Monster Music using Kodaly solfege and rhythm. I cannot take credit for this idea. This idea came from another music teacher and I decided to make my own monster cards for my classroom. Monster Music would be a fun October activity for the classroom or even a private instrumental student. Here is a sample sheet that has 4 monsters on it. I made 24 monsters in all. I also made one music notation sheet that needs to be cut into 24 strips and glued onto the monster cards. Laminate, of course. The students can play a game with the cards, or put them in order to make a song.
Each note is labeled with d, r, m, s, or l for do, re, mi, sol and la.
I KNOW A SHY FELLOW WHO SWALLOWED A CELLO by Barbara S. Garriel, John O'Brien. A great introduction to a few orchestral instruments.
coloring page (not sure who gets credit for this artwork): https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/ce/b9/e5/ceb9e51dc3f9388f02b3f322f82ec6b6.jpg
THE RUNAWAY PANCAKE by John Lithgow
This is a great sing-a-long book. The class will love singing the main theme by the Runaway Pancake every time... including the volume needed at the end of the story.
HIP CAT by Jonathan London
It's all about Jazz. Here is a Reading Rainbow link for the story read by Ann Duquesnay.
MAMA DON'T ALLOW by Thacher Hurd
There is a copy of the sheet music at the back of the book. It is a fun story.
ABIYOYO by Pete Seeger
This is a story about a giant named Abiyoyo and the creative battle of the father and son to win.