And it just so happens that Jaime has this amazing teaching blog. Her blog is full of great information for primary teachers. She teaches Kindergarten but I know that a lot of her posts and products would work well for Kindergarten and 1st grade as well.
Her recent post about her Turkey unit got me thinking about how to teach pattern. My curriculum has students listening to, watching for, and working to identify AB patterns (in Kindergarten) and ABA patterns (in 1st grade). I was looking through her posting and found lots of great ideas about how to hook into her instruction to help students more easily make transfers. I mean, we're really not teaching them about form but showing them how to make the transfer of information and see bigger patterns in songs. It makes sense that we should then hook into the work that their core content teachers are doing with pattern recognition.
Check our her great blog and especially THIS POST about Turkey Patterns, how she teaches them, and some of the cool projects they do. When you're done looking through her stuff get inspired by what she's doing! I'm still thinking about how I can adapt some of the things she's doing for the music room. AND SHARE her stuff with your Kinder and 1st grade teachers! Jaime is soooooo great and I want everyone to know about the great stuff she's doing. You can tell just by scrolling through her blog how awesome she is about sharing and inspiring!