Q1W7-8 (Kindergarten)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade LevelKindergarten
Week #7-8
Unit of InstructionMusic and Movement - High and Low Sounds
Standard(s) Taught

Sing echo phrases (MU.K.C.1.4)

Sing melodies on pitch with head voice and appropriate tone quality (MUK.C.2.1)

Sing, whisper, or speak phrase (MU.K.S.3.2)

Perform songs in class from memory (MU.K.S.3.2)

Play upward/downward directions on mallet instruments (MU.K.0.1.1)

Move to show melodic contour (MU.K.0.1.1)

Say and sing rhythmic patterns accurately with a steady beat (MUK.C.1.1)

Imitate rhythm patterns played by peer or teacher (MU.K.F.3.1)

Imitate peer or teacher keeping steady beat (MU.K.F.3.1)

Read rhythms from iconic notation (MU.K.F.3.1) 

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will sing using their singing voices.

Students will be able to keep a steady beat.

Students will be able to identify high and low sounds.

Students will demonstrate high and low sounds with movement (show what they hear).

Students will learn different tempos. 

Students will move to different tempos.

Students will echo sing. 

Students will learn an easy folk dance and perform it. 

Classroom Activities

Vocal Warm-up “Hello There”

Beat Buddies – steady beat, imitating teacher and peers for steady beat

“I’m Tall, I’m Small” – high and low sounds, movement

“My Head and My Shoulders” – singing voice, movement, body parts

“ABC Rock” – alphabet, imitating teacher for steady beat, echo singing

“My Pony Macaroni” – different tempos, singing voice, steady beat

“Bought Me a Cat” – echo singing, movement

“John Kanaka”

  • Folk dance
  • First teach movements and lyrics
  • After song is learned and everyone is comfortable, teach folk dance
  • Singing voice, team work, steady beat

“Little Green Frog” – high and low sounds

Xylophone activity – movement to high and low sounds

Reading quarter notes and eighth notes – Ta and Ti Ti 

  • Playing instruments
  • Body percussion

If more time is needed: 

“Fruits and Vegetables”

“Put Your Finger in the Air”

“Little Red Caboose” 

Assignments Due


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