Friday, October 3, 2014

Favorite Fall Activity

I have posted about this before, but I REALLY love the Pass the Pumpkin song/activity.  This year, I came up with a new powerpoint for my first graders and I used it just this morning and am really happy with how well the students sang and played.  One thing I love about this song is that it is "safe" for schools that do not celebrate Halloween; there is the word "spooky" but that is, technically, NOT a Halloween word.
I hope you enjoy the slides below.. save each one and put into a ppt. or email me at musicquilt@Hotmail.com and I'll send you the pdf!  The directions and song are on slide 2, slide 3 is a beat slide and then subsequent slides show the progression from iconic rhythms to actual notation.
The final slides show what instruments play on the various parts of the song.
Happy Fall!







59 comments:

  1. this is awesome! i'm going to email you for the ppt!

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    1. It is a TON of fun and they LOVE it!!

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  2. IWe do this song passing an orange plastic pumpkin bucket around the room to the beat. It is filled with different rhythms. When it stops at a student at the end of the song, that student takes out a rhythm, claps it for the class and the class claps it back and we continue on again.

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    1. I love that!! What a great way to practice rhythms!

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    2. We did this last week--thanks for the idea Diana! The kids loved it.

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing this!!! The kids LOVE this little song/game! I used the word 'minor' instead of 'spooky' so that all of the kids could participate. I also made a stuffed pumpkin (without a face) to pass. I LOVE your beautiful slides!!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with everyone!!!

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    1. Great idea for using music vocabulary!

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    2. Great idea for using music vocabulary!

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  4. could you email the ppt please? awesome!
    blaser4@charter.net

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  5. Hi! Can you please email me this pdf! Love the idea! my email is gmoscatello@winfieldschool.org

    Thanks!

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  6. Hi! I tried to email - but it bounced back. Can I please have the pdf too? mmereddick@gmail.com Merci!

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  7. Hi! I tried to email - but it bounced back. Can I please have the pdf too? mmereddick@gmail.com Merci!

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    1. I just sent it.. let me know if you don't get it and we'll try something else. :)

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  8. could you please send pdf and ppt - thanks!
    rblaser@alexandria.k12.mn.us

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  9. Could you please email me the pdf and ppt! Thanks!
    jlee@communityprep.org

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  10. This looks great! Could you please also send me the pdf and ppt! Thanks!
    heatherp6@hotmail.com

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  11. Would love a copy of the pdf and ppt! I started my Halloween activities too early and am running out. Thanks!!
    candcsmumma@gmail.com

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  12. Hi Aiimee! I tried to email you and it bounced back and when I tried to find your blog it said it was no more and the name was for sale! What??!! Hoping you're still out there!I would really like the PPT for the Pass the Pumpkin please.

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    1. My email is musicquilt@hotmail.com
      You found the blog as you left a comment here. When you searched you might have put in an accidental capital. Oops.. when you search w/o correct spelling or punctuation and it comes up "blog not found" you will always receive a message that says "name for sale". It's just a thing they do to try to get people to buy domain names. Hope you have better luck with emailing me.. :)

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  13. Hi Aimee,

    I'd love a copy of the pdf and ppt, please and thank you! jsyajima@gmail.com

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  14. I would really like a copy of pdf and ppt. Thank you so much for sharing this! meganscheve@gmail.com

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  15. This is a great resource to try with my younger students! Could you please email me the pdf and ppt at kmirsik@passaicschools.org? Thank you!

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  16. This is awesome as I have a handful of kids that cannot do Halloween. Could you please email the pdf and ppt to me at wirkus.alyssa@constellationschools.com? Thank you so much!

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  17. Looks awesome!

    Could you plz email me the PPT?
    (:
    sheilazerby@yahoo.com

    Thanks!

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  18. Could you email me the ppt? smccoy@creightonschools.org

    Thanks a ton!

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  19. Can you email these slides these are awesome : )
    kquickle@chatty.k12.ok.us

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  20. I'd love to have these slides as well! My email is conway.cheri1@gmail.com. Thank you!

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  21. Please email me the slides! malvaro@nscsd.org Thanks!!

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  22. Please email me the slides! malvaro@nscsd.org Thanks!!

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  23. Thank you so much for this lesson. Please send me the ppt and pdf. My email is: claire.rutkowitz@montville.net

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  24. I'd love a copy of this activity! Please send the ppt and PDF to lisa.fiest@yahoo.com Thanks in advance!

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  25. I would love a copy of the ppt and PDF. Can't wait to use it! Thank you so much! brown.stephanie@cusd80.com

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  26. I would love a copy of the ppt and PDF. Can't wait to use it! Thank you so much! brown.stephanie@cusd80.com

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  27. I would love a copy of the ppt. ahall2@grandblancschools.org

    THank you!

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  28. This is really great and looks like a lot of fun for the kids. Could you please email the ppt?
    stacycorlett1@gmail.com
    Thanks so much!

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  29. Please send me the ppt! I love this idea!!!
    Thomasm@foxc6.org
    Shelli

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  30. So great!! Would you mind emailing me the pdf? I am in love with this activity! Thanks for sharing! cjansen@dgf.k12.mn.us

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  31. Thank you for sharing your ideas, visuals and teaching process so freely and so generously. God bless you for your kindness to us. We have two music teachers at our school and we are now both using many of your creative ideas with our children. Thank you again!!!! Claudia

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  32. Thank you for sharing your ideas, visuals and teaching process so freely and so generously. God bless you for your kindness to us. We have two music teachers at our school and we are now both using many of your creative ideas with our children. Thank you again!!!! Claudia

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    1. Aw... music to my ears! Blessings to you and yours!

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  33. Hi Aimee- this looks super fun- can you email me the slides please - mccasler@stcs.org Thank you!

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  34. What an awesome idea for younger students! Could you please email me the pdf files? lambe@gcsnc.com
    Thank you so much!

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  35. I, too would love to take advantage of your generosity in offering your wonderfully creative pdf files! Many thanks! suesue604@aol.com

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  36. Amy!! Can you please email me the powerpoint??
    Thanks!!
    Dee

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    1. Would you send me an email at musicquilt@hotmail.com- that way I will have your email. :)

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  37. This looks so wonderful to try with my kindergarten students ! Could you please end me the powerpoint on miriam @ yel-world-school.com, thank you so much for sharing your creativity :)

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  38. Would please send me the powerpoint- I would love to do this with my students this week. Thank you!
    rloomis@ocacademy.org

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  39. I would love to have a copy of this to do with my kids next week. Could you please send it to me. Thanks. brenda.gardner@graves.kyschools.us

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  40. please send ppt to tarmas@garlandisd.net

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  41. Hello
    I love this activity. Please send ppt. and pdf files to pianoportia@hotmail.com

    Thanks!

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  42. Hello
    I love this activity. Please send ppt. and pdf files to pianoportia@hotmail.com

    Thanks!

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  43. Please send this to ccollins@tempeschools.org Thanks so much! Have an awesome weekend!

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  44. Hi! I tried to email a message to your hotmail address above but it was undeliverable.

    Could you please send me the PDF to this email address gloria2555@yahoo.com ?

    I love your ideas and appreciate how wonderful you are in sharing this with all of us! Thank you. I really can't wait to try this!

    Thanks again

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