A Conversation Blending PBs and Jamz (Picture books and music)
Join Jeanette and me as we chat about picture books in the music classroom, in the regular classroom, and so much more! How to use them, what does she look for in a picture book, how to overcome the feeling of being on an island as a music teacher, how to get help, what to let go, and some great picture book recommendations. Come dig in with us!
A Little Jam. . .(The Music Kind)
As Jeanette stated, picture books are a great way to get kids interested in reading, no matter their age. We all love being read to Read-alouds are magical and sometimes get a child interested in a particular topic or in reading in general. Whether you are in the music classroom, a grade-specific classroom or any other setting full of young people, reading is a gateway to new and amazing places and experiences and that is sure to be valuable in your classroom!
Jeanette's teacher help books: STORIES THAT SING & STORIES THAT SING TOO
Here are the two teacher books that Jeanette has co-written and has available (check out her website to order.) So many great books they have highlighted and created resources for that would make a great addition to your classroom. Kids are sure to love these picture books. Some of these are favorite books of mine (YOUR NAME IS A SONG, DRUM DREAM GIRL, and WHAT THE ROAD SAID from the second book and so. many. from the first one.) Great choices to add some music and movement and lots of fun literacy to your classroom, whether you're in the regular classroom or the music classroom!
Teacher Tips, Tricks and Topics
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!