• Music Class Goals for the Year
     
    Kindergarten
    - keep a steady beat
    - sing two-pitch (sol mi) melodies
    - identify sol and mi on the music staff
    - distinguish between and demonstrate: loud/soft, fast/slow, high/low
    - explore how music is used to tell the story in Peter and the Wolf
    - identify and describe the jobs of a conductor, performer, and composer
    - identify classroom instruments, and demonstrate correct playing technique
     
    1st grade
    - read, perform, and compose rhythms in 2/4, and 4/4 time with quarter notes, paired eighth notes, and quarter rests
    - sing three-pitch (la sol mi) melodies
    - identify la, sol, and mi on the music staff
    - distinguish between and demonstrate steady beat vs. no beat
    - distinguish between and demonstrate: loud/soft, fast/slow, high/low
    - explore how the composer uses music to describe the animals in Carnival of the Animals
    - identify classroom instruments, and demonstrate correct playing technique
     
    2nd grade
    - read, perform, and composer rhythms in 2/4 and 4/4 time with quarter notes, paired eighth notes, quarter rests, half note, whole notes, half rests, whole rests, and dotted half notes
    - identify and describe orchestral instruments and sort them into families 
    - use music terms to describe expressive qualities of music: dynamics and tempo
    - identify by sight if a melody is getting higher, getting lower, or staying the same
    - collaborate with peers to create choreography and accompaniment to familiar songs 
    - identify the form of a piece of music
    - learn about jazz music and scat singing
    - explore music and instruments from China
     
    3rd grade
    - identify notes on the treble staff by letter name
    - read, perform, and compose rhythms in 2/4 and 4/4 time with quarter notes, paired eighth notes, quarter rests, half note, whole notes, half rests, whole rests, dotted half notes, sixteenth notes, single eighth notes, and eighth rests
    - read, perform, and compose rhythms in 6/8 time with quarter notes, eighth notes, and dotted quarter notes
    - identify and describe orchestral instruments and sort them into families
    - identify by sight and sound if a melody is getting higher, getting lower, or staying the same
    - identify the meter and time signature of a piece of music
    - improvise a melody on the pentatonic scale
    - use classroom instruments to perform chords to accompany a song 
    - explore music and instruments from West Africa
     
    4th grade
    - perform treble staff melodies on the recorder 
    - read and sing three-pitch (do re mi) melodies
    - identify symbols within a piece of music and explain their function: time signature, key signature, sharp, tie, etc.
    - explore different time periods in music history: Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Contemporary
    - distinguish between different instrumental ensembles: orchestra vs. symphonic band
    - explore music and instruments from Mexico
     
    5th grade
    - perform treble staff melodies on the recorder
    - read and sing three-pitch (do re mi) melodies and songs
    - use classroom instruments to perform chords to accompany songs and melodies
    - read and perform syncopated rhythm patterns
    - compose a piece of music for the recorder
    - learn about the science of sound: sound waves, resonance, cymatics
    - explore various musical genres: opera, Broadway musical, jazz, folk, rap, country
    - explore music and instruments from India