Over the Holidays (well, actually for my birthday) I got a new blog design! I really love it and hope that it encourages me to blog a little more often! :) If you had my old blog button on your blog, you may want to grab my new and improved button!
This will just be a short post because it is the day before school starts back up and I have SO MUCH TO DO!
Today is our work day and I am planning, creating new seating charts, and doing some cleaning and organizing in my music room.
I have a huge music room but really limited wall and bulletin board space. Most of my wall space is windows, cabinets, or chalkboard. I have utilized my cabinet door space into my word wall area, but I always like to find other ways to get my classroom bright and cheery.
With Kansas Day coming up, I decided to deck out the side of one of my filing cabinets to help brighten up my space a bit.
Business in front:
Party on the side:
To deck out the side of my file cabinet and create "extra bulletin board space", I just taped a long sheet of brown paper to the side (you know-the kind you find in your work room), and trimmed it off with a border using tape. I added my OZ inspired "There's No Place Like MUSIC" posters, and a few bright color magnets and now have a great pop of color in my room plus a little music advocacy board!
Also, several other Kodaly teachers and myself are working on a collaborative music blog this new year! You can check it out here:
Our goal with this collaborative blog is to bring you ideas, resources, songs, activities and strategies that you can use in your Kodaly-inspired classroom! There is also a Kodaly Corner Facebook Page you can "like". Find it all on the blog!