During the year, 1st graders will be:
  • Using their singing and chanting voice
  • Working on steady beat-using body percussion and instruments
  • Transferring reading of short/long icons to notes (ta's, ti-ti's, and rest)
  • Write rhythm patterns to clap or play
  • Reading mi and so using the music staff
  • Learn about form in music - AB form
  • Using body percussion and instruments to explore rhythm of words
  • Improvise Mi-So-La using known rhythms on the xylophones
  • Singing and playing song games to reinforce the skills above
    • Apple Tree
      Busy Buzzy Bee
      Naughty Kitty Cat
      Wee Willy Winkie
      Cut the Cake
      Instrument families