Q1W8-9 September 30- October 11 2019 (3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade Level3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade
Week #8-9
Unit of InstructionRecorder Introduction
Standard(s) Taught

Read rhythm patterns that include quarter notes, eighth notes, quarter rests, and sixteenth notes (MU.3.H.3.1)

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

Play instruments using appropriate techniques (MU.3.O.1.1)

Read and discover information about a selected composer and his/her work (MU.3.H.2.1)

Play songs using letter names (BAG) (MU.3.S.3.1)

Read rhythm patterns is various meters (MU.4.F.3.1)



Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will learn and review proper playing techniques for the recorder. 

Students will learn and review the notes B,A,G on the recorder. 

Students will read the Treble Clef. 

Students will do Treble Clef activities in centers to practice their music reading abilities. 

Students will sing with proper singing voices. 

Students will play on instruments alone and with others. 

Students will begin their Winter Performance pieces. 

Classroom Activities



  1. How to properly hold the recorder
  2. Proper breath support 
  3. Covering holes
  4. “Pit Stop”
  5. Hot Cross Buns
  6. B, A, G

Introduction to Winter Performance Pieces

  1. Talk about the storyline
  2. Discuss classical music element and classical composers 
  3. Go over lyrics and start memorization 

Treble Clef Music Centers

Students will go to different centers around the room with different activities related to reading the Treble Clef. 

If time is needed, continue working on call and response songs in the music book. 

Beat Buddy Challenge (finding and maintaining a steady beat)

Assignments Due

Bring recorders to music class! 

Additional Resources