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1st Grade

1st Grade
First graders continue working on the State of Ohio Music Standards using a wide variety of activities. Here are some of the concepts we'll be exploring:
  • Continuing to perform melodies and matching pitch well in a varied styles of music, including folk, patriotic and seasonal music.
  • Performing and recognizing different kinds of voice use (singing, talking - including rhythmic poems, and voice sounds).
  • Discovering that voices and instruments have different pitch ranges.
  • Keeping the beat in various tempos using body percussion and classroom percussion instruments.
  • Hearing and experimenting with sound production in the percussion, string and wind families.
  • Performing, hearing and moving to music of varied eras and expressing different moods.
  • Exploring the elements of music, emphasizing the ones related to creating mood (dynamics, tempo, articulation . . . )
  • Identifying elements of music as heard in recorded music from varied eras.
  • Creating new verses using rhymes and our own solo endings to a song.
  • Hearing the same and different phrases in a song.

Some of their favorite songs and activities include:
  • A Peanut Sat on the Railroad Track
  • America (My Country, 'Tis of Thee)
  • Song of the Wind
  • Little Black Bug
  • Oklahoma Game Song (Native American Indian song)
  • moving to selections from The Nutcracker and Carnival of the Animals
  • Sky Bears
  • performing the dance moves to Dancin' Duck
  • John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
  • An Oak Tree
  • The Noble Duke of York
  • I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
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