I love listening to Pandora, and I have found two awesome stations that are fantastic for kids. One is "Elizabeth Mitchell" radio. Have you heard of Elizabeth Mitchell? She has a soothing voice, and she manages to sing kids' music that isn't grating and annoying like most kids' music is. This station may be better suited for younger grades, but I think fifth graders would go for it as well. They always love when you play music no matter how "lame" they think it is, right?
The other station I love is "Disney". This is not the Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber Disney station. This station plays songs from the classic Disney movies such as The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Robin Hood, etc. Love! I listened to it with the baby this morning as we got ready for church, and he loved it. Don't people of all ages love this music? Check out this post for more music suggestions. What music are you planning on listening to in your classroom this year?
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