Saturday, March 12, 2016

Spring Forward

This winter, I found myself smack-dab in the middle of a funk. A funk I could not shake.  I've been teaching twenty years and my lessons felt stale.  Do you ever find yourself in the same boat?  I began researching new songs and materials, tweaking processes and routines in my room.  In the end, it proved helpful.  My teaching was reinvigorated, my students were engaged and my funk all but ended.

Reflection about our practice is so important in our profession.  It's so easy to blame behavior, administration, schedules, full moons, changes in barometric pressure (teachers, you know what I'm talking about...)  But how often do we put the blame squarely on ourselves?  We all go through seasons in life and sometimes we have a season where we are the problem.  We need to shake things up, try new things, re-evaluate why we do what we do and how we do it.

I find one of the best things to do when I am the problem is to get outside of myself and give back.  It helps me change my perspective.  Give of my time, my talents - it doesn't matter.  This got me to thinking - what could I give you you?  Then it hit me!  Let's "Spring Forward" together!

So I'm hosting a giveaway with some of my favorite things.  Spring songs,  activities, lesson plans and storybooks.  The winner of the giveaway will win a copy of my Spring Songs and Activities for Little Ones, Spring Worksheets for the Music Learning Theory Inspired Classroom, Listen to the Rain Activity along with a copy of the storybook and one of my favorite spring storybooks - Jennie Jenkins!  It's my hope that all of these resources might help inspire you and help you have the best spring possible with your students!

Entering is simple!  Click on the Rafflecopter link below. 
The winner will be announced on St. Patrick's Day!
Good luck!
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3 comments:

  1. I wrote a lesson (and song) to go with listen to the rain a few years ago and my students love that book/song. Great post! Are you in texas? I am heading there april 2nd to present at central texas orff for their workshop. Blessings! Aimee @ http://ofortunaorff.blogspot.com

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  2. I wrote a lesson (and song) to go with listen to the rain a few years ago and my students love that book/song. Great post! Are you in texas? I am heading there april 2nd to present at central texas orff for their workshop. Blessings! Aimee @ http://ofortunaorff.blogspot.com

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  3. Wonderful! So simple. I am sure there are many people who are faced with the same problems I recently had. I couldn't find I just filled out SC DoR PT-100 with an online software. It looked much better typed than hand-written. I used http://goo.gl/fumqYvand it's very easy to use.

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