Don't you love that you can got to TPT and actually find the activities and resources that you know you'll use instead of searching through outdated textbooks that MIGHT incorporate all the language and technology that you're required to incorporate? Don't you love the variety and the colorful, fun resources that you can find online now? Don't you love that those are all teacher-created and teacher-tested? I love ALL of those things and (in light of Teacher Appreciation Week) I am so thankful for the contributors to Teachers Pay Teachers!
Below I'm going to share with you some of the products I'm most excited about, one that I'm offering in my own store and two that I have wishlisted and plan on purchasing. Check them out and see what you think.
I've had a lot of powerful, strong, and amazing women in my life like so many of my teachers in school (Mrs. Rytych my elementary music teacher or Mrs. Snyder my high school match teacher) and professors in college (Prof. Weiss my theory professor, Dr. Kwon my piano teacher, and Prof. Ross my communication professor). And that's to say nothing of the strong women in my own family! My mom the amazing art teacher, my sister the PhD English literature professor, and my grandma the joyful matriarch. I have a lot of strong women in my life. I want the young ladies that I teach to hear stories with strong female protagonists and songs that feature the lives of women and girls. So, this set was born!
Each Favorite Folk Song Kit includes (see the gallery below for pictures):
Title Pages – often with multiple names for the song
Historical information about the song/backstory
Fun facts and information to enhance schema
Slides to help explain odd word combinations/archaic vocabulary
Basic Musical notation of the song
Lyrics for various verses
Dance/Movement instruction if applicable
Game instructions if applicable
Vocabulary flash cards
A PowerPoint version of the file for digital presentation
You can get the "Leading Ladies" separately for $2 (pre-sale price) per set or you can get the full bundle of all 15 songs for only $15 (pre-sale price). Songs included are: Buffalo Gals, Cindy, Clementine, Deaf Woman’s Courtship, Go Tell Aunt Rhody, Li’l Liza Jane, Little Sally Water, Mrs. Murphy’s Chowder, Old Woman and the Pig, Paw Paw Patch, Polly Wolly Doodle, Rosie, Darling Rosie, Sally Go Round the Sun, She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain, and When I Was a Young Girl. To check out the full bundle click HERE.
However, I know that this bundle of activities about the Nutcracker from Aileen Miracle is pure gold. I love the things that Aileen creates and I think that this set of printables, visuals, and activities will do great things to supplement the lessons that I'm already teaching. Aileen has created activities for all grade levels thought a variety of different resources. There's even bulletin board materials here! I want to get it now, study it over the summer, and decide exactly how I want to implement it in the following year!