What will we learn this year?
By the end of the year, 3rd grade students are expected to be able to...
sing partner songs and rounds.
identify and define time signature and meter of 2/3.
begin to read symbolic rather than iconic rhythmic patterns.
improvise melodic/rhythmic ostinati on homemade instruments.
understand and follow simple listening maps.
explain the acoustical differences of the instrument families.
define and use appropriate terminology referring to tempo and dynamics.
explain D.C. al Fine and D. S. al Fine.
explain and identify various timbres, styles, and moods.
identify and classify by family, visually and aurally, the instruments of the orchestra.
demonstrate understanding of instrumental acoustics by creating homemade instruments.
respond physically to and identify meters of 2 and 3.
move appropriately to phrases of same/different lengths.
identify and discuss the different uses of various folk/work songs.
explain and discuss the life of Mozart.
describe and discuss opera.
What are we learning right now?
September 2015: We started the year by reviewing how to use the music books. We also did a lot of singing. The songs we are singing are called ‘folk songs’.
October 2015: We are continuing to learn folk songs. We have been learning about why folk songs are important to so many groups of people. Later in the month we will be learning how to create and follow listening maps.