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Back to School Music Lesson Plan Bundle! K-5 Lessons for the first day!

Back to School Music Lesson Plan Bundle!  K-5 Lessons for the first day!
Back to School Music Lesson Plan Bundle!  K-5 Lessons for the first day!
Back to School Music Lesson Plan Bundle!  K-5 Lessons for the first day!
Back to School Music Lesson Plan Bundle!  K-5 Lessons for the first day!
Back to School Music Lesson Plan Bundle!  K-5 Lessons for the first day!
Back to School Music Lesson Plan Bundle!  K-5 Lessons for the first day!
Back to School Music Lesson Plan Bundle!  K-5 Lessons for the first day!
Back to School Music Lesson Plan Bundle!  K-5 Lessons for the first day!
Product Description
Are you a new music teacher or a veteran music teacher looking for some fresh ideas? Want to have a fantastic first day in music? Look no further! This is a tried and true set of lessons that will really hook your kids! Kid will leave that first day saying your class is SUPER FUN! If you can get that reputation, the kids will buy into all the amazing things you teach them in the future!

This is a bundle of the following products:
Kindergarten First Day Plan
1st, 2nd, and 3rd First Day Plan
4th and 5th Grade First Day Plan
PLUS! Bonus PowerPoint for those first day introductions and rules!

Included in this File
• Detailed (yet editable) lesson plans for K-5. State (GA) GPS Standards, National Music Standards, and National Core Arts Standards are marked.
• PowerPoints to guide the lesson for each level. (Google Slides version included!)
• Video demonstration of the cup games.
• Links to any resources needed to complete the lesson. (List below)
• Bonus PowerPoint for that first day which includes a way to go over class rules, reminders to go to the bathroom and get water, and reminders for the rewards and consequences of behavior.
***Text is editable if you are able to download the matching fonts. Otherwise some reformatting will be required. A PDF version is supplied for those that cannot download fonts.****
• Bonus - MUSIC rules (only) from this set

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NOTE: THE 4th/5th PLANS ARE SPECIFICALLY FOR THE MAKING MUSIC VERSION OF "TURN THE BEAT AROUND." IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO USE A DIFFERENT VERSION YOU WILL NEED TO MODIFY THE DIRECTIONS INCLUDED TO FIT YOUR VERSION
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Description of Lessons
Kindergarten - Students will go through normal first day procedures (rules, etc.) and then be introduced to a special puppet friend in the classroom that leads through how to Echo. Students will explore a variety of voices and movements and end the lesson with reading a couple of books set to music.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade - Students will go through normal first day procedures (rules, etc.) and then practice a fun dance song so they can practice what a "space bubble" is. Then students will be introduced to a fun "nonsense" song with a wonderful cup activity. Thought the base activity is the same, the game is differentiated in levels for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. 3rd Grade plans also include an additional ice breaker game that is great for internalizing rhythm. I do similar plans the first week to keep the procedure fun and familiar for students and easy for me to teach since there are so many other administrative things music teachers must deal with the first week! :)
4th and 5th Grade - Students will go through normal first day procedures (rules, etc.) and then will learn a wonderful cup routine to the song "Turn the Beat Around." I use the version found in Making Music, Grade 4. The directions are editable if you choose to use a different version.

These lessons are meant to hook my students from the first day. I use the lessons to review things like singing voice, form, tempo, etc. I find that if I can give my class a reputation of "fun" then the students will buy into any lesson I give them in the future!

This is meant to be a guide for your individual situation. Substitutions for any part of the lesson is acceptable. Additional items you need to teach the lesson directly as written that are NOT included.
• "Turn the Beat Around" from the series Making Music, 4th Grade. Alternatively you can use a version from iTunes (the plans are Editable for your needs)
• Class set of cups (plastic or disposable from the grocery store work).
• Rhythm Sticks (optional)
• Cat Puppet (I use the orange puppet from the Making Music series, but really any stuffed cat will work).
• Book (optional): If You're Happy and You Know It
• Book (optional): Down by the Bay
• "Copycat Song" from Making Music. Alternative song link provided in resource.

Thank you to Alfred Publishing for their written permission to use the lyrics to the resource, "Turn the Beat Around" in this publication.


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Keywords: Fabulous First Day of Music, Fantastic First Day of Music, First day lesson plans, first year teacher, first day music lesson plans, Cup Game directions, fun first day

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