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Why I bought a microphone for my classroom. And why you should too!

The Tutu Teacher


Yup.
About a month ago, I bought a karaoke mic from Amazon and it is hands down one of the best purchases I've ever made.
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This mic was the life of the party during my travels to Vegas and Los Angeles (it also works as the perfect way to annoy my husband).  When I found a similar mic on sale during the Amazon Prime day sale, I scooped it up right away!
One for school and one for home.

Let me tell you a little about this mic.  Everything you need comes in the box! You won't need to purchase anything else to make this mic "work". My mic needed about 2-3 hours to charge before it was able to work out of the box (the charging cord comes in the box).  The mic is bluetooth enabled so you can connect it to your phone or speaker system.  You just need to connect the mic as you would any other bluetooth enabled product, but in case you're not sure, directions come in the box.  You can choose to use it with or without music, which makes it even more perfect for the classroom!

I shared my purchases on my Instagram and Facebook page and folks had lots of questions!
So, I decided to blog about some ways I plan to use the mic in my classroom.

1.  Morning Meeting
At the beginning of the school year, we sit in a circle and take turns talking about ourselves.  We introduce ourselves and name a few of our favorite things.  This mic will be a great way for students to introduce themselves, while making sure everyone is heard!

2. Calendar Helper
After my students are finished with their Morning Work, we roll right into Calendar Time. I don't know about your classroom, but some days I STRUGGLE to hear the calendar helper led the class in saying the days of the weeks. I try to encourage them to speak up and use a strong voice...but OMG some days all I get is a whisper.  This mic is going to be the perfect way to get my introverted or shyer speakers to use their quiet voices, and still be heard.

3.  Retelling
Retelling stories is a great way to strengthen reading comprehension skills.  Using popsicle sticks, I'll choose a student to retell our read aloud using this mic.  It will be a great opportunity for me to informally assess a student while they practice their listening skills!

4.  Singing of course!
We sing ALL THE TIME in kindergarten! Like, everyday...and sometimes multiple times during the day.  This mic is going to be the perfect addition to our singing time. Again, I'll randomly choose a student to lead us in a song and let them use the mic to belt their heart out. If you're looking for a great resource to incorporate singing into your classroom, check out this resource.

5.  Fun!
Just plain fun! We only have a short time with these kiddos...it's so important to spend as much time with them having fun! We have spur of the moment dance parties on a regular basis in our classroom.  This mic is going to up our fun game by 200%!

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What other ways would you use a mic in your classroom? 
What's the first song you plan on singing once your mic arrives?

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