Donna's Music teacher files
Photo Album scrapbooks
Silver Burdett's Making Music Third Grade
This is a text file for Music teachers. It is a monthly, one-semester plan to cover many basic California standards for Music education in a short period of time. Included is the Concept of the Month, lessons from Silver Burdett's California edition for that concept, a Composer of the Month, listening lessons, Special Activities, Regular Songs that I use, as well as Seasonal Songs. This is third grade. The second file is for a second/third grade combination class, also one semester. It combines the best of the second and the third grade curricula, using both Silver Burdett books.
Silver Burdett's Making Music Fourth Grade
As for the third grade, this file contains the basics plus what I hope to cover in Recorder. Bear in mind, I tend to overplan!
Silver Burdett's Making Music Fifth Grade
This is the fifth grade version of the previous two files. The second file is for a fifth/sixth grade combination classroom, taking the best and most important concepts and combining them so that no one repeats much of what happened before (or will repeat it the following year.)
Silver Burdett's Making Music Sixth Grade
This is the sixth grade version of the previous files, however, it is not done month by month.
Macmillan McGraw Hill's Share the Music Sixth Grade
A brief unit plan for 6th grade, one semester, covering the highlights of popular and serious music for the 20th century.
Other Combination Class Lesson Plan Files
Possibilities for Upper Elementary Choir Use
A list of possibilities for Choir, from Silver Burdett's Making Music and Music K-8 magazines
Choreography notes for Donna's rhythm stick routine, done with K-2 to the music of the Main Street Electrical Parade. Donna uses the 1994 CD, "Music of Disneyland and Walt Disney World".
Ideas from many of the Music teachers on Teacher.net's Music Teacher Chatboard, about scarves.
Donna has met and sung with Peter Yarrow (of the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary) on three occasions in 2007, 2008, and 2009. She has also met Noel "Paul" Stookey, of the same trio, in April 2009. Here are photos.