I love finding new and inspiring ideas when I visit teaching friends in other specialty subjects. My 8th grade homeroom students get instrumental music twice a week from their music teacher.
If it were me teaching music with my extremely limited knowledge (ahem non-existent) of instrumental music, we might end up playing “Name That Tune” for the entire year – each week focusing on a different decade of music.
Since my students are so lucky to be taught by such talented teachers, I have taken lots of photos of two different music classrooms to provide other instrumental music teachers with some ideas for their own classrooms.
|Anchor charts help students remember routines so that the first few minutes of class are purposeful.|
|Agenda Board – Students read as they enter the classroom. This helps to avoid the “What are we doing today?” questions.|
|Another take on the agenda board – updated as each class enters.|
|Folders for sheets that help students learn their instrument.|
|Classroom management point system using is a music note theme.
|Mouth piece sanitation system.|
|Reed apartments. Love this! No more stray reeds on my classroom floor.|
|Growth Mindset in a music classroom.|
|Music has so many transferable skills.|
|Students helped develop this poster about the importance of music education.|
|Instrument Sign Out Cards – organized by instrument, filled out by the student, placed in the pocket chart and then returned to the filing system when it is returned.|
|Instrument sign out pockets for the sign out cards.|
|Instrument sign out pockets for the sign out cards.
I love the picture of the instrument above the sign out cards.
|Instrument cases are labelled with a letter code and number. I think this is Baritone 1.|
|Instrument Sheet Music Books Storage|
|Sheet Music Book Sign Out System|
I hope this blog post was helpful for instrumental music teachers. You are a great group of teachers who I love working with to co-plan school Arts events.