Somehow, between returning to teaching lessons, recovering from vacation, and preparing for an exciting workshop this Friday, all of the fun new game ideas I meant to share this week haven’t made it into posts yet. 🙁 But… in the meantime, here are a handful of odds and ends you might find useful, interesting or entertaining:
Musikopoly Incentive Editable Files are Online
For any of you who are looking for a last-minute incentive for the year, and might be interested in the Musikopoly program I used with my students last year, I’ve added editable Word and Publisher files to the Free Studio Aids page in addition to the PDF files. Feel free to download and customize!!
New Additions to the Flashcards Page
In cleaning out my games closet over the summer, I discovered several sets of gamecards/flashcards that I’ve used for several years, but never posted. If you visit the Free Flash Cards page, you’ll find a handful of new additions: a set of playing card-sized grand staff cards, 3-way key signature match cards, 3-way sharp and flat note match cards, and a set of bonus cards you can use to turn decks of flashcards into card games or piano key races.
It’s official… I’m certifiable!
Er… make that certifi-ED. I was excited to find a letter from MTNA when I returned from vacation letting my know that I had officially finished the process and been approved as a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music. If any of you have been thinking about checking out or starting the certification process, I’d be happy to share my experiences with the process and project formats. Just give me a shout!
And… Just for fun
Overheard in lessons today:
Student (Watching me as I typed a quick reminder to myself about a piece he wanted me to find for his next lesson): Wow, Miss Jennifer… you type really fast. You must text a lot!
Me: Nope. I play the piano a lot… that’s probably why my fingers are so fast.
Student: You mean playing the piano will make me a better texter?? AWESOME!!!
Silly me… I’ve been going about this marketing thing all wrong…