From Laurie Zentz
|VOICE CARDS - a .pdf file
A set of 8-1/2" by 11" cards showing the 4 "ways to use your
Also includes clap cards for leading kids into the "rhythm of the
Also includes think cards for encouraging inner hearing & steady
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
|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.