Hello one and all! Thought I’d take a minute and post some of the documents I’ve been working on for the start of the school year. They are free to download and use as you please, but I ask that you give me credit if you are using them for more than personal or classroom use, thank you! I will also put these in the Documents section of my page for future reference.
Circle Seating Chart – I created this with Word to coordinate with my new Noteworthy Music Rug (which I love!!) There are spaces for 24 students on the outer ring and I put extra students in the middle on the staff lines (I have no more than 27 in a class this year since we are under-enrolled- good for class size, bad for budgets…but that’s another blog post!) The center darkened ring is for recording assessment data in a “fishbowl” style. Before photocopying each chart, I used a pencil to draw the music symbols from the rug on each square so they would lightly show up underneath each student’s name.
Orff Curriculum Planning Resources Excel Workbook- AKA my BIBLE for planning using Orff pedagogy and concepts aligned with our district goals! It is a multi-sheet workbook in Excel that includes our old and new state and district standards, planning guides for other subject areas, calendar, Orff sequences from Jane Frazee and Barbara Grenoble, a Music and Movement scope and sequence for K-6, some psychological development stages to consider(Piaget, Vygotsky, Gardner), DPS Content Standards, Comparison of National/State/District standards, a basic kid-friendly rubric for standards self-assessment, Movement Sequence modeled after Phyllis Weikert’s language and rhythmic levels, Basic Breakdown of Lessons (Lesson Plan template), Year Long Plans for grades 1-6 developed from the GamePlan curriculum goals, and finally, a SQUILT scope and sequence for grades 3-6. A BIG thank you and SHOUT OUT to my friend and colleague Zachary Rupp for creating parts of this document!