|Subject Area||Elementary Music|
|Grade Level||Kindergarten and 1st|
|Unit of Instruction||Exploring Rhythm and Melody|
Singing alone and with others.
Reading basic rhythm notation.
Maintaining a steady beat while performing a dance.
Finding and maintaining a steady beat.
Playing instruments with proper playing technique.
Performing songs from memory.
Sing echo phrases.
Move to show when a melody goes from low to high and high to low.
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
Students will sing using their singing voices.
Students will begin working on their Winter Performance pieces.
Students will be able to read and count basic rhythms.
Students will compose their own rhythms and play them.
Students will learn a folk dance and perform it in class (1st grade, maybe kindergarten)
Students will echo sing and match pitch.
Students will show with movement what they hear in music.
Students will play a music game using their singing voices and steady beat skills.
Welcome, Vocal Warm-up
Beat Buddy Exercise
I’m Tall, I’m Small (Kindergarten)
Fruits and Vegetables
Head Shoulders Baby (1st grade), My Head and My Shoulders (Kindergarten)
Hands Like This
Wind Blew East
Winter Performance pieces
Teddy Bear (Kindergarten)
Willowbee Folk Dance (1st grade)
Echo the Parrot
Cut the Cake