Q1W9-10 (1st and 2nd Grade)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade Level1st and 2nd Grade
Week #9-10
Unit of InstructionRhythm, High, Low, Loud, Soft Sounds, Movement
Standard(s) Taught

Maintain a steady beat while singing (MU.1.S.3.4) (MU.2.C.1.1)

Maintain a steady beat while performing a dance (MU.1.H.1.1)

Identify steady beat in music (MU.1.H.1.1)

Identify beat and rhythm patterns by ready iconic notation (MU.1.H.1.1)

Sing a song that uses singing, speaking, whispering, and shouting (MU.1.C.1.1)

Sing folk songs from America (MU.1.C.1.3) (MU.2.H.3.1)

Move freely with props or found sounds to show different styles of music (MU.1.F.1.1) (MU.2.S.3.1)

Sing songs of various forms (MU.1.C.1.1) (MU.2.S.3.2)

Perform songs on various pitched and non-pitched instruments with contrasting dynamics and tempos (MU.1.C.2.1)

Sing with an open, relaxed sound (head voice) and maintain pitch (MU.2.C.1.1) 

Move to show changes in tempo (MU.2.O.3.1)



Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will sing using their singing voice.

Students will be able to read musical rhythms : quarter notes, eighth notes, half notes, whole notes, quarter rests

Students will demonstrate rhythms. 

Student will sing and dance two different American folk dances while maintaining a steady beat. 

Students will begin learning their Winter Performance pieces. 

Students will sing songs with changing dynamics. 

Students will be able to identify the different dynamics (piano, mezzo piano, mezzo forte, forte) 

Students will be able to move to show different tempos.

Students will be able to identify the form of a song (2nd grade) 

Students will show the different parts of song with movement (2nd grade) 


Classroom Activities

Vocal Warm-Up : Hello There

Beat Buddies : Steady beat, listening exercise

John Kanaka – Folk dance, movement, singing voice, partner work

Leila – Folk dance, movement, singing voice, partner work

Identifying AB Form (2nd Grade)

  • But The Cat Came Back
  • Never Smile at a Crocodile
  • Old Dan Tucker

– Split into groups, have groups come up with different movements for the different sections of a song, share ideas with the class

Winter Performance Pieces

Out in the Cold (1st and 2nd)

  • Has anyone ever been somewhere cold?
  • What kind of animals like the cold?
  • What do you wear when you are cold? 
  • Has anyone ever seen snow? What is it like?
  • Is Florida cold?

– Show powerpoint picture presentation

– Discuss which animal their class will be for the winter performance (1st – Polar Bears, 2nd – Terns and Seals)

Roly, Poly Polar Bears (2nd grade will start) 

Other songs for 1st grade

  • This Land is Your Land
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Goodbye Julie (high and low sounds)
  • Two Crocodiles 

Shortening Bread – dynamics, singing voice, echo singing 

If more time is needed, Doggy Doggy music game


Assignments Due


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