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Parachutes and Ribbons and Scarves, Oh My!

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Parachutes and Ribbons and Scarves, Oh My!
Listening Lessons with Movement Props
By Artie Almeida
Book and CD+
78 pages  
For grades K - 5

Fun, fun and more fun! And what could be better than a resource that will have students begging to listen to more classical music? In Parachutes and Ribbons and Scarves, Oh My!, Artie Almeida shares some of her most-beloved guided listening and movement-based lessons.

These lessons offer a wonderful opportunity to build a school/home/family connection. Artie sends home Family Musical Moment notes to encourage families to share the experience by downloading the piece of music and listening to it together. Each lesson in this book has a page of Family Musical Moment Notes in the data files on the CD+ as well as in reproducibles throughout the book's pages.

The included CD features orchestral tracks from the Naxos recording label, video performances of the lessons, and reproducible visuals and teaching aids. Pull out your favorite movement props and let the learning - and listening - begin!

Contents:
Tips and Suggestions
"Finale" to the Overture from William Tell
Guided Listing with Non-pitched Percussion
     Form Chart
Guided Listening with Parachute Play
Flashlight Activitiy

The Syncopated Clock
Moving with Scarves
     Form Chart, Vocabulary Flash Cards

The Wild Horseman
Giddy-Up! A Stick-Horse Activity
     Form Chart

"Galop" from The Comedians
A Ribbon Streamer Movement Activity
     Form Chart

"March" from The Nutcracker
A Form Lesson Activated with Plastic Plates
     Form Chart
A Form Lesson Activated with Large Plastic Candy Canes
A Form Lesson Activated with a Stretchy Band

"Trepak (Russian Dance)" from The Nutcracker
A Form Lesson Activated with Ribbon Wands
     Form Chart
A Form Lesson Activated with Parachute Play

"Viennese Musical Clock" from Hary Janos Suite
Movement with Large Scarves
     Form Chart
Creative Movement Groups

Rondo Alla Turca
Guided Listening with Student Responder Packs
     Form Chart, Mozart Scramble Info Sheet, Animal Responders

The Stars and Stripes Forever
Flag Routine
     Form Chart, Picture of John Philip Sousa

El Capitan
A Plastic Cup Routine
     Form Chart, Picture of El Capitan

"In the Hall of the Mountain King" from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
Experiencing Tempo and Dynamics with Kickballs and Guiros
     Vocabulary Flash Cards

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A music teacher in my district has gone to some Artie Almeida workshops and saw it demonstrated there. She uses this product in her music classes and says it is a fantastic way to get kids to participate in and learn more about music! Even her 5th graders love it!
Debi B on Mar 27, 2013
Artie's stuff is all amazing. It's been tested in her classroom, as well as many others. I use every idea from her I can find!
Mary B on Feb 26, 2013
saw example on youtube
Lilian Leigh S on Feb 28, 2013
teach my creative movement/dance program in my school
Jane V on Feb 19, 2013

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