Kindergarten

 

This quarter your child learned about many special days and celebrations in February.

We can… sing and dance to “There Was an Old Groundhog.”

We can… sing a Valentine’s Day song and perform a dance with partners

We can… sing a patriotic song called “My Country, ‘tis of Thee” and talk about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. We found rhyming words and learned the words “liberty” and “freedom.”

 

We can tell a silly story by singing “On Top of Spaghetti.”

 

First Grade

 

This quarter your child learned about keeping a steady beat and understanding the difference between beat and rhythm

We can… perform rhythms with quarter notes, quarter rests, and pairs of eighth notes by saying “do” and “do-day.”

We can…perform rhythms with body percussion (clapping, stamping, patting or snapping).

We can… create rhythms with plastic Easter eggs when we see notes and rests displayed on the Smart Board

We can…create our own rhythms using the eggs and perform the rhythms our classmates create.

 

Second Grade

 

This quarter your child learned about the history of African Americans and their struggle to have equal rights.

 

We can…sing an important song called “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” to celebrate Black History month.

We can…use music to unify and inspire people to achieve a goal.

 

This quarter your child learned about the structure of the musical staff.

 

We can tell the difference between notes that are “on the line” or “in the space.”

We can organize notes on the staff from the first line to the fifth line and from the first space to the fourth space.

We can organize notes on the staff to show a scale starting on the first line and ending on the fifth line and alternating line, space, line, space.

 

This quarter your child learned about dal Segno and coda.

 

We can use dal Segno and coda signs to know how to follow and sing songs that we read from written music

 

Third Grade

 

This quarter your child learned about the history of African Americans and their struggle to have equal rights.

We can…sing an important song called “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” to celebrate Black History month.

We can…use music to unify and inspire people to achieve a goal.

 

This quarter your child learned about the structure of the musical staff.

We can tell the difference between notes that are “on the line” or “in the space.”

We can organize notes on the staff from the first line to the fifth line and from the first space to the fourth space.

We can organize notes on the staff to show a scale starting on the first line and ending on the fifth line and alternating line, space, line, space.

 

This quarter your child learned about dal Segno and coda.

We can use dal Segno and coda signs to know how to follow and sing songs that we read from written music.

 

This quarter we composed our own lyrics for the song, “I Love the Mountains.”

We can choose a topic for our song, write a topic sentence stating the main idea and write supporting details to complete the song.

 

FourthGrade/

Fifth Grade

 

This quarter your child learned about the history of African Americans and their struggle to have equal rights.

We can…sing an important song called “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” to celebrate Black History month.

We can…use music to unify and inspire people to achieve a goal.

 

This quarter we learned about Motown and how the music helped heal our country during and after the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War.

We can recognize famous performers from the 1960’s and sing “Dancing in the Streets.”

 

This quarter we learned about dotted eighth note-sixteenth note combinations.

We can recognize the pattern in songs like “The Star-Spangled Banner,” I Love the Mountains,” and “Mashed Potatoes.”

We can perform the new pattern with body percussion, on drums and with our voices.

We can tell the difference between pairs of eighth notes and dotted eighth note/16th note combinations when we hear rhythms performed with clapping or on drums.