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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Music for Learning and Bonding Link-Up

I know I already posted about this, but Amanda at Teaching Madness is having a music Link-Up.

I have always been a big fan of using music to set the mood in the classroom. This past year, I really started exploring using it as more than just "background music."  Here's some of the songs I love and the ways I use them.

To signal that it's time to transition or clean up.  Usually, these are upbeat songs with heavy rhythms.  They dance their way to their seat or the next station until the music stops.  These are just some of my/their favorites.
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Time by Kidz Bop
  • Blue (Da Ba Dee) by Pokerface Hits
  • I Like to Move It by Madagascar Team Players
  • Born This Way (Lady Gaga Karaoke Tribute Instrumental Version)
  • Celebration by Kool & the Gang
  • Rockin' Robin by Bobby Day
  • Mambo No. 5 by (Karaoke Instrumental Track) in the style of Lou Bega
  • Whip It (Karaoke Instrumental Track) in the style of Devo
To reinforce math concepts
  • Lemonade Stand (Liquid Measurement) by Teacher and the Rockbots
  • You Can Multiply by Twelve by Teacher and teh Rockbots
  • Long Division by Karl Roemer
  • Nonagon by They Might Be Giants
 To reinforce science concepts.
  • Things in Space (8 Planets) by Teacher and the Rockbots
To reinforce language arts concepts.
  • Prepositional Phrases by Mr. Duey
  • Synonym Antonym Homonym by Rockin' the Standards
  • Writer's Song by Rockin' the Standards


Heather Mathews said...

I love your lists! Music is so engaging, I love that you use it so much during your teaching!

One song I love to use is Here Comes the Sun, The Beatles, to start our day and come together for morning meeting.

HeatherPeacocks and Penguins - 4th Grade

Heather said...

I love that idea to use "Here Comes the Sun"!

Miss Foote said...

Great song ideas! I am adding them to my list.

Chickadee Jubilee

Amanda Madden said...

Thanks for joining the linky party! Your song lists are great! I need some new transition songs, so I'll have to try some of these out!

Your newest follower,

Teaching Maddeness

Heather said...

Amanda: I'm always looking for more ways to incorporate music, so this was a pleasure!