Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Owl-Land Returns

Oh my goodness!  How busy are we this time of year?  It is a little intense - but exciting!

So, our school had a huge mold problem this year and many classrooms had a wall that was replaced (including mine).  We weren't able to set up our rooms until last weekend and school starts tomorrow!  Crunch time!

One positive thing (beside being mold-free) occurred - one of my walls received a new paint color!  I'm loving the brightness (and the fact that I didn't have to use so much butcher paper to cover the walls).

Here are a few pictures from Owl Land (I know, there is not a 12 step process for an owl addiction):

Entrance to Room
Desk Corner
Fat Little Owls ;)
Front of Room
One handy idea I grabbed from somewhere (I forget!) was including clipboards (below objectives) with vocabulary cards for each grade-level - easy to grab or switch out words when I need to.
Word Wall (BLUE WALL) and Large Magnetic Staff Board (I love it)
Music/Melody Street (with vocab for high, low, pitch, melody, phrase, step, skip, and leap)
Close-Up of Music Street - (Fa and Ti will come soon for older students)
Music Tech Center
Composer Corner
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Sign-Out Spot (2-5 only)

7 Habits Posters (clip on "Habit of the Day/Week")

Data Tracking Wall (more about that soon)

7 Habits-based mission statement

7-Habits Themed Bulletin Board (each quarter note has a habit with language about how it looks in the music room)

The kids always ask, "Why are those owls so angry?"

New Leadership Recognition board - one leader per grade per week chosen by me (they get their picture out here, name on the announcements, and a special "owl" seat during class)

I can't wait to see your gorgeous rooms as you get back into your rooms this month!  Wishing you all a successful year and another year of sharing and learning between us!


  1. I love your owl filled room! My school mascot is an owl and I am inspired by some of your boards!

  2. AH!!!! What an awesome mascot!!! I'm so jealous!!!

    Have a good year ;)

  3. Hi Emily,
    I bought your 7 Habits packet on TPT last year after I quickly found our new principal wanted our school to start Leader In Me. I really like your "7 Key Notes" bulletin board and was curious what it says in each quarter note, relating 7 habits in music. Do you have this somewhere on TPT or could you email that to me? Lynnpiano@aol.com Love your room and can tell you've worked so hard! :)

  4. Where did you find the pictures for your Solfege Street bulletin board? I'm having a hard time finding a set online that looks like that.