Q1 Sept. 10-21 2018 (2nd Grade)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade Level2nd Grade
Week #5-6
Unit of InstructionExploring Rhythm and Music Theory
Standard(s) Taught

Finding and maintaining a steady beat. 

Sing and play songs with rhythmic accuracy. 

Play an accompaniment while maintaining a steady beat. 

Listen and move to show rhythm and meter changes. 

Perform rhythms from notation that include quarter notes, eighth notes, quarter rests and sixteenth notes. 

Compose rhythms. 

Sing with appropriate tone quality. 

Play a bordun. 

Identify AB, ABA, forms. 

Perform pentatonic melodies. 

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will sing with their singing voices.

Students will be able to identify sixteenth notes and half notes. 

Students will compose their own rhythms. 

Students will perform on instruments with the proper technique. 

Students will use movement to show understanding of tempo and various meter changes. 

Students will use movement to show what they hear in music (high and low sounds, fast and slow, etc.) 

Classroom Activities

Vocal Warm-up

  • Hello There! 

Beat Buddy Exercise

  • Finding and maintaining a steady beat
  • Imitating a peer or instructor

Gypsy in the Moonlight

  • Identifying quarter notes, eighth notes, and quarter rests
  • Singing voice

Alligator Pie

  • Identifying quarter notes, eighth notes, and quarter rests
  • Speech/sing 
  • Rhythm

Four in a Boat

  • Identifying quarter notes, eighth notes, and quarter rests
  • Play rhythm on instruments 
  • Singing voice

Good Morning Blues

  • Musical form 
  • Talk about the Blues (musical genre) 

Rhythm Land 

  • Movement and rhythm activity 
  • Student will walk around the room and show the rhythm of the different “lands” with their movement (quarter note land, eighth note land, etc.) 

Mirrors

  • Students will show what their hear in music with the mirror activity (high low sounds, fast/slow, etc.) 
  • Students will imitate each other in pairs 

Xylophone

  • Hot Spicy Tacos 
  • Twinkle Twinkle (?) 
  • Go over the different Borduns
  • Down by the Cool of the Pool with xylophones

Doggy Doggy Music Game is time is needed

Assignments Due

None! 

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