Students will sing using their singing voices.
Students will read notes of the Treble Clef.
Students will play xylophones and recorders with proper playing technique.
Students will read various rhythms.
Students will show through movement various rhythms and tempos.
Students will sing and learn about African American Spirituals.
Students will discuss African American History and important figures from those time periods.
Students will learn about and discuss the Underground Railroad and Harriet Tubman.
Students will learn about African Drumming.
Students will practice and perform African Drumming pieces.
Students will play music in parts.
Students will perform body percussion to learn a song on the xylophones.
Students will discuss and assess their work in class.
Teacher will go over the “I can” statement (objective) for the class.
• “I can read and demonstrate various rhythms including quarter notes, eighth notes, sixteenth notes, etc.”
1. Teacher will review notes previously learned in class (B,A,G,F,E,D)
2. Teacher will go step by step with how to finger the notes and play recorder
“Old MacDonald,” “Twinkle Twinkle,” “When the Saints Go Marching In”, and “Amazing Grace”
1. Teacher will review how to play the song(s)
2. Teacher will review reading Treble clef notes
• Say the notes and finger the notes before we play on the recorder – scaffolds that will help students build up to playing the full song correctly
* Practice new notes, F#, C, and F
• Teacher will assess student achievement visually and by listening.
**** Transition ****
Black History Month
“Follow the Drinking Gourd”
Watch video that explains the story and the Underground Railroad
- Learn and play xylophone accompianment
“Wade in the Water”
Call and Response
“Swing Low” (4th and 5th)
Discuss the Civil Rights Movement, Slavery, Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and other important African American figures in history
- Students will learn about African Drumming practices and the history of African Drumming
- Students will learn some basic African Drumming rhythms
- Students will perform on class African Drums
- Say rhythms first, body percussion, then add drums
Recorder Centers *** If above activities have been completed***(MARCH)
- Four centers around the music room
- Musical terminology, Reading treble clef, Recorder help/testing, and reading rhythms
After Recorder Centers are completed (MARCH)
- Students will start learning and memorizing their Spring Performance pieces for the show “A Salute to Motown”
- Student will learn about the Motown music genre and the artist who made it famous
Students will begin learning about the instrument families
Listening assessment game
If time is needed, doggy doggy music game or beat buddy challenge