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Workstation Wednesdays Resource Lists

Workstation Wednesdays Week #14, March 25, 2020

This Workstation Wednesday is more like "Work from HOME Wednesday".  I shared with you a couple of resources that I thought you might find handy.  Let me know if there's anything I can do to help you during this crazy time!

Incredibox - mix loops to create pieces.  Use THIS free worksheet as an assignment.

Google Slides BUNDLE

Workstation Wednesdays Week #13, February 19, 2020

Oh say can you see all of these great workstation?  In this episode I shared my Star Spangled Banner workstations and walked you through each of them.  Here are a few of the resources I mentioned:

Star Spangled Banner Workstations - TpT Store

Blog posts about patriotic music and SSB workstations

Why Teach Patriotic Music?

Teaching Patriotic Music:  What to Do


Supplemental Activities:

Star Spangled Banner Evaluations - free lesson, worksheet and links

Armed Forces and Patriotic Music Listening Glyphs

Workstation Wednesdays Week #12, January 29, 2020

In this week's episode I talk about some techy resources for teaching instruments of the orchestra.

Virtual Reality Links that I use with my students

Google Slides Instrument Family Activities

Tiny Orchestra App

Meet the Orchestra App


More resources for teaching INSTRUMENTS and INSTRUMENT FAMILIES

Workstation Wednesdays Week #11, January 15, 2020

In this episode I talk about the workstations that I use as a culminating activity in my instruments of the orchestra unit.


Instrument Matching Game

Instrument Punch Cards

Misspelled Instrument Name Punch Cards

Dabber Activities -  Instruments

Guess Who - Instruments by Hutzel House of Music

Instruments of the Orchestra Workstations - blog post

More resources for teaching INSTRUMENTS and INSTRUMENT FAMILIES


Workstation Wednesdays Week #10, January 1, 2020

In this episode I talked about using Instrument Family Coloring Sheets in a variety of ways.  Although not specifically designed as a workstation, these versatile color sheets lend themselves well to small groups and cooperative learning.  Here are some resources from this episode that you may want to take a closer look at:

Instrument Family Coloring Sheets

My Book of Instruments

Instruments of the Orchestra Workstations - blog post

More resources for teaching INSTRUMENTS and INSTRUMENT FAMILIES

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Workstation Wednesdays Week #9, November 13, 2019

In this episode I talked about the beautiful illustrated book Grandma's Feather Bed adapted and illustrated by Christopher Canyon.  This fabulous John Denver song is a great one for November.  I use is as a springboard to some transportation themed ideas for 1st and 2nd graders.  Here are some of the resources that I talked about:

Grandma's Feather Bed illustrated by Christopher Canyon is in my list of books for the music classroom that you can find HERE.  (Scroll down just a bit.)

The Horse Went Around - PDF file from the amazing Artie Almeida (It is about 20 or so from the bottom of this list.)

Transportation Clip-It

Music Town Parking Center

November Worksheet Bundle


Workstation Wednesdays Week #8, October 30, 2019

In this episode I talked about some stations that I am using with 3rd graders in November.  Although I'm planning specifically for 3rd grade, these activities would work well with 2nd through 5th grades.

Thanksgiving Clip It

Thanksgiving Vocal Explorations

November Worksheet Set

Rap It, Clap It, Music Match It -Thanksgiving Edition

Turkey Composing

Workstation Wednesdays Week #7, October 16, 2019

Don't Break the Ice in Music Class - Download these FREE spinners to use with your customized Don't Break the Ice game.  It makes a fun and engaging music workstation.

99 Music Workstations You are Going to Love

Don't Break the Ice by Shelley Tomich

Don't Break the Ice Board Game at Walmart



Workstation Wednesdays Week #6, October 9, 2019

Zombie Swat

Swat the Rhythm

Swat the Rhythm Christmas version

Music Go Rounds-Music in Motion

Workstation Wednesdays Week #5, September 25

Fall is here!  Well, at least on the calendar!  It is still a bit warm here.  In this episode I am sharing a few of my favorite workstations for fall.  Here are some links to things that I mentioned in this episode:

Workstations for Fall -This blog post was written a few years ago but still has some of my favorites!  Check it out.

Spooky Dynamics Poem is by Larysa Dragonetti can be found in Music K-8 Magazine Volume 18, Number 1.  Get it here and create a PowerPoint to use with your students!

