Q3W29-32: February 18-March 12, 2020 (Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade LevelKindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade
Week #29-32
Unit of InstructionInstrument Families
Standard(s) Taught

Say and sing rhythmic patterns accurately with a steady beat (MU.K.C.1.1) (MU.2.C.1.1)
Read rhythms from iconic notation (MU.K.F.3.1)
Imitate peer or teacher keeping a steady beat (MU.K.H.3.1)
Sing with appropriate vocal quality (MU.K.H.2.1) (MU.1.C.1.2) (MU.2.C.1.1)
Perform songs, fingerplays, and rhymes to connect with reading, math, science, or social studies. (MU.K.F.1.1)
Sing echo phrases (MU.K.C.1.4)
Move to a steady beat while singing (MU. 1.H.1.1)
Identify a steady beat in music (MUS.1.H.1.1)
Move or dance to music from other cultures (MU.2.H.2.1)

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will sing using their singing voices.

Students will be able to identify quarter notes and eighth notes.
Students will play percussion instruments and xylophones.
Students will be able to perform a simple rhythm song in parts.
Students will sing various songs about farm animals.
Students will be able to identify various music notations and the musical form of a song (2nd)
Students will understand different time signatures (2nd)
Students will move to the beat around the classroom.
Students will match pitch.

Students will learn about the different instrument families. 

Students will be able to identify an instrument by sound. 

Classroom Activities

Welcome: “Hello There”
Beat Buddy exercise (finding and maintaining a steady beat)
“ABC Rap” – Kindergarten (echo singing, maintaining a steady beat, singing voice)
“I Bought Me a Cat” – Kindergarten and 1st grade

“Never Smile at a Crocodile” (2nd)

“It’s a Small World” (2nd) 

“This Train” (2nd) – Black History Month 

  • Discuss time signature and musical form for each song (2nd grade)

    Kindergarten and 1st: 
    Add xylophone parts
    “This Land is Your Land”
    “Great Big House”
    Teach folk dance to Great Big House – reviewing beat, listening to music, following directions

 Instrument Families

  • Students will see a powerpoint of the different instrument families (String, Woodwind, Brass, Percussion) 
  • Students will listen to musical examples for each instrument
  • Instrument Corners Game (listening assessment) 

Spring Performance pieces

  • Students will begin learning and memorizing their Spring Performance Pieces for “A Salute to Motown” 
  • Learn about Motown music and the artist who made this genre famous

If time is needed, Mirror ribbons or doggy doggy music game

Assignments Due


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