|Subject Area||Elementary Music|
|Grade Level||3rd, 4th, and 5th|
|Unit of Instruction||Exploring Rhythm and Music Theory|
Will find and maintain a steady beat.
Create rhythm patterns.
Perform on mallet instruments.
Read musical terminology.
Sing with appropriate tone quality.
Read and identify the notes of the Treble Clef.
Identify musical form.
Read and sing/play melodies using standard notation.
Perform on instruments using the proper playing technique.
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
Students will sing using their appropriate singing voice.
Students will continue learning the notes of the Treble Clef and be able to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding.
Students will perform on the xylophones and other pitched percussion using the proper playing techniques taught to them in class.
Students will learn two vocal warm-ups and match pitch.
Students will be tested on rhythm and reading Treble Clef notes.
Students will compose their own rhythms.
America the Beautiful (4th and 5th)
Continue working on reading Treble Clef
Twinkle Twinkle (3rd and 4th)
Start with Hot Cross Buns, then the Taco Song (all)
5th Grade will learn either It’s Raining or Gently Sleep (harder versions with different parts)
Centers (for classes finished with reading Treble Clef and Xylophones)
Students will be tested on their knowledge of the treble clef in one of the centers.
Other centers will demonstrate understanding of rhythms as well as continuing with Treble clef note naming. Teacher will be observing and helping when needed. Students will be graded by participation and their Treble Clef test.
3rd Grade – Singing
Mirror exercise with 3rd Grade
Beat Buddy Challenge if time is needed
Recorders start on the week of Oct. 1! Make sure you have a recorder for class. Contact Ms. Holvey if you have any questions.