Q1W6-7: Sept. 17-27 2019 (Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade LevelKindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade
Week #6-7
Unit of InstructionReading 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) 

Sing song with melodic contour (MU.K.S.2.1)

Perform songs in class from memory (MU.K.S.3.2)

Move to show when a melody moves from low to high and high to low (MU.K.H.3.1)

Move with the steady beat of music (MU.K.S.1.1) 

Read basic rhythm notation (MU.1.H.1.1) 

Identify beat and rhythm patterns (MU.1.H.1.1) 

Sing songs with appropriate tone quality (MU.2.C.1.1) 

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

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will sing songs with their appropriate singing voices.

Students will echo sing. 

Students will match pitch. 

Students will move to music.

Students will show what they hear in music through movement.

Students will read basic rhythm notation. 

Students will perform various rhythms on instruments. 

Students will perform on instruments using proper instrument technique. 

Classroom Activities

Welcome, Hello There vocal warm-up

Beat Buddy exercise

  • Finding and maintaining a steady beat

Riddle Ree 

  • Body percussion warm-up

Kindergarten and 1st – Echo singing, singing voice, movement

  • “My Head and My Shoulders”
  • “Head, Shoulders Baby” 
  • “Little David” 
  • “Down by the Bay” (kindergarten)
  • “Gypsy in the Moonlight” (1st) 
  • “Little Bird’ (1st) 

“My Pony Macaroni” (K-1)

  • Tempos 
  • Keeping a steady beat 
  • Singing voice 
  • Listening

2nd Grade – singing voice, reading vocal music, musical form, melody, and pitch

  • “Miss Mary Mack”
  • “Time to Sing”
  • “Lone Star Trail” 

Ribbons (K-2)

  • Students will listen to a piece of music and follow the leaders movements with ribbons 
  • 1st and 2nd will pair up and do mirror movements with a partner to show what they hear in the music 

Reading rhythms (K-2)

  • Students will begin learning basic rhythms and what they look like (quarter notes, eighth notes) 2nd grade will read harder rhythms
  • Students will play rhythm fish game to practice reading rhythms
  • Students will read rhythms on the board and play them on various classroom instruments 

If time is needed, Doggy Doggy Music Game


Assignments Due


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