Lynn Rubin

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United States - Massachusetts - North Chelmsford
Lynn Rubin
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By Lynn Rubin
As shared in my MMEA presentation and requested for download, this is what I use for my riser seating charts for my 4th grade chorus. This particular year is small so I added purple boxes and took a few columns away - you'll need to adjust for your
Subjects:
Vocal Music
Grades:
Staff
Types:
Printables
$2.00
6 ratings
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By Lynn Rubin
This is my actual lesson plan book for September 2014. I print it double-sided with K/1/Enrichment on one side and 2-4 on the back. I circle the activities I intend to do each week, and the columns on the right are for checking off which
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans
$6.00
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By Lynn Rubin
I organize my school year into units that are the length of time between school vacations. This is my template, based off John Feierabend's First Steps in Music and expanded for the upper grades, that I use when planning a
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Unit Plans
$6.00
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By Lynn Rubin
My second graders in March have finished Unit 2 of Conversational Solfege, and are fluently decoding and reading patterns using quarter note and 2-beamed eighth notes (Unit 1) and dotted quarter note and 3-beamed eighth notes (Unit 2). Because our
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Flash Cards
$2.50
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By Lynn Rubin
I wanted a better template to organize my First Steps units in kindergarten, and one that was explicit enough for Student Teachers to understand where we were in the various processes of the various steps. This is what I came up with. I love how
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans
$1.00
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By Lynn Rubin
Having trouble remembering to make that "between 9-4" phone call while at work? Need a place to keep your to-do list so it doesn't fall prey to the monster-who-eats-sticky-notes? Feel like some days just remembering too drink water deserves an
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Reflective Journals for Teachers, Professional Documents, Printables
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By Lynn Rubin
By popular demand, I will have the ppt from my presentation at All-State available for download for the next couple months. I did have to remove anything that could be a potential copyright violation, but I believe most of the slides people were
Subjects:
Music
Grades:
Staff
Types:
Other
$6.00
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By Lynn Rubin
Like most teachers, I struggle to get those "do between 9-5" phone calls and tasks accomplished because I go in early and stay late and am just so overwhelmed with the duties of teaching. I needed a way to remind myself to do simple things like
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Arts, Other
Grades:
Staff
Types:
Reflective Journals for Teachers, Professional Documents, Graphic Organizers
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By Lynn Rubin
I have a desk in my music classroom for any adults who come with my classes because I want everyone to have a home base. In September, I tape this letter to the desk. It outlines how my classroom runs and my expectations for them as well as
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Other
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By Lynn Rubin
This was my actual lesson plan book for January 2015. I printed it double-sided with K/1/Enrichment on one side and 2-4 on the back.I circle the activities I intend to do each week, and the columns on the right are for checking off which activities
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans
$4.00
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By Lynn Rubin
This is the handout from the workshop I presented November 8, 2016 at NPEN. It was available for free until October 2017. Please email me if you were in attendance and would like a new (free)
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Dance
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Handouts
$1.00
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By Lynn Rubin
This slideshow is scaffolded to allow students to be successful through chunking.In my district, third graders begin the recorder in October. We have music once a week. All of our recorder playing experiences prior to this are rote and aural.
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Songs, Scaffolded Notes
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By Lynn Rubin
I was once working on writing the Expected Outcomes of Kindergarten Music Class using language from the MA Frameworks. This is the kind of activity that you only need to do once for an administrator as long as your lessons follow the same template
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Teacher Manuals, Professional Documents
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

12 years teaching K-4 General Music, 1 of those years was K-8 and 1 was K-6. I've taught Gr 4 chorus (70-100 students) for 9 years and beginner band/orchestra for 2.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I have 2 levels of Orff-Schulwerk training, and integrate that with the work of John Feierabend. I am certified in First Steps for Music as well as Conversational Solfege Levels 1 & 2

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I've presented professional development to teachers numerous times in my own district, once at Bridgewater State University (2014), and at the Massachusetts Music Educators Association All State Conference (2015).

The district where I teach is in its 5th consecutive year as a "Best Community for Music Education" per the NAMM Foundation.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

12+ Credits beyond Masters in courses directly related to teaching elementary general music MAT General Music 2010 BM in Music Education 2006

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm incredibly passionate about new-teacher development and have mentored 8 student teachers from 4 different universities, as well as developing a program for 1 high school senior going into music education who wanted a head start.

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