1st Grade

First Grade:  Strand 1: Create

Concept 1: Singing, alone and with others, music from various genres and diverse cultures.

            PO 1. singing on pitch loud/soft, fast/slow, high/low.             

            PO 2. following a steady beat while singing 

            PO 3.  echo singing using syllable names. 

            PO 4. responding properly to basic conducting cues. (e.g., start/stop).

Concept 2: Playing instruments, alone and with others, music from various genres and diverse cultures

            PO 1. maintaining a steady beat with a partner.

            P0 2  playing sounds that are loud/soft, fast/slow, high/low.

            PO 4. responding properly to basic conducting cues. (e.g., stop/start).

Concept 3: Improvising rhythms, melodies, variations, and accompaniments

            PO 1 improvising an answer to a teacher performed statement (to a steady beat)

Concept 4: Composing and arranging music.

            PO 1. composing and notating short pieces using non-standard musical notation.

            PO 2  Identifying quarter and eighth notes and quarter rests (e.g., Ta, Ti Ti).

Concept 5: Reading and notating music.

          PO 1. recognizing melodic movement as up and down.

            PO 2  Identifying quarter and eighth notes and quarter rests (e.g., Ta, Ti Ti).

            PO 4. demonstrating melodic line and texture through nonstandard musical notation

 

First Grade:  Strand 2: Relate

Concept 1: Understanding the relationships among music, the arts, and other                     disciplines outside the arts.

            PO 1. using body movement to show variations in rhythm, pitch or tempo.

            PO 3. recognizing composers’ motivations for creating music

            PO 4. exploring and analyzing the relationship of music to language arts, visual arts, and literature.

Concept 2: Understanding music in relation to history and culture.

            PO 1.  recognizing various uses of music in daily experiences (e.g., game songs, marches,

                        dance music, work songs)..

Concept 3: Understanding music in relation to self and universal themes.

            PO 1. identifying a song or other piece of music that is important to their family.      

            PO 2  explaining music preferences (I like it because…).

 

First Grade:  Strand 3: Evaluate

Concept 1: Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.

            PO 1. identifying melodic shape/pitch direction.        

            PO 2. identifying a variety of band, orchestra, and classroom instruments.

PO 3. demonstrating various moods heard in music through facial expression, body posture and/or movement.

            PO 4. recognizing patterns (e.g. rhythmic, melodic, dynamic, instrumental, tempo)

Concept 2: Evaluating music and music performances.

            PO 1. expressing  personal reactions to a music performance through words or drawings (I like it  because…).

            PO 2. listening attentively while others perform and showing appropriate audience behavior for the context and style of the music performed.

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