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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I just finished up the Christmas game set for the Thanksgiving Day BURSTING Bundle. I’m super excited to start the Hanukkah and Kwanzaa sets!! The Hanukkah set is going to teach about the different sides of the dreidel and the Kwanzaa set is going to help teach the seven principals of Kwanzaa, all while practicing music literacy!!!
You can find this bundle in my store, it’s one of my featured products.
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As we head into Thanksgiving week I thought I’d mark these grade level bundles down for you. They’re great if you’re doing some planning over break. They’ll be 1/3 off through Saturday, November 24!
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http://bit.ly/GradeLevelSets
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Turkey, Turkey Gobbler is one of mine AND my students’ favorite games to play this time of year.  It’s played like Lucy Locket, but in reverse. We hide the turkey while one student is in the hallway.  Then the student comes back in and tries to find it from the vocal cues of their class. The class sings louder as they move further away from where the turkey is hidden and softer as they move closer to the turkey.  It’s great for re practice in third grade and very early prep of re in second grade.
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Find this and more in my Songs and Games for Thanksgiving, Set #1.
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I’m so excited to start working on this set. I know I have a lot of game sets and truth be told:
1. I don’t use the same games every year.
2. I use different games with different grades because the kids don’t always want to play the same games year to year (not that there’s not value to that and not saying that I don’t use some games with multiple grade levels, but they don’t want to same game in fifth grade that they played in first grade.) And to give me, the teacher, a lot of variance throughout my day. 
3. Different classes are better suited for different games. The games have to be engaging to the students that are in your room NOW.
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This bundle is not a growing bundle but a BURSTING one, so on Thanksgiving Day it will be filled with:
*  a rhythmic game set for Christmas
*  a rhythmic game set for Hanukkah
*  a melodic game set for Kwanzaa *  a melodic game set that is  Winter Themed *  a game for kinder *  a game set treble clef. *  who knows?!! Maybe more?
It’s on presale now, with all the game sets posting for $11 each after Thanksgiving Day.
**link is in my bio!
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This is my view today. 🤢☹️. I’d so much rather be at school but I got hit hard with some stomach bug. I just woke up from sleeping four hours and am going back to sleep now. Thank goodness for amazing teammates that covered my classes since there were no subs to fill the job.
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@meganspirk lisa Kopplinger and Elizabeth freedman, you rock and I love you!!
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My third graders are starting to learn music for their “Singing Through the States” concert. It’s not until January but since I only see them once a week we gradually have to work on music in addition to our other classroom objectives. This is one of my favorite songs from growing up. Of course the kids always crack up at “How did Flori-die”.... she “Died in Missouri”!!
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Thank you to all who have served and continue to serve to protect our freedom! We are forever grateful!!
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And I’m so proud of our students and staff for honoring the veterans of our school community! It was an awesome assembly!
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@meganspirk @fantasticallyfourth @trinklerkrystal @kellyormesher .
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Catching up on @lawandorder.svu and the Kindergarten Bundle. Wow, kind of polar opposites!! Lol!
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Holy cow, my husband bakes a perfect cookie! Thank goodness for restraint- these are my daughter’s dessert. But I bet they’re tasty!!!
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#baking #chocolatechipcookies #getinmybelly #calories #cookies🍪 @justin.abbott1075
Grinding Corn is a gem of a song- I use it in second grade to practice half note and in third grade for low la. This is a fun stick passing game that goes with it that my third graders learned today. I’ve posted a similar video a few years ago on YouTube and on my Facebook page by thought I’d share it with you all!!
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A teaching PDF can be found in my Thanksgiving song set in my TpT store!!!
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My fourth graders are prepping syncopa and “The Canoe Song” is on of my favorites for teaching that rhythmic element. They already know the song from third grade from when they learned about low la but now we’ve made it more challenging with a cup passing game (first day reviewing the song). .
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This can be found in my syncopa set, fourth grade bundle or Thanksgiving song set.
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