Q1 Sept. 10-21 2018 (3rd, 4th, 5th Grade)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade Level3rd, 4th, and 5th
Week #5-6
Unit of InstructionExploring Rhythm and Music Theory
Standard(s) Taught

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. 

Classroom Activities

Vocal Warm-up 

  • Do to Sol 
  • C is Do (new warm-up)
  • Singing voice
  • Matching pitch 
  • Solfege 

America the Beautiful (4th and 5th)

  • Sign Language
  • Singing voice 
  • American History 
  • Reading 

Treble Clef 

Continue working on reading Treble Clef 

  • Space notes (FACE) 
  • Line notes (EGBDF) 
  • Play review game to test student understanding (assessment) 


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) 

  • Proper playing technique
  • Following directions
  • Reading Treble Clef 

Centers (for classes finished with reading Treble Clef and Xylophones)

  • Reading Treble Clef Center (TEST) 
  • Rhythm Composition Center 
  • Name a Note Center
  • Xylophone Center

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

  • Pat Works on the Railway 
  • Each of Us is a Flower
  • Lil Liza Jane 

Mirror exercise with 3rd Grade

  • Showing what you hear in a piece of music with movement 
  • Team work 
  • Imitating a peer 


Beat Buddy Challenge if time is needed 

  • Steady Beat 
  • Team Work
  • Listening
Assignments Due

Recorders start on the week of Oct. 1! Make sure you have a recorder for class. Contact Ms. Holvey if you have any questions. 

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