Q1W3-6 (1st and 2nd Grade)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade Level1st and 2nd Grade
Week #3-6
Unit of InstructionMusic and Movement
Standard(s) Taught

Singing various songs while maintaining steady beat and rhythm.

Play and accompaniment while maintaining a steady beat and rhythm.

Listen and move to show changes in music.

Perform rhythms that include quarter, eighth, and sixteenth notes.

Sing with appropriate tone quality.

Sing a variety of songs. 

Identify so, mi, la, re, do in different staff locations. 

Play a variety of instruments with  proper technique. 

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will sing using their singing voice. 

Students will play xylophones and other classroom instruments with proper technique. 

Students will sing using solfege (Do, Re, Mi, etc.) 

Students will read and write various rhythms using quarter, eighth, and sixteenth notes. 

Students will keep a steady beat to a piece of music. 

Students will compose their own Hot Cross Buns variation and put it with music.

Classroom Activities

Beat Buddy Warm-Up: keeping a steady beat while listening to a piece of music.

Voice warm-up – “Hello There”

Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Da : singing voice

A Different Beat : Showing changes in music through movement

Shoo Fly : singing voice

Down Down Baby : Body Percussion, steady beat, singing voice

Lil Liza Jane : discuss history, singing voice, steady beat

Solfege – Echo singing (Do, Re, Mi, etc.) and doing hand motions (solfege symbols) 

Echo the Parrot – Student will echo the teacher, singing voice, echo singing, matching pitch, solo singing, assessment


  • Demonstrate proper playing technique 
  • Hot Cross Buns
  • Hot Spicy Tacos (HCB variation) 
  • Divide into groups to come up with their own HCB variation with words

Rhythm Notation

  • Introduce/Review quarter notes and eighth notes
  • Once those rhythms are comfortable for students add in sixteenth notes
  • Write rhythms on the board and have students perform rhythms using percussion instruments
  • Rhythm fish game 

Head, Shoulders, Baby – singing voice, following directions, movement, counting skills

The Wind Blew East – singing voice, movement, showing music direction (high to low) 

Down by the Cool of the Pool – story book, reading, listening skills, rhythm, singing voice, adding instruments


Assignments Due


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