Ellendale Elementary

Goals for the Nine Weeks

Goals for the Second Nine Weeks

 

Kindergarten

 

  • Distinguishing musical opposites, such as long and short and fast and slow.
  • Discovering different ways to move to music.
  • Continuing to develop our singing voices.
  • Continuing to develop our skill in playing instruments, especially to a steady beat.
  • Recognizing different kinds of voices and instruments.
  • Selecting instruments and sounds to play along with literature or music.

 

First Grade

 

  • Beginning to read traditional musical notation for quarter notes, quarter rests, and paired eighth notes.
  • Discovering different ways to move to music.
  • Continuing to develop our singing voices, including learning the solfege “sol” and “mi” and singing melodies in upward and downward directions.
  • Continuing to develop our skill in playing instruments, especially to a steady beat.
  • Recognizing different kinds of voices and instruments.
  • Selecting instruments and sounds to play along with literature or music.

 

Second and Third Grades

 

  • Developing skill in reading melodies using solfege.
  • Being involved in all elements and stages of a music program, which includes:
    • Auditioning for speaking and singing roles.
    • Learning more advanced techniques for singing, such as good posture, open mouth, and following a conductor.
    • Learning motions and dances to put with music.
    • Recognizing and participating in good performance behavior.
    • Self-evaluation of the performance through discussion and writing.

 

Fourth Grade

 

  • Continuing to improve music literacy, including reading dotted half notes and whole notes and rests.
  • Continuing to improve sight-singing skills, including singing the solfege do, re, mi, fa, sol, and la.
  • Learning to distinguish between different tempos.
  • Listen to and analyze music for its meaning.
  • Review the names of the lines and spaces of the treble clef.
  • Review duple and triple meter.
  • Improvise melodies on barred instruments in the pentatonic scale with given rhythms.
 

Fifth Grade

 

  • Continuing to improve music literacy, including reading dotted half notes, sixteenth notes, syncopated eighth notes and quarter notes, and whole notes and rests.
  • Continuing to improve sight-singing skills, including singing the solfege do, re, mi, fa, sol, and la.
  • Review how to distinguish between different tempos.
  • Review the names of the lines and spaces of the treble clef.
  • Review duple and triple meter.
  • Improvise melodies on barred instruments in the pentatonic scale with given rhythms.
  • Listen to and analyze music for its meaning.
  • Listen to and analyze music to discover its form.
  • Learning to distinguish between and perform with different dynamics.

 

 

 

Goals for the First Nine Weeks

 

Kindergarten

 

  • Move with and play a steady beat.
  • Distinguish between sounds with a steady beat and sounds with no beat.
  • Distinguish between and use the four voices: speaking, singing, whispering, and shouting.
  • Sing songs with others.
  • Discover the difference between high and low sounds.
  • Begin developing skill in playing classroom instruments.
  • Discover different ways to move to music.
  • Learn about and display appropriate audience behavior.
 

First Grade

 

  • Move with and play a steady beat.
  • Distinguish between sounds with a steady beat and sounds with no beat.
  • Begin discovering the difference between beat and rhythm.
  • Sing sol-mi-la songs with others.
  • Continue developing skill in playing classroom instruments.
  • Continue discovering different ways to move to music.
  • Learn about and display appropriate audience behavior.
  • Distinguish between musical opposites, such as long and short and fast and slow.

 

Second Grade

 

  • Move with and play a steady beat.
  • Continue discovering the difference between beat and rhythm.
  • Sing sol-mi-la songs with others.
  • Begin reading melodic patterns.
  • Continue developing skill in playing classroom instruments.
  • Continue discovering different ways to move to music.
  • Learn about and display appropriate audience behavior.

 

Third Grade

 

  • Move with and play a steady beat.
  • Continue discovering the difference between beat and rhythm.
  • Review reading simple rhythmic patterns.
  • Sing songs with others.
  • Begin reading melodic patterns.
  • Continue developing skill in playing classroom instruments.
  • Continue discovering different ways to move to music.
  • Learn about and display appropriate audience behavior.

 

Fourth and Fifth Grades

 

  • Review reading simple rhythmic patterns.
  • Begin reading melodic patterns.
  • Being involved in all elements and stages of a music program, which includes:
    • Auditioning for speaking and singing roles.
    • Learning more advanced techniques for singing, such as good posture, open mouth, and following a conductor.
    • Learning about the history of “Western” music.
    • Learning motions and dances to put with music.
    • Recognizing and participating in good performance behavior.
    • Self-evaluation of the performance through discussion and writing.