Q3W22-24: January 6th – 17th 2020 (Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade LevelKindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade
Week #22-24
Unit of InstructionXylophones: High and Low Sounds
Standard(s) Taught

Say and sing rhythmic patterns accurately with a steady beat (MU.K.C.1.1) (MU.2.C.1.1)

Read rhythms from iconic notation (MU.K.F.3.1) 

Imitate peer or teacher keeping a steady beat (MU.K.H.3.1) 

Sing with appropriate vocal quality (MU.K.H.2.1) (MU.1.C.1.2) (MU.2.C.1.1)

Perform songs, fingerplays, and rhymes to connect with reading, math, science, or social studies. (MU.K.F.1.1) 

Sing echo phrases (MU.K.C.1.4)

Move to a steady beat while singing (MU. 1.H.1.1)

Identify a steady beat in music (MUS.1.H.1.1) 

Move or dance to music from other cultures (MU.2.H.2.1)




Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will sing using their singing voices.

Students will learn xylophone playing do’s and don’ts. 

Students will demonstrate proper xylophone playing. 

Students will add accompaniment to a nursery rhyme on the xylophone. (Kindergarten/1st) 

Students will be able to play and identify high and low sounds on the xylophone. 

Students will read a story and learn a song to go with the story. 

Students will play on boomwhackers in correct rhythm to accompany the story “Pig the Pug.” 

Students will move to the beat around the classroom. 

Students will match pitch. 

Classroom Activities

Welcome song “Hello There”

Beat Buddy Exercise (finding and maintaining a steady beat) 

“Head Shoulders Baby” 

New song K/1: “I bought me a Cat”


Discuss xylophone rules and procedures

Watch video of xylophone do’s and don’ts – verbal quiz after the video (assessment) 

K/1 “Wee Willy Winky” 

  • Low to High (upstairs)
  • High to Low (downstairs) 
  • Playing with a steady beat 
  • Echo phrases
  • Across curriculum – Reading

Hot, Spicy Tacos (1/2) 

  • Echo phrases
  • Practice with body percussion 
  • Add xylophones 
  • Reading rhythms and music 
  • Following directions

“Pig the Pug”

  • Read story 
  • Across curriculum (reading) 
  • Teach song that goes with story
  • Boomwhacker activity 
  • Add xylophones (1/2)

Rhythm Land Movement activity 

  • Listening to music and moving to the beat 

If time is needed, Doggy Doggy music game

Assignments Due


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