Q1W1-2 (3rd Grade)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade Level3rd Grade
Week #1-2
Unit of InstructionIntro to Music
Standard(s) Taught

Sing songs from diverse cultures.

Read half, quarter, and eighth notes in duple meter. 

Identify ways music relates to social studies.

Identify uses of music in everyday life

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will understand music classroom rules and procedures.

Students will sing using their singing voices. 

Students will read simple rhythms. 

Students will learn about the instruments of the music room and how to play them properly. 

Students will learn about patriotic music as well as music from around America

Classroom Activities

Music class introduction – going over rules and procedures 

Ice Break Name Game

Patriotic Music, Music of America

  • Grand Old Flag
  • Yankee Doodle
  • Back of the Bus
  • Big Rock Candy Mountain

– Discuss background of each song, go over lyrics, define form and musical textures 

Li’l Liza Jane

  • Read the lyrics
  • Define musical form (AB) 
  • Body percussion – keeping a steady beat, practice before adding instruments
  • Add xylophones

If more time is needed, Beat Buddy challenge (rhythm and listening challenge) 

Assignments Due

More information on Treblemakers Music Club and Recorders will be coming home in a few weeks – Keep eyes open! 

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