Q3 Feb. 19 – March 1 2019 (2nd Grade)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade Level2nd Grade
Week #28-29
Unit of InstructionSteps and Skips
Standard(s) Taught

Sing with an open, relaxed sound and maintain pitch (MU.2.C.1.1) 

Sing songs in various forms (MU.2.S.1.1.) 

Identify skips, leaps, steps, and related pitches in a song and listening section (MU.2.O.1.2) 

Move to show changes in tempo (MU.2.O.3.1) 

Sing songs with appropriate dynamics (MU.2.C.1.1) 

Play a variety of songs on pitched and non-pitched instruments (MU.2.S.2.1) 

Perform songs, fingerplays, or games and notice rhythmic pattern (MU.2.C.1.1) 

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will sing using their singing voices. 

Students will be able to listen to and identify repeated note patterns, steps, and skips in music. 

Students will begin learning their Spring Performance pieces. 

Students will find and maintain a steady beat.

Students will listen to a story and compose different sounds on instruments to go with each animal. 

Students will echo sing. 

Students will play on classroom instruments with proper playing technique. 

Classroom Activities

Vocal Warm-up “Hello There” 

Beat Buddy Exercise 

  • Beat Detective – student finds and maintains the beat for the class 

Riddle Ree

  • Body percussion, vocal warm-up

Down the Ohio

  • Introduction to repeated note patterns, steps, and skips in music 
  • Singing voices
  • Listening assessment game 

Michael Row the Boat Ashore

  • Steps and Skips
  • Finding and maintaining a steady beat
  • Singing voice
  • Instrument accompaniment 

Some Pets

  • Read story (across the curriculum activity) 
  • “What instrument sound and rhythm could be for this animal?” “Why?” 
  • Put students in groups to compose their own animal rhythms to perform for the class

Spring Performance pieces

  • Introduce show
  • Discuss storyline
  • Begin learning songs and motions 
  • Singing voice, memorization 

Charlie Over the Ocean

  • Rhythm game
  • Echo singing
  • Following directions 
  • Keeping a steady beat 
Assignments Due


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