Music in the classroom? What do you listen to?

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  1. heavens54

    heavens54 Connoisseur

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    during school? I am in second grade. It doesn't have to be Rafi, but maybe something soothing and low key? Or even a CD with good children songs or rhymes to listen to that isn't annoying? Do you have some ideas?
     
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  3. terptoteacher

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    Search the threads here. I know we've talked a lot about this in the past.
    I like to play quiet music in the background. Go to itunes and search new age, or world music. There are a lot of choices.
    If you want music with lyrics, search for childrens music.

    This year I burned all my cd's onto a playlist on my ipod and got a cd player with docking so I can play them without having to change cds.

    I also find lots at the kiosks in Target (or the like).
     
  4. Canadian Gal

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    I actually listen to a lot of classical music - my ECS class loved Bach.
     
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    I love Jim Brickman. I purchased his Target exclusive "Hope" this year and my class is loving it.
     
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    I have a ton, but I prefer Yo Yo Ma. There's something very soothing about the mellow sound of a cello! Plus the kids like to say his name!
     
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    It depends what we are doing. If we are working on art or something that is more social, I'll put in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Christian pop/rock, or the soundtrack to Curious George. If they need more focus and concentration time I put in classical music or instrumental music on the softer side. This year I'm thinking about getting a couple relaxation CDs as well-ocean waves or thuderstorms or whatever.
     
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    runs-I have the soundtrack to Curious George too-I use it when we're doing writing or project work
     
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    I LOVE Jim Brickman!!! I have several of his CD's. I also like Rod Stewart's American Song books CD's. Those are good, too.
     
  10. Andrea L

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    At Dollar Tree they have CD's that are all musical CD's for of course...a buck. I have tons of them and love them! They are normally in the book area. They have many different varieties. I think I have around 20 of them and each one is about 30-40 minutes. They range from Celtic music to "Reading" music, "Soothing" music, etc. Check it out. I've also found them near the registers.
     
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    I got tons of mine at Dollar Tree, too. They even have kids ones-like kids pop music (like the popular songs sung by kids). I've even found some Clifford cds like counting songs and songs about manners.

     
  12. Zelda~*

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    Last year I played the soundtrack from the Zelda video games---and the kids really enjoyed that.
    :lol:

    It's fun to have something in common when it comes to hobbies, hehehe.
     

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