Darlene Abbott | Music Mom

Music Class LOVES Winter

                                               Winter is a great time to make much ado of music activities inside.  Kids do not get to get out as much.  Putting that little extra ” Winter is a great time

Flash Sale today!

  Here is a really fun way to teach meter.  Everyone can be given a baking pan or a team can be given a baking pan.  As always with Music Mom games there are three ways to play. . A great story sets up the game and get’s the imaginations and the Music Math skills

Giveaway

Some friends and I have all teamed up for a Fa-BOO-lous Giveaway of some Fall products.  You do not want to miss this giveaway.  Register on each FB page.  The link is in each post to help you hop  to the next FB page.  Like the page, like the post, and answer the question on

Let the Games Begin

Summer Games are just around the corner. I love the summer games and am so excited to watch them.  Are you? Gymnastics are my favorite! While you are relaxing watching the games and enjoying the last few days of summer, I hope to make your planning very easy.  I have teamed up with some of

Pentatonic Hymns

Here is a list of pentatonic hymns and some that are simply harmony hymns that can be used in choir.  These can be used with voices, bells, boomwhackers, or any other pitched instruments. Jesus Loves Me                                 Joyful, Joyful  

I Want FREE Products!!!!!

I want FREE products!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  That what it looks like my son is saying here.  Actually, he pitched a fit to get on the “wo wo” with Daddy.  So I put him up there and when my husband cranked the lawnmower, he decided that was not what he wanted.  So I did what any sensible mom would

Snapshots of Classroom Management 3: Discipline

Discipline is one of the hardest things to accomplish in the classroom whether it be in a church or a school. It’s hard to remain the calm one, but as a teacher, it is a necessary tool. Let’s look at a few tools that can help in the area of classroom management. ReDirection:  One of the

SALE-a-bration

This is my birthday month as well as my 4th Anniversary of being Cancer FREE!!!!!!!  This is not some big marketing ploy, I want to celebrate and to do so in every aspect of my life. I am very grateful for another year of life, especially one that is cancer free!  I have been given

Snapshots of Classroom Management 2: Habits

  Good planning habits are essential to success in any classroom whether it be in a church or a school. It’s hard to be successful as a teacher without the necessary tool of having a plan. Let’s look at 3 simple habits that can help in the area of classroom management. Have a Plan MAN:

Snapshots of Classroom Management 1: Antsy Pants

Several years ago one of my choir directors came to me and said, “I tend to lose control of my kids when I am handing out or collecting instruments.  Do you have any songs that will accomplish that and keep their attention?” I could not find any at the time, so I started writing transition songs. Directors kept