Music Sub Plans {No Tech Lessons for the Elementary Music Room}

Aileen Miracle
Grade Levels
K - 6th
Formats Included
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244 pages
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**EDITABLE!!** Looking for sub plans for your music room? This product has ready-to-use lesson plans for the elementary music classroom, which require no technology! The lesson plans can be taught by ANY substitute teacher--even those without musical experience! No need to scramble to write sub plans when you or your loved ones are sick, or worry if technology will work. This packet includes enough sub plans for about two weeks (depending on how often you see your students.) You can use these sub plans without buying anything additional!

This product include 8 lesson plans {3 lessons for Kindergarten, 4 for first grade, 3 for second grade, 3 for third grade, 5 for fourth grade, 5 for fifth grade, and 5 for sixth grade--most of the lesson plans are written for more than one grade.} Lessons state objectives, materials, process, previous knowledge, and NCCAS standards met. Lesson plans come in PDF form and in Word so you can edit and adapt them as needed!

The lessons include:

*Beat: lesson plan for Kindergarten and first grade; includes coloring sheets for steady beat, which students complete in centers

*Statues: lesson plan for K-1; includes statue cards and statue worksheet

*Melody: lesson plan for K-2; includes coloring sheets for melodic contour, which students complete in centers

*Rhythm patterns: lesson plan for 1-5; includes group composition sheets, rhythm cards, and color-by-pattern worksheets for ta and ti-ti, quarter rest, half note, tika-tika, ti-tika, tika-ti, syncopa, and tim-ka. Just print the rhythm cards, and copy the worksheets and composition cards for the appropriate grade level and you are ready to go!

*Percussion: lesson plan for 2-4; includes percussion memory match for group work, a percussion book, and hit, shake, and scrape cards for sorting instruments

*Composer scavenger hunt: lesson plan for grades 3-6; includes composer fun fact cards and composer scavenger hunt worksheet. Students search the room for fun facts, fill out a worksheet, and then do a think/ pair/ share with a partner!

*Dynamics: lesson plan for grades 4-6; includes dynamics and song dice for group work, dynamics visuals for whole group work, and color-by-dynamics worksheets

*Musical symbols: lesson plan for grades 4-6; includes musical symbols and song dice for group work, musical symbol visuals for whole group work, and color-by-symbol worksheets

The set also includes:

*Sub plan checklist: A table for each grade level, so you can keep track of which class has done which lesson (Link to Google Doc)

*Directions: Includes specifics for printing and organizing your sub tub

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Please note: This set includes all of my rhythm flashcard sets, as well as the percussion book in my Science of Sound set.

Looking for more sub plans? Check out these sets:

Singing with a Sub, Set 1

Music Lessons for a Day {All About Cats}

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Total Pages
244 pages
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Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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