Not too long ago, Fischarper launched merch! Here's a little glimpse into that aspect of the Fischarper brand.
The focus is mainly on quirky & fun music merchandise. Who says musicians always need to be proper?
For my storefront, I'm using Tictail. What attracted me to Tictail is that there aren't any fees until something sells, & Printful can integrate right into it. :)
There's a little more to it than that. If you have questions, feel free to ask me in the comments section below! I'm not a pro, but I'm glad to answer questions that I can or try to point you in the right direction.
I might try the Etsy store as well.
One thing that's really important to me is where items are made. For example, I prefer not to purchase items made in China for various reasons including ethical, environmental, & political. It can be frustrating when this detail is left out of online merchandise listings. "Made in" is clearly posted in each item description in the Fischarper store.
Go browse the Fischarper store, & let me know which item is your favorite! Have a special request? Contact me to see what we can do!
Oh & Tictail just might have a discount code for first-time customers once you log in, or you can subscribe to the Fischarper email list for a 10% off code good through 1/31/18!
The Fischarper Fall Activity packet has arrived! It has 11 printable music activity sheets:
1. Fall Music Cryptogram
2. Autumn Leaf Practice Chart
3. Autumn Leaf Note Matching (treble clef)
4. Autumn Leaf Note Matching (bass clef)
5. Hidden Accidentals Pilgrim Picture
6. Place the Pumpkins on the Spaces (Treble Clef)
7. Place the Pumpkins on the Lines (Treble Clef)
8. Place the Pumpkins on the Spaces (Bass Clef)
9. Place the Pumpkins on the Lines (Bass Clef)
10. Fall Leaf Music Composition Activity
11. Fall Staff Paper
Keep reading below for some ideas on how to use this resource in your lessons!
By the way, I finally figured out how to blend mockups with images in Photoshop (thanks to this video)! It's easier than trying to erase parts of it!
Try using the scarecrow staff paper with an easy activity like this. You could use Fall-themed erasers or some small autumn leaf cutouts.
Or you could have your student color the picture of the scarecrow & write a (very short) composition about it.
How about some "Tape the Leaf on the Staff"? Make it similar to pin the tail on the donkey, but the student tapes a leaf to the staff (blindfolded) and then names that note. You could even do this sitting at the instrument, a table, or on the floor to make sure no one run into the wall. :)
Instead of having the student cut out the leaves on the leaf composition activity, use real fallen leaves! This could be a fun activity to get your student out in the fresh air with a parent.
How do you think you'll use these worksheets? Be sure to snap a picture and share your ideas with #Fischarper on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or in the comments!
From the archives...
Happy October! Welcome to the 1st giveaway on the Fischarper blog! Read on to see how you can win a PDF of the Fischarper Halloween packet. Don't want to wait? Hurry and pick yours up in the Fischarper TpT store. Profits from the Fischarper TpT sales through October 7, 2017 go to Samaritan's Purse hurricane relief! (Read my blog post about it here.)
Official Rules/How To Enter
Entries will be counted through 11:59 EST on October 8, 2017. Alternate methods of entry must be postmarked by October 8, 2017 and received by October 11, 2017.
1 winner will receive a PDF of the Fischarper Halloween Packet (approximately $0.99 value). Prize is non-transferable.
Giveaway is limited to US residents 18 and over. Immediate family members of Fischarper, LLC’s founding and managing member are ineligible.
The giveaway can be entered via fischarper.com/list. To enter, sign up for the Fischarper email list. As an alternative method of entry, send a postcard with your email address (must be postmarked by October 13, 2017) to:
7950 Dani Dr. Suite 140 PMB #23
Fort Myers, FL 33966
One entry per person. The winner will be chosen randomly from the list of email subscribers and any alternate entries (such as pulling a name out of a hat or assigning a number and using a program like random.org).
Within 8 days of the end of the giveaway the winner will be informed via email. Notified winner will have 72 from this notification to accept the
prize with a response email. Failure to respond to this notification within 72 hours will be considered a rejection of the prize. A list of winners can be obtained 14 days after the end of the giveaway by emailing email@example.com.
The prize will be delivered via email.
No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The number
of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. This
giveaway is sponsored by Fischarper, LLC.
Don't forget to tell your friends!
Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below.
Original mockup image via Pixabay.
Many thanks to the artist's J.D. for the excellent resources, including tips on how to run a giveaway!
Hello lovely readers! This week, I'll be highlighting a few of the Fischarper Teachers Pay Teachers resources available. Andddddd the profits from sales from the Fischarper TpT store (i.e. what I would get after fees, etc. are taken out; only purchases from the TpT store) through 10/7/17 (it's extended!) go to Samaritan's Purse Hurricane Relief. As I mentioned here, I've recently had the honor of volunteering with Samaritan's Purse. My family also received from post-Irma assistance from SP, and they did an AWESOME job! It is a great organization, helping many people through several different ministries (they do Operation Christmas Child), so be sure to check it out! You can also donate directly to Samaritan's Purse Hurricane Relief.
Ok, on to some Fischarper TpT highlights!
Which resources from the Fischarper TpT store are your favorite? Also, let me know your favorite volunteer experience (or where you would like to volunteer) in the comments below!
Here's a fun activity to help with music literacy, fine motor skills, and color identification. If this is something you'd like to try with your students, pick up your own printable Treble Clef Play Dough Worksheets from the Fischarper Teachers Pay Teachers store. There's a stop-motion video toward the end of this post, too!
Once you've purchased the activity sheets, just download them, print, and slip into page protectors or laminate. One thing nice about the page protectors is you can easily keep them in a 3-ring binder.
I made red, blue, & white play dough based on this recipe. Store bought play dough would certainly work too (I used Play-Doh brand in the video)! It looks like we'd already experimented with mixing the colors (that was another learning activity!) when the E worksheet picture below was taken.
You can use this activity for part of a lesson (make sure students wash their hands before touching the instrument again), as homework, or for a music camp activity.
Before your students start this activity, make sure to set some rules. I asked the students questions to go over expectations. Here were some of mine:
Do you mix the play dough colors? (No. Later we did mix some, but that was a directed activity.)
Does the play dough go off your box/lid? (No.)
Use rules & guidelines that you see fit, and phrase them in your own way. It might be more effective to use positive phrasing, such as "the colors stay separate" & "the play dough stays on the box/lid." Then you don't risk the student(s) just hearing/processing "mix the play dough" & "off your box/lid."
You can use a box/lid, or a place mat to keep the surface clean and to give visual boundaries for the students.
This activity is great for a variety of ages. I worked with for a small group of preschool through about mid-elementary school age for this project. But I think it could be fun for about any age! You can also make it more or less difficult for different age groups and/or music levels.
How would you use these printable worksheets?
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