TEACHER'S RESOURCES

Donna Rhodenizer's original songs from the “Computer Cat” and “Dinosaurs, Dragons and Me” song collections are available in two teacher's resources. The Teacher’s Resources include the songs plus cross-curricular activities that can be used in regular elementary classrooms as connections to the songs or as stand-alone activities. Activities can be used to meet some Department of Education learning outcomes. Each book contains songs and activities with skill levels ranging from first year students through grade 6. Topics are varied so the songs and activities can be used throughout the school year.


Computer Cat Teacher's Resource and Dinosaurs, Dragons and Me Teacherís Resource have been included in the Nova Scotia Department of Education's Book Bureau listing as Authorized Learning Resources for elementary students.



Teacher's Resource and CD

Songs with cross-curricular activities for
elementary classrooms
All songs written by Donna Rhodenizer

All songs from the Computer Cat songbook (listed above) are provided in an expanded format including cross-curricular activities that can be used in regular elementary classrooms as connections to the songs or as stand-alone activities. Includes:

  • reproducible student pages
  • lyrics and vocal music for students
  • full score/accompaniments
  • activities in a variety of subject areas
  • CD with full performance and instrumental accompaniment tracks.

See a sample of cross-curricular activities found in the Computer Cat Teacher's Resource.



$45.50




Contents (All songs written by Donna Rhodenizer)

Computer Cat Have you ever wondered what would happen if your cat ate the computer mouse?

I Wonder, Penguin Parade, Pondering Penguins, The Penguin Ball A chance to add some music to your unit on penguins. Sing fun songs, find out facts, do a few penguin dances, and discover what penguins might have in their clothes closets!


My Hamster
If you have ever lost your hamster, this song is for you!

Packing
Get those bags packed as you prepare to take your vacation, but be sure to check your ticket date before you go.

Vacation Song
Improvisation is encouraged in this song as one explores a variety of vacation destinations.

Forty Little Birdies
A chance to dance and peep along as you discover exactly what birds do while sitting on the telephone wires.

Splashing in the Puddles
Put on your galoshes and do a bit of soft shoe as you enjoy this happy echo song.

I'm Wishing Everyone has wished on a star at some time or another. A bluesy perspective on one child's wish for a better world.

We are the Children of the World
An anthem song for your class, choir or the entire school. A pop rock feel, combined with powerful lyrics, will make this song a hit with students across all grade levels.


 

Dinosaurs, Dragons and Me
Teacher's Resource and CD

Songs with cross-curricular activities for
elementary classrooms
All songs written by Donna Rhodenizer

All songs from the Dinosaurs, Dragons and Me songbook are provided in an expanded format including cross-curricular activities that can be used in regular elementary classrooms as connections to the songs or as stand-alone activities. This resource includes:

  • reproducible student pages
  • lyrics and vocal sheets for students
  • full score/accompaniment
  • activities in a variety of subject areas
  • CD with full performance and instrumental accompaniment tracks

See a sample of cross-curricular activities found in the Dinosaurs, Dragons and Me Teacher's Resource

$49.50

Contents (All songs written by Donna Rhodenizer)

Ed the Invisible Dragon Try checking the foot of your bed for an invisible dragon. It might explain those messes that "no one" made at your house.

The Most Important Person Five different Andy voices for five distinct characters, each who believes he is the most important person working on the ship.

I Need a Home for my Dinosaur explores the dilemma of having a pet that eats more than he should and must be given away. This is one of Donna's earliest songs for children, and it has become a favourite of many fans, young and old.

Gramma's Pajamas
Gramma's lacy pink pajamas tickle her neck and her toes and she cannot sleep. Giggle along or tap your toes to this lively bluegrass tune.

The Best One for the Job promotes self-esteem and the message to "be happy with yourself".

Cool Bob is a blues tune with attitude. A man and his cat, both known as "Cool Bob" have learned how to make a living on the street as jazz musicians. Get ready to snap along.

The "Can't Wait 'til I'm Older" Blues
When we are young a car, a great job and a place of our own sounds pretty good. This is a second look at what responsibilities may be involved with those perks.

No More School for Me!
Written in a style that could be described as "Leroy Anderson meets mall music" this catchy song about snowy days is a winter sleigh ride.

Bedtime Tango
Juxtaposing a lullaby with a tango, this song will either help you sleep or send you searching for a rose to clamp in your teeth as you tango behind closed doors.

Sleep Gently Tiny Child
A lovely lullaby, and a quiet gem tucked in amongst the more lively songs in this collection.

Just Passing By written for a group of graduating students, thoughtful, inspiring words contain a great message for anyone facing change in his or her life.

Raise Up Your Voices Driving percussion, funky bass and even a wa wa guitar create a celebration of singing and sharing music with others. 

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