music in the classroom...

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  1. Emerson Squirl

    Emerson Squirl Rookie

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    Oct 11, 2012

    do you use it?
    I tried it today with 2 purposes:
    1. To have a benchmark level for noise as students completed centers
    2. To stimulate students without having to use my own voice
    It worked ok. A few students even used it for the same purpose I had stated at the beginning of their center time. The one downside is that the Pandora station that I would like to use and even listen to myself after school plays commercials. Does anyone know of a free/reasonably priced site or resource for music that is first grader friendly? I like instrumental stuff more than anything so that students aren't encouraged to talk. I also would like to avoid having to cover up for inappropriate commercials or lyrics while the class and I are working.
     
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  3. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    I downloaded a cd of classical music on my iTunes at school. I play it during reading and writing workshop.
     
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    Yes, we have classical music on in the morning, and if they are doing a writing or quiet activity.
     
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    I use pandora... hate the commercials...but I just ignore them, or turn the volume way down if I'm near the speakers.
     
  6. ChristyF

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    We aren't allowed to stream during the day. I do play a large variety of music, though. I use several of the Kagan cds. (I bought most of them off of Amazon, though.) I also play some Carlos Nakai, Tab Benoit, and of course Louis Armstrong - depending on the activity.
     
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    I use classical music. I just download a couple of CDs from iTunes. Sometimes I just play piano music as well.
     
  8. applecore

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    Classic tunes and Enya type music here too...mostly during testing and reading. If I forget, they remind me. :)
     
  9. terptoteacher

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    I use my iPod. Search I tunes for new age music., or the spa relaxation CDs at stores like Target. I also hit the large holiday bazaars for local musicians. My current favorites are: Gary Jess, David Templeton, William Ackerman, George Winston, Missa Johnouchi, David and Dari Michael.
     
  10. scholarteacher

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    Yeah, Mozart and Bach are especially good for the brain because of the organized patterns in the music. (I was a music ed major:) The AP liked it so much during my writer's workshop that she asked me to share it with the rest of the kindergarten team. I call it my "fancy music" with the kids! :)
     

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