• Kindergarten Objectives  1st Quarter 

     

    Performance 

    K.2  The student will investigate various uses of the voice by

    1. demonstrating the difference between the singing voice and the speaking voice;
    2. matching pitches within an appropriate range; and
    3. demonstrating expressive qualities of music, including loud/soft and fast/slow.

    K.6   The student will demonstrate a steady beat, using body percussion, instruments, and voice.

    K.7  The student will respond to music with movement, including

    1. matching locomotor and nonlocomotor movements to rhythmic patterns;
    2. demonstrating expressive qualities of music, including loud/soft and fast/slow;
    3.  illustrating moods and contrast in music and children’s literature;
    4. performing dances and other music activities from various cultures; and
    5. exhibiting respect for the personal space of others when moving.

     

    First Grade Objectives   1st Quarter 

     

    Music Theory and Literacy

    1.1 The student will read and notate music, including 

    1. high and low pitches, using traditional and nontraditional notation; 
    2. rhythmic patterns that include quarter notes, paired eighth notes, and quarter rests, using traditional and nontraditional notation; and 
    3. identification of basic music symbols. 

     

    Performance 

    1.3 The student will sing a variety of songs alone and with others, including 

    1. matching pitches, using the head voice; and 
    2. singing three-pitch (sol, mi, la) songs, using echo and ensemble singing. 

     

    Music History and Cultural Context

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

     

    2nd Grade Objectives 1st Quarter  

    Performance 

    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.

    2.9 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.

     

    Aesthetics

    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.

     

    3rd Grade Objectives  1st Quarter 

    Music Theory and Literacy

    3.1 The student will read and notate music, including 

    1. identifying written melodic movement as step, leap, or repeat; 
    2. demonstrating the melodic shape (contour) of a written musical phrase; 
    3. using traditional notation to write melodies on the treble staff; 
    4. reading melodies of increasing complexity based on a pentatonic scale; 
    5. dividing rhythms into measures; 
    6. reading and notating rhythmic patterns that include sixteenth notes, single eighth notes, eighth rests, and dotted half notes; and 
    7. explaining the functions of basic music symbols.

     

    Performance

    3.6 The student will respond to music with movement by 

    1. illustrating sets of beats grouped in twos and threes; 
    2. creating movement to illustrate rondo form; 
    3. performing non-choreographed and choreographed movements, including line and circle dances; 
    4. performing dances and other music activities from a variety of cultures

     

    Music History and Cultural Context

    3.10 The student will describe the relationships between music and other fields of knowledge.

     

    Analysis, Evaluation, and Critique

    3.11 The student will analyze music by 

    1. identifying and explaining examples of musical form; 
    2. identifying instruments from the four orchestral families visually and aurally; 
    3. listening to and describing basic music elements, using music terminology; and 
    4. comparing and contrasting stylistic differences in music from various styles and cultures.

     

    4th Grade Objectives 1st Quarter 

     

    Music Theory and Literacy

    4.1 The student will read and notate music

    1. reading melodies based on a hexatonic scale; 
    2. using traditional notation to write melodies containing stepwise motion; 
    3. reading two-note accompaniment patterns (bordun); 
    4. reading and notating rhythmic patterns that include dotted quarter note followed by an eighth note; 
    5. using a system to sight-read melodic and rhythmic patterns; 
    6. identifying the meaning of the upper and lower numbers of simple time signatures ( 2/4, ¾, 4/4); and 
    7.  identifying dynamic markings (e.g., p, mp, mf, f). 

     

    Performance

    4.5 The student will respond to music with movement

    1. performing non-choreographed and choreographed movements; 
    2. performing traditional folk dances and other music activities; and 
    3. creating movement to illustrate rondo (ABACA) musical form. 

    4.6 The student will create music

    1. improvising melodies and rhythms, using a variety of sound sources; 
    2. composing short melodic and rhythmic phrases within specified guidelines; and 
    3. using contemporary media and technology.

     

    Analysis, Evaluation, and Critique

    4.9 The student will compare the relationships between music and other fields of knowledge.

     

    5th Grade Objectives 1st Quarter 

     

    Performance 

    5.4 The student will perform rhythms of increased complexity, including syncopations.

    5.6 The student will create music by 

    1. improvising melodies and rhythms of increasing complexity; 
    2. composing a short original composition within specified guidelines; and
    3. using contemporary media and technology.

     

    Analysis, Evaluation, and Critique

    5.11 The student will analyze music by 

    1. grouping classroom, orchestral, and world instruments into categories based on how their sounds are produced; 
    2. experimenting with the science of sound; 
    3. analyzing elements of music through listening, using music terminology;   and 
    4. explaining theme-and-variations form.

     

    Aesthetics

    5.16 The student will analyze preferences among musical compositions, using music terminology.