Q3 Jan. 7-18 2019 (Kindergarten and 1st Grade)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade LevelKindergarten and 1st Grade
Week #22-23
Unit of InstructionExploring Tone and Rhythm
Standard(s) Taught

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. 


Classroom Activities


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

“Black Snake” 

  • Teach lyrics and hand motions line by line
  • Play game that goes with song (K) 

“Little Green Frog” 

  • Low to high
  • Show with body movement (levels)


  • Discuss the difference between high and low sounds
  • Read book “Jump!” 
  • Add xylophones
  • Teacher assessment if students can demonstrate high and low notes (observation) 
  • Teacher assessment of proper playing technique on xylophones 

New Songs


  • Shoo Fly
  • Tideo
  • Ants Go Marching
  • Shanghai Chicken
  • Goodbye Julie (review of high to low, low to high) 

1st Grade

  • Leila 
  • Tideo
  • Goodbye Julie (review of high to low, low to high)
  • Four in a Boat
  • Down Down Baby (body percussion)
  • Riddle Ree (body percussion) 

If time is needed, Echo solo singing exercise and/or Doggy Doggy


Assignments Due


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