Saturday, November 24, 2018

TpT Cyber Sale & Gift Card Giveaway!

Hello!

It's that time again - another TpT Cyber Sale, and I am giving away a $10 TpT Gift Card!  My entire store will be 20% off, and you will receive an additional 5% off your order with the code CYBER 18.  Stock up on products for Christmas, holidays, and fun days, as well as music theory lessons and games.

   

To enter to win a $10 TpT gift card or a product of your choice from my store (under $4), click below.  You will find several different ways to enter, but be sure to complete it by Monday, 11/26, at 11:59 PM.





If you have any questions or specific product requests that you would like to see added to my store, feel free to e-mail me at: bethsmusicclassroom@gmail.com.

Happy holidays and happy shopping!

~Beth

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Laughs for Teachers!!!

Today I found myself needing a little energy and confidence boost.  I had a tough and tiring week and was wishing it was Friday afternoon and not Thursday morning.  Then I came across a few hysterical teacher jokes that made me laugh out loud in the middle of covering detention today! The students looked up at me like I was nuts!

Well, if you need a smile or a laugh, here you go!








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I hope you had some good LOLs over these jokes!  Feel free to send me any of your favorite hysterical teachers jokes or cartoons.

~Beth

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Rockin' in Music Class!

Hello,
Have you had a jam-packed start to your September so far?  This time of the year can be very hectic, as I'm sure you know.  I'd love to hear about your school year and what's working for you to start a new year on the right foot. 

Well, this past week, my school celebrated their 1st ever GYTO's "Rock Your School" event. Most of the teachers got involved wearing rock-star costumes, and throughout the day we had several music and dance breaks where we played "Rockin Robin," "Party Rock Anthem," and others. The kids absolutely loved it! It was a wonderful way to encourage young students to get excited about learning and being in school, and it was a big success!


It worked out that on this exciting day, I was able to teach my "Rockin' Form" lesson to my 2nd graders.  Although I taught this lesson similarly last year at this time, the added excitement really helped keep the kids' attention, and they had an awesome time.


I want my students to discover form both visually and aurally. I explain that when they were in Kindergarten and 1st grade, they talked about shapes and colors for each of the different sections. In the PowerPoint, I lead them through discovering the same and different sections of a song and then learning the "big-kid" way to label them - with letters, A and B. My classes loved hearing about this more advanced way. I have them relate it to visuals and icons first and then use the letters once they can grasp it.



This PowerPoint is a lot of fun in teaching AB and ABA form, filled with songs, instrument and movement activities, puns, assessment, charts/visuals, and more! The perfect timing of the "Rock Your School" event worked out so well. But this year, it was also emotional as it dealt with rocks and geology, reminding me of my cousin who was an amazing geologist, gardener, explorer, cook, and so much more. This July of 2018, my family and I were so saddened to hear that my 29-year old cousin was killed in a car accident. He will be greatly missed.

If you're looking for more information on GYTO's Rock Your School event, click here.
If you're looking for more information on my "Rockin' Form" presentation, click here.

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your September!

~Beth

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

400 FOLLOWER FREEBIE!

Hello,

I wanted to let you know that I just listed a 400 FOLLOWER FREEBIE in my TpT store!  I am so excited and wanted to send a free product your way for making that happen.  For a limited time, I will have Haydn's "Trumpet Concerto in E Flat Major" - Rhythmic Instrument Arrangement for FREE in my TpT store.  Just be sure to download it within the next several days because it won't stay free forever!



Thanks for your support!

~Beth

Monday, August 20, 2018

Another Back to School Sale! 25% OFF on 8/21/18

Hello!
If you haven't heard, TpT is having another Back to School Sale!  Everything in my store will be 20% off on Tuesday, August, 21, 2018.  Plus when you use the code BTSBONUS18 at checkout, you will receive even more savings! That is a total of 25% off. Also don't forget to leave feedback on your purchases so that you can save money by using your TpT credits.

If you ever have any special requests, questions, or suggestions for new products, always feel free to e-mail me at bethsmusicclassroom@gmail.com.

Thanks!
~Beth

Monday, July 30, 2018

Celebrating 1000 FEEDBACK on TpT - FREEBIE & GIVEAWAY!

Hello,

It's getting closer to that time again - back to school! Are those three little words causing you dread, happiness, fear, excitement? Well, I hope you enjoyed your summer, however, short or long it was. I just can't believe the summer is almost over!



 I am so excited to announce a special 1000 FEEDBACK FREEBIE! It is available in my store right now, but for a limited time. So be sure to stop by and download it now. Thank you so much for your support and feedback - I greatly appreciate hearing from you. You can always feel free to e-mail me if you have any suggestions, comments, or questions: bethsmusicclassroom@gmail.com 



The Back-to-School Tpt sitewide sale is coming up, this Wednesday and Thursday, August 1-2, 2018. My entire store will be on sale, and you can receive an additional discount when you enter promo code: BTSFRESH at checkout. That's 25% off your entire shopping cart! Sort through your back-to-school needs, your wish list, my newest products, and get ready for the big sale! You can also earn TpT credits to use on a purchase just by leaving feedback for any of your past purchases.

To celebrate back-to-school season and 1000 feedback, I am also having a TpT gift card giveaway! Click below and enter by 8/6/18 for your chance to win!

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Thanks so much for your support! Enjoy your last days of summer! Happy shopping and decorating classrooms this August!


~Beth
Beth's Music Classroom


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

I'm HAPPY To Say...

It's SPRING!

Well, the calendar says it is spring, but the weather outside my window is screaming WINTER!  We are now in the middle of our 4th major storm and Nor'easter in less than 3 weeks!  Winter has never gotten to me so much as it has this March.  I think we're going to be in school until July!

Well, the day off from school today gave me some time to finish up a project I started a while ago and put on hold for several months.  I'm HAPPY to say that I just completed a rhythmic arrangement for "HAPPY" by Pharrell Williams (from Despicable Me).  I absolutely love this song and am so excited to share it with you!  It is currently available in my store at 40% off for at least the first 24 hours.  So hurry - get it now at its lowest price ever!



Do you have a favorite pop, folk, Broadway, or country song that you would love to have a rhythmic accompaniment to use with your students?  Just e-mail me and I could create something for you!
bethsmusicclassroom@gmail.com

Thanks so much for reading!  Thinks Spring!

~Beth