This is a year we begin to formally assess our progress with District Determined Measures! Our activities include:
SINGING - During this year we continue our singing skill building and assess our results three times during the year to show progress in pitch matching and healthy singing during echo singing.
PLAYING - We continue and reinforce our previously built skills in Non Pitched work, Steady Beat on Patschen, Echo Rhythms during instructional phases and basic pattern demonstrations using Orff Level One Building Blocks.
MOVING - Move-It program continues with attention to movements and structures of the pieces listened to including sections and repeated material; Move-It includes stretch and release characteristics, Upper and Lower body movements.
READING and READINESS
Previously introduced Orff Level One Building Blocks continue to be reinforced in sound then in sight or "read" work; musical patterns start with rhythm and move to pitch. Special Note Reading Terminology introduced with building blocks.
Active Listening found in Move-It program continues; Styles and Cultures found in recordings of Move-It begin; Form and Structure reinforced in Sections A, B, C etc and Form of same, different, and repeat.
New body movements to show/reinforce sections or Elements during Move-It; New Lyrics to songs especially continue while PATSCHEN and changes provide both new length of time to fil and new accompaniment patterns.
Special events include Orff Ensemble playing during stories, dance, and singing in a program of West African Culture coordinated with the classroom.
ABRSD SECOND GRADE LEARNING GOALS
Students will Sing:
Sing simple songs using expanded range
Match pitch in appropriate range
Sing in tune with themselves/class
Use healthy singing voices
Students will Play Pitched and Non-Pitched Percussion Instruments:
Demonstrate Steady Beat
Demonstrate “Echo” Rhythms
Demonstrate basic Rhythm patterns
Play simple melodic patterns/intervals
Students will Move with Music:
Demonstrate Fundamental movement (Walk, March, Step, Tap, etc )
Demonstrate expressiveness, form, meter and rhythm
Stretch and Release
Respond to Musical Cues
Use upper and lower body
Students will demonstrate readiness to read music notation:
Recognize basic music symbols
Use visual symbols and cues
Recognize and perform notated musical patterns
Students will engage in active listening:
Exposure to a variety of styles and cultures
Identify Elements of sound (fast/slow, loud/quiet, high/low, mood, tone color)
Identify Elements of Form and Structure – Rhythmic and Melodic patterns, form (same/different)
Students will improvise and compose
Singing – melodies/lyrics
Playing simple accompaniments, instrumental sounds