Week of April 14th

Kindergarten:  Listen and identify the difference between adult and children’s singing voices.

First Grade:  Listen and identify the difference between adult and children’s singing voices.

Second Grade:  Describe song sections by using letters (AB) or words (verse/chorus).

Third Grade:  Compose a melody using pitches Do, Mi and So to fit with eight measures of rhythm.

Fourth Grade:  Recorders – Recognize major and minor elements in a recorder song.  Define harmony.

Fifth Grade:  Rap project – Create a backing track.  Fit phrasing and rhythm of lyrics to original backing track.

Sixth Grade:  Commercial project – Compose catchy lyrics for a 4 - 8 measure jingle.

Week of April 7th

Kindergarten:  Listen to, clap and echo simple rhythms using “found sound instruments”.

First Grade:  Listen to, clap and echo simple rhythms using “found sound instruments”.

Second Grade:  Describe difference between pitched and non-pitched percussion instruments. Play non-pitched percussion instrument.

Third Grade:  Compose 8 measures of rhythm in a meter of 4 using half, quarter and beamed eighth notes and half and quarter rests.

Fourth Grade: Play a song on recorder at a steady tempo.

Fifth Grade:  Rap project: Create a backing track and fit phrasing and rhythm of lyrics to track.

Sixth Grade:  Commercial project:  Choose dynamics, tempo, and instrumental arrangement of live ostinato accompaniment for jingle.

 

Week of March 31st

Kindergarten:  Demonstrate understanding of long and short sounds through movement.

First Grade:  Demonstrate understanding of long and short sounds through movement.

Second Grade: Define percussion and identify three instruments in the percussion family.

Third Grade:  Learn about the Classical Period (1750-1820).  Name two composers from the Classical Period.

Fourth Grade:  Recorder: Learn about tempo and define “molto”.  Review recorder songs from past few weeks.

Fifth Grade:  Decide on theme and form for the rap project.

Sixth Grade:  Choose a product for commercial project.  Demonstrate understanding of rhyming phrases.

Week of March 25th

Kindergarten:  Identify and imitate long and short sounds.

First Grade:  Identify and imitate long and short sounds.

Second Grade:  Aurally and visually identify members of the string family.

Third Grade:  Compose eight measures of rhythm in a meter of 4.

Fourth Grade:  Demonstrate basic recorder techniques and fingerings for B, A, and G.

Fifth Grade:  Review and recognize AB and ABA form.  Describe compositional elements of rap.

Sixth Grade:  Describe two music elements used when creating a commercial.  Commercial unit – Lesson one.

K/1 Program, March 13th

PERFORMANCE DAY!!  :-)

Students need to be in their rooms (see below) by 5:40 p.m.  Please do not bring students to the school before 5:15 p.m.

Kindergarten:  Cafeteria

First Grade: Music Room

Students need to wear their solid bright color shirt, jeans (or dark pants or leggings) and comfortable shoes.

This is a short program, so we should be done by 6:30-6:40 p.m.

Week of March 10th

Kindergarten and First Grade:  Final rehearsals for program on Thursday!!!  Be sure to wear your program performance clothes to school on Thursday: Solid, bright-color shirt, jeans/dark pants/dark leggings, comfortable shoes.

2nd Grade: Recognize when music gets gradually louder or gradually softer, the effect can create a different emotional response.

3rd Grade: Name the four main brass instruments. Describe relationship between tube size and pitch.

4th Grade:  Recorders:  Lesson 5 – Play a blues style song using B, A and G.

5th Grade:  Define motif.   Create a short scene using a musical theme.

6th Grade:  Aurally and visually identify major and minor chords in a piece of music.  Define chord chart.