What will we learn this year?
By the end of the year, 1st grade students are expected to be able to...
sing songs in a variety of styles and genres.
sing examples of high/low, fast/slow, short/long, and loud/soft accurately.
perform simple ostinati.
perform simple ‘call and response’ songs.
understand silences in music.
‘read’ basic iconic rhythmic patterns.
‘compose’ music, using traditional and non-traditional instruments, to describe a picture.
create rhythmic accompaniments for poems, chants, and stories.
identify ‘call and response’.
Identify and discuss same/different melodic patterns.
move appropriately to pitch, style and tempo changes.
describe tempi using correct terminology.
visually and aurally identify various percussion instruments.
explain ‘folk music’ and its purpose and origin.
perform simple folk dances.
What are we learning right now?
September 2015: We spent most of September learning how to use our voices in several different ways. We are also learning how to hear and keep a steady beat. In addition, we are learning about connections between reading and music.
October 2015: We are continuing to work on using our voices in different ways and keeping the beat. We have also began learning about different feelings in music. We express those feelings with our body by doing creative movement. We are also learning how to make-up our own songs.