Language Arts, Math, and Science in the Elementary Music Classroom provides a practical guide to help music teachers incorporate elementary classroom subjects into their curriculum using STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math)-inspired strategies, with added emphasis on social studies. It includes a complete elementary music curriculum for kindergarten, first, and second grades, and has cross-referencing charts for regular elementary
classroom teachers to find music activities for their classroom. Importantly, it shows teachers how to include the artistic processes of creating, performing, responding, and connecting in their lessons. These processes make up the new music standards featured in NAfME's new Core Arts Music Standards.
In order to maximize comprehension, the book includes assessment tests, sheet music, work sheet templates, and brainstorming activities centered on using technology to enhance composition projects. Lesson plans are organized by the calendar year, each inspired by the seasons, American culture, and world culture. These lessons may be used as is or used to generate new curricula altogether.
Kim Milai has worked as an elementary music teacher in public and private schools for the past twenty-five years. As well as being a NYC rock drummer in bands that opened for groups like the B52's, Cindy Lauper and Living Colour, she produced and performed in her own children's music CD, Dinobone, Dinobone, Have You Heard?. She has Kodaly training along with certification in Suzuki flute 1A and 1B. Kim earned a Masters in Music Education at the Eastman School of Music and currently lives with her husband and two children at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.