Q1 August 27-Sept 7 2018 (Kindergarten and 1st Grade)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade LevelKindergarten and 1st
Week #3-4
Unit of InstructionExploring Rhythm
Standard(s) Taught

Say and sing rhythmic patterns accurately with a steady beat. 

Perform songs, fingerplays, and rhymes to connect with reading, math, or science. 

Play percussion instruments to show the beat and the rhythm of songs. 

Imitate peer or teacher keeping steady beat. 

Read rhythms from iconic notation (quarter notes, eighth notes, quarter rests) 

Sing with appropriate vocal quality. 

Play a variety of pitched and non-pitched percussion. 

Sing echo phrases. 

Sing melodies on pitch with head voice and appropriate tone quality. 

Perform songs form memory. 

Move to show when melody goes from high to low sounds. 

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will sing using their singing voices. 

Students will match pitch. 

Students will find and maintain a steady beat. 

Students will read basic rhythm notation. (1st)

Students will perform on instruments with the proper technique. 

Students will sing a song/rhythm that goes along with a story book (connection with reading). 

Students will learn an American folk dance and perform it in class. 

Classroom Activities

Welcome, vocal warm-up

  • Hello There!

“Good Ol’ Happy Song!”

  • Singing voice
  • Movement

“I’m Tall, I’m Small!” (Kindergarten) 

  • Movement
  • High and low sounds
  • Singing voice

John Kanaka

  • Movement 
  • Steady Beat 
  • Folk Dance (1st grade – maybe Kindergarten) 
  • Teamwork, following directions

Solo Singing with Echo

  • Matching pitch
  • Singing voice

“If you have _______ instrument” 

  • Playing percussion instruments
  • Maintaining a steady beat
  • Instrument names
  • Proper playing technique
  • Listening 
  • Following directions

Down by the Cool of the Pool 

  • Story book – reading 
  • Rhythm 
  • Add instruments for the different animals
  • Xylophones (1st grade) 

My Pony Macaroni

  • Steady Beat
  • Showing rhythm with movement 
  • Singing voice
  • Listening 

Doggy Doggy Music Game if time is needed

Assignments Due


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