Q2W10-11 October 14-25 2019 (3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade Level3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade
Week #10-11
Unit of InstructionExploring Rhythm
Standard(s) Taught

Read rhythm patterns that include quarter notes, eighth notes, quarter rests, and sixteenth notes (MU.3.H.3.1)
Sing using appropriate tone quality, intonation, and diction. (MU.3.C.1.1)
Play instruments using appropriate techniques (MU.3.O.1.1)
Read and discover information about a selected composer and his/her work (MU.3.H.2.1)
Play songs using letter names (BAG) (MU.3.S.3.1)
Read rhythm patterns is various meters (MU.4.F.3.1)

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will learn and review proper playing techniques for the recorder.
Students will learn and review the notes B,A,G on the recorder.
Students will read the Treble Clef.
Students will do Treble Clef activities in centers to practice their music reading abilities.
Students will sing with proper singing voices.
Students will play on instruments alone and with others.
Students will begin their Winter Performance pieces.

Classroom Activities


Vocal Warm-Up (Solfege, introduce new solfege warm-up)

Recorder – Review
How to properly hold the recorder
Proper breath support
Covering holes
“Pit Stop”
Hot Cross Buns

Gently Sleep 
B, A, G

4th and 5th on Recorder

Review notes B,A,G 

Add the note “E” 

Begin “It’s Raining” 

Introduction to Winter Performance Pieces
Talk about the storyline
Discuss classical music element and classical composers
Go over lyrics and start memorization

(After students have completed review of Recorder 
Treble Clef Music Centers
Students will go to different centers around the room with different activities related to reading the Treble Clef.

If time is needed, continue working on call and response songs, historical songs, and folk songs in the music book.

  • This Train (3-5)
  • Kookaburra (round singing) 

Beat Buddy Challenge (finding and maintaining a steady beat)

Assignments Due

Please bring recorder to class! 

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