Sunday, August 25, 2013

Guacamole + Grandparents

Guacamole!  Am I inundated with extra avacados? Am I making a wonderful guacamole dip?  Am I fixing a terrific Mexican dinner?  NOPE.  Sorry, none of the above.  It’s my brain I tell ya!  It feels like guacamole.  I have been sitting at the kitchen table for hours putting together just the "skeleton outline” for our upcoming Rock Your Math Class workshops for Kim Sutton’s Creative Mathematics.  My brain is a mess.  However, this class is going to be informative, fun, and interactive.  It's gonna be packed with easy to implement songs, games, and activities.  I can’t wait!  The upcoming dates are listed on our website if you are interested.  Anyway, I still have hours (okay, let's be honest . . . days) to go so I can only imagine what my poor brain will feel like when this manual is completed.  I know it will be well worth the time as we love doing these workshops and meeting with all of you great teachers out there.

Creative = Messy :)
As for Ron, he is temporarily excused from this planning process as he has been sequestered in the recording studio working on a Grandparents Day song.  It’s a tear jerker for sure (at least it is for me).  Just in case you lost track, Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 8th.  Yikes!!  That is right around the corner.  What happened to August?  Anyway, the song is finally completed. It is now on our Intelli-Tunes website, along with the lyrics, for just 99 cents.  CLICK HERE to take a little listen.  

But as they say on tv, “That’s not all folks.”  We are offering up a terrific little grandparent-themed writing template FREEBIE today.  We've included four variations to better fit your academic and grade level needs.

CLICK HERE to snag these fun templates!
Select fit to screen for best printing :)

Well my friends, here’s to a great week at school.  Just think, a 3 day weekend is right around the corner!  Hang in there :)

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Good Morning Song and Writing FREEBIE!

Looking for a new way to start your day??  Well, we have just the song for you.  Perfect for grades Pre-K, K, and 1st, The Good Morning Song is sure to put a smile on everyone's face.  It's a great way to jump start your carpet time learning or transition between activities.  We have put this ditty on special for the month of August.  You can snag the MP3 and the lyrics for only 99 cents!  

This song is from the Beginning Concepts l & ll CD which is great for the primary grades.  From days of the week, months of the year, seasons, short vowels, colors, shapes, counting, the alphabet, and much much more, you can't go wrong with these kid-friendly tunes.  CLICK HERE to take a little listen to the Good Morning song.

But, that's not all today.  We just can't let you leave here without a little something to take with you. Nancy and I have created a freebie for you to roll with as well.  This Good Morning write has been left open-ended so that you can easily adapt it to fit your needs.  Also, multiple templates have been included.  One is pictorial, one is guided, and the other is just lined.  This will help you better meet the needs of your new crew.  

Pick up a copies of these templates, HERE!

Thanks so much for visiting today.  Check back soon as we have some great new ideas, activities, songs, and freebies cookin'.  

Friday, December 28, 2012

Meet The Browns

Well, here we go.  We finally have TWO posts under our belt in the good old blogging world!  I guess this makes us official :)  As a couple of "non-techies" who rarely use the ATM, this has been a very interesting new adventure thus far.  We hope it will be for you as well!

Nancy and I are anxious to share some music based ideas and strategies that will help energize your classroom and create memorable learning moments for your students.  Check back often as we will have lots of freebies up for grabs.  

If you are here, you have most likely heard a little bit about us.  However, here are some mindless facts to help you get to know the BROWNS on a whole new level :)

  • Ron learned to play the guitar at age 9 by listening to The Venturers and Duane Eddy records.
  • Nancy is an expert downhill skier (although her poor back has kept her sidelined for way too many years).
  • Ron is afraid of pigeons due to a horrific incident as a young boy.  Big cities are oh so difficult for this man to stomach.
  • It is rumored that Nancy danced on a table or two during her tenure as a teacher.  
  • Together Ron and Nancy have 57 years of experience in the classroom.
  • Nancy would rather eat candy than her vegetables.
  • Ron's favorite musicians include Jimi Hendrix, Joe Satriani, and Eric Clapton (pretty cool for an old guy)! 
  • The Browns have been to Maui more than 10+ times.  It's their home away from home.

Alright, enough said.  Be sure to store this amazing info away to access at a later date . . . you never know when it might come in handy.  

Visit us soon as we will be back with a freebie or two :)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Testing . . . Testing . . . is this thing on?


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