Week of August 25th

Kindergarten – Define steady beat.  Identify real world examples of steady beat.  Describe the difference between beat and no beat.

First Grade – Define steady beat.  Identify real world examples of steady beat.  Describe the difference between beat and no beat.

Second Grade – Review steady beat.  Learn about how beats are organized in measures.

Third Grade – Play steady beat using rhythm instruments.  Discover steady beat in different styles of music.

Fourth Grade – Define Ostinat0. Create an ostinato or rhythm combination for a song in a meter of 4.

Fifth Grade – Define triplets.  Recognize and perform rhythm patterns that include triplets.

Sixth Grade – Aurally identify and perform music in simple meters of 2, 3 and 4.

Back To School!

Welcome, new and returning students!  Looking forward to a new year of music class.  My goal is to point out the important connection between Music and ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies.  Learning about notation, terminology, sound, composition, theory, rhythm and dynamics will enhance learning in every area.

Check back weekly to see the learning objectives for each grade level.  If you have any questions, be sure to email me at morinl@btcs.org.

K – Welcome to music! Learn about the Quaver Five – rules of music class.  Learn a new song.

1st – Welcome to music!  Review the Quaver Five – rules of music class.  Learn about body percussion!

2nd – Welcome to music!  Review the Quaver Five – rules of music class. Learn a new song – “Jumpin’ Jacks!”  Be ready to show off your jumping jack skills!

3rd – Welcome to music!  Review the Quaver Five – rules of music class.  Learn about concert manners and play a music version of Simon Says.

4th – Welcome to music!  Review the Quaver Five – rules of music class.  Remember meter?  We will review how music is organized into measures and strong/weak beats.

5th – Welcome to music!  Review the Quaver Five – rules of music class.  Review the difference between beat and rhythm.

6th – Welcome to music!  Review the Quaver Five – rules of music class.  Define meter and identify meter through listening.

May 5th through May 14th

The year-end schedule is a busy one!  Field trips and school-wide activities will affect the number of times we meet.  Music classes through May 14th  will  finalize current projects and/or review key terms and music concepts from lessons this year.

Kindergarten, First and Second Grades:  Review keywords and music concepts.

Third Grade:  Finish original Hip-Hop track and create a QDancer routine for the track.

Fourth Grade:  Review keywords and music concepts.

Fifth Grade:  Record Rap Project and review music concepts.

Sixth Grade:  Record Commercial and review music concepts.

Week of April 28th

Kindergarten:  Recall definitions of keywords learned throughout the year.

First Grade:  Recall definitions of keywords learned throughout the year.

Second Grade:  Demonstrate understanding of repeat sign through performance.

Third Grade:  Create an original hip-hop QGrooves backing track.

Fourth Grade:  Review dynamics terminology.

Fifth Grade: Rap Project – Finalize backing track and rehearse for recording.

Sixth Grade:  Commercial Project – Compose jingle for commercial and rehearse full commercial with ad copy.

Week of April 21st

Kindergarten:  Aurally recognize the difference between the woodwind and percussion families.

First Grade:  Aurally recognize the difference between the woodwind and percussion families.

Second Grade:  Continue learning about music form – ABA.  Discover Latin music.

Third Grade:  Understand various musical forms and purpose of repeat sign.

Fourth Grade:  Explore musical form.  Understand the purpose of an introduction before a song begins.

Fifth Grade:  Rap Project – Finalize preparation for original rap performance.

Sixth Grade:  Commercial Project – Begin creating, arranging and saving music for jingle.

 

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.