Huge congratulations to our winners from last week's episode!! Thanks so much to both of you for tuning in and stopping by to share your thoughts!
Laura Roettiger, You are the winner of the jump drive from Annie Lynn! I know your third grade students will enjoy the music -- and I hope you'll share Annie's expertise and wonderful music with the teachers you're connected with as well!
Jany Campana, You are the winner of your choice from Jolene Gutierrez -- a zoom call, a copy of MAC AND CHEESE AND THE PERSONAL SPACE INVADER, or a PB Critique of a mss (less than 800 words).
I'll pass. your emails along to Jolene and Annie for prize distribution :-). Congratulations!
Video interview with Annette Pimentel, author of BEFORE MUSIC
Join Annette and me as we talk music, inspiration, layers, writing nonfiction picture books, instrument classification systems, the importance of Arts in the schools, and much, much more.
PB (Picture Book Tasting) -- BEFORE MUSIC
This is a longer NF picture book, with a running lyrical text throughout the book to provide some structure, and that younger kids will absolutely enjoy as a read aloud. But there are amazing sections throughout the book that highlight various ways of classifying instruments (organology), craft pages that show you how to create your own hand-made instrument, pages that introduce innovators in music, and
A Little Jam. . .(The Music Kind)
There are lots of other great jams on the YouTube playlist here This one is a fun one involving movement and several different types of instruments. Not only can you dance and move, you could classify these instruments in some different ways, sing along, practice spelling these instruments, practice syllabication, make up their own moves, add in more instruments , etc. Have fun boogying with this one and check out the playlist for more jamz!
Teacher Tips/Curriculum Tie-ins
Since this book runs to the upper end of picture book range: 2nd - 5th grades, you can use it in multitudinous ways to support instruction for those grade levels:
Here are the photos of my attempt. This one was gluten free (made with a GF yellow cake mix. Rather than make an extra frosting , I just swirled the rest of the peanut butter and jelly over the top. It was delicious! I used homemade plum jelly that I had on hand, too. It was yummy and didn't need the frosting, but we do plan to try it again with the frosting.
Guest Links and Giveaways
Annette is giving away a 30 minute Zoom call! Teachers, homeschool parents, etc. may choose to use the zoom call for an author visit, or authors may choose to use the 30 minutes to chat about books, publishing, etc.
To be eligible, simply leave a comment below on this blog post, and thanks so much for stopping by!
This page is the official space for PBJamz -- multimedia Jamorama celebrating all things PB (picture books) and Jamz (music), although we'll indulge in the other PBJ snacks where appropriate :-). Join us each Thursday for new content connecting picture books and music!