1st Grade Music

This is a work-in-progress; thanks for your patience!

In 1st Grade Music Class we review everything we learned in Kindergarten Music Class.  We sing, dance, play, create, listen, read and think about (analyze) music. 

We start every class with a WARM-UP.

We SING using our singing voices (instead of our shouting, whispering or speaking voices);

We work on MATCHING PITCH while singing (we practice listening to ourselves & others);

We practice keeping a STEADY BEAT (silently and loudly, while tapping, clapping, dancing, playing, moving and singing).

We practice READING RHYTHMS: quarter notes (ta), paired eighth notes (ti-ti) and quarter rests (sh!) and we learn half notes (too-oo).

We PLAY rhythm patterns on pitched & unpitched percussion in the music room and at home using spoons, sticks or body parts (hands, knees, feet)

We LISTEN to music from different cultures.

We DANCE to music from different cultures.

We learn about INSTRUMENT FAMILIES of the Symphony Orchestra.

Some of our favorite 1st Grade songs include: