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I am going to tell you about three resources; one of my own, one of another fantastic teacher, and one of someone else on Teacherspayteachers.
A wonderful resource I made last year and have had so much fun with is my Around the world- Hanukkah set. My theme for last year was "Music Around the World". I did a whole year of ideas, intertwined with my regular curriculum of music from various countries.
My kids weren't familiar with Hanukkah or music from Israel, so we had a fun unit on Hanukkah, where we sang a fun Hanukkah song and did the rhythm and solfa, learned a bit about why they celebrate it, played with dreidels, and did a craft. I have added a new edible craft that we might try this year. This pack include all of the following:
-Music for “I Have A Little Dreidel”
-Directions on how to play the Dreidel game
-Fun facts about Hanukkah
-Solfa and rhythm for the dreidel song
-A promethean flip chart of the music and 2 more verses plus rhythm/solfa
-A Powerpoint of both the music, plus the rhythm and solfa
-I Have a Little Dreidel song sheet to use with recorder or just for easy singing
-jpeg files of the music and rhythm/solfa so you can make a smart board flip chart
-A 8 1/2 x 11 poster of the Israel map and some famous icons associated with it
-Video link for a great explanation about Hanukkah
-Edible Dreidel with video of how to make
I LOVE the Nutcracker. My daughter danced in it when she was young and it is such a magical Christmas tradition. I am excited to try out this new pack I bought recently from Tanya Lajeune. What I like about this pack is the variety and amount of fun and great learning activities. It has vocal play, rhythm play along, movement, AND form activities. I can't wait to try it in the next couple of weeks!
Finally, I have found some wonderful clip art to use in my files. I love the clipart of Edusong and have used in many of my files, including my greatly popular Chinese New year packet and a recent making butter file I added to my Fairy Seed packet. Here is the awesome Chinese New Year clipart:
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