Week 1: Online Learning April 6-10, 2020 (3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade Level3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade
Week #Online Learning Week 1
Unit of InstructionMusic Review and Rhythm
Standard(s) Taught

Listen and Respond to a steady beat (MU.3.H.3.1)

Sing using appropriate tone quality, and diction (MU.3.C.1.1) (MU.4.C.1.1) (MU.5.C.1.1)

Play accompaniments that include various rhythm patterns (MU.4.S.3.2)(MU.5.S.3.2)


Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will sing using their singing voices (appropriate tone quality and diction).

Students will sing using solfege and proper solfege hand symbols. 

Students will create their own instruments using materials from around the house. 

Students will use body percussion (if they can’t find instrument materials). 

Students will play various rhythms while maintaining a steady beat. 

Classroom Activities

Special area right now is for enrichment purposes only.
Work will be kept at a minimum in order to reduce the workload for our students working from home.

Any assignment given in special areas will due on April 30th and will be highlighted so it will be clear.


Miss Holvey’s Office Hours

I will be available online Monday-Friday from 2:00-3:15pm to answer emails and/or Remind messages. I will check online throughout the day as well. 

Email: holveyc@ivyhawnschool.org 



Welcome video! 

  • Watch this quick video to hear a “Hello” from Miss Holvey and to hear what to expect in music class during online learning. 


Pick a video or song to do for a quick music activity. Feel free to play videos/songs more than once! 

Solfege Singing Warm-up Video (Part 1 and 2)

The Greatest Show Rhythm Activity Video (Part 1,2,3, and 4) 

Music Song Review (songs attached) – Have fun singing some of our past favorites! (You don’t have to sing all the songs below – Just choose one or two to go over!)

  • Grand Old Flag 
  • America the Beautiful 
  • Follow the Drinking Gourd
  • Wade in the Water
Assignments Due

Feel free to email me pictures of your “made at home” instruments! I would love to see what you came up with 🙂 It is NOT REQUIRED – only if you would like to!

Email: holveyc@ivyhawnschool.org 

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