Q2 Oct. 15-Nov. 2 2018 (3rd, 4th, 5th Grade)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade Level3rd, 4th, and 5th
Week #10-12
Unit of InstructionExploring Melody, Harmony, Form, and Music Theory
Standard(s) Taught

Perform songs with various forms.

Play songs using letter names B, A, G. 

Listen and identify phrases and forms. 

Perform on mallet instruments. 

Sing songs based on the pentatonic scale. 

Sing songs that reflect appropriate dynamics, tempo, articulation, mood. 

Sing songs with tempo changes. 

Identify different musical terminology. 

Singing alone and with others. 

Move to show a steady beat. 

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

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will perform B,A,G notes on the recorder. 

Student will read the Treble Clef. 

Students will play E on the recorder and play a song with E in it (4th and 5th). 

Students will continue to memorize their winter performances pieces. 

Students will sing using their proper singing voice.

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

Students will learn and perform a line dance while maintaining a steady beat and moving to the music. 

Student will learn the history of line dances and how they are important in American history. 

Classroom Activities


Hot Cross Buns Warm-up

Gently Sleep (3rd grade) 

It’s Raining (4th and 5th grade) 

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

Recorder Centers (if time) 

4 centers: Test center, Treble Clef Center, Xylophone Center, Rhythm Center

  • Students will rotate between the 4 centers and complete each activity 
  • Teacher assessment 

Winter Performance Pieces 

  • Singing alone and with others 
  • Reading and understanding musical terminology 
  • Musical form (AB, ABA, etc.) 

Xylophone (4th and 5th) 

  • Twinkle Twinkle 
  • Winter Performance piece 
  • Proper playing technique 
  • Multiple musical parts coming together 

Patty Cake Polka

  • Finding and maintaining a steady beat
  • Teamwork 
  • Following directions
  • Listening
  • Teacher Assessment 
  • American History (discussion on how line dances were important in American culture)

Musical Form Practice (3rd grade) 

  • Never Smile at a Crocodile
  • Old Dan Tucker
  • But the Cat Came Back  
Assignments Due

Be sure to bring recorders to class!! 

Additional Resources