Hi music teachers! How are you surviving? I’ve been teaching band and choir for a long time, but distance learning and Zoom has me stumped. I’m lucky to have a job, I realize. What are some things you’re doing in your virtual classrooms that your music students enjoy?

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I teach primary music to kindergarten and first grade. But I am close to our district's chorus teacher. She is doing a lot of theory, music history, and studying musicals. She is just starting a unit where the students research a minor character in Hamilton and having them make up a song.

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We're face to face (unfortunately, kids already gave me COVID) but in March when we shut down the biggest success I found was in a choice board. Don't get me wrong, 2/3rds still didn't turn it in, but those that did said it was a good fit. I chose activities that emphasized interaction with close family or reaching out to others digitally to give them a reason to stay connected.

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