Amy Abbott

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Elementary Music Teacher 🎶
Kodály Level 2 Teacher 🎻
Masters in Music Ed with A Kodály Emphasis
Colorado 🌞
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Alright Instagram friends!!! Who has seen “A Bronx Tale”? We’re here in Denver and the show’s about to start.  If you’ve seen it, did you like it?!
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#abronxtalemusical #abronxtale #broadwayindenver #dcpa #musicals #broadway #broadwaymusicals
I love the way these umbrellas are turning out!! My art teacher is working on them with our second graders for their “Sun and Rain” themed concert!
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I bought these puzzle erasers a few years ago and almost forgot about them! My student teacher brought them out yesterday and had the firsties compose four beats of rhythm. Then he had about 5 of the students say their rhythm. After that, they all stood up and went to a different rhythm (one they didn’t compose). So not only were they practicing composition but they were also reading unknown patterns.
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I’ve also used these for dictation! Gotta love a good target find!!
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I’m headed back to school tomorrow and just spent the last 2.5 hours picking up my room and getting ready for my student teacher, who also starts tomorrow.
Aside from curricular things, I like to get some of their favorite snacks and some supplies so my student teachers feel welcome. As with all students, the rapport you build is crucial to being able to teach them and help them grow. .
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What are somethings you do to build trust with your students or student teachers?
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My kids are “a little” obsessed with this song.  So much so that the fourth graders, who are doing a Colorado-themed concert, are changing the words to be state colleges. You know “UNC shark...”, “Metro State shark...”, “CSU shark...”, and “CU shark...” then ending with “Rival sharks...” as CSU and CU are rivals.
Then I found this book on Amazon when I was binge shopping, lol!! The littles will love it!  Have you any good book finds for the classroom lately?
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Christmas morning frittata = one happy momma! (Thanks to the best hubby I could ask for!)
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#getinmybelly #yummyyummyinmytummy #christmas #christmasbreakfast
I love my new Mary Poppins Christmas sweater and my awesome hat from one of my students! But you know was I loved more? Going to see Mary Poppins Returns with my family and some of my students tonight!!! It was awesome!!!
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#marypoppins #marypoppinsreturns #linmanuelmiranda #emilyblunt #dickvandyke @_lin.manuelmiranda @emilybluntofficial @official_dick_van_dyke
My student teacher, that starts in January, spent the day seeing the kiddos he’ll be working with and did a little lesson with the littles. He’s a natural!!!
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Thanks to Bonnie Jacobi and CSU for preparing their students for the classroom!!! .
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#music #musiced #musiceducation #teachingteachers #studentteacher
My firsties are working on rest prep so I used these cards, which will be in my Christmas Day Bursting Bundle 2018, to practice reading with a beat of silence. The cutie pie in the chair is my good friend’s little boy.  Thanks, @lindsayelew, for letting me share this sweet video of my buddy!!
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The link to the set is in my bio.
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When your students know you well......
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These firsties had a great concert last week. I was so thankful for the 25 Games for Christmas and Beyond that I made a couple years ago- I needed something I didn’t need to prep, but I could just download from my store to my school computer and go!!
If you’re interested, the set is only $13 right now!! The link is in my bio.
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I love this wooden sign that I found this weekend (with the assistance of my mama) at a local shop in old town Erie. It’s PERFECT for my son, lol!!!
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#christmas #christmaswhine #whinningchildren #shoplocal #oldtownerieco #lovemytown