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Grades K–2

Kindergarten

Exploring Long and Short Rhythmic Patterns

Students create movements to represent long and short rhythmic patterns and compose patterns using non-traditional notation.

Grade: Kindergarten
Concept: Rhythm & Meter
Artistic Process: Performing, Creating, Responding

Exploring Steady Beat with Percussion Instruments

Students explore steady beat and instruments of the percussion family.

Grade: Kindergarten
Concept: Rhythm & Meter, Instrumental
Artistic Process: Performing, Creating, Responding

Call and Response Songs

Students explore call and response songs through singing.

Grade: Kindergarten
Concept: Form, Singing
Artistic Process: Performing, Responding

Musical Patterns

Students identify musical form through movement.

Grade: Kindergarten
Concept: Form
Artistic Process: Performing, Responding

Musical Expression Through Movement

Students demonstrate expressive qualities of music through movement.

Grade: Kindergarten
Concept: Tempo, Dynamics, Articulation
Artistic Process: Performing, Creating, Responding

Telling a Story with Music

Students use pitch to explore the characters in a story.

Grade: Kindergarten
Concept: Form, Pitch
Artistic Process: Performing, Responding, Connecting

Moving Melodies

Students sing and identify melodic contours.

Grade: Kindergarten
Concept: Pitch
Artistic Process: Performing, Responding

Performing and Arranging Using Our Voices

Students explore whispering, speaking, singing, and calling voices.

Grade: Kindergarten
Concept: Singing
Artistic Process: Performing, Creating, Responding

Exploring the Sounds Around Us

Students listen to and describe sounds.

Grade: Kindergarten
Concept: Form, Dynamics, Articulation
Artistic Process: Responding, Connecting

1st Grade

Performing and Composing Four Beat Patterns

Students read, perform, and compose four-beat rhythmic patterns.

Grade: 1st
Concept: Rhythm & Meter
Artistic Process: Performing, Creating, Responding

Seat on the Beat

Students perform and create rhythmic patterns using their bodies.

Grade: 1st
Concept: Rhythm & Meter
Artistic Process: Performing, Creating, Responding

Melodic Phrases

Students explore phrases in poetry and in song.

Grade: 1st
Concept: Form
Artistic Process: Performing, Responding

Dynamics Hide and Seek

Students play an identification game of hot and cold using their voices and dynamics.

Grade: 1st
Concept: Dynamics
Artistic Process: Performing, Responding

Feeling the Tempo

Students demonstrate the expressive quality of tempo through movement.

Grade: 1st
Concept: Tempo
Artistic Process: Performing, Responding

Exploring Expressive Qualities

Students explore expressive qualities in music through listening, singing, and moving.

Grade: 1st
Concept: Tempo, Dynamics, Articulation
Artistic Process: Performing, Responding, Connecting

Melodic Contour

Students create and perform melodic contours.

Grade: 1st
Concept: Pitch, Singing
Artistic Process: Performing, Creating, Responding

Improvising with Our Voices

Students use their singing voices to take turns improvising and creating melodic phrases on a given theme.

Grade: 1st
Concept: Singing
Artistic Process: Performing, Creating, Responding

2nd Grade

Composing in Common Time

Students compose and notate short 4/4, 3/4, and 6/8 rhythms across multiple class periods.

Grade: 2nd
Concept: Rhythm & Meter
Artistic Process: Performing, Creating

Around the Room Mystery

Students identify phrases in a known song and create new patterns of music.

Grade: 2nd
Concept: Tempo, Dynamic, Articulation
Artistic Process: Performing, Creating, Responding

Classroom Thunderstorm

Students create a class composition of a thunderstorm by exploring expressive qualities of crescendo/decrescendo and accelerando/ritardando.

Grade: 2nd
Concept: Tempo, Dynamics, Articulation
Artistic Process: Performing, Creating, Responding

Style and Genre

Students brainstorm strategies to guide their listening as they describe and label music of different genres.

Grade: 2nd
Concept: Tempo, Dynamics, Articulation
Artistic Process: Responding, Connecting

Staff Hopscotch

Students explore relative pitch through listening and movement.

Grade: 2nd
Concept: Pitch
Artistic Process: Responding

Using Our Voices to Improvise

Students create nonsense syllables and improvise on a familiar or created melody.

Grade: 2nd
Concept: Pitch, Singing
Artistic Process: Performing, Creating

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