Q2W19 Dec. 16-18 2019 (3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade Level3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade
Week #19
Unit of InstructionCelebrating Holidays
Standard(s) Taught

Sing songs in various meters (MU.3.S.1.1) 

Sing using appropriate tone quality, intonation, and diction (MU.3.C.1.3)

Compare and contrast various musical styles (MU.3.H.2.1) 

Sing songs from different cultures (MU.4.C.1.3) 

Perform songs using appropriate dynamics, tempo, articulation, style, and mood (MU.4.C.1.1) 


Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will sing using their singing voices. 

Students will read musical notation. 

Students will learn about different holidays from different cultures. 

Students will learn about winter weather around America. 


Classroom Activities

Vocal Warm-up 

Discuss holidays, winter weather, and family traditions (class open discussion) 

  • Ready, Set, Snow!
  • Chicken Soup
  • Hot Chocolate 
  • Blizzard on the Way
  • Rocking Around the Christmas Tree
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Let it Snow! .
  • Hanukkah 
  • Deck the Hall

Go over musical notation in each song – review musical terminology and symbols 

Discuss which of the songs we sand today is their favorite and why (class discussion) 

Beat Buddy Challenge or Doggy Doggy music game if time is needed

Assignments Due

Nothing! Great job at the Elementary Showcase! 

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