|Subject Area||Elementary Music|
|Grade Level||Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade|
|Unit of Instruction||Exploring Melody, Harmony, and Form|
Sing Echo Phrases (K-1)
Sing melodies on pitch with head voice and appropriate tone quality (K-2)
Perform songs and rhymes that connect with reading, math or science (K-2)
Perform songs from memory with expression (K-1)
Listen to music and respond with movements or props to show how the music makes one feel (K-2)
Compare and contrast instruments of different cultures (2)
Sing a variety of songs and games from different cultures (K-2)
Move or dance to music from different cultures (K-2)
Describe differences between sections of songs (1-2)
Play on instruments pentatonic melodic ostinato (K-2)
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
Students will sing with their singing voices.
Students will perform on xylophones and percussion instruments with the proper playing technique.
Students will sing songs from Africa, Austria, and South America.
Students will add their own movement to music.
Students will sing songs that connect to science and nature.
Students will use body percussion to transfer what they are learning to instruments.
Students will use their reading skills to read a piece of music from a music book (2nd grade) and be able to distinguish the different parts of a song.
Students will learn a game that goes along with a piece of music.
Students will keep and maintain a steady beat while listening to music.
Vocal Warm-up: Hello There, Solfege
Beat Buddy Exercise – finding and maintaining a steady beat
It’s a Small World (Kindergarten, 1st grade): singing voice, movement
Five Little Chickadees (K-1): Counting, math (subtraction), singing voice, movement
A Tisket, A Tasket (K-2)
Mirror movement activity