I have set up three Google classrooms while we are learning online.
Here's how students can enter my classroom -
K/1 Classroom - https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/NTYzNzc0MTY4NjNa
2/3 Classroom - https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/NTYzODE2NjA5MzFa
4/5/6 Classroom - https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/NTYzODE2NjA5NzB
Log in - lastname.firstname (This must be the student name)
Password - contact your child's teacher
If a student is already using Google Classroom for another class, you can JOIN my class from the main screen with these class codes:
Click the '+' (plus sign) in the top right corner to add one music class.
Choose JOIN a class and enter one of these codes.
K/1 Classroom Code: v3wmtua
2/3 Classroom Code: oko4qlc
4/5/6 Classroom Code: zguzihn
I've posted some music lessons and some resources and I've got scheduled live Zoom sessions. I'm recording all my Zoom sessions so if you miss the live session please feel free to watch the class later.
If you have any questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
K-4th Grade Resources
Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra Game
The DSO website isn't nearly as neat but I found this page of making your own instruments at home.
Orchestra Game from the Magic Flute
Hansel and Gretel Opera Game.
12 Steps Game From Alice in the 4 Seasons Game
Nutcracker Instrument Family Match
World Instruments! This is pretty cool.
Great for Kindergarten
I may have played on this one a little too long. ;) Really fun for connecting pitch with length.
This one is great for all ages! You get to make your own recording band.
The Orchestra Sings - Resources
5th & 6th Grade Resources
For creating beats:
Splice Beatmaker https://splice.com/sounds/beatmaker
For all kinds of music games/theory practice:
Music Tech Teacher
For orchestra listening and instrument samples:
For arranging fun a capella sounds:
Other activities to engage your child in to provide structure and learning opportunities each day include:
Watch a musical. There are a lot of G-rated musicals. Look for the Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Lion King, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, to name a few.
Home Music Inventory. Search your home for instruments (kazoo, harmonica, recorder), music books, CDs and/or DVDs of musical performances, then play with what you have.
Radio Dance. Turn on the radio and dance. You could also conduct the steady beat. See if you can get 20 minutes of movement in your day today.
Build an Instrument. Look for an empty toilet paper roll, some paper, scotch tape, scissors, and 2 spoonfuls of dried rice or eans. Cut a paper circle slightly bigger than the end of your tube, tape it on, spook in your beans/rice, then close off the other end. You have a shaker/maraca! For extra durability, cover it with duct tape.
Concert Time. Practice a couple of songs you remember from music class (or even some you just really like!) and perform them for someone at home.
Sharing Time. Talk to somebody you live with and find out what their favorite song was when they were your age. What is their favorite song now? Can they play or sing it for you?
Music Lesson - enjoy!