Q2 Nov. 5-16 2018 (2nd Grade)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade Level2nd Grade
Week #13-14
Unit of InstructionExploring Tone Color and Performance Assessment
Standard(s) Taught

Identifying instruments and instrument families. 

Move or dance to music from other cultures. 

Sing songs from memory. 

Perform on instruments with proper playing technique. 

Singing alone and with others. 

Understanding how music relates to the other arts. 

Finding and maintaining a steady beat. 

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will sing using their proper singing voices (strong, supported voice). 

Students will perform on instruments with proper playing technique. 

Students will identify different instruments and their instrument families. 

Students will work on and perform their winter performance pieces from memory. 

Students will sing and dance to an American Folk dance and show steady beat and rhythm.

Students will perform body percussion to an African American hand game/song and compose their own body percussion movements. 

Classroom Activities

Vocal Warm-up

Beat Buddy Exercise

  • Finding and maintaining a steady beat

Winter Performance pieces

  • Continue working on memorization and vocal technique


  • Winter performance piece – Gently Sleep 
  • Pick players for show

Willowbee Folk Dance

  • Moving in rhythm
  • Teamwork
  • Following directions

Down, Down, Baby

  • Body Percussion
  • Split into groups to come up with their own body percussion to perform for the class

If time is needed, Rhythm Land activity 

Assignments Due

Practice Winter Performance pieces! 

Additional Resources