Q1W6-7: Sept. 17-27 2019 (3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade Level3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade
Week #6-7
Unit of InstructionReading Rhythms and Treble Clef
Standard(s) Taught

Read and play various rhythm notation (MU.3.H.3.1)(MU.C.1.1)

Play instruments using appropriate techniques (MU.3.O.1.1)

Sing using appropriate tone quality, intonation, and diction (MU.3.C.1.1)(MU.4.C.1.1)(MU.5.C.1.1)

Perform songs with various forms (MU.3.C.1.4)

Analyze a piece of music to find specific rhythm patterns and meters (MU.4.F.3.1)

Read music from staff notation (MU.4.O.1.1)(MU.5.F.3.1)

Compare and contrast songs in different meters (MU.5.F.3.1)



Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will read various rhythms and be able to perform them on an instrument. 

Students will be able to speak the proper rhythmic syllables to count out each rhythm. 

Students will compose their own rhythms. 

Students will read different time signatures and figure out how many beats go in a measure of music. 

Students will begin to read the Treble Clef, starting with space notes, then line notes, finally both together. 

Students will perform on various percussion instruments with proper playing technique. 

Students will sing using their appropriate singing voice. 


Classroom Activities

Classroom welcome

Vocal Warm-up : solfege with hand motions

Reading vocal music

  • Various forms
  • Proper/appropriate singing voice 

“Day-O” (5th)

“This Train” (5th)

“Morning Has Broken” (5th) 

“I’m Gonna Sing” (4th)

“Pay Me My Money Down” (4th) 

“Three Little Birds” (3rd)

“Great Day” (3rd)

“Black Snake” (3rd)

Reading Rhythms 

  • Review basic rhythm notation 
  • Go over proper drum and instrument playing procedures
  • Go through rhythm exercises 

Reading Treble Clef

  • Space notes (FACE)
  • Line notes (EGBDF)
  • Play Reading Treble Clef game to assess student understanding

Music Centers

  • 4-5 small groups of students
  • Each station is an activity that reviews reading rhythms and reading treble clef 

If time is needed, Beat Buddy Challenge (finding and maintaining a steady beat) 




Assignments Due

Recorder Unit start the 1st week of October! Be sure to have your recorders in music class by then. Contact Miss Holvey with any questions or concerns. 

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