Q1 Sept. 24 – Oct. 12 2018 (2nd Grade)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade Level2nd Grade
Week #7-9
Unit of InstructionExploring Melody and Music Theory
Standard(s) Taught

Finding and maintaining a steady beat. 

Singing with appropriate tone quality and matching pitch. 

Singing songs memorized. 

Perform a dance to a cultural song, maintaining a steady beat. 

Perform on instruments with proper playing technique. 

Compose and play rhythms. 

Move or dance to music from other cultures. 

Show rhythm through movement. 

Understand the correlation between music and the other arts. 

Sing songs in various forms (AB, ABA, etc.)

Move to show various forms in music. 

Sing in solfege. 


Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will sing with their singing voices. 

Students will begin learning and memorizing their Winter Performance pieces. 

Students will play on instruments with proper playing technique.

Students will understand musical form and how to identify the form of a song. 

Students will show musical form with movement (dance ribbons). 

Students will come up with their own movements to go along with the form of a song. 

Students will use movement to show understanding of different rhythms. 

Students will sing in solfege. 

Students will learn a folk dance and perform it in class keeping a steady beat. 

Classroom Activities

Welcome, Vocal Warm-ups

  • Hello There
  • C is Do (solfege) 

Beat Buddy Exercise

  • Finding and maintaining a steady beat
  • Imitating peers 

Gypsy in the Moonlight

  • Singing voice 
  • Motions/movement

Down, Down Baby

  • Singing voice
  • Movement 

But the Cat Came Back

  • Reading music (across-curriculum) 
  • Music theory (understanding fermatas) 
  • Musical Form (AB form) 
  • Do musical form ribbon activity with song – students come up with their own movements to show A, B, and the fermata 

Never Smile at a Crocodile

  • Musical Form
  • Singing voice  

Winter Performance pieces

  • Start learning winter performance pieces (Pajama Party!
  • Start working on memorization and movements

Willowbee Folk Dance

  • Singing voice
  • Keeping a steady beat while dancing
  • Team work 


  • Gently Sleep accompaniment (winter performance)
  • Proper playing technique 

Rhythm Land

  • Showing rhythm understanding with movement 
  • Teacher assessment

Echo the Parrot

  • Matching pitch 
  • Solo singing
  • Teacher assessment 

If time is needed, Doggy Doggy music game

Assignments Due


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