school-age

A Pirate Creative Listening Experience for Middle School Students

The theme for Halloween this year at Children's Resources Educational Center (serving students PreK3 - Grade 5) is Pirates. I have to say, I'm a little excited about it. I love the soundtracks to the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, so ever since I heard the theme idea, my mind has been coming up with [...]

A Pirate Creative Listening Experience for Middle School Students2019-10-22T13:00:22+00:00

Combining Music + Art: A Hawaiian Theme for Elementary Students

There is no denying that summer is here in Miami. Hot temperatures, afternoon rainstorms, staying inside to soak up the AC. Yup, summer is definitely here! At the Children's Resources Summer Camp, there's a different theme for each week of camp. I love this, because it gives me a creative jumping off point for planning [...]

Combining Music + Art: A Hawaiian Theme for Elementary Students2019-10-17T12:28:16+00:00

“What Do You Do?” A Social Skills Song for Elementary Students

The other day I was walking through Target and had a 'Hallelujah moment'! Seriously. I was coming in for one item: a white t-shirt that my daughter needed for an art project at her preschool. But, like most times I visit Target, I never made it past the Dollar Section (does that happen to you, [...]

“What Do You Do?” A Social Skills Song for Elementary Students2019-10-17T12:17:07+00:00

A Camping We Will Go…With Our Senses

I just returned home from a lovely trip to Boston with my little one for a family get together. The weather was beyond beautiful and we enjoyed some delicious BBQs in the backyard. Now that I'm home, I'm ready to wrap up the little camping series I started two weeks ago. You can catch up [...]

A Camping We Will Go…With Our Senses2018-07-20T23:51:27+00:00

A Camping We Will Go…Some More!

Last week, I shared a post on a Camping Theme I'm working on with my K-5 students in music therapy. We started off with a camping hello song while looking at pictures in the book "Down By the River." Then, we roasted marshmallows over a campfire of red, orange and yellow scarves in a drum, [...]

A Camping We Will Go…Some More!2018-07-20T23:52:14+00:00

Everything is Awesome (The Lego Movie + therapeutic goals)

{Thanks to everyone for your kind comments following my post about Hurricane Irma and how Julie Andrews helped during my evacuation with my two babies. I really enjoyed hearing from you. We are still cleaning up in Miami and it's been a slow process, but things are slowly getting back to "normal."}   One thing [...]

Everything is Awesome (The Lego Movie + therapeutic goals)2018-10-20T17:52:36+00:00

It’s the First Day of School

  When I was a kid, I LOVED back to school time. I loved shopping for new school supplies (Lisa Frank notebooks and Bic pens were my thing!) and was always so excited for the first day of school. I try to bring some of that same excitement into my music therapy sessions on the [...]

It’s the First Day of School2017-08-17T18:08:26+00:00

More With Moana – Session Ideas for Attention Goals

Did you have a chance to try out any of the Moana-themed session ideas I shared in last week's blog post? If not, check out the post to see how you can use rainbow bells and the song "How Far I'll Go" to address attention goals. As I was brainstorming more ways to use "How [...]

More With Moana – Session Ideas for Attention Goals2017-07-12T13:35:06+00:00

A Frosty Musical Mad Lib

A few weeks ago, I shared a musical experience I created called The Noun Rap. I designed it for the 3rd, 4th & 5th grade students I work with at Children's Resources Educational Center. I figured, hey, if they have to learn about nouns, why not at least make it cool? (You can listen to [...]

A Frosty Musical Mad Lib2018-01-16T16:25:49+00:00