Innovative 2-3 Learners (Q1W4-5 September 21- Oct. 2 2020)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade LevelInnovative 2nd and 3rd Grade
Week #4-5
Unit of InstructionFound Sounds
Standard(s) Taught
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will sing using their singing voices.
Students will match pitch.
Students will discuss found sounds.
Students will use sign language.
Students will find and maintain a steady beat.
Students will read and play various rhythms.
Students will compose and play their own rhythms.
Students will listen to a story and add sound effects.

Classroom Activities


Solfege warm-up

Review sign-language
* You are my Sunshine
* Grand Old Flag
* America the Beautiful (new)

ABC’s in sign language

Movement song – Shake my sillies out

Beat buddy exercises – finding and maintaining a steady beat

* Down Down Baby
* Three Little Birds
* John Kanaka

Review Rhythms
* Go over homework assignment

Assignments Due

Compose your own rhythm! Have it ready to share next class – perform it on a found sound or your own instrument 🙂 

  • Use quarter notes (Ta), eighth notes (Ti Ti), and quarter rests (shh) – must have all of these in your composition 
  • Make your composition colorful!  
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