Q2 Oct. 15-Nov. 2 2018 (2nd Grade)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade Level2nd Grade
Week #10-12
Unit of InstructionExploring Tone Color
Standard(s) Taught

Identifying instruments and instrument families. 

Identifying musical ensembles.

Identifying male, female, child voices/timbres. 

Singing alone and with others. 

Reading musical terminology. 

Compare and contrast instruments. 

Move or dance to music from other cultures. 

Sing songs from memory. 

Perform on instruments (xylophone) with proper playing technique. 

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will sing using their proper singing voices. 

Students will perform on instruments with proper playing technique.

Students will be able to identify the instruments of the String family, Brass family, Woodwind family, and Percussion family. 

Students will be able to distinguish between male, female, and child voices/timbres. 

Students will continue to learn their winter performance pieces and perform them memorized. 

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

  • Hello There
  • Solfege

Beat Buddy Exercise 

  • Finding and maintaining a steady beat

Winter Performance pieces

  • Continue working on and memorizing 
  • Discuss musical form with the performance pieces


  • Gently Sleep (Winter piece) 
  • Pig the Pug (story book and xylophone piece) 

Instrument Families

  • Show powerpoint of instrument families (start with string family and continue on every class) 
  • Play instrument 4 corners – teacher assessment, listening assessment 

Willowbee Folk Dance 

  • American folk dance
  • Moving in rhythm 
  • Teamwork
  • Following directions

Down, Down, Baby

  • Body percussion
  • Sing through song, discuss body percussion
  • Split into groups to come up with their own body percussion composition to perform for the class

If time is needed, Doggy Doggy music game

Assignments Due


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