Q4W33-34 (Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade LevelKindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade
Week #33-34
Unit of InstructionExploring Melody, Harmony, and Form
Standard(s) Taught

Sing echo phrases. 

Sing melodies on pitch with head voice and appropriate tone quality. 

Perform songs in class from memory. 

Move with the steady beat of music that changes tempos. 

Sing songs with loud/soft and fast/slow. 

Listen to a piece of music and share opinions. 

Identify a steady beat in music. 

Move to patterns using quarter and eighth notes. 

Maintain a steady beat while performing a dance. 

Compare and contrast different pieces of music (2nd grade)  

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will sing using their singing voices. 

Students will play on percussion instruments with the proper playing technique. 

Students will continue to work on and memorize their spring performance pieces. 

Students will perform two folk dances while singing and maintaining a steady beat. 

Students will compare and contrast different songs and rhythms. 

Classroom Activities

Vocal Warm-up : Hello There

Beat Buddy Exercise: finding and maintaining a steady beat while listening to music

Spring Performance Pieces

  • Jukebox Time Machine
  • Splish Splash
  • Rockin’ Robin
  • Hound Dog
  • Music, Music, Music!
  • She Loves You!


  • Show Tempo Powerpoint
  • Discuss the different tempos and their proper musical name
  • Movement exercise with different tempos (K-1)


  • Listen to song
  • Discuss the different rhythms (slow, fast)
  • Learn lyrics
  • Go over movements in folk dance
  • Perform folk dance as a group

Khorovod (Round Dance)

  • Russian Folk Tune
  • Go over words
  • Discuss different tempos
  • Go over movements
  • Perform folk dance as a group

Gypsy in the Moonlight (2nd grade)

  • What percussion instruments do you hear?
  • Go over quarter and eighth note rhythms
  • Play on percussion instruments 
  • Play with recording 

More songs for K-1 (singing voice, echo singing) 

  • Sun, Little Sun
  • Good Ol’ Happy Song
  • Shanghai Chicken

Pig the Pug

  • Read story 
  • What did Pig do that was not nice? 
  • How can we not be like Pig? 
  • Teach little rhyme song
  • Add Xylophones
  • Do-Mi 
Assignments Due

Practice Spring Performance Pieces!

Additional Resources