Q3 Jan. 22- Feb. 15 2019 (Kindergarten and 1st Grade)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade LevelKindergarten and 1st Grade
Week #24-27
Unit of InstructionExploring Tone and Rhythm
Standard(s) Taught

Sing songs that include quarter notes and eighth notes – MU.1.C.1.1

Sing a song in 2/4 meter – MU.1.S.1.1

Play an accompaniment while maintaining a steady beat – MU.1.F.3.1

Maintain a steady beat while singing – MU.1.S.3.4

Maintain a steady beat while performing a dance – MU.1.H.1.1 

Identify beat and rhythm patterns – MU.1.H.1.1

Perform songs from memory with expression – MU.K.O.3.1

Sing echo phrases – MU.K.C.1.4

Sing melodies on pitch – MU.K.C.2.1

Move to show when a melody moves from low to high and high to low – MU.K.H.3.1


Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will sing using their singing voices.

Students will find and maintain a steady beat. 

Students will play percussion instruments to accompany a song. 

Students will match pitch. 

Students will read rhythms. 

Students will show low to high and high to low notes through movement. 

Students will learn an American folk dance. 

Classroom Activities


“Hello There” – Echo singing, matching pitch, vocal warm-up

Beat Buddy exercise – finding and maintaining a steady beat

“Riddle Ree” 

  • Body Percussion exercise
  • Steady Beat
  • Following directions

“Black Snake” 

  • Singing voice
  • Low to High sounds
  • Matching pitch 

“Train is a-comin'” 

  • New song
  • Learn versus 
  • Sing from memory 
  • Add sticks to accompany the song – have students maintain a steady beat while singing
  • Show rhythms on the board – have students read the rhythms and demonstrate rhythms on the sticks


  • Listening activity
  • Matching your partner
  • Showing what you hear in the music playing – high to low, fast, slow, loud, soft, etc. 

“Leila” – Kindergarten

  • American folk song
  • Teach folk dance – maintaining a steady rhythm, following directions, team work


  • American folk song
  • Low to high 
  • Teach folk dance – maintaining steady rhythm, following directions, team work

“Goodbye Julie”

  • Low to high, high to low sounds
  • Show sounds/notes with movement 

If time is needed Doggy Doggy music game

Assignments Due


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