Second grade students have begun preparations for our performance, My Many Colored Days. All students will participate in several group songs, which will be prepared during general music instruction. There will be two performances on Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Attendance is expected for both performances. Students are encouraged to wear their Tolbert House T-shirt.

    Please indicate your child’s participation via this link: 2nd Grade Musical Form

    Your child has been invited to our 2nd Grade Music Classroom. Students are encouraged to practice our music at home. If your child’s Google Classroom invitation hasn’t been received, you may enroll your child with this code: zmpn1bj


    Music Theory/Literacy

    Students will study and practice music theory through reading and writing music notation. They will use critical-thinking skills to analyze the manner in which music is organized.


    Students will demonstrate mastery of musical skills and concepts at levels of increasing difficulty. They will learn to participate in music as a musician through singing, playing instruments, improvising, composing, and moving to music. Students will participate in all aspects of music performance, demonstrating appropriate use of related materials, equipment, methods, and technologies.

    Music History and Cultural Context

    Students will understand aspects of music history and ways in which music fits into culture. They will become familiar with the distinctive musical characteristics of music that delineate major historical periods of music and will identify the compositional techniques employed in many styles of music. Students will examine the interrelationships among current events, developing technologies, and music in society.

    Analysis, Evaluation, and Critique

    Students will listen to, respond to, reflect on, analyze, interpret, evaluate, and critique music. They will articulate objective evaluations of musical works by analyzing creative musical elements and production as a whole. Students will be guided in the development of criteria to be used for making informed artistic judgments about music as well as the other arts and for evaluating the roles of music in society. They will apply these processes when creating and evaluating their own musical works.


    Students will reflect on the sensory, emotional, and intellectual qualities of music. They will examine various cultural perspectives and factors that shape aesthetic responses to music. By experiencing and evaluating musical compositions and performances, students will have the opportunity to understand meaning in music and recognize the contribution music makes to the enrichment of the human experience.

    Grade Two General Music

    The standards for Grade Two General Music enable students to continue developing musical skills and concepts in singing, playing instruments, listening, performing, responding with expression, creating/composing, and moving with a focus on fine motor skills. Emphasis is placed on ensemble playing, notating pitches and rhythms, and identifying orchestral instruments. Students investigate the roles of music in various world cultures and explore how music evokes personal ideas and emotions.

    Music Theory/Literacy

    2.1  The student will read and notate music, including

    1. identifying written melodic patterns that move upward, downward, and stay the same;
    2. using the musical alphabet to notate melodic patterns;
    3. reading melodies based on a pentatonic scale;
    4. reading and notating rhythmic patterns that include half notes, half rests, whole notes, and whole rests; and
    5. using basic music symbols.


    2.2  The student will sing a repertoire of songs alone and with others, including

    1. singing melodic patterns that move upward, downward, and stay the same;
    2. singing melodies within the range of a sixth; and
    3. increasing pitch accuracy while singing phrases and simple songs.

    2.3  The student will play a variety of pitched and nonpitched instruments alone and with others, including

    1. playing melodic patterns that move upward, downward, and stay the same;
    2. playing expressively, following changes in dynamics and tempo;
    3. accompanying songs and chants with ostinatos and single-chords; and
    4. using proper playing techniques.

    2.4  The student will perform rhythmic patterns that include half notes, half rests, whole notes, and whole rests, using

    1. instruments, voice, body percussion, and movement;
    2. aural skills to imitate given phrases; and
    3. traditional notation.

    2.5  The student will respond to music with movement, including

    1. using locomotor and nonlocomotor movements of increasing complexity;
    2. demonstrating expressive qualities of music, including changes in dynamics and tempo;
    3. creating movement to illustrate AB and ABA musical forms;
    4. performing nonchoreographed and choreographed movements, including line and circle dances;
    5. performing dances and other musical activities from a variety of cultures; and
    6. portraying songs, stories, and poems from a variety of cultures.

    2.6   The student will create music by

    1. improvising simple rhythmic question-and-answer phrases;
    2. improvising accompaniments, including ostinatos;
    3. improvising to enhance stories, songs, and poems; and
    4. composing simple pentatonic melodies, using traditional notation.

    Music History and Cultural Context

    2.7   The student will explore historical and cultural aspects of music by

    1. identifying music representing the heritage, customs, and traditions of a variety of cultures;
    2. explaining the difference between folk/popular music and orchestral music;
    3. identifying what musicians and composers do to create music; and
    4. identifying the styles of musical examples from various historical periods.

    2.8   The student will demonstrate audience and participant behaviors appropriate for the purposes and settings in which music is performed.

    2.9    The student will identify the relationships between music and other fields of knowledge.

    Analysis, Evaluation, and Critique

    2.10  The student will analyze music by

    1. identifying selected orchestral and folk instruments visually and aurally;
    2. describing sudden and gradual changes in dynamics and tempo, using music terminology;
    3. identifying and categorizing selected musical forms; and
    4. using music vocabulary to describe music.

    2.11  The student will evaluate music by describing personal musical performances.

    2.12   The student will collaborate with others in a music performance and analyze what was successful and what could be improved.


    2.13   The student will explain how music expresses ideas, experiences, and feelings.

    2.14    The student will describe how music evokes personal ideas and emotions.



Last Modified on January 13, 2020