Forte Piano (Music K-8 Magazine Volume 13 #1) -This link takes you to the video that goes with the song.  It is awesome!

Artie Almeida's Doggone Dynamics   This activity is great for whole group learning. After we have used it in classes as a large group, I can easily put it in a workstation to review dynamics.

Candy Corn Puzzles:  Dynamics  /  Notes and Rests  /   Recorders    /   Symbols

Halloween Freeze Dance
Thanksgiving Freeze Dance

Camping Clip It
Thanksgiving Clip It
Food and Candy Clip It

Pitch Matching Cards for Fall

Pumpkin Foam Shapes  - Joann's    /  Michael's 

Music Class and Halloween - "There's a Spider on the Floor" is in this post.

Here are a few more workstation ideas for October:
Rap It, Clap It, Music Match It - Halloween
Rap It, Clap It, Music Match It - Costume Craziness
Music Roll and Cover - Halloween
Dabber Activities - Fall/Halloween


Workstation Wednesdays Week #4, September 18

In this episode I talked about using non-pitched percussion instruments in workstations.  I shared an activity with the book "The House That Jack Built" and NPP and an activity called Mystery Instruments that my students love!

Here are same handy links to try out after you watch the video:

Mystery Instruments - Print and challenge your students to become detectives!

This is the House That Jack Built by Timms Saback

This is the House That Jack Built video on Amazon Prime

Percussion Instrument Clipart by Dancing Crayon Designs

Other Non-pitched Percussion Instrument Workstations:
Rhythm Stick Reading Station
Rhythm Instrument Reading Station
Triangle Reading Station
Hand Drum Reading Station
Maraca Reading Station
Tambourine Reading Station
Cowbell Reading Station


Workstation Wednesdays Week #3:  September 4, 2019

It's hammer time in this episode!  Here are some links that may be helpful after watching the video:

Music Worksheet ENDLESS Growing Bundle -This contains all of my seasonal worksheet sets and a few other things.  You can also get them individually.

Build and Grow Kid's Hammer from Lowe's

Foam Kneeling Pads that I used in the video.  Walmart has something similar.

Golf Tees


Workstation Wednesdays Week #2:  August 28, 2019

In this episode I talked about a lesson for sixteenth notes that utilizes the book "Possum Come a Knockin'" by Nancy Van Laan practice decoding patterns.  I'll show you how I teach this lesson and then how I use it as a springboard for a great rhythm workstation.

Here are some helpful links from this episode:
Possum Come a-Knockin' by Nancy Van Laan
Incredibox (free on the PC, cheap as an app)
Rhythm Dictation Blocks by Rhythmically Yours on Etsy

Composing with Dots -worksheet and lesson info
Dot Composing Blog Post


Workstation Wednesdays Week #2:  August 21, 2019

In this episode I talked about organizing a list of workstations using Air Table.  I also shared some ideas about singing workstations.  If you have any questions, please let me know!

Here are some helpful links from this episode.
Airtable - Think of it as Excel on steroids.  You can add sound files, pdfs, etc... and organize my topic or season or whatever you want.  The free version is great.

Erasers and Music Manipulatives - Learn a bit more about how I use those cute little erasers in my classroom.

Lap Packs - Learn how to use them, why you'll want to and download some freebies to get yours started

Singing Rocks - A great whole class activity and fun workstation to keep kids singing.

Singing Sticks by Music Mom Darlene Abbott

Star Spangled Banner Workstations Set

Vocal Explorations

Workstation Wednesdays Week #1:  August 14, 2019

Welcome to WoW, Workstation Wednesdays!  In this episode I talked about getting started with workstations, ideas for organizing and planning and showed you my workstation storage cabinets. 

Here are some helpful links that I talked about in this video.  If you have any questions, leave them below and I’ll try to answer them.  Do you have any workstation topics that you’d like to see me talk about in future episodes?  Leave those too!


The Bulletin Board Lady – Teachers Pay Teachers   Find tons of workstations for your music classroom!

Music Workstations: Getting Organized

Music Workstations: What Can You Do at a Workstation (a big list) 

Music Workstations: Tips and Tricks 

Singing Rocks

How to Use Lap Packs and Why You’ll Want To


Some Ideas for Your Music Room Library

Books You Need in Your Music Classroom:  Primary List

Books You Need in Your Music Classroom:  Upper Elementary List


Jam Paper     A great place to get sturdy, zip close, plastic storage envelopes.  I use them to store my workstations.