Q1W9-10 (Kindergarten)

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

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

Perform songs, fingerplays, and rhymes to connect with reading, math, or science (MU.K.0.1.1)

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

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

Demonstrate vocal qualities sing, speak, shout, or whisper (MU.K.C.1.3)

Identify various instrumental sounds (MU.K.S.3.3)

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

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

Sing call and response songs (MU.K.S.2.1)

Sing songs with melodic contour (MU.K.S.2.1)

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Student will sing using their singing voices.

Students will match pitch.

Students will be able to tell the difference between high and low sounds.

Students will demonstrate loud and soft sounds. 

Students will be able to read musical rhythms (quarter and eighth notes, Ta and Ti Ti)

Students will be able to demonstrate rhythms.

Students will be able to keep a steady beat. 

Students will show different tempos with movement. 

Students will begin learning their Winter Performance piece. 

Classroom Activities

Vocal Warm-Up : Hello There 

Beat Buddies – keeping a steady beat, following the teacher or peer

My Head and My Shoulders – movement warm-up, singing voice

I Bought Me a Cat – singing voice, memorization

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

Apples and Bananas – Vowels (AEIOU), across curriculum, singing voice

Winter Performance piece – Out in the Cold

  • Has anyone ever been somewhere cold?
  • What kind of animals like the cold? 
  • What do you wear when you are cold?

– Discuss Penguins (that is the animal they are going to be for the show!) 

– Show powerpoint pictures 

Rhythm Fish Game

  • Reading rhythms
  • Students keeping a steady beat while other students “fish” for rhythms

Shortening Bread – Loud and soft sounds, echo singing

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

If more time is needed, Doggy Doggy music game 

Assignments Due


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