Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes

We were given this book by a very fun teacher because she thought we would find it entertaining, educational, and fun. Well she was right. It is entertaining. Students couldn't keep themselves contained when Pete sang his song. It is educational. The moral of the story is, "No matter what you step in, keep walking along and singing your song because it's all good." Is it fun? Combine entertainment and education and that's what you get. Now that's FUN! Don't tell anyone.

Nice Quiet Music

Be Still, My Soul by Michael Dowdle on Grooveshark
When students need to work independently, we put on some "nice, quiet, music". Nice, quiet music helps us keep classroom clatter to a minimum. We must be able to hear the music or the classroom is too noisy. Nice, quiet music helps us focus on our work, especially writing, and work at it for a longer period of time. A 2002, University of London, research discovered that, "Calming relaxing music had a positive effect on the number of mathematics problems completed, remembering words from sentences and on reported pro-social behaviour in children aged 10–12 years." Also, listening to nice, quiet music, is good for napping when you finish your work. Through trial and error, we have found that "Fifty Favorite Hymns" by Michael Dowdle, on solo guitar, has a very positive effect. Now that's FUN! Don't tell anyone.