|Subject Area||Elementary Music|
|Grade Level||Kindergarten and 1st Grade|
|Unit of Instruction||Exploring Tone and Rhythm|
Singing alone and with others.
Identify beat patterns with music notation.
Move to a steady beat while singing.
Find and maintain a steady beat.
Play an ostinato while singing.
Sing songs from American history.
Perform body percussion.
Identify high and low sounds using the xylophones.
Understand how music relates to other core subjects (math, reading)
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
Students will sing using their singing voices.
Students will match pitch.
Students will find and maintain a steady beat.
Students will listen to a story and then do a musical activity that goes with the story.
Students will show they understand high and low sounds by playing the correct pitches on the xylophones.
Students will learn new American folk dances and show they can move and sing while maintaining a steady beat.
Students will read various rhythms.
Vocal warm-up “Hello There”
Review of rules and music classroom procedures.
Beat Buddy exercise – finding and maintaining a steady beat while listening to music
“Little Green Frog”
If time is needed, Echo solo singing exercise and/or Doggy Doggy