It’s been a while…I am currently teaching two classes of orchestra, two classes of chorus, guitar, and “musical theatre” at a middle school, along with my evening lessons (about 12 students per week). I am sitting in a rehearsal for All-County Orchestra (the second rehearsal of the weekend) trying to get lesson plans done for next week so I don’t have to do them when I get home!
This website, Teachers Pay Teachers, has been a wonderful resource for handouts, lessons, and even just basic ideas for my classes, especially “musical theatre”. (I have done some theatre, but I am not qualified or truly prepared to teach this class!). The website is just what it sounds like it is; products that teachers create and use in their classroom are sold online. The product benefits the buyer in the classroom, and the purchase helps support the creator financially. I only made about $25 in 2015, but hey, that’s a cheap dinner for two, or a movie out with the husband!
Please check this website out. Most items are under $5 and it’s well worth your time. Even if the item is not perfect, you can often modify the lesson for your needs, and the money supports a fellow teacher! 🙂