
Rhythm Stick Reading Station
Rhythm Instrument Reading Station
Triangle Reading Station
Hand Drum Reading Station
Maraca Reading Station
Tambourine Reading Station
Cowbell Reading Station
Workstation Wednesdays Week #3: September 4, 2019
It's hammer time in this episode! Here are some links that may be helpful after watching the video:
Music Worksheet ENDLESS Growing Bundle -This contains all of my seasonal worksheet sets and a few other things. You can also get them individually.
Build and Grow Kid's Hammer from Lowe's
Workstation Wednesdays Week #2: August 28, 2019
In this episode I talked about a lesson for sixteenth notes that utilizes the book "Possum Come a Knockin'" by Nancy Van Laan practice decoding patterns. I'll show you how I teach this lesson and then how I use it as a springboard for a great rhythm workstation.
Here are some helpful links from this episode:
Possum Come a-Knockin' by Nancy Van Laan
Incredibox (free on the PC, cheap as an app)
Rhythm Dictation Blocks by Rhythmically Yours on Etsy
Composing with Dots -worksheet and lesson info
Dot Composing Blog Post
Workstation Wednesdays Week #2: August 21, 2019
In this episode I talked about organizing a list of workstations using Air Table. I also shared some ideas about singing workstations. If you have any questions, please let me know!
Here are some helpful links from this episode.
Airtable - Think of it as Excel on steroids. You can add sound files, pdfs, etc... and organize my topic or season or whatever you want. The free version is great.
Erasers and Music Manipulatives - Learn a bit more about how I use those cute little erasers in my classroom.
Lap Packs - Learn how to use them, why you'll want to and download some freebies to get yours started
Singing Rocks - A great whole class activity and fun workstation to keep kids singing.
Singing Sticks by Music Mom Darlene Abbott
Workstation Wednesdays Week #1: August 14, 2019
Welcome to WoW, Workstation Wednesdays! In this episode I talked about getting started with workstations, ideas for organizing and planning and showed you my workstation storage cabinets.
Here are some helpful links that I talked about in this video. If you have any questions, leave them below and I’ll try to answer them. Do you have any workstation topics that you’d like to see me talk about in future episodes? Leave those too!
The Bulletin Board Lady – Teachers Pay Teachers Find tons of workstations for your music classroom!
Some Ideas for Your Music Room Library
Jam Paper A great place to get sturdy, zip close, plastic storage envelopes. I use them to store my workstations.