About the Planning Binder:
The planning binder is a collection of planning documents you can use with your own students in your own classroom right away. You’ll find long range plans like a scope and sequences, as well as specific teaching activities in concept plans.
This is a resource designed for busy teachers who want to see an example of a mapped-out year, or for teachers who want lesson ideas and inspiration!
All the documents in this planning binder are editable Google Drive files, so you can edit, personalize for your kiddos, and use them from anywhere.
Take a Look Inside:
What’s included in the planning binder? Here’s a peek.
Scope and Sequences
A scope and sequence outlines what to teach and when to teach it. In this document you’ll find a sample yearly outline for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades.
Concept and Songs Lists
Specific songs to use with specific concepts are laid out by grade level in these documents. The sheet music is included.
Specific teaching strategies and ideas are documented in the concept plans.
Look for two new concept plans each month, one for a rhythm concept and one for a melodic concept.
How much does access to the planning binder cost?
The subscription is $9 a month.
May I share these lesson plans with other colleagues?
Feel free to edit and use these plans for personal classroom use. You do not have permission to share or distribute these plans in any form including digital or physical.
Can we give suggestions for what you upload?
Yes! Every month I welcome your feedback and suggestions to make this planning binder more useful to you and your students.
What grade levels does it cover?
At this time the binder covers Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades. I have plans to expand in the coming months!
Are the plans influenced by a music education philosophy?
My background is in Orff and Kodaly. You’ll find a Kodaly-inspired sequence with Orff and Kodaly inspired activities.
What can we expect to see each new month?
The first Sunday of each month, you can look for a few new concept plans and a few new monthly plans.
How do I cancel my subscription?
You can cancel or sign up at any time! Just go to your membership button at the bottom of the screen.
Are these long-range plans or daily lesson plans?
At this time the focus is on long-range plans, including scope and sequences, concept plans, song lists, and monthly plans.
Still have questions?
I’d love to answer them! Just fill out this form and I’ll get back to you with an answer.