Onomonopia

Tweet Onomonopia, it is such a freaky word, But on Halloween, to not use it would simply be absurd. There are so many sounds that we hear around this spooky time. You should use it in your writing, or while slurping up some slime. 😉   You could think of cackling witches, or a door that goes creeeaaak, A swooshing, whirring bat […]

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Happy Birthday, Beethoven

Tweet One of my favorite holidays is coming up soon.  If you have been following me over the years, you know it’s not just the traditional holidays, but a very special one – Beethoven’s Birthday on December 16th! December (or any month, really) is a great time to spend some time listening to some of […]

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Shake Up the Holidays

Tweet Making musical instruments is fun, creative and now…it can also serve a purpose in your classroom’s curriculum.   As we enter the holiday season, consider making an easy percussion instrument that can be the center of a holiday unit. Percussion instruments can be divided into three basic categories: strikers, scrapers and shakers. Strikers are […]

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Five Fun Ways to Reflect on the School Term

Tweet At the end of a term, students and teachers can breathe a sigh of relief safe in the knowledge that the bulk of the work is done and we can all look forward to a relaxing and fun last day of school before a well-deserved break. Some teachers like to bring in games or […]

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Holiday Music

Tweet Holiday music can bring such joy to people of all ages.  Yes, you may get sick of it after a while, but you have to admit, there’s something magical about it as it does only come but once a year.  Here is a great site I want to share with you that has links […]

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Another Beethoven Birthday

Tweet Here, at The Inspired Classroom, we do not let a December 16th go by without a mention of a very important December holiday – Beethoven’s birthday. I used to celebrate this special day each year with my grandfather, a man who loved Beethoven’s music as well as appreciated the man himself.   Now, I open […]

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Keep Your Students Motivated Over the Holidays

Tweet Louise Blake comes back to us once more for some great ideas that are seasonal and practical.  Let us know if you try some of these activities.  Enjoy!  ~EMP Christmas and the Holiday season is one of the best times to be a teacher – the plays, the music and the kids’ excitement couldn’t […]

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Thanksgiving Activities for the Classroom

Tweet Louise Blake comes back to us with some Thanksgiving ideas for the classroom.  Enjoy!  ~EMP Every teacher knows how the holiday season can be one of the most difficult in the classroom. Children are full of Thanksgiving and Christmas excitement and, for most, the thoughts at the forefront of their minds will be solely […]

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DaDa, Bach and Halloween (a fun activity to try)

Tweet Halloween is an interesting season in the education world.  At the elementary level, it’s a major holiday.  However, I remember feeling a sense of void in those ghoulish ways when I taught middle school.  But, I also remember going wild in high school as a senior with costumes and minor pranks.  Regardless, there’s the […]

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