• Hi Lynn, I teach Kindergarten Music in a Public School, but I am not a certified Music Teacher.  I have an observation coming up in November.  I need help.  I am teaching high/low; pitch matching; instruments; and steady beat in November. Steady beat is just continue to practice, not a new concept.  I have to design a 40 minute lesson that includes differentiated activities  Help!  I am not sure what to do.  Can you lead me in the right direction?  I always start my lessons out the same way.  We walk in to a song.  Then we sit on the carpet and sing an echo song - Welcome to Music.  Then we match the teacher's voice with a song to find our bear Stuffy.  I then thought I would do your owl lesson for high/low sounds.  Then I wanted to use the Turkey Feathers song for matching pitch.  Then I was going to go into the Shoo Turkey.  The week before we will have completed the Sound Shapes activity.  How do I differentiate?


  • Lynn Kleiner
    Lynn Kleiner You do not sound like a non music teacher to me! Sounds like you have this to a pretty awesome plan already. I would use materials that they already know from the previous lessons and introduce only one activity for the very first time. You want to sh...  more
    October 26, 2014 - 1 likes this
  • Lelania Perritt
    Lelania Perritt Lynn Kleiner thanks so much for your response. I don't think all of it showed up though. Can you post the rest of the response? It is very helpful so far.
    October 26, 2014
  • Lynn Kleiner
    Lynn Kleiner and you want everyone to have a solo. In that case, I would do more than the three plus three solos you hear in the recording. I would many colors before singing the chorus again. Stating your objectivies and showing that you have ways for assesment (...  more
    October 28, 2014