Q4 March 25 – April 12 2019 (2nd Grade)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade Level2nd Grade
Week #33-35
Unit of InstructionFolk Tales and Folk Songs
Standard(s) Taught

Sing with an open, relaxed sound and maintain pitch (MU.2.C.1.1)
Sing songs in various forms (MU.2.S.1.1.)
Identify skips, leaps, steps, and related pitches in a song and listening section (MU.2.O.1.2)
Move to show changes in tempo (MU.2.O.3.1)
Sing songs with appropriate dynamics (MU.2.C.1.1)
Play a variety of songs on pitched and non-pitched instruments (MU.2.S.2.1)
Perform songs, fingerplays, or games and notice rhythmic pattern (MU.2.C.1.1)

Compare and contrast instruments of different cultures (MU.2.S.1.2)

Sing a variety of songs form different cultures. (MU.2.C.1.3)

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will sing using their singing voices.
Students will be able to listen to and identify repeated note patterns, steps, and skips in music.
Students will begin learning their Spring Performance pieces.
Students will find and maintain a steady beat.

Students will echo sing.
Students will play on classroom instruments with proper playing technique.
Students will play an accompaniment ostinato while listening to a song.
Students will discuss folk tales and how music correlates with the stories and history.

Classroom Activities

Vocal Warm-up “Hello There”
Beat Buddy Exercise
Beat Detective – student finds and maintains the beat for the class

Riddle Ree
Body percussion, vocal warm-up

A Little Bird – vocal warm-up 

Down the Ohio
Review repeated note patterns, steps, and skips in music
Singing voices
Listening assessment game

Michael Row the Boat Ashore
Steps and Skips
Finding and maintaining a steady beat
Singing voice

Up and Down listening assessment 

  • Student will listen to a variety of instruments and identify if they are moving up or down a scale
  • Listening
  • Teacher assessment 

Spring Performance pieces
Begin learning songs and motions
Singing voice

Introduce “Abby Yo Yo”
African folk story and song
Listen to story (watch video)
Learn folk song
Xylophone accompaniment (review ostinatos)

“Snail Snail” and “Doggie Doggie”

  • Teach song
  • Add body percussion
  • Transfer to xylophones
  • Play in parts

If more time is needed, play a music game



Assignments Due


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