Sub Plans for October 6th and 7th
Mr. Michaud
MusicTech



Greetings!

Thanks for covering my music classes.  You will find all the materials on a chair in the center of the room.   You can find the sub plans music on Computers 10 or 11.  Simply click the yellow smiley face and then click the music you want to play.  Adjust the volume with the knob on the right side of the monitor. 

Copies of the subplans are available online at www.nebomusic.net

Kindergarten and 1st Grade:
1. Sing and Move to "A Rum Sum Sum"

Words:
A Rum Sum Sum, A Rum Sum Sum
And a gooly, gooly, gooly, gooly, Rum Sum Sum
A rafi, A rafi
And a gooly, gooly, gooly, gooly, Rum Sum Sum
Motions:
Slap Lap, Clap Twice, Slap Lap, Clap Twice
Roll Hands in front of body, Slap Lap, Clap Twice
Alligator Hands open, clap on "rafi" (2x)
Same as 2nd line. (Gooly, Gooly)

Learn song and do it three times, each time getting faster.  Do the song and motions a fourth time very slowly

2.  Do the "La Raspa" Dance
-Teach a "kicking" motion with arms folded
-Pair the students up
-Teach "elbow swing" motion with partners
-Play "La Raspa." Students will "kick" on A section and "elbow swing" on B section
-Describe the ABAB pattern of the song

3. Play percussion with "La Raspa"
-Divide class into boys and girls
-Give Boys Drums. Give Girls Tamborines and Maracas
-Play La Raspa. Have the boys play drums during the A section. Girls Play during the B section.
-Play La Raspa again. Boys move freely around room and play on A section.  Girls freeze in A section.  On B section, Girls dance and play and Boys freeze.
-Collect insruments

4.  Grizzly Bear Game:  (Grizzly Bear) The students should know how to play the game.

5.  Show the Magic School Bus (1st and K) video if you have time left over.

2nd Grade and 3rd Grade:
Materials needed: 
Resource Master 1.6 (“Rhythm for a Poem” worksheet) for all students. 
Pencils for all students
Blue Textbook for all students

Process:
1.    Have students sit in group in front of whiteboard
2.    Review on white board note values:
    a.    Quarter note makes one sound per beat
    b.    Quarter rest makes one beat of silence
    c.    Eighth notes make two sounds per beat
3.    Write following words on white board and lead students to identify the number os syllables for each word:
    a.    Sun = one syllable
    b.    Flower = two syllables
    c.    Daisy = two syllables
4.    Lead students to conclude that a one syllable word (like sun) would get one quarter note.  A two syllable word (flower) would be two eighth notes.  (Refer to answer key for resource master 1.6 that I provided)
5.    Pass out the “Rhythm for a Poem” worksheet to all students. (Resource Master 1.6)
6.    Say the “Garden Song” Poem together as a class
7.    Clap the syllables of the words as the class says the poem.
8.    Pass out Pencils to each student
9.    Do the top line of the worksheet together.
10.    Have students complete the rest of the worksheet.
11.    Have students clap the rhythm of the poem again.
12.    Pass out the small percussion instruments and have the students play the Poem with the instruments.
Collect the instruments and pencils.
13.       If you still have time - students may do "K-Touch" (Typing Practice) or "TuxPaint" on the computers.

4th Grade:
Work on Simple Machines PPT
(Directions at:  http://nebomusic.net/techlesson03-4.html)

1. Start Open Office (Click on the Black Seagulls in the Blue Square)
2. File -> New -> Presentation
3. Click Create
4. Select Layout for "Title, Text, and Picture."
5. Create slides for simple machines.  They should have research in their notebooks.  Example can be found at:

http://nebomusic.net/SimpleMachineSlide.jpg

7. After 20 minutes - have students save their work:
    a. File -> Save
    b. Click the Little House
    c. Double Click NeboMusicWork
    d. Double Click "4th Grade"
    e. Double Click on Teacher's name
    f.  Double Click on Student's name
    g. Save document as "Lastname Simple Machines"

8. Insert their Lego Pictures from last class
    a. Click "Insert -> Picture -> From File"
    b. Find their Lego Picture
    c. Click on Picture and Click "Open"

9. At the end of class - direct students to "Click the White X" (Close Open Office) and click "Save" when prompted.

10. If there is extra time or students seemed confused by the directions, they may do any of the following:
    a. Scratch
    b. K-Touch (Typing Program)
    c. Open Office Text - (Writing Program)
    d. TuxPaint (Painting Program)
    e. Watch the Video I have provided

5th Grade
Work on Animal Classification PPT
(Directions at http://nebomusic.net/techlesson03-5.html)

1. Start Open Office (Click on the Black Seagulls in the Blue Square)
2. File -> New -> Presentation
3. Click Create
4. Select Layout for "Title, Text, and Picture."
5. Create slides for their animals - they should have research in their notebooks.  Example can be found at:

http://nebomusic.net/AnimalSlideSample.jpg

7. After 20 minutes - have students save their work:
    a. File -> Save
    b. Click the Little House
    c. Double Click NeboMusicWork
    d. Double Click "5th Grade"
    e. Double Click on Teacher's name
    f.  Double Click on Student's name
    g. Save document as "Lastname Simple Machines"

8. Insert their Animal Pictures from last class
    a. Click "Insert -> Picture -> From File"
    b. Find their Lego Picture
    c. Click on Picture and Click "Open"

9. At the end of class - direct students to "Click the White X" (Close Open Office) and click "Save" when prompted.

10. If there is extra time or students seemed confused by the directions, they may do any of the following:
    a. Scratch
    b. K-Touch (Typing Program)
    c. Open Office Text - (Writing Program)
    d. TuxPaint (Painting Program)

Robotics (Tuesday Only)

The students will come in about 2:15.  Direct them to work on homework or do research on the computers.  If you wish, you may help them pull the table out and set up the course and robots. I should be back by 3:00 to do the Robotics practice. 

