Q4 March 25 – April 12 2019 (Kindergarten and 1st Grade)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade LevelKindergarten and 1st Grade
Week #33-35
Unit of InstructionExploring Expressive Qualities and Listening
Standard(s) Taught

Sing songs with contrasting tempos, dynamics, and moods (MU.1.C.1.1)
Sing with an open, relaxed sound (MU.1.C.1.2)
Move freely with props to show different styles of music (MU.1.H.3.1)
Create and accompaniment (MU.1.F.1.1)
Sing folk songs from America (MU.1.C.1.3)
Identify different ways to produce sounds on pitched and unpitched percussion instruments (MU.1.C.2.1)
Move to show louder and softer dynamics by using larger and smaller movements (MU.1.F.1.1)
Create sounds and movement freely with instruments (MU. 1.S.1.2)
Move to a steady beat while singing (MU.1.H.1.1)
Perform songs from memory with expression (MU.K.O.3.1)
Identify sounds as loud and soft (MU.K.S.1.1)

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will sing with their appropriate singing voices.
Students will be able to identify different instruments either going up a scale or down a scale.
Students will continue working on and memorizing their Spring Performance pieces.
Students will properly play on xylophone instruments. 

Students will sing an American folk song and play the game that goes along with it.
Students will be able to find and maintain a steady beat while listening to a piece of music.
Students will show through movement different styles of music. 

Students will perform body percussion to a song and be able to transfer the motions to instruments. 

Students will read basic rhythm notation. 

Classroom Activities

Vocal Warm-up “Hello There”
Beat Buddy Exercise
Beat Detective – one student will find and maintain a steady beat for the rest of the class to follow
Teacher assessment

Riddle Ree
Body percussion, vocal warm-up

A Little Bird – Vocal warm-up 

Spring Performance Pieces
Begin learning the pieces (echo sing)
Start singing songs from memory

“Hello, and How are you?” – body percussion, steady beat, singing voice 

“Snail Snail” 

  • Learn words to the song
  • Add body percussion movements
  • Go over proper playing on xylophones (review) 
  • Learn “Snail Snail” on xylophones 

“Doggie Doggie” (1st grade, maybe Kindergarten)

  • Learn words to song
  • Add body percussion movements
  • Read basic rhythm notation on board 
  • Learn “Doggie Doggie” on xylophone

Going up, Going Down

  • Listening
  • Identifying if an instrument is going up a scale or down a scale 
  • High and low sounds 
  • Teacher assessment 

Other songs to sing

  • Little Fishes
  • The Frog Song

Music game at the end if time is needed. 

Assignments Due


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