Q1W9-10 (3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade Level3rd, 4th, and 5th
Week #9-10
Unit of InstructionRecorder and Musicality
Standard(s) Taught

Sing songs with various rhythm patterns, including syncopation (MU.3.C.1.1) (MU.4.C.1.1) (MU.5.C.1.1)

Read and play rhythms that contain quarter notes, eighth notes, quarter rests, and sixteenth notes (MU.3.S.3.5) (MU.4.S.3.5) (MU.4.S.3.5)

Listen and respond to a steady beat (MU.3.H.3.1) (MU.4.H.3.1) (MU.5.H.3.1)

Analyze a piece of music to find specific rhythm patterns. (MU.3.H.3.1) (MU.4.H.3.1) (MU.5.H.3.1)

Compare the use of rhythmic patterns to patterns in math or art. (MU.3.H.3.1) (MU.4.H.3.1) (MU.5.H.3.1)

Sing using appropriate tone quality, intonation, and diction. (MU.3.C.1.1) (MU.4.C.1.1) (MU.5.C.1.1)

Play instruments using appropriate techniques (MU.3.H.1.1) (MU.4.H.1.1) (MU.5.H.1.1)

Sing songs with rounds, canons, or ostinato that create harmony (MU.3.C.1.1) (MU.4.C.1.1) (MU.5.C.1.1)

Perform songs with various forms (MU.3.C.1.4) (MU.4.C.1.4) (MU.5.C.1.4)

Play songs using letter names (B,A,G) (MU.3.S.3.1) (MU.4.S.3.1) (MU.5.S.3.1)

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will sing using their singing voices.

Students will play the recorder with proper technique and air control.

Students will learn or review the notes B, A, and G on the recorder.

Students will play at least three recorder songs. 

Students will begin learning their Winter Performance pieces. 

Student will be able to define and demonstrate a musical round. 

Students will be able to identify the form of a song. 

Classroom Activities

Vocal Warm-up with Solfege

Recorder Unit

  • Review recorder rules of the classroom
  • Review how to properly play a recorder
  • Go over notes B, A, and G
  • Play Hot Cross Buns, Gently Sleep, Rolling Along
  • Review tonguing, slow, warm air, etc.
  • If class is ready, move on to the note E
  • Play It’s Raining 

Winter Performance Pieces

Bring on the Snow 

  • Have you ever been somewhere cold?
  • What was it like? 
  • Has anyone ever seen snow?
  • What kind of clothes do you wear in the cold? 

Go over lyrics, singing voice

Ready, Set, Snow (4th and 5th, one 3rd grade)

Over the River (3-5) 

Rounds : Kookaburra, A Ram Sam Sam 

  • What is a round?
  • Separate into groups, try singing a round
  • Watch video of Kookaburra round on youtube 

The Happy Wanderer (Musical Form) 

If more time is needed, music game

Assignments Due

Be sure to bring your recorder to class! 

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