Amy M. Burns

Elementary Music Technology and Integration

Amy M. Burns has taught PreK-grade 4 general music for 20 years at Far Hills Country Day School. She has authored 3 books on how to integrate tech into the elementary music classroom. She has presented many sessions on the topic, including 2 keynote addresses in TX and AU. She is the recipient of the TI:ME Teacher of the Year, NJ Master Music Teacher, & Governor’s Leader in Arts Education Awards.

Integrate Across the Curriculum: Making a Book Come to Life

In kindergarten music class, we incorporate reading and identifying sight words in music literature. One of their favorite books is Eric Litman’s Pete the Cat. Last year, we performed two books from the series that emphasized singing, acting, math, and reading. This year, we made a video of the book with kindergartners singing and adding the narrations to the sight words and the words that they learned to read from this activity. We hope that you enjoy!

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