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Although music has an impact on the mind there is little evidence in improves students success overall. However, it certainly does indicate the music does have some benefits in certain situations. Take your pick of the research and go your own study. In the meantime, here are some great sites that not only have music, but show students how it is created and even how to play certain instruments.

Best music link site

Everything here from sing-along songs to camp fire songs, to composing your own. Four pages of links.

http://www.reacheverychild.com/arts/music/index.html

 

Music for teaching

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/music.html

 

Music, instruments, and more

http://www.reacheverychild.com/music.html

Creating Music

Great site where students can learn about most aspects of music, play games and create their own pieces.
http://www.creatingmusic.com/

Sing-Along Songs

Lost of lyrics in alphabetical order.

http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/music.htm

Free kids music in alphabetical order

You can play these songs for your class.

http://freekidsmusic.com/

This site has both songs and lyrics from the PBS Store.

All free.

http://pbskids.org/music/

A great site for older students. It has folk music instruments, composers from the past, and even games. If you are in the Cincinnati area you can even have your own radio show.

http://www.classicsforkids.com/

Research about music in the classroom

A survey article on positive effects of music

http://www.childrensmusicworkshop.com/advocacy/studentdevelopment.html

Harvard Study with mixed results

http://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/features/affirmingmozart09202000.html

Article saying it helps students in reading

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/03/090316075843.htm

 

 

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Day of the Dead

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Haskvitz

For all holiday links

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/pumpkins.html

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How Mexicans celebrate the Day of the Dead

http://www.public.iastate.edu/~rjsalvad/scmfaq/muertos.html

Day of the Dead lesson plan

For elementary

http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/tlresources/units/Byrnes-celebrations/Day.html

Elaborate lesson plan for upper elementary and middle school

http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=740

Art lesson

http://www.crizmac.com/free_resources/papelpicado.cfm

Day of the Dead Batik Lessons

http://www.artsonia.com/teachers/lessonplans/plan.asp?id=1257

Lesson for primary students

http://pbskids.org/mayaandmiguel/english/parentsteachers/lessonplans/celeb.html

Coloring lessons

http://www.crayola.com/educators/lesson_plans/detail.cfm?id=1128

This is a download for primary, elementary. Very nice packet. Slow loading

http://www.azcentral.com/ent/dead/teachers/teacherpacket_edited.pdf

Day of the Dead link site

With crafts

http://www.ed.uiuc.edu/ylp/97-98/97-98_units/97-98mini-unit/HMcCarty_DiaMuertos/El_Muertos.html

Other Mexican Holidays

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/programs/mexicanholidays/

Link page

http://holidays.mrdonn.org/dayofthedead.html

Images, photos, art

http://www.mexconnect.com/mex_/feature/daydeadindex.html

Videos

http://www.azcentral.com/ent/dead/mixquicindex.html

Day of the Dead Powerpoint

Fairly sophisticated

http://www.winthrop.edu/vpa/Theatre_&_Dance/Student%20Info/Artsball/Power%20Point%20History.ppt#426,3,Slide 3

For additional holiday resources go to

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/pumpkins.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Haskvitz

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These links have an extensive listing of lessons and free materials that help all grade levels in learning about Native American culture and history. Arts and crafts, flags, maps, and more. These would be ideal for Thanksgiving based lessons.

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/native.html

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/native_american.html

 By Alan Haskvitz

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Haskvitz

Halloween offers a great teachable moment that can be related to a variety of integrated lessons. There are a diverse array of units, lessons, printables, and craft sites.

One of world’s largest list of lesson plans links

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/alansplans.html

Links to all types of holiday related resources

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/pumpkins.html

Teachable moment article

A guide to creating the best units.

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/teachable-moments.html

Really good link with lots of lots of interesting ideas.

http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/SubPlans/hween.htm

Uneven quality, but a good variety of Halloween related lessons

http://www.lessonplanspage.com/Halloween.htm

Anoka, Minnesota

The Halloween capital of America

Take a look at how a city built its claim.

http://www.anokahalloween.com/history.html

Halloween Activities and Lessons

http://www.theteacherscorner.net/seasonal/halloween/index.htm

Halloween printables and primary lessons

http://atozteacherstuff.com/Themes/Halloween/

Large list from Donn

http://holidays.mrdonn.org/halloween.html

General link sites

http://712educators.about.com/cs/halloween/a/halloweenless.htm

http://www.fvsd.ab.ca/stm/halloween_sites.htm

History of Halloween

http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/TLRESOURCES/units/Byrnes-celebrations/halloween.html

Pumpkin lessons

http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson028.shtml

Canadian lesson plans

http://canadaonline.about.com/od/halloweenlessonplans/Halloween_Lesson_Plans.htm

Halloween Safety lessons

http://teachertipstraining.suite101.com/article.cfm/halloween_lesson_plan

Physical Education Plans for Halloween

A good variety. Other holidays physical education plans also listed.

http://www.pecentral.org/lessonideas/searchresults.asp?category=59

Halloween flash cards

http://www.eslgo.com/resources/lesson_plans/halloween.html

Art lesson: Draw a Monster

http://kweto.com/skripts/halloween.html

For more free educational materials go to

http://www.reacheverychild.com

The best drawing site, plus a link that makes graphs, and 1000s of grants

I have all these posted here. The grant site is for all types and includes how to write them as well as where to apply.

http://www.reacheverychild.com

also use the search engine to find specific free materials and lessons.

Kindergarten Websites to help children, parents

For more resources go to

http://www.reacheverychild.com

Caring parents want to give their children the best start and there are many avenues for this. Indeed, the first couple of years are the most vital for young children as they learn how to learn and develop interpersonal skills. However, as a teacher there is little I can do until a child reaches school age and that is kindergarten. The resources I have supplied you with are designed to help kindergarten teachers and others find great resources to make school exciting and meaningful.

Before you start you search, I would like to tell you about the research I did and how it impacted my children. Over 20 years ago I discovered that sending a child to school as soon as they were old enough could be a significant problem if that child was the youngest, or among the youngest in the class. As such, I held my daughter back nearly one full year to make sure she was ready for school. The results were astonishing. As a more mature student she was more readily able to grasp the concepts provided, had better coordination, and was more socialized. The teachers quickly recognized her and, as is human nature, pushed her to become more self-reliant. This simple act was ultimately recognized when she took her PSAT examinations where she was selected a National Merit Award Scholar. She has now finished college, her Ivy League diploma in hand all based on a good start.

If your child is immature I recommend you consider the same approach. It may be more expensive to pay for another year of preschool, but the child’s future may be enhanced by your actions. Ask professionals before you make any decision.

Anyway, here are some sites that can be used by pre-schoolers and kindergarten students, parents, and teachers. To save space just click on

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/kindergarten.html

Visual Arts links and lessons for art and architecture.

by Alan Haskvitz, national inservice presenter

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Haskvitz

Lessons on this page include how to read a painting, paper folding, a list of art museums, quilting, clip art, and much more. Also sections on kids and art, making kites, and how to teach children about art. They are all listed here to save space on this blog.

http://www.reacheverychild.com/arts/visual/index.html

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