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Icebreakers that Rock

Perfect for back to school: Three fantastic icebreakers that get kids talking and start building relationships from the first day of school.


20 tips for working with a middle school youth choir (6th-8th graders) - warm-ups, working with changing voices, choosing repertoire, and more! | @ashleydanyew


Common Core Music Standards Posters - Middle School

These posters work for any music class in middle school. If you teach choir, band, or orchestra, these standards posters work with any standard strand you choose.This bundle includes:-60 Page PDF with all standards (including each 6th, 7th, and 8th grade-level anchor)The standards are split into four color-coded sections:Creating, Performing, Responding, & ConnectingEach section includes-A Process Component-Anchor Standard-Enduring Understanding Statement-Essential Questions-Sub-standards…

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Back to School for Middle School: 1 Week of Plans with Tried & True Activities

Here is a perfect way to start the first week of school for Middle school! The 5 day plans focus on community building, going over class agreements (rules)/ procedures and group dynamics. Includes a BINGO board and a "getting to know you" craftivity + mo


Warm up: Call and response clapping with great vocal inflections. This is a great example of how to maintain a beat or rhythm in a vocal warm-up. You could then build upon this as an ensemble to consider how rhythm can be used in your acting dialogue.