Week 3: Online Learning April 20-24 2020 (Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade LevelKindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade
Week #Online Learning Week 3
Unit of InstructionRock'n Roll!
Standard(s) Taught

Identify different ways to produce sounds on percussion instruments (MU.1.C.2.1) 

Play instruments demonstrating fast/slow, loud/soft (MU.K.H.3.1) 

Play percussion instruments to show the beat and the rhythms of songs (MU.K.H.3.1)

Imitate peer or teacher keeping a steady beat (MU.K.F.3.1) 

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will find and maintain a steady beat. 

Students will listen and learn about the rock group The Beatles. 

Students will review one of their Motown songs and hear the mix of rock’n roll and soul music together. 

Students will make their own percussion instruments from household items. 

Students will play along with a Beatles song on their percussion instruments doing various beat patterns. 

Classroom Activities

Special area right now is for enrichment purposes only.
Work will be kept at a minimum in order to reduce the workload for our students working from home.

Any assignment given in special areas will due on April 30th and will be in bold and in all caps so it will be clear.


It’s Rock’n Roll Week in Music!

Everything we do this week will have a Rock’n Roll theme to it 🙂 

Below are some Rock’n Roll tunes from class and some new songs! Feel free to listen through, sing along, and have fun! 

Beat Buddy Exercise 


The Beatles Rhythm Activity 


Feel free to share your favorite Rock Song or a picture of your at home instruments with Miss Holvey! I love hearing from you! 

Email: holveyc@ivyhawnschool.org 

Assignments Due


If you need more of an explanation for the following assignments, please go look at Online Learning April 13-17 Classroom Connect for a video example. 


Students will choose to draw and color either a quarter note (TA) or an eighth note (TI TI). Once the picture is done, take a photo of the work (students can be in the photo too!) and email it to Miss Holvey. Drawings/pictures are due by April 30th. Once completed you are good to go! Please still check the music classroom connect for short and fun weekly enrichment activities.


ASSIGNMENT: Students will compose their own rhythm by using quarter notes (Ta), eighth notes (Ti Ti), half notes, whole notes, quarter rests, and/or sixteenth notes. Students will write out their rhythms, color/decorate, and write their own sentence that goes along with the rhythm like Miss Holvey did above. Once finished, take a photo of the rhythm (students can be in the picture too!) and email it to Miss Holvey by April 30th. Once completed you are good to go! Please still continue to check the Elementary Music Classroom Connect page for weekly short and fun enrichment activities.

Email: holveyc@ivyhawnschool.org 

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