Week of September 22nd

Kindergarten:  Sing, play and move to rhythm patterns.

First Grade:  Identify the difference between meters of 2, 3, and 4.

Second Grade:  Identify the difference between meters of 2, 3, and 4.

Third Grade:  Recognize a meter of 3 using a variety of activities.

Fourth Grade:  Define interval.  Describe how melodies move by steps, skips and repeated notes.

Fifth Grade:  Finish lesson about Gioachino Rossini.  Learn about the octave interval and singing descant to a patriotic melody.

Sixth Grade:  Finish lesson about Gioachino Rossini.  Introduce 8th-16th note rhythm combinations and explore Reggae music.

Week of September 15th

Kindergarten - Sing, play and move to simple rhythms in a song.  Identify same vs. different rhythm patterns in a game.

First Grade –  Recognize that strong and weak beats help us count in meters of 2 and 4.

Second Grade –  Recognize meter of 2 and 4 in music through movement and singing.

Third Grade –  Recognize different styles of songs in meter of 2 and 4.  Describe the role of a conductor.

Fourth Grade –  Name the lines and spaces of the treble clef staff.

Fifth Grade –  Learn about Gioachino Rossini, composer.

Sixth Grade –  Learn about Gioachino Rossini, composer.

Week of September 2nd

Kindergarten:  Express steady beat through singing and moving to a song.

First Grade:  Express steady beat through singing and moving to a song.

Second Grade:   Recognize and define strong and weak beats in a song.

Third Grade:   Feel and find strong and weak beats within a song.

Fourth Grade:   Define call and response.  Name the four singing voices.

Fifth Grade:   Define sixteenth notes.  Perform rhythmic patterns in a song based on sixteenth notes.

Sixth Grade:   Explain the meaning of the 6/8 meter sign.  Perform music in 6/8 meter.

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.