With time constraints always being an issue in music class, a friend made the suggestion to have a "Composer of the Month". The idea is to post in a frame a picture of a famous composer. Then pick a time during the month such as the first week or second week to play one composition by this composer. It can be played as the students enter the classroom, can be used as transition music or even to exit. It's always amazing to hear how many songs the kiddos recognize from various life situations. Life can be so fast moving, but teaching children to stop, listen and make an educated decision about music is truly a life long lesson.