Q2W19 Dec. 16-18 2019 (Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade LevelKindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade
Week #19
Unit of InstructionCelebrating Holidays
Standard(s) Taught

Compare and contrast (same/different) in pitches and melodies (MU.K.H.3.1)

Sing songs with loud/soft and fast/slow (MU.K.C.2.1)

Perform songs from memory with expression (MU.K.S.2.1)

Identify steady beat in music (MU.1.H.1.1) 

Sing with an open, relaxed sound (head voice) (MU.1.C.1.3) 

Sing songs in various forms (MU.1.C.1.1) 

Sing songs of celebration of American and other cultures (MU.2.C.1.1) 

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will sing using their singing voices. 

Students will learn about different holidays and traditions from America and other cultures.

Students will perform songs from memory. 

Students will find and maintain a steady beat while listening to music. 

Students will discuss different songs and give reasons why they liked or disliked them. 

Students will play percussion instruments to accompany a song. 

Classroom Activities

Vocal Warm-up “Hello There”

Beat Buddy Exercise – finding and maintaining a steady beat 

Kindergarten, 1st 

  • Jingle Bells
  • Rudolph 
  • Hanukkah
  • Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
    • Show Powerpoint
    • Play bells to accompany Jingle Bells (steady beat)  
  • 2nd Grade
  • Jingle Bells
  • Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
  • Rocking Around the Christmas Tree
  • Deck the Hall
  • Hanukkah  
    • Echo Activity
    • – Matching pitch
    • – Listening 

This Leg, That Leg Song

  • Finding and maintaining a steady beat
  • Following directions 
  •  Working with a partner 

If time is needed play Doggy Doggy Music Game

Assignments Due

Nothing! Great job in the Elementary Showcase! 

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