Activate! - Volume 4 - 2009-2010

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Volume 4 - 2009-2010

From the August/September Issue:

  • Donna Dirksing and Artie Almeida - Start your school year off with fun-filled percussion activities
  • Mark Burrows - Have fun while introducing wonderful anger management techniques by singing If You're Angry (And You Know It)
  • New England Dancing Masters - Get up, get outside, and dance with three more terrific square dances

From the October/November Issue:

  • Learn from Patty Bourne's instructional suggestions for elementary choirs - Gain a new perspective on selecting suitable choral music
  • Activate! welcomes Eric Chappelle, Ingrid Hurlen and Kate Kuper - Don't miss their creative movement activities
  • Celebrate Native American music and dance - With songs, poetry, and music for drums and recorder

From the December/January Issue:

  • Nicole LeGrand - Get your Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade Students composing their own music with an innovative approach to composition in the Snowman Song lesson
  • Charlene Heldt - Celebrate Elvis Presley's birthday and contribution to music with a listening lesson
  • Don Dupont and Brian Hiller - Sing, dance, and play instruments with Noël Nouvelet, a lesson
  • Plus, lots of holiday-themed reproducible worksheets

From the February/March Issue:

  • Kate Kuper, Ingrid Hurlen, and Tom N. Tumbusch - Dance, dance, dance the winter away! Get moving with these lessons
  • Master Educator Artie Almeida - Celebrate Valentine's Day with A Musical Valentine
  • Denise Gagné, Nicole LeGrand, Patricia Bourne, Don Dupont and Brian Hiller - Curl up with a book (and your students) and enjoy Read Across America Day with music and literature lessons

In the April/May Issue:

  • Sing, dance, and play your way around the world - Lessons based on folk songs from several different countries and arrangements by many of your favorite contributors!
  • Charlene Heldt - Celebrate jazz in the month of April - a mini-unit: From Ragtime to Jazz along with the Spotlight on Ella Fitzgerald and Jazz Scat Secret Code
  • Patricia Bourne, Jeff Kriske and Randy DeLelles - Focus your end-of-the-year lessons with small-group composition projects