DOWNLOADS FOR
MUSIC TEACHERS
From Laurie Zentz
VOICE CARDS - a .pdf file

A set of 8-1/2" by 11" cards showing the 4 "ways to use your voice"
Also includes clap cards for leading kids into the "rhythm of the words"
Also includes think cards for encouraging inner hearing & steady beat

You'll need to print 4 "claps" and 4 "thinks"
Print one of each of the voices.
Print on cardstock and laminate.
Lesson plan is included.
BODY PERCUSSION PATTERNS - a .pdf file

Copy this onto an overhead transparency, then cut apart the squares.  Use them on your overhead projector to create patterns with your classes.  You can make small quarter rests out of pipe cleaners to use in the patterns as well.

This is lots of fun -- lots of possibilities!
DAD BABYSITS - a .pdf file

Copy this onto an overhead transparency or make copies for your kids.  Students will decipher important words in the story by figuring out the notes on the staff.  Makes a great review for the notes on the treble clef!  Two pages long.
THE HAND STAFF - a .pdf file

This is from "Note Name Nonsense".  These are little tricks to help students remember the five lines on the staff by relating it to their hand.
SUGAR, SUGAR - a .pdf file

This is from "Percussion Playalongs".  Use this transparency along with the song "Sugar, Sugar" by the Archies (1969) for a great lesson reading rhythmic notation. 
Try downloading "Sugar Sugar" from
iTunes for a small fee.
PACHELBEL'S CANON FOR ORFF INSTRUMENTS

This arrangement of Pachelbel's Canon can be used with
or without the melody line of "The First Noel".

CAROL OF THE BELLS FOR ORFF INSTRUMENTS

This is a great piece for the holidays! 
It can be simplified or played as is.
STOP AND THINK BEHAVIOR SYSTEM

This page is filled out by every student who visits my
"Stop and Think" chair for making poor choices.

STOP AND THINK APOLOGY LETTER

This page is an additional assignment for the older students who visit my "Stop and Think" chair.  This letter is copied onto the back of the "Stop and Think" page.
SELF ASSESMENT POSTER

Display this poster in your classroom and teach your students how to "self-assess" through this quick check up system.  Students hold
their hand close to their chest, showing the teacher 1-4 fingers depending on their level of mastery.  This poster can be enlarged.