|Subject Area||Elementary Music|
|Grade Level||3rd, 4th, and 5th|
|Unit of Instruction||Recorder, Musicality, and Xylophones|
Sing songs with various rhythm patterns.
Read and play rhythms that include quarter notes, eighth notes, half notes, dotted half notes, and whole notes.
Compare the use of rhythms to math.
Sing using appropriate tone quality, intonation, and diction.
Sing songs with various harmonies.
Play instruments alone and with others.
Critic performances (peer and self-assessment)
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
Students will sing using their singing voices.
Students will read the Treble clef while playing the recorder.
Students will learn a song on the xylophones by first performing body percussion, adding words, then finally playing the notes with their mallets.
Students will perform their winter performance pieces memorized with the proper movements.
Students will sing in parts.
Go over and practice performing winter performance pieces
Practice harmonies and separate parts.
– Different rhythm patterns (Ta and Ti Ti)
– Excerpt from the Sound of Music to go over scale (solfege)
– Echo rhythms, rolling notes with the mallets, playing in a round
If more time is needed, music game
Be sure to be practicing Winter Performance pieces! All the songs are on Youtube.
Please be bringing your recorder to music class!