Q2 Nov. 5 – Nov.16 2018 (Grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade Level3rd, 4th, and 5th
Week #13-14
Unit of InstructionMusic Theory and Performance Assessment
Standard(s) Taught

Perform songs with various forms. 

Singing alone and with others.

Perform on mallet instruments. 

Reading the Treble Clef. 

Sing songs that reflect appropriate dynamics, temps, articulation, and mood. 

Sing songs with tempo changes. 

Learn how music relates to other arts and other school subjects. 

Play songs using letter names B,A,G, and E. 

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will learn how to play the note E on the recorder. 

Students will perform multiple songs using the notes B,A,G, and E on the recorder. 

Students will read the Treble Clef. 

Students will continue to work on memorizing and performing their winter performance pieces. 

Students will sing with their strong, supported, singing voice. 

Students will perform on xylophones and recorders with proper playing technique. 

Students will critique their own performances (singing, recorder, and xylophone). 

Classroom Activities


In the Bleak Mid-Winter (4th and 5th) 

Gently Sleep (3rd) 

It’s Raining

  • How to play “E” 
  • E Exercises 
  • Go over rhythm of the piece 
  • Break it down line by line 

Winter performance pieces

  • Singing alone and with others
  • Performing with strong, supported singing voice
  • Memorization 
  • Critiquing performances
  • Working with props, rehearsing performance 


  • Twinkle Twinkle 
  • Auditions for the winter show (who is playing what) 
  • Memorization, listening to the beat, steady rhythm, following directions

If time is needed: Musical Form and/or Rhythm Land activity 

Assignments Due

Be sure to bring recorder to music class and practice Winter Performance pieces! 

Additional Resources