Category Archives: Elementary Classroom Teaching

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TMEA 2017 Elementary Music Grant

TEXAS ELEMENTARY INSTRUCTORS:
Get up to $800 in Pender’s products with a TMEA Grant!

As an Approved Vendor for the TMEA Elementary Instructional Support Program, Pender’s sales staff is ready and available to help you submit your grant request for up to $800 per campus. Your grant will go further with a 10% Pender’s discount plus free shipping on all qualifying TMEA grant materials!

Simple action steps for your grant

1) Shop the Pender’s Elementary Catalog or peruse our Elementary and General Classroom Music categories.

2) Select up to $800 in Pender’s products. ($888 really — don’t forget the 10% Pender’s discount!)

3) Fill out your Grant Order Form and click send. We will reply with your proposal (quote).

4) Finish and submit your grant application through TMEA

Grant application period: Oct. 15 to Nov. 15, 2017. Get TMEA details.

Pender’s Joy of Singing

Joy of Singing and Pender's Sacred Music Session


JOIN PENDER’S MUSIC CO. THIS SUMMER FOR JOY OF SINGING, JOY OF WORSHIP, AND PENDER’S CHURCH MUSIC SESSIONS

Lewisville Convention Center at the Hilton Garden Inn
785 SH 121 • Lewisville, TX 75067
Friday, July 7 – Saturday, July 8
Graduate credit offered.*


2017 EVENT SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION:

Friday, July 7

The Joy of Singing: Middle/High School Choir & Movement
9:00 am – 4:00 pm $55
Courtesy of Hal Leonard: the most popular reading session in the nation. It’s the best of the best for school choirs. 2-Part, 3-Part Mixed, SAB, and SATB music and movement for middle school and high school groups. PLUS: 2 spotlight topic sessions**
Clinicians: John Jacobson, Mac Huff, Greg Gilpin, Roger Emerson, Cristi Miller
REGISTER FOR JOY OF SINGING: MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL NOW

The Joy of Singing: Elementary Choir Music & Movement
9:00 am – 4:00 pm $55
Classroom materials and beginning choir music featuring nationally known composers and arrangers. Unison, 2-Part and 3-Part Mixed music and movement for young, developing choirs. PLUS: 2 spotlight topic sessions**
Clinicians: John Jacobson, Mac Huff, Greg Gilpin, Roger Emerson, Cristi Miller
REGISTER FOR JOY OF SINGING: ELEMENTARY NOW


Saturday, July 8

The Joy of Singing: Classroom Resources
9:00 am – 4:00 pm $55
Collections, activities, movement and musicals for the general music classroom
PLUS: 2 spotlight topic sessions**

Clinicians: John Jacobson, Roger Emerson, Cristi Miller, Greg Gilpin
REGISTER FOR JOY OF SINGING: CLASSROOM RESOURCES NOW

Joy of Worship & Pender’s Sacred Choral Session (presented together)
9:00 am – 4:00 pm $55
Hal Leonard Joy of Worship presents choral music in a variety of voicings for every sacred setting. Varying from traditional to contemporary worship styles, this session provides a multitude of choral resources for beautifying your worship. Something for every church!

Pender’s Sacred Choral Session is a multi-publisher church choral music reading session including music from Lorenz, Hope, Alfred, and Soundforth.

Clinicians: Joseph Martin, Brad Nix, Heather Sorenson, Bradley Ellingboe, and Patti Drennan
REGISTER FOR JOY OF WORSHIP/PENDER’S SACRED NOW


All Attendees Receive:

  • Morning coffee & light lunch
  • Complimentary music packets***
  • 10% discount on all items purchased at workshop
    ***Music packets of most of the music presented. Prices and workshop details subject to change.

JOY OF SINGING HOTELS:

Hilton Garden Inn Dallas Lewisville (workshop site)
785 SH 121 Bypass | Lewisville TX 75067
972-459-4600
Rate: $129/night
Group Code: PENDB
Booking Deadline: June 14
Book online now

Joy of Singing sessions feature new music from: Hal Leonard | Shawnee Press | Boosey & Hawkes | G. Schirmer Caldwell & Ivory | DeHaske | Fred Bock Music Company | Pavane Publishing

VanderCook College of Music
*VanderCook College of Music will allow attendees of Joy of Singing 1 hour of graduate credit. To be eligible, a student must have a degree in a music-related discipline. Any exceptions must be approved directly by VanderCook College of Music. To earn the credit, a student must attend two full days of Joy of Singing workshops. Students must also complete and submit the assigned project within two weeks after the completion of workshops: a lesson plan for at least one selected choral piece from the Joy of Singing workshops that you attend. A template will be provided for the lesson plan. Tuition: $320, due in full with VanderCook College of Music registration. Get more information here or contact Patrick Benson, Director of Continuing and Online Education at pbenson@vandercook.edu or 312-788-1139.

**Spotlight topic sessions are 30-minute “mini-clinics” by presenters on a topic relevant to the age group focused on that day.

Those categories with “movement” specified will have John Jacobson choreography demonstrations integrated into the session, as time allows. Access to John Jacobson choreography videos and notes for 20 new songs is included in the registration fee for all school sessions.

Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center

TMEA 2016 in San Antonio

We’re at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio this week (February 11-13) for the TMEA 2016 Clinic/Convention. With over 4,800 square feet of space, our booth will be one of the largest at the convention! Stop by & check out our new Pop Music, our great selection of UIL music, musical gifts, and so much more! Download our Pender’s app at the App Store or Google Play to listen while you shop! (Don’t forget to bring your headphones!). Looking for something new? Check out Richard Floyd’s new book, music from Star Wars: The Force Awakens or Habits of a Successful Musician. Not sure what you’re looking for? Come see us at the booth & we’ll help you find what you need. Hope to see you there!

Convention hall is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Come see us!

TMEA Clinic/Convention

Use of the TMEA logo and name does not imply TMEA endorsement or sponsorship of the company or product.

Use of the TMEA logo and name does not imply TMEA endorsement or sponsorship of the company or product.

It must be convention season! We’ll be setting up 48 booth spaces at the TMEA Clinic/Convention at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio. The convention will takes place February 11-13 and is the largest of its kind in the nation, with over 26,000 attendees. Come by to check out our stock of sheet music and related materials from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday or from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Let Pender’s save you valuable time by placing your order with us in advance, and picking it up at the conference! Build a wish-list on our website or email your list to orders@penders.com. Be sure to let us know that you would like to pick up the items during the TMEA convention on any order or PO sent for this purpose, and we’ll have your materials ready when you arrive. We suggest sending us your purchase order or list by Monday, January 25th to ensure a complete fill of your requested items.

Brain Waves Stay Tuned to Early Lessons – NYTimes.com

New York Times Blog:

When children learn to play a musical instrument, they strengthen a range of auditory skills. Recent studies suggest that these benefits extend all through life, at least for those who continue to be engaged with music.

Read on… Brain Waves Stay Tuned to Early Lessons – NYTimes.com.

Elementary Music & Reading: A Perfect Christmas Combo

Now that Halloween has passed, thoughts move on to the holidays of fall and winter: Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s. And of course, it’s a natural progression that gift-giving (and buying) become high-priority items on many to-do lists.

As an elementary music educator, if you want to encourage the young ones in your life outside of the elementary music classroom to value not only music, but reading as well, there’s no better combination than a beautifully illustrated picture book with an accompanying CD that can be read and listened to over and over again.  Studies show that arts education directly correlates with improvements in children’s reading abilities.

It’s best to begin early, and while your elementary music classroom is a great place to encourage music and reading, it’s always nice to think beyond the school setting and the elementary music classroom itself. Get parents involved. Even if a child can’t read, the parent reading to them is a huge stepping stone to developing that child into a lifelong reader.

Lifelong readers become lifelong learners. According to the Children’s Reading Foundation “Without the ability to read, excellence in…school and beyond is unattainable.” That’s a pretty powerful statement, right? We think so, too, and if there’s ever a way to bring music, reading, and lifelong learning into the same equation, we’re all for it.  Consider a music [education] picture book/CD for all those little learners on your Holiday gift list!
For more great book/CD ideas, browse the latest edition of our Pender’s Music Co. Elementary Music catalog curriculum section.

 

Remembering the Santa Maria

Columbus Day has been celebrated all over the world in one form or another, since the colonial period, when European nation states established colonies on other continents. It was during the 400th anniversary of the United States observing and celebrating Columbus Day (1892) that teachers, preachers, poets and politicians really began using Columbus Day as an overall catalyst in teaching the ideals of patriotism to the masses.

War effort support and national loyalty to one’s country were popular themes that were used to encompass the celebration. Perhaps you made it a point to do something special and patriotic in your classroom last week, leading up to this day (since many schools were closed today); or maybe you’ll consider doing something in the coming days.

It’s always nice to remember where we came from, to reflect upon the sweet journeys of our lives, and to be thankful and proud of what we have, and what we’ve accomplished, either as individuals or collectively – as a classroom, a school, a state, a nation, a people.

Happy Columbus Day!

NEW Freddie the Frog: Beyond the Books | Finally Here!

NEW Teacher’s Book!

[The information below is taken from Sharon’s e-newsletter announcement that the long-awaited book, Freddie the Frog: Beyond the Books is finally in print. Get one now, for the beginning of your school year!]

From Sharon: How do I teach music beyond the Freddie the Frog storybooks?

The storybooks are just the introduction and the connection to Freddie.  Then, the learning really begins with Freddie introducing games, songs, and activities that always build on the foundation of the stories. Kids want to learn anything that Freddie thinks is fun!

The NEW Teacher’s Book outlines the 14 sequential lessons that I developed to teach music concepts, utilizing the storybooks and far beyond. The lessons include when and at what grade levels to introduce each book, how to introduce and review key concepts.  Plus, extension lessons that reinforce the learning.

It comes with a CD-Rom that includes:

Reproducible Student Flashcards

25 Coloring Pages

3 Interactive Whiteboard Lesson flipcharts/PPT files

Freddie the Frog® ClipArt

Assessment Report Sheet

Assessment Teacher Files

Available NOW

Sharon

Freddie the Frog®

-The Mascot of Music Education.

via NEW Freddie the Frog TEACHER’S BOOK is here!.

Other books and supplements in the Freddie Series: