Q3W25-26 January 21-31 2020 (Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade LevelKindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade
Week #25-26
Unit of InstructionAnimal Songs and Rhythms - Musical Form
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 and sing about Martin Luther King Jr. (2nd grade)

Students will be able to identify quarter notes and eighth notes. 

Students will play percussion instruments. 

Students will be able to perform a simple rhythm song in parts. 

Students will sing various songs about farm animals. 

Students will be able to identify various music notations and the musical form of a song (2nd)

Students will understand different time signatures (2nd) 

Students will move to the beat around the classroom.

Students will match pitch.

Classroom Activities

Welcome: “Hello There” 

Beat Buddy exercise (finding and maintaining a steady beat) 

“ABC Rap” – Kindergarten (echo singing, maintaining a steady beat, singing voice) 

“I Bought Me a Cat” – Kindergarten and 1st grade

“But the Cat Came Back” – 2nd Grade (musical form, fermata) 

  • Ribbon activity with musical form to this song – have students come up with 3 different movements to show the different sections to this song

“Boysie” – 2nd Grade (in 3/4 time) 

Naughty Tabby Cat (K-1) 

  • Read through poem
  • Go over words
  • Go over rhythms (quarter notes, eighth notes)
  • Have students all play on sticks or drums 
  • Add different parts (3 part song) 
  • Perform song all together 


  • Who was Martin Luther King Jr? 
  • Why is he an important person? 

“Free at Last” 

“Kid Like Me” 

“Back of the Bus” 


Ribbon activity (K-1)

  • Students will watch the signs the teacher puts up and match the movement with their ribbons
  • Mirror activity (K-2) 



Assignments Due


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