Sub Tub Plans

Here is a list of Teachers Pay Teachers Sub Tub plans as well as, the plans for the popcicle stick composition activity from our October 8th, 2016


Looking for sub plans on TeachersPayTeachers?
Stores to visit:
• Musical Interactions
o Offers lots of games suitable for centers and/or substitutes focusing on elements such as syncopation, instrument families, notation, and rhythms. Games include Go Fish, dominoes, spoons, 10 levels, and a game akin to Cranium! Prices span from $2 – $6.
Individual Lessons (Cost):
• Popsicle Stick Rhythm Games by Aileen Miracle ($7.50)
o Looking for a fun, engaging way to practice rhythmic concepts with your students? This comprehensive set includes 10 different rhythm games, directions, worksheets, and more! Included:
o Table of contents (hyperlinked so you can click on what you need and easily access!)
o Directions for use: Includes suggestions for use, whether using in centers or in small groups, as well as suggestions for how to organize buckets and sticks
o Sample patterns for rhythmic concepts so you can use as a guide when writing out patterns. Included rhythms are: ta and ti-ti, rest, tika-tika, half note, ti-tika, tika-ti, syncopa, and tim-ka.
o Game directions for 10 games: Rhythm writing (includes worksheet), Rhythm bang, Rhythm form (includes worksheets for all rhythmic concepts in stick and standard notation, as well as a completed sample), Rhythm composition (includes worksheet), Rhythm sound sort (includes worksheets for all rhythmic concepts in stick and standard notation, as well as a completed sample), Rhythm animal sort (includes worksheets for all rhythmic concepts in stick and standard notation, as well as a completed sample), Rhythm Venn Diagram (includes worksheet and completed sample), Rhythm change (includes worksheet and completed sample), Rhythm Detective, and Rhythm building (includes worksheets for building ta and ti-ti, rest, and tika-tika).
o Labels: I included labels for small bins and slightly larger bins,with standard and stick notation versions.

• Music Listening Worksheet Bundle by Cori Bloom ($7.00)
o This is a collection of over 30 music listening worksheets for grades K-12. They are generic worksheets with writing prompts to guide students as they listen.
o This bundle allows us to select our own pieces and has at least one sheet appropriate for each grade level K – 5.

• Telephone Rhythms (half note) by Lindsay Jervis ($1.75)
o Telephone Rhythm Game (half note) – a game to practice rhythm reading and memory in the music room for any time of year. Did you play telephone (also known as “Chinese Whispers” in some place) when you were little? One person had a secret message and they would whisper it to someone. The message would be passed from person to person. By the time it got to the last person, everyone would find out if the message remained the same all the way to the end or if it got mixed up somewhere.
o This game is played the same way. It can be played with the whole class or in small groups in centers. It is a great game to leave for a sub since it can be student lead. One student or the teacher can be the leader. They may draw one card from the pile (once they get the hang of it, you could try drawing two cards for an 8 beat pattern). The leader whispers the pattern to their neighbor and the game continues with each student aurally passing the pattern down the line or around the circle. When it gets to the last person, they may say the pattern out loud and the class checks it with the card(s) to see if the class succeeded in getting the pattern all the way around the group.
o This set includes game instructions as well as 4 pages of rhythms (16 cards) that can be printed, cut in quarters and laminated for long term use. This file comes with 4 different options for printing – color cell phone, color vintage phone, black and white cell phone, or black and white vintage phone. In the color sets, each concept is a different color to help keep them separated for different grade levels. A rhythm list is included for teacher use. This game would be great practice for older beginners as well early elementary students who are practicing half note.
• Music Sub Tub (Instrument Families of the Orchestra) by Emily Conroy ($10.00)
o Music Sub Tub (Instrument Families of the Orchestra) is perfect for both musical and non-musical substitutes! It contains 4 original stories and lessons about the brass, percussion, woodwind, and string families of the orchestra. These 40 minute lessons can be used by music teachers or music substitutes and is a great way to integrate literacy into the music classroom.

It is also “Print and Go” and only requires paper and colored pencils or crayons to implement! You do not have to have taught students any of the information in the lesson prior to having a sub; however, this product is an excellent way to review the musical instrument families of the orchestra. Click on “preview” to view a sample of this product.

• Music Sub Plans (For the Non-Musical Sub) by Emily Conroy ($7.00)
o Six musical activities for the substitute to choose from. All activities can be taught by teachers with no musical background!
o Included are sections like daily schedule, classroom procedures, discipline concerns, and emergency procedures.

• Music Sub Tub Stuffers: K-2 Substitute Plan – Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin ($3.25)
o This is a great print and go plan for K-2. Students will read a book about an orchestra that grows from a solo to a dectet. Students will read a book, learn about the instruments in a book and the musical names of various sizes of ensembles (solo to dectet).
o Includes: an EDITABLE lesson plan to put in your sub tub or sub binder, a series of worksheets for you to copy and put in your sub tub or sub binder, posters for you to print and laminate to put in your sub tub or sub binder.
Individual Lessons (Free):
• Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo (music sub mini lesson) by Lindsay Jervis
o One Children’s Literature Lessons with Extensions
Short lesson plans where the sub reads the book (some are with CD) and then digs a little deeper with some brainstorming, review, writing, drawing, etc. afterwards.
• Music Go Fish Sample by Tuneful Teacher
o Kids of all ages love this classic card game! This version with a musical twist is a fun way to practice and review key concepts. With 8 individual concept decks, each with 6 designs and a large range of levels, it is easy to mix-and-match to create the perfect decks for your classroom.
o Although additional decks do cost money, it is easy to create a deck to best fit your students

Popsicle Stick Recorder Composition
• Students will need popsicle stick rhythms, worksheets, and recorders
• Using the worksheet, students will create their own recorder composition using the popsicle sticks as rhythm blocks.
1. Students will need to randomly choose 4 popsicle sticks
2. Each popsicle stick rhythm will need to be written in the boxes provided on the worksheet
3. Students will then use the notes they know on the recorder to create their own composition
• Some ideas:
1. If students are grouped in fours or fives, students can take turns picking popsicle sticks and reading the rhythms aloud to their group before completing the worksheet
2. Two grades can be gathered from this – writing an appropriate composition and being able to play that composition accurately

3. Be explicit about what note students need to end on and what notes are available to them to use!
• Popsicle sticks can be used in SO many ways! Having sets made for every grade is fast, easy, cheap, and convenient for when you’re absent!

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