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Today on TAP, I’m sharing Part II of The Ultimate Back to School Checklist for Music Teachers. If you haven’t listened to Part I, that is a great place to start (click here to listen→ https://anacrusic.com/podcast/58) Today we’re wrapping up the rest of the things you should be thinking about as the school year kicks off again. We’ll chat setting up your classroom for active music making, planning for the whole year at a glance, and improving parent communication.


Blog posts mentioned in this episode:

Classroom Setup: Creating Space for Active Music Making- click here to read!

Plan for the Whole Year at a Glanceclick here to read!

Improve Parent Communication click here to read!


Links & resources mentioned in this episode:

-TAP 057: 5 Questions for Selecting a Song

-TAP 007: What is Active Music Making?

Kindergarten Learning Targets

First Grade Learning Targets

-CLICK HERE for more info on my seating/assessment charts

-Lesson Planning in a Kodály Setting by Rita Klinger

-Sail Away: 155 American Folk Songs to Sing, Read, and Play

-150 American Folk Songs to Sing, Ready, and Play

-An American Methodology

-Holy Names Folk Song Index

-Ta & Ti-Ti Coloring Sheets


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Anne Mileski Anacruisic

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