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Meet the Orchestra: Great books, Printables

Books for teaching/introducing the Orchestra.
Story of the Orchestra : Listen While You Learn About the Instruments, the Music and the Composers Who Wrote the Music!Product Details

Don't forget the loved stories:  Peter and the Wolf and The Carnival of the Animals.

Sites for exploring the Orchestra.  Kids wander through the site playing games and listening to the instruments. 
http://www.dsokids.com/listen/instrumentlist.aspxhttp://www.nyphilkids.org/lockerroom/main.phtml?
There are many more to search.


Printables/Lapbooks    Make lapbooks in class.  Here are some different sites for printables.
(If you haven't made a lapbook, here is a youtube video to learn how:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojolEi9VSJ8&feature=related

Here are a couple of worksheets to get you started.  Or you can create your own.
http://www.montessorimaterials.org/mus.htm

TBB Musical Instruments and Their Families Card Kit
http://www.currclick.com/product_info.php?products_id=31073&affiliate_id=9272

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