Q2W12-13 October 28-Nov. 8 2019 (3rd, 4th, and 5th)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade Level3rd, 4th, 5th Grade
Week #12-13
Unit of InstructionBucket Drumming
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, and E 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 continue 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”

Begin “Old MacDonald” 

Continue working on Winter Performance Pieces
Discuss classical music element and classical composers
Go over lyrics and start memorization

Treble Clef Music Centers
Students will go to different centers around the room with different activities related to reading the Treble Clef.

Bucket Drumming (if completed Recorder Centers) 

Intro to Bucket Drumming Powerpoint 

Rules of Bucket Drumming 

Bucket Drumming exercises 


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 Recorders to class! 

Additional Resources