"How to" Guide for S-Cubed users!

Quick Reference Guide to using S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program

What is in the Complete Bundle?

*27 lessons that include everything you need to teach S-Cubed Level ONE.  This includes video examples of me teaching the program, video teaching tips for each lesson, and step by step daily guide.
*”Sight Singing Examples ONLY” is included.  You can use it if you’d like to hand the examples to your students.  It’s good for people who don’t have a Smart Board.  It is easy to copy.
*Make sure to read all product descriptions starting here.  Use the hyperlinks in the descriptions in order to gain a deeper understanding of what is covered in each lesson.
I recommend scanning at first to gain an idea of the full scope of this program.  Then, the week before you teach a particular lesson, read the descriptions in greater detail to help you be successful.   


What is in the MEGA Bundle?

*All of Level ONE and all of Level TWO.  This includes video examples of me teaching the program, video teaching tips for each lesson, and step by step daily guide.
*”Sight Singing Examples ONLY” is included,  You can use it if you’d like to hand the examples to your students.  It’s good for people who don’t have a Smart Board.  It is easy to copy.
**Make sure to read all product descriptions starting here.  Use the hyperlinks in the descriptions in order to gain a deeper understanding of what is covered in each lesson.
I recommend scanning at first to gain an idea of the full scope of this program.  Then, the week before you teach a particular lesson, read the descriptions in greater detail to help you be successful.   


What is in the Elementary Bundle?

*The first five lessons of S-Cubed are included.  I packaged this bundle with the following in mind:
-Teachers who teach elementary school rarely see their students more than two times weekly for about thirty minutes each time.  With so little time, this bundle will likely take a full school year to cover all of the material.  This makes it possible for elementary teachers or teachers who don’t see their students very often to use S-Cubed without having to purchase the entire program.
-These lessons are exactly the same as the first five lessons of the MEGA and the Complete Bundles. 
**Make sure to read all product descriptions starting here.  Use the hyperlinks in the descriptions in order to gain a deeper understanding of what is covered in each lesson.
I recommend scanning at first to gain an idea of the full scope of this program.  Then, the week before you teach a particular lesson, read the descriptions in greater detail to help you be successful.   



How long will it take to teach the Complete Bundle?

*Everyone’s teaching situation is different.  I see my students daily for 50 minutes.  It takes me 27 weeks to teach it.  I teach S-Cubed about 4 times weekly on average.  We take about 10-15 minutes per day.

How long will it take to teach Level TWO?

*It will take about 18 weeks if you see them daily and follow the procedure listed above.

Can I get a synopsis of what is in each lesson?

*I have spent many hours creating the Product Descriptions on Teachers Pay Teachers.  This will be the best place for you to get a general idea of what is coming in each lesson.   Start here.  Inside the description, you will find more hyperlinks that will take you on a Lesson tour starting with Lesson 1 and progressing through the entire program.
I have also included these three links that are intended to inform you a bit more on how to use this program:


What is Music Prodigy and do I have to use it with S-Cubed?

Music Prodigy is a computer/app based program that allows students to practice and teachers to assess their students.  I tried the program for one year with my 340 middle school students, and I liked it so much that I decided to supplement S-Cubed by creating homework examples specifically for Music Prodigy.  When you purchase the “Add on”, you and your students gain access to the homework examples.  In S-Cubed, your students begin actually sight singing during Lesson 4.  There is one homework example for each example that is included in S-Cubed.  I wrote them to complement what we worked on that day in class.  I intend for teachers to assign the complementary homework example on the day the material was covered in class.  It will take most children no more than 5 or 10 minutes to complete.

I used S-Cubed for many years without Music Prodigy, and my students were successful.  However, Music Prodigy has simplified individual assessment for me significantly. 

Here is a link that includes a bit more information about Music Prodigy on my blog, and here is a link directly to Music Prodigy to make the purchase.

It is not necessary to purchase Music Prodigy in order to have great success with S-Cubed.  I enjoy the assessment features of the program and the immediate feedback it gives the students, but S-Cubed was originally designed to be used in the classroom only.

It is possible to purchase the Complete Bundle combined with Music Prodigy directly from Music Prodigy only.  The MEGA Bundle is not offered.   To continue using the Music Prodigy component, you must renew it annually, but once you purchase S-Cubed, regardless of where you purchase it from, you have it for life. 

Starting in 2019:

JW Pepper sells S-Cubed.  Many teachers requested that we offer it with JW Pepper because their schools sometimes aren’t allowed to purchase from TpT. 
Music First will begin selling the Complete Bundle and will offer the practice/assessment homework example component that is also available with Music Prodigy as described above.

If you have questions as you begin your S-Cubed journey after you’ve done the things I’ve recommended above, please email me at inthemiddlewithmrd@gmail.com

Thank you so much for your purchase!  Best of luck as you work through the program!




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