|Subject Area||Elementary Music|
|Grade Level||Kindergarten and 1st|
|Unit of Instruction||Exploring Rhythm and Melody|
Find and maintain a steady beat.
Sing a song while keeping a steady beat.
Play percussion instruments to show the beat and rhythm of a song.
Read quarter and eighth notes (Ta, Ti Ti)
Singing with appropriate vocal quality.
Identify sing, whisper, and shout.
Sing songs from diverse cultures.
Perform songs from memory.
Compare and contrast fast and slow tempos.
Perform songs and rhymes to connect with other subject areas.
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
Students will sing using their singing voices.
Students will find and maintain a steady beat.
Students will perform multiple songs from memory that they have learned in class.
Students will use movement to show what they hear in a piece of music.
Students will play on instruments with the proper technique.
Students will solo sing and match pitch.
Students will be able to identify quarter notes and eighth notes (Ta and Ti Ti)
Beat Buddy Exercise
John Kanaka (Kindergarten)
Fruits and Vegetables
Gypsy in the Moonlight (1st grade)
My Head and My Shoulders (Kindergarten)
Head, Shoulders, Baby (1st Grade)
I bought me a Cat (Kindergarten)
Each of Us is a Flower (1st Grade)
My Pony Macaroni
Down by the Cool of the Pool on Xylophones (1st grade?)
Echo Solo Singing
Reading Quarter Notes and Eighth Notes
Doggy Doggy Music Game if time is needed