Ellendale Elementary

Goals for the Nine Weeks

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.