Q1W1-2 (4th and 5th Grade)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade Level4th and 5th Grade
Week #1-2
Unit of InstructionIntro to Music
Standard(s) Taught

Sing songs from diverse cultures.

Read half, quarter, and eight 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 room rules and procedures.

Students will sing using their singing voices.

Students will read simple rhythms. 

Students will learn about the instruments in 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 – go over rules and procedures

Ice Breaker Name Game

Body Percussion exercise – rhythm and listening 

Patriotic music and music of America

  • America the Beautiful (with sign language) 
  • America – singing voice
  • Gonna Ride Up in a Chariot – singing voice, African American spiritual
  • Rocky Top – Country music, Tennessee

Li’l Liza Jane

  • Read lyrics
  • Go over musical form
  • Body percussion – keeping a steady beat, practice before adding instruments
  • Add xylophones 

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

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 the next few weeks – Keep eyes open! 

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