Q2W10-11 October 14 -25 2019 (Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade LevelKindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade
Week #10-11
Unit of InstructionExploring Singing Voice and Rhythms
Standard(s) Taught

Say and sing rhythmic patterns accurately with a steady beat (MU.K.C.1.1)
Sing a song that includes rests (MU.K.S.3.4)
Play percussion instruments to show the beat and the rhythm of songs (MU.K.H.3.1)
Read rhythm notation (MU.K.F.3.1)(MU.1.F.3.1)(MU.2.F.3.1)
Demonstrate vocal qualities sing, speak, shout, or whisper (MU.K.C.1.2)(MU.1.C.1.2)
Sing echo phrases (MU.K.C.1.4)(MU.1.C.1.4)
Sing various songs while maintaining steady beat and rhythm (MU.2.C.1.1)
Perform rhythms from notation (MU.2.H.3.1)
Sing with appropriate tone quality (MU.2.C.1.1)
Move or dance to music from other cultures (MU.2.S.1.2)

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will sing using their singing voices.
Students will echo sing.
Students will match pitch.
Students will find and be able to maintain a steady beat.
Students will be able to work in groups dictating rhythms (2nd grade)
Students will learn about different tempos in music and show understanding through movement.
Students will begin learning and memorizing their winter performance pieces.
Students will read basic rhythm notation.
Students will listen to a story and learn an accompaniment to go along with the characters. (K-1)
Students will learn an African American hand game and perform the game with a partner.
Students will listen to a piece of music and show what they hear with movement.

Classroom Activities

Welcome Vocal Warm-up

Solfege Warm-up (2nd grade) 

Beat Buddy Exercise 

  • Find and maintain a steady beat 

Review: Peanut Butter, Head Shoulders Baby, My Head and My Shoulders, Down by the Bay

New Songs: 

  • Black Snake 
  • Head Shoulders Baby (Kindergarten) 
  • Bluebird Bluebird 
  • The Wind Blew East (K-1)
  •  Little Green Frog (K) 
  •  A Tisket, A Tasket (K-1)
  •  Tideo (2nd) – Folk Dance, moving to music, steady rhythm, following directions
  •  When the Saints Go Marching In (2nd) 
  •  Shake them Simmons Down (2nd)  – Folk Dance, moving to music, steady rhythm, following directions

1st Grade – Apple rhythms, Ta and Ti Ti 

  • Listening to rhythms and identifying them
  • Team Work 

2nd Grade – Apple rhythms, Ta, Ti Ti, quarter rest

  • Listening to rhythms and identifying them 

Kindergarten – Jump story book and rhythms

  • Listening to story 
  • Playing rhythms (Ta) on African Drums 

Winter Performance pieces

  • Continue working on winter performance pieces and performing songs from memory

If time is needed, Doggy Doggy or Echo bird singing, or Sammy Ray puppet activity 


Assignments Due


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