What will we learn this year?
By the end of the year, 2nd grade students are expected to be able to...
sing songs from different cultures and in different languages.
respond to musical cues from the director.
play independent percussion parts while others sing.
identify pitch movement visually and aurally.
define ‘staff’ and its purpose.
create simple ostinati.
compose a rhythmic piece in ABA form.
identify AB and ABA forms.
identify and define ‘program music’ using examples.
recognize and demonstrate strong/weak beats.
visually and aurally identify instruments in the String family.
explain musical differences in cultural music.
discuss and display proper concert etiquette.
discuss significance of music as it relates to history and culture.
read and understand simple song lyrics.
What are we learning right now?
September 2015: We have spent the first three weeks learning how to use the books. Reading in the books can be tricky because there are music notes AND words.
October 2015: Now that we know how to use the books, we have been singing a lot. We are also learning to play the steady beat on different instruments while we play. We will be starting to learn our Christmas songs soon. Don’t forget about the concert on December 15th!