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Music

First grade is a magical year! The academic and social growth we see in our first graders each year is amazing. As our world has changed, so have our classrooms. Our first grade program uses digital tools, but we still focus on developing a love of learning.

  • Kindergarten and First Grade

    Playing and recognizing classroom instruments by name
    Movement activities
    Songs that support the curriculum throughout the year
    Learning how to read? write rhythm patterns using vocabulary
    Recognizing steady beat through movement/playing instruments
    Playing upward/downward melodic patterns using barred instruments
    Recognizing opposite concepts in music
    Songs in AB and ABA form

  • Second and Third Grade

    Playing barred and percussion instruments in two-part ensembles
    Learning about the music staff and vocabulary
    Learning about the instruments of the orchestra using websites such as Carnegie Hall Listening Adventures, SFS kids and games; Instrument bingo, Partner, line and circle dances,
    Reviewing rhythm values/adding new ones
    Songs that support the curriculum throughout the year
    AB/ABA form songs
    Identifying different genres of music and discussing composers

  • Fourth and Fifth Grade

    Rhythm and notation games to review/extend learned concepts
    Recorder Unit: Recorder Connections method book/ learning notes on the recorder/ playing songs in treble clef
    Drum Unit: percussion ensembles in up to four parts
    Ensembles using barred instruments and percussion
    Songs that support the curriculum throughout the year
    Identifying different genres of music and discussing composers

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