Q3W25-26 (Grades K-2)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade LevelKindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade
Week #25-26
Unit of InstructionExploring Melody, Harmony, and Form
Standard(s) Taught

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.

Classroom Activities

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)

  • 2nd grade will read the song from the music book
  • K-2 will learn through echo phrases
  • 2nd grade: discuss the different parts of the song – is the melody the same or different
  • Teach game that goes along with the piece (K-2) 
    • One child is it, moves around the circle with a letter
    • When phrase ends, child drops letter in another’s lap and then “run” around the circle to see who gets back to their spot first (like duck, duck goose)
    • We are Dear Little Birdies (K-1)
      • Sing song, teach lyrics, add ribbons and motions to song – move while singing, singing voice, high and low sounds, connect to nature/science
      • Bluebird Bluebird (K-1)
      • – Teach lyrics and hand motions – nature, social studies, singing voice, movement


  • Hot Spicy Tacos
  • Mary Had a Little Lamb
  • First teach body percussion, then playing technique, then transfer to instruments 
  • Divide into parts
  • 2nd grade: Accompianment to Abiyoyo on xylophones and percussion instruments

Mirror movement activity

  • Listening to music, showing through motion what students hear
Assignments Due


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