• First Quarter Nine Week Plans 

     

     

    KINDERGARTEN students will explore:

    Rhythm:
    *Steady Beat
    *Echo Simple Patterns

    Melody:
    *High-Low
    *Melodic Direction

    Form:

    *Opposites


     

     

     

    FIRST GRADE students will explore:

    Rhythm:
    *Steady Beat 

    Melody:
    *4 voice qualities
    *Singing in tune
    *Imitating patterns

    Harmony/Texture:
    *Body percussion
    *Playing simple percussion instruments

    Form:
    *Recognize phrase
    *Same/different phrases

    Expression:
    *Loud vs. Soft
    *Fast vs. slow

     

     

    SECOND GRADE students will explore:

    Rhythm:
    *Steady Beat 
    *Quarter notes, Eighth Notes, Quarter Rests 

    Melody:
    *Singing in tune
    *La - so - mi 
    *Treble Staff

    Harmony/Texture:
    *Body percussion
    *Playing in a two-layer instrumental ensemble 

    Form:
    *Recognize phrase
    *Repeat sign

    Expression: 
    *Forte/piano

    Timbre: 
    *Voice qualities
    *Voice vs. instruments 



    THIRD GRADE students will explore:

    Rhythm:
    *Beat & Melodic Rhythm 
    *Duple Meters 

    Melody:
    *Singing in tune
    *Do, re, mi, so , la (1st half), high do (2nd half) 
    *Treble Staff

    Harmony/Texture:
    *Body percussion
    *Playing in a three-layer instrumental ensemble 
    *Level borduns 

    Form:
    *Recognize phrase 
    *Call/Response
    *Repeat sign 

    Expression: 
    *Forte/piano 
    *Crescendo, Decrescendo 
    *Largo, presto, accelerando, ritardando

    Timbre: 
    *Voice qualities
    *Voice vs. instruments

     

     

    FOURTH GRADE students will explore:

    Rhythm:
    *Beat & Melodic Rhythm 
    *Sixteenth Notes 
    *Time Signature Functions

    Melody:
    *Singing in tune
    *Treble Staff 
    *Do Pentatonic 
    *Extended Pentatonic

    Harmony/Texture:
    *Partner Songs/Descants/Canon 
    *Playing in a multi-layer instrumental ensemble 
    *Level borduns

    Form:
    *Recognize phrase & basic form 
    *Introduction, interlude, coda

    Expression: 
    *Forte/piano, crescendo, decrescendo 
    *Largo, presto, accelerando, ritardando 
    *Various musical directives 

    Timbre: 
    *Band, orchestra, chorus



    FIFTH GRADE students will explore:

    Rhythm:
    *Beat & Melodic Rhythm 
    *Sixteenth Notes 
    *Time Signature Functions

    Melody:
    *Singing in tune
    *Treble Staff 
    *Major/Minor
    *So, la, do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do 

    Harmony/Texture:
    *Major/Minor accompaniments 
    *Playing in a multi-layer instrumental ensemble 
    *Moving bordun 

    Form:
    *Recognize phrase & basic form 
    *Introduction, interlude, coda

    Expression: 
    *Forte/piano, crescendo, decrescendo 
    *Tempo Markings 
    *Various musical directives