Elementary Music Sub Plans for the Non-Music Sub {Set 1}

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Aileen Miracle
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Lots of subs are afraid to teach music, but this makes it much easier for them, which also means it's much easier for you.
Amazing as usual! :) Such great and engaging lessons with perfectly planned out activities! My students loved them and It takes so much stress off of me to plan for a sub!
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  1. Do you need Elementary Music Sub Plans for a non-music sub? This bundle of Elementary Music Sub Plans make it quick and easy to plan for an absence. Not only will these sub plans make the decision to put your own or your family's health first, but they ensure that your students are still getting lot
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Do you need Elementary music sub plans for your music classroom? These Elementary music sub plans have ready-to-use lesson plans that can be taught by ANY substitute teacher--no musical experience needed! With enough plans for up to 2 weeks, these Elementary music sub plans give you the peace of mind to take a sick day without scrambling to create lesson plans.

Lessen your stress and anxiety when you or your family member is sick, and take the day knowing you have Elementary music sub plans that a sub with any background can confidently implement!

Here's what you'll get:

--12 Lesson plans (with many covering more than one grade level), aligned with NCAS. Lesson titles include: "Apple Tree Stations," "Be a composer," "Carnival of the Animals," "Instrument Stations," "Music fortune teller," "My favorite piece of music," "Nutcracker comparison," "Speak, Sing, and Dance," "Elephants and Lions," "Jazz Fly," "America the Beautiful," and "Orchestra Games." Lessons include:

  • 3 Kindergarten
  • 4 1st Grade
  • 4 2nd Grade
  • 5 3rd Grade
  • 4 4th Grade
  • 5 5th Grade

--Lesson materials (mp3’s, slideshows, worksheets, & more!)

--Sub Plan Checklist

--Sub Plan Lesson Template

--Editable Sub Tub information packet

--“Notes from the Sub” Printable

Lesson concepts include loud/quiet, jazz, listening, composition, and more!

Frequently asked questions (FAQ's)

Question: Does this set require lots of prep?

Answer: I created this set so that it would require little prep. The lessons can be used as is, or can be edited. The accompanying materials can simply be printed or opened up. You will need to gather materials for each sub plan (such as pencils, non-pitched percussion, etc.), or let the sub know where those materials are. There are a few picture books and recordings that you would need to purchase to use the lessons.

Question: Does this set require technology?

Answer: Many of the materials in this set can be used without technology. There are a few visuals that can be used with simply a LCD projector and/or interactive white board.

Question: Which programs do I need to open up the files?

Answer: The set comes in a zipped folder, which you will need to unzip. The file types include:

  • PDF
  • mp3
  • Microsoft Word
  • PowerPoint


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "THANK YOU! I have struggled so much coming up with activities for a non-musical sub to do. This is so much better than having my kids watch Fantasia or Lomax the Hound every time I'm out. They love watching them, but it doesn't really accomplish anything. I'm so excited to put these in my sub folders!"

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "These plans are wonderful! It is nice knowing that I am able to leave sub plans that my sub can teach successfully."

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Saves me SO much time getting prepped for a sub before school started this year. Never been so easy!"

Download the preview for more detailed information.

If you love these Elementary Music Sub Plans, then you may also want my:

Emergency Sub Plan Bundle {K-5}

Singing with a Sub, Set 2 {Sub Plans for the Music Classroom}

No Tech Sub Plans

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Total Pages
89 pages
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Lifelong tool
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