Thursday, November 16, 2017

Pass the Turkey

Usually I don't post 2 days in a row but this was too good to pass up sharing and it is time sensitive in light of Thanksgiving next week. 
I was on the AOSA Facebook page earlier this week and, as always, found wonderful teaching material, tips, and discussions going on.  If you haven't been on the site lately, GO!! You will find so many wonderful ideas and if you are looking for a piece of music or need help with recorder, children singing in parts, or anything related to teaching music, you can ask and get various responses within a few hours.  Truly invaluable and I have learned so much from the thousands of years of teaching experience there! There are other music teacher facebook pages, Elementary Music Teachers, I'm a General Music Teacher, Orff and Kodaly Teachers, and many others.. spend some time there - you'll be glad you did.
While I was on a page recently, a lovely teacher named Sarah shared a piece she had written earlier this week.  I reached out to her and she so very kindly allowed me to share it with you!

 The quack sticks are available from West Music here.  They are about $5.00 each and kids LOOOOVE them! So much fun! Starting the second week in November, I greet kids at the door and play them as they come in; sure to get giggles and a nice way to start off class; students that behave nicely get to play it on their way out.  Yes, dangle the carrot!!
They look like this:
Here are Sarah's kids performing the song:
Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. I somehow missed this one last year ;) No time to order a 'quacker' this year so I'm subbing in a vibraslap & playing this afternoon (we had an unexpected early snow day followed by a 2 hr delay on a Friday...this is perfect for a short class!) Thanks!

    1. Love this song - such a goodie!! Snow day already?! Wow! 'Tis the season, right? Hope you had fun using the song. Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. RPA Singapore Pte Ltd develops next generation innovative RPA software applications that solve real-world problems. We are creating a Hybrid Automation workforce for SMEs heading toward Digital Transformation as RPA software Bots could mimic human task.

    We are developing software Bots using RPA technology tools and developing AI technology to automate business processes across all applications, interfaces, and environments. We are here to assist the clients economize by reducing human error throughout the info tasks being performed.

  3. Foods that Burn Belly Fat Losing weight is never easy or full of fun and sometimes defining yourself to things without taste or limiting foods can make a diet unsustainable. Instead, it would help if you strives to spice up..

  4. According to Art. 212 of the Labor Code of the Russian Federation, центр охраны труда at the enterprise is fully entrusted to the employer. These include safety briefings, work regimes and work safety - violation of these standards is punishable by law. According to Article 143 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, violation of labor protection rules can be punished with a fine of up to 400 thousand rubles, and for a manager - forced labor for up to two years and even imprisonment for up to 3 years. Those who apply to our training Center for Labor Protection will not have problems with ignorance of the requirements of the law on the organization of the work process at the enterprise.

  5. We are known for instant fixes across Houston and surrounding areas. We also repair iPad, Macs, other laptops, tablets, iPhone repair near me, computers, and more. So, do you have a device that needs fixing?

  6. It is no secret that sandblasting San Antonio homes are a popular way of beautifying the exterior of the property. Sandblasting San Antonior is an old method of making your home look brand new by using abrasive substances such as sand, water, and rock. A few decades ago, sandblasting San Antonio homes were primarily for the purpose of removing rust from old iron doors and windows. Today, you can do this with a variety of different types of abrasives and materials in your sandblaster.


Submitted comments will be posted after approval.