Thursday, July 31, 2014

Blast Off Back to School Sale!

Don't miss out on my Back to School Sale.  All of my resources will be 15% off in my TpT store and 30% off in my Gumroad store on August 4-5.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mrs. Q's Resources: Alphabet Cards

I'm really excited about my Music Alphabet Cards!  I've been wanting to make these for my own classroom for about a year and finally got around to doing it.

I can't wait to hang them in my classroom.  You can purchase this product from either my Gumroad store or TpT.  As always, you save a bit when purchasing through Gumroad.

I'm already working on an expansion to this pack.  I think it would be nice to have multiple options and change out some of the terms from year to year.  For example:  D this year may be Decrescendo but next year D may be Djembe.

The expansion pack will be a free update for those purchasing the product through Gumroad.  Sorry, this feature isn't available through TpT.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Back to School: Meet Your Teacher Ideas

Here are a few more back to school posts.  These focus on getting ready for Meet Your Teacher.  More ideas to come!

Back to School:  Strategy for Getting Ready


Meet the Teacher

Meet Your Teacher

Friday, July 25, 2014

Back to School: Decor

It seems like we spend so much time during the weeks leading up to the start of school stressing over how to set up our rooms.  Honestly, I think this emphasis on a nice room is warranted.  Not only have there been studies done on how colorful spaces help children learn, but I enjoy walking into a nice, warm, organized and happy space every morning.

Below are some links to previous posts I've written about classroom decor and links to other bloggers posts on the topic.  Click the images to read about the display.

Word Wall

Word Wall Toppers - Free Download!!!

Great Musicians Always...

Performer's Corner

Look Who's in the Spotlight!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

And the winners are...

Congratulations to the winners of my TpT Grand Opening Giveaway!  I will be contacting you by email with your prize.

Day 1 (5-S Line Poster):                                  Kimberly Peterson
Day 2 (Pixel Supply Labels):                            Jessica Murphy
Day 3 (3rd Grade Rhythm Pack):                     Molly
Day 4 (Primary Rhythm Pack):                         Laura Pope
Day 5 (Instrument Labels):                               Christine Skog
Day 6 (Word Wall Pack):                                Kim Bonine
Day 7 (All of Mrs. Q's Resources):                  Dave Verno

Didn't win?  Not to fear, I have a Back to School Sale planned.  Check back for great savings on all my products.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Giveaway: Day 7

Last day of my TpT Grand Opening Giveaway!  The winner of this giveaway will receive zip files of all of my resources:

5-S Line Poster
Primary Rhythm Pack
3rd Grade Rhythm Pack
Word Wall Pack
Instrument Labels Pack
Pixel Supply Labels Pack

You can enter to win multiple times by:
Like Mrs. Q's Facebook Page
Subscribing to Feedburner Email
Following me on Pinterest
Leaving a comment on one of my posts
Pinning an image from my blog
Following my TpT store

Friday, July 18, 2014

Giveaway: Day 6

Today's Giveaway is my Word Wall Pack.  You can see a picture of my old word wall pack displayed in my classroom here.  This pack is similar, it just has updated fonts and images and all of the word wall cards are a consistent size.  There are 9 elements of music toppers and over 100 printable word wall cards.

To enter the giveaway you will need to pin at least one image from my blog.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Giveaway: Day 5

My Instrument Labels are just under 5" square cards designed to be displayed on instruments, their containers or near the instruments in your classroom.  These visual aids are great in helping students learn instruments and their names.

To enter to win this giveaway you need to follow my TpT store.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Giveaway: Day 4

My Primary Rhythm Pack includes cards for Kindergarten, 1st Grade and Second Grade.

