Music Sub

Discussion in 'Substitute Teachers' started by Ceebee, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. Ceebee

    Ceebee New Member

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    Aug 17, 2007

    Hello everyone,
    I just got my first subbing position as a music teacher. I do not play the piano and have a lck of knowledge about what I should be doing with each grade level.

    Has anyone subbed in the subject before? I will be beginning the school year so I will have to determine the activities.

    Thank you,
    CB
     
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  3. GlendaLL

    GlendaLL Aficionado

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    Aug 17, 2007

    Many music teachers have a music curriculum with music books for the students, while the teacher plays CDs that go along with the books. These sets of books/CDs are for individual grade levels. I'd look around the classroom to see if these are available to you.
     
  4. giraffe326

    giraffe326 Virtuoso

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    Aug 17, 2007

    Is this a long term position? I assume it is... What grade level is it? That makes a HUGE difference...
     
  5. cmw

    cmw Groupie

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    What grades?
    ODE website has the standards that can be downloaded. It has teaching suggestions also.

    I've taught k-8 music so here are some general ideas...

    k-3
    wee sing book songs
    mailbox book songs (can get from the library)
    dances (chicken dance, hokey pokey, hands up, looby loo)
    moving to music (slow/ fast, light/ heavy)
    2 & 3 singing rounds

    4-8
    4 & 5 singing rounds
    units on composers, reading rhythms, song types and song eras
    dances (cha cha, electric slide, bus stop)

    popular games...hot potato, musical chairs, name that tune :D
     
  6. musicteach

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    I am a k-6 music teacher...I have a music curriculum that has CD's that go with each lesson. You don't need to be able to play the piano to teach these lessons....I'm crossing my fingers for you that you can find something like that in the room---My textbooks are called "Music Connection". I'm sure there are a lot of other resource books with CDs or cassettes available somewhere in the room. If you'd like specific activities for each grade, feel free to PM me, and I'll help you out in any way I can.
     

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