Q3W30-31(3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade Level3rd, 4th, and 5th
Week #30-31
Unit of InstructionExploring Melody, Harmony, and Form
Standard(s) Taught

Perform songs in various forms.

Sing songs that reflect appropriate dynamics, tempo, articulation, mood

Sing songs with tempo changes. 

Sing songs with appropriate vocal quality, intonation, and diction. 

Classify orchestral and band instruments as brass, woodwind, percussion, string, or keyboard. 

Perform songs using appropriate dynamics, temp, articulation, style, and mood. 

Listen and identify various dynamics, tempos, and articulations. 

Perform on musical instruments. 

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will sing using their singing voices. 

Students will perform on recorders with proper playing technique. 

Students will continue to learn and memorize spring performance pieces. 

Students will learn about the specific decades each of the songs they are performing in their spring show are from, including famous musicians of that time. 

Students will be able to identify each of the instrument families by listening to tone color, pitch, and pictures. 

Classroom Activities



  • BAG sight reading
  • Old MacDonald (4th, 5th)
  • Twinkle (4th, 5th)
  • Amazing Grace (5th)

Rockin’ Robin on Recorder

  • Go over notes and fingerings
  • Easier part for 3rd grade
  • Original part for 4th and 5th grade
  • Play with recording, practice tempos 

Spring performance pieces

  • Jukebox Time Machine
  • Music, Music, Music!
  • She Loves You
  • Splish Splash
  • Dancing Queen
  • Don’t Stop Believing
  • It Don’t Mean a Thing if it ain’t got that Sing, Sing, Sing! 

Continue to listen, learn, memorize. 

Discuss the different decades and performers of that time

  • Who were the Beatles? Who was Michael Jackson? Etc. 
  • Do you hear anything different in these songs compared to what you hear today on the radio? 
  • What do you think life was like for kids back then? Was anything different? 

Instrument Bingo

  • Students will have a bingo card with instruments on them 
  • Students will hear a recording of an instrument and find it on their card
  • First one with 3 in a row wins! 
  • Listening assessment, knowledge assessment 
Assignments Due


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