Music Room Ramblings

Monday, January 19, 2015

Unit 3, Lessons 1-4 Ready to Go!

A word from Janis...

Do you feel like there are not enough hours in the day?

Do you feel like you're stretched to the max?

Faculty meetings, evaluations, committee meetings, parent conferences, etc. are eating up the day.

And planning time? Totally non-existent! It continues to be devoured by everything else.

And your stress level is out the roof!

Today's teacher is being bombarded with standards, evaluations, and so many things that don't even translate into quality instruction in the classroom. In fact, the opposite is happening at an alarming rate. And the best and brightest teachers are dropping like flies.

Even though I'm writing these plans especially for new teachers and for teachers who do not have access to a budget, resources, and materials, these plans would be a great resource for anyone. The plans are sequential but there are also many stand-alone activities that you can pull out and work into your own plans. They will save you time and relieve your mind because you can be assured that you will be teaching to the standards, be ready for any evaluations, and best of all, the students will be learning and loving it in the process!

I will complete Unit 3 with the final 3 lesson plan sets by the end of January. I just spent a marathon weekend completing the Lessons 1-4 bundle. I don't apologize for taking such a long time to develop these plans. I am trying to rewind my brain back to the days of when I had no budget, resources, no materials, no instruments, and no support. Finding just the right links and the best versions of songs continues to take much longer than I anticipated but the result will be wonderful for those of you who need a quality set of plans at your fingertips.

I will immediately begin working on Unit 4 so you will have it by the last part of your year! By next fall, I will have Lesson Plans for an Entire Year available! I am excited to provide these for you.

I also love feedback and welcome your thoughts, suggestions, and will gladly help you with anything struggles you may be having  in your classroom. I have been communicating with teachers in Indonesia, Queens, NY, Canada, England, Kuwait, and Australia. That is so much fun!!

I look forward to hearing from you, too.

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