2nd Grade

Week of 9/4/17 & 9/11/17

Students began to work this week on a folk dance and song of the Gujarat region of India, called "Diwali, Diwali". The dance (Dandiya) involves sticks called Dandi and partner collaboration. Students will learn the meaning behind the Diwali festival and origins of the dance.

Songs this week:

  • OMA Welcome Song
  • OMA Class Rules
  • Goodbye Song
  • Diwali Diwali
  • Week of 8.28.17

2nd graders this week are learning about the meter in music. They will be singing, playing instruments, conducting, and moving to songs in a meter of 2 and 4.

Songs this week:

  • OMA Welcome Song
  • OMA Class Rules (Make Good Choices, Use Kind Words, Show Respect, Involve Yourself)
  • The Washington Post
  • Samba Time
  • Walk vs. March
  • Goodbye Song
  • Week of 8.21.17

This week 2nd graders will focus on the strong and weak beats in music. They will learn what a meter, and measure are and how the beats are organized.

Songs this week:

  • OMA Welcome Song
  • OMA Class Rules (Make Good Choices, Use Kind Words, Show Respect)
  • Strong or Weak?
  • Skip to My Lou
  • Mummy Walk
  • Goodbye Song


  • Week of 8.14.17

Students this week will be discovering how words are broken into syllables and these syllables can be turned into rhythm. They will use these rhythms, along with instruments to create a sound story retelling of the fairy tale Henny Penny.

Songs this week:

  • OMA Welcome Song
  • OMA Class Rules (Make Good Choices, Use Kind Words)
  • Ants Go Marching
  • Henny Penny
  • Goodbye Song
  • Week of 8.7.17

This week students will learn the rules of OMA, how to properly use instruments, and how the beat is the heartbeat of music. We will work on keeping a steady beat. We will also be reading a version of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears called GoldiRocks! Students will compare the two versions and the musical elements of the story.

Songs this week:

  • OMA Welcome Song
  • OMA Class Rules (Make Good Choices)
  • Oh How We Get Together
  • Stars and Stripes Forever
  • Goodbye Song