I have loved using Artie Almedia's Mallet Madness this year. The students are so excited when they enter the classroom, knowing that we do, Mallett Madness. They enjoy getting to play ALL the instruments. Mallet Madness consist of activities for mallet percussion instruments that promotes learning in the concept areas of beat, rhythm, melody, harmony, form and expressive qualities through the use of songs, poems, music-to-literature connections and reproducible flashcards. The students love the unique rotation system, so they get to play all of the mallet percussion instruments in the classroom as well as many of the non-pitched instruments. 1, 2, 3, 4, mallets down get off the floor, 5, 6, 7, 8, hurry don't be late. We use this chant when transitioning from the different instruments.
Welcome to Mrs. Folsom's music web site. Did you know that by being involved in music class, you can learn several things that can help you in real life? When you study music you learn math, language, history, reading skills and science. Music teaches teamwork, discipline, responsibility and helps build self esteem. I hope this site increases your knowledge in music, math, science, history and reading.