Kindergarten Cards - 25 pictorial and stick notation patterns.
1st Grade - 20 cards including quarter notes/rests and beamed eighth notes
2nd Grade - 25 cards including half notes/rests, quarter notes/rests, eighth notes (beamed/single), and ties

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Giveaway: Day 3

Third day of giveaways!  Today is my 3rd Grade Rhythm Card Pack.  These printable cards include rhythm patterns with sixteenth notes, eighth notes (beamed and single), quarter notes/rests, half notes/rests, dotted half notes and whole notes/rests.  You have until July 23rd to enter to win.  Make sure you check each days giveaway carefully.  You can enter some of the giveaways multiple times!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Updated: Giveaway: Day 2

Today's Giveaway is my Pixel Supply Labels.  This pack includes labels in 11 different colors, several pre-designed labels and 2 editable label sizes.  The winner will receive a zip file with a PDF of the pre-designed labels and powerpoint of the editable labels.  Use the widget below to enter for your chance to win.  You have until July 23rd to enter.

*******Update:  In order to be eligible to win you must comment on one blog post per entry.  You may comment on any post I've written!  I love to hear your thoughts on ideas, lessons and experiences I've shared.

Back to School Finds: Target

Baby Q and I needed to get out of the house today, so we headed to Target.  I feel like I'm there more than ever, it may have something to do with my little one.  Anyways.....I always make sure to check out the dollar section because you never know what little treasures you will find.

I found this.  At first I was a bit turned off because it wasn't just $1 but $3.  Then I started to ponder the fact that it lights up!  I have other prop microphones for my classroom but the light seems like a nice spin.  I'm thinking it will be a great way to encourage polite behavior in my classroom, particularly with Kindergarten at the beginning of the year.  I can see the light being a great visual cue of who currently has the floor.  While a prop microphone usually helps with this, there is something magical about pushing a button that turns a light on, and who would want to miss their turn to do that because they were being rude!

I'm also playing around with the idea of using it as part of a game.  Are you familiar with the Radio Game? It's where you have students sing a familiar song.  When you turn the radio off, they have to internalize the melody.  When you turn the radio back on students pick up where the song would be as if they'd never stopped singing.  I feel like this microphone could play a part in that game, not sure how I want to incorporate it yet, still playing around with the idea.  What do you think?

My other Target find wasn't from the dollar section but the back to school section.  These pocket charts were $4.99 each.  Aren't the colors cute?  While I love the colors, I"ll probably use the file folders for something else.  What I liked was the color of the pocket chart itself.  Most pocket charts you find are primary colors like red or blue.  I love that these are black and any color you put against it will pop and not clash.  I bought three of these today and I plan on using them in an unoccupied wall space in the corner of my classroom.  I've already gotten a head start on copying my recorder belt songs onto coordinating colored paper (i.e. blue belt on blue paper).  I'm going to store them in these pocket charts for students to easily access whenever they need a copy.

I'm headed a few more places during the next couple of weeks.  I'll share any other back to school finds I come across.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Giveaway: Day 1

Today's Giveaway is my 5-S Line Poster.  This poster is great for preparing students to head back to their classroom after music.  The winner will receive a pdf file of the image.  Use the widget below to enter for your chance to win.  You have until July 23rd to enter.

Mrs. Q's Resources: A Week of Giveaways!

In celebration of opening my TpT store I'm hosting a week of giveaways.  Each day this week I will post an item to be given away.  You can enter to win the item using the widget in the post.  All winners will be announced Friday, July 25th!  The first giveaway will open Monday.

Good luck!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Mrs. Q's Resources: Pixel Supply Labels

I needed a bit of a creative outlet, so during Baby Q's nap time I've been working on some supply labels for my classroom.

I'm planning on using these labels throughout my classroom to help guide my students to frequently used supplies like whiteboards and pencils (both flat and sharp).  I'll make sure to take pictures after I set up my room in August.

These labels come in a set that offers 11 different colors.  There are several designed labels that include supplies like recorder karate books and scissors but I've also included editable labels in a PowerPoint document.

This supply label pack is available in both my Gumroad Store and my TpT Store.  FYI, if you purchase the product through my Gumroad store you will save $1.00.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Mrs. Q's TPT Store!!!

I finally found the time to open a Teachers Pay Teachers store.  I've started to upload some of my resources and more will be available soon.  Check it out!

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