Q1W3-5: August 26-Sept. 13 2019 (Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade LevelKindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade
Week #3-5
Unit of InstructionExploring Singing Voice and Rhythms
Standard(s) Taught

Sing echo phrases (MU.K.C.1.4)

Sing melodies on pitch with head voice and appropriate tone quality (MU.K.C.2.1)

Sing call and response songs (MU.K.S.2.1)

Perform songs with simple accompaniments with unpitched percussion (MU.K.H.3.1)

Perform songs from memory with expression (MU.K.O.3.1)

Maintain a steady beat while singing (MU.1.S.3.4)

Move to a steady beat while singing (MU.1.H.1.1)

Sing a song with an open, relaxed sound (MU.1.C.1.2) (MU.2.C.1.1)

Sing a song that includes quarter notes, eighth notes, and quarter rests (MU.1.C.1.1)

Sing songs of celebration from a variety of American and other cultures (MU.2.C.1.4)

Move or dance to music from other cultures (MU.2.S.1.2)

Sing songs in do pentatonic (MUS.2.S.3.1) 


Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will learn, understand, and demonstrate the rules of music class. 

Students will sing using their proper singing voices. 

Students will perform songs from memory. 

Students will match pitch. 

Students will be able to find and maintain a steady beat while listening to a piece of music. 

Students will be able to read basic rhythm notations (1st and 2nd grade). 

Students will sing and perform an American folk song (1st and 2nd grade). 

Student will play on instruments using proper playing technique. 

Students will add music accompaniment to a story. 

Students will echo sing. 

Classroom Activities

Welcome to music class – review rules

  • Respect Ms. Holvey
  • Respect each other
  • Respect the room 

Vocal warm-up “Hello there!” 

Beat Buddy Exercise 

  • Finding and maintaining a steady beat 

Solfege warm-up (2nd grade only) 

Review songs, sing from memory:

“Shine, Shine, Shine!” 

“Fruits and Vegetables”

“John Kanaka” 

“Akin Drum” 


Introduce “Head, Shoulders Baby” (Kindergarten/1st)

  • Following directions
  • Singing voice 
  • Echo Singing

Introduce “A Different Beat” (Kindergarten/1st) 

  • Listen to music
  • Moving appropriately to the music 
  • Showing what you hear 

Introduce “5 Little Chickadees” (Kindergarten/1st) 

  • Counting 
  • Singing voice

“Riddle Ree” (1st/2nd)

  • Movement 
  • Following directions

Introduce “Gypsy in the Moonlight” (2nd grade)

  • Pass out books
  • Reading lyrics and singing 

Introduce “Down Down Baby” (2nd grade) 

  • Reading lyrics and singing
  • Body percussion

“I Can Play an Instrument” (Kindergarten/1st/2nd)

  • Instrument playing technique and behavior 
  • Playing along with a song 
  • Steady beat 

“Down by the Cool of the Pool” (Kindergarten/1st/2nd)

  • Read story book 
  • Add sound effects for the animals 
  • Learn song – echo singing 

If time is needed, Doggy Doggy Music Game


Assignments Due


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