Q2W11-12 (Kindergarten)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade LevelKindergarten
Week #11-12
Unit of InstructionMusicality, High and Low Sounds, Xylophones
Standard(s) Taught

Say and sing rhythmic patterns with a steady beat.

Perform songs that connect with reading, math, and/or science.

Imitate peer or teacher keeping a steady beat. 

Sing echo phrases.

Sing melodies on pitch with head voice and appropriate tone quality.

Sing songs with melodic contour. 

Play instruments with the proper technique. 


Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will sing using their singing voices.

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

Students will listen to a story and provide the appropriate sound effects to go alone with the tale (high and low sounds)

Students will play on the xylophones with the correct technique. 

Students will be able to demonstrate dynamics (forte and piano). 

Classroom Activities

Warm-up voices : Hello There

Beat Buddy Exercise – steady beat

Warm-up songs

  • My Head and My Shoulders
  • John Kanaka 
  • Peanut Butter (new song)

Winter Performance Pieces

  • Work on memorizing lyrics and motions
  • Out in the Cold
  • Roly Poly Polar Bears
  • One Good Tern
  • Seal the Deal 


  • Go over how to properly play the xylophones
  • Animal friends story featuring High and Low sounds
  • Students are the sound effects to the story 
  • Will demonstrate rest position, how to hold the mallets, and high and low sounds on xylophone

Piano Pig and Forte Bear

  • Will review dynamics with puppets
  • Perform call and response song “Shortening Bread” 

Cookoo, Where Are You?

  • Solo
  • Singing voice
  • Listening skills 

If time is needed, doggy doggy music game

Assignments Due


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