1st Grade

Week of 9/4/17

1st graders this week focused more on the meter of music. We compared songs in a meter of 3 with those in 2. Students discovered a meter of 3 tends to make us sway to the strong beat of each measure.

Songs this week:

  • OMA Welcome Song
  • OMA Class Rules
  • Goodbye Song
  • Why In the Sky
  • I Have A Dog With A Tail
  • Waltzing With Wallabies

Week of 8.28.17

This week 1st graders are diving into the meter of music. They will learn how to identify, sing, play, and conduct songs in a meter of 2 and 4. Students will also be singing songs about the skeleton to relate to their classroom reading lessons.

Songs this week:

  • OMA Welcome Song
  • OMA Class Rules (Make Good Choices, Use Kind Words, Show Respect, Involve Yourself
  • Stars and Stripes Forever
  • Stinky Pirates
  • Walking Home
  • I'm a SuperHero
  • Body Percussion
  • Skeleton Dance
  • Bones in Your Body
  • Goodbye Song


Week of 8.21.17

Students will be learning about strong beats and weak beats. They will be playing instruments, singing, and moving to the strong and weak beats in a variety of songs.

Songs this week:

  • OMA Welcome Song
  • OMA Class Rules (Make Good Choices, Use Kind Words, Show Respect)
  • Music Has a Steady Beat
  • Strong and Weak
  • Goodbye Song


Week of 8.14.17

1st graders will be discovering the steady beat in music. They will learn how to feel the beat by using their "jumping spiders" (hands bouncing like spiders on their knees). Students will sing, and move to the beat. We will be using instruments to tell a fable, How the Ostrich Got It's Long Neck

Songs this week:

  • OMA Welcome Song
  • OMA Class Rules (Make Good Choices, Use Kind Words)
  • Ants Go Marching
  • Music Has a Steady Beat
  • Oh Here We Are Together
  • Solar Eclipse Song
  • Goodbye Song
  • Week of 8.7.17

1st graders this week will learn the rules in OMA class, how to use instruments correctly, and work together to be kind. We will also be singing and playing a variety of songs, and moving to high/low voices, and fast/slow voices in a story.

Songs this week:

  • OMA Welcome Song
  • Make Good Choices
  • Oh Here We Are Together
  • Anansi's Narrow Waist
  • Stars and Stripes Forever
  • Goodbye Song