|Subject Area||Elementary Music|
|Grade Level||Kindergarten and 1st|
|Unit of Instruction||Exploring Rhythm|
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.
Welcome, vocal warm-up
“Good Ol’ Happy Song!”
“I’m Tall, I’m Small!” (Kindergarten)
Solo Singing with Echo
“If you have _______ instrument”
Down by the Cool of the Pool
My Pony Macaroni
Doggy Doggy Music Game if time is needed