Class Schedule (Tuesday):

Time
Grade
Tuesday, October 6th
7:30 to 8:00

Car Rider Duty in Front
8:10 to 8:55
1st
Wheeler
9:00 to 9:45
2nd
Wiest
9:50 to 10:35
3rd
Miller
10:40 to 11:25
5th
Wisehart
11:25 to 12:00

Lunch
12:00 to 12:45
4th
Sanders
12:45 to 1:20

Planning
1:25 to 2:05
Kindergarten
Williams
2:05 to 3:00
Robotics


Class Schedule (Wednesday -> Early Release Day):

Time
Grade
Wednesday, October 7th
7:30 to 8:00

Car Rider Duty in Front
8:15 to 8:50
1st
Adair
8:55 to 9:30
Kindergarten
Armstrong
9:30 to 10:05
2nd
Blake
10:05 to 10:40
3rd
Sutter
10:40 to 11:15
5th
Becraft
11:30 to 12:05
4th
Adamson



Instructions for Operating the MusicTech Lab:

To Play Music:
1. Turn on the Big Black Amp - rocker switch is at the top.
2. Click on the "Sub Plans" Music Folder (Yellow Smiley Face) on Computer 10 or 11.  Click once to play the tracks.
    a. Volume Control for Computer 10 is channel on on the little mixer (on the desk between computer 10 and 11)
    b. Volume Control for Computer 11 is channels 2 and 3.
3. If computers fail, there is a CD in the "Sub In a Sack."  Borrow a CD player and use the CD. 

Troubleshooting Procedures for MusicTech Computers:
*These computers have a costume built Linux based OS designed by Mr. Michaud for MusicTech.  Ms. Wray will not be able to help you with these machines.*

1. Students may use the following programs:

Iceweasel       (K-5) (This program is like Internet Explorer)
Open Office     (3-5) (Word, Spreadsheet, and PowerPoint) 
Paint  (K-5)   
Scratch  (4, 5)
KTouch  (3-5)

2.  In 4th and 5th Grade - some students have my laptop as an assigned computer.  It will not be in the room.  These students will need to share with another student.

3.  Students have assigned computers in 1st - 5th grade.  Do not let students in grades K, 1, 2 use computer #10.  If a student does not know their assigned computer.  Make them sit on the carpet and assign them to an empty computer after everyone else has found theirs.

DO NOT LET STUDENTS USE ALICE!!!  They will ask, tell them no.  Mr. Michaud must be present for them to use Alice.  (Again, Alice tends to freeze up the computers)

4. If the screen looks like it is off, wiggle the mouse.  The computer is in sleep mode.  DO NOT PRESS THE POWER BUTTONS.

5. To start a program - click once on the icon on the task-bar. 

6. To close a program - click the "white x" in the upper right hand corner of the window.  (This is like Windows XP.)

7. To get to the internet
-> Click "Iceweasel" one time.  (Kids should know how to do this.  Click once on the "Little White Mouse with the big blue ball."

8. To get to Starfall: 
-> Click "Ice Weasel" one time
-> Click the "Learn to Read" shortcut below the Address Bar in the browser. 
-> -Or- type "www.starfall.com" in the Address Bar in the browser.

9.  To get to K-Touch:
-> Click the K-Touch icon one time.  (Located far right on the task-bar.)

10. DO NOT USE OR TURN ON THE LCD PROJECTOR.  If have disabled it while I am gone.  It will not work until I return. 

If things go wrong . . . .

1. DO NOT TURN OFF ANY COMPUTERS.  If they are turned off, you cannot get them back on without Mr. Michaud's passwords.  If a computer gets turned off accidently, see Ms. Queen to turn it back on.  Otherwise, leave it off.

2. Computer 10 runs the other computers in the room.  Be especially careful with #10.  If it fails - none of the computers in the room will work.

3. If a computer freezes - right click on the task (IceWeasel, Open Office, etc . . ) on the taskbar and select "close."  This
should unfreeze the computer.  If you get a message asking you to "kill" the process - click "Yes."

4. 4th and 5th grade students should know how to save their work.  Tell them "NeboMusicWork -> Your Grade -> Your Teacher -> Your Name" and they should understand.  If not, just have them close and not save their work.

5. Scratch projects must be saved on the local computer.  If students don't understand this - just have them "Save" and exit.  DO NOT SAVE SCRATCH PROJECTS on "NeboMusicWork."  It will crash the computer.

6. If a computer freezes and does not want to work - turn the computer off by holding down the power button.  If Ms. Queen is available, have her turn the computer back on and log in.

7. If computer #10 freezes (It has never crashed on me before.) - Turn it off and turn it back on again.  It will go the the Login screen - leave it on the Login screen and do not try to log in.  It will still run the other computers in "Login" mode.

8. If a computer is running really slow - look at the task bar and see if their are other programs running.  Close or Kill all the other programs and see if that speeds the computer back up.  After each class, make sure all the programs are closed (IceWeasel, Open Office, Scratch.)

9. If all else fails . . . watch the videos I have provided. 

Mr. Michaud