Q2 Oct. 15-Nov. 2 2018 (Kindergarten and 1st grade)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade LevelKindergarten and 1st
Week #10-12
Unit of InstructionExploring Tone Color
Standard(s) Taught

Sing a song that uses singing, speaking, whispering, and shouting.

Singing alone and with others using proper singing voice. 

Find and maintain a steady beat. 

Identify instruments and their different sounds (instrument families). 

Compare and contrast different instruments and their sounds. 

Use movement to show sounds in music (high, low, loud, soft). 

Play instruments with proper playing technique (hand percussion – kindergarten, xylophones – 1st grade) 

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will sing using their proper singing voices. 

Students will read a book and provide instrumental accompaniment and demonstrate different rhythms on instruments.

Students will continue to learn and memorize their winter performance pieces.

Students will be able to identify loud and soft and different vocal timbres.

Students will be able to identify different instruments and their families (1st grade).

Students will be able to identify different instruments by listening (kindergarten)  

Classroom Activities

Vocal Warm-up 

  • Hello There

Beat Buddy Exercise

  • Finding and maintaining a steady beat

Song warm-up 

  • 5 little chickadees (kindergarten)
  • My Head and My Shoulders (kindergarten) 
  • Head Shoulders Baby (1st and kindergarten) 
  • Gypsy in the Moonlight (1st) 
  • Down by the Bay (Kindergarten) 
  • Shine, Shine, Shine (Kindergarten/1st) 
  • Great Big House (1st) 

Winter Performance Pieces

  • Keep working on memorizing our winter performance pieces

Instrument Families

  • Students will watch clips of musicians playing different instruments
  • Discuss differences between instruments and their sounds 
  • Instrument 4 corners (game) – teacher assessment, listening assessment 

Willowbee (1st) 

  • American folk dance 
  • Teamwork
  • Movement with music 
  • Steady beat 

Pig the Pug

  • Story book (across curriculum) 
  • Add rhythms to go along with book/words
  • Practice with body percussion with book
  • Add instruments (xylophones 1st grade, hand percussion kindergarten) 

Singing puppets (kindergarten) 

  • Identifying loud and soft sounds
  • Singing voices
  • “Shortening Bread” 

If time is needed Doggy Doggy music game

Assignments Due


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