|Subject Area||Elementary Music|
|Grade Level||Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade|
|Unit of Instruction||Musicality, Movement, Xylophones, Drums|
Maintain a steady beat while singing.
Sing alone and with others.
Identify a steady beat in music.
Sing songs with an open and relaxed head voice and maintain pitch.
Sing songs in various forms.
Play instruments alone and with others.
Play songs with various rhythms using quarter notes and eighth notes.
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
Students will sing using their singing voices.
Students will be able to find and maintain a steady beat.
Students will continue to memorize and perform their winter performance pieces.
Students will play the xylophones with the proper playing technique.
Students will learn two songs on the xylophones that use various rhythms.
Students will be able to perform body percussion and then transfer what they’ve learned onto the xylophones.
Students will be able to sing a two line solo using “Sol” and “Mi”
Students will use their listening skills.
Warm-up : Hello There
Beat Buddy Exercise – finding and maintaining a steady beat
Warm-up songs Kindergarten:
Shanghai Chicken (1st and 2nd Grade)
Winter Performance Pieces
Critiquing performances – students will perform for the “family”
Students will continue to memorize and practice performing Winter Pieces.
Cookoo, Where Are You?
Review and go over proper xylophone behavior and technique
“Turtle, Turtle Watch Out!”
“Mary had a Little Lamb”
If more time is needed, music game
Please be practicing your Winter Performance Pieces!