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2nd Grade

2nd Grade
News flash: All second graders are performing in the Christmas Program on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 7:00 in the Suffield Elementary gym. We'd love to see you there!!

In 2nd grade we'll be continuing to build on our 1st grade foundations in elements of music. Some of the music standards we'll be addressing will include:
  • Again, doing a lot of singing, improving our pitch accuracy, and including folk (American as well as those from other cultures), patriotic, and seasonal songs.
  • Performing different styles of music meant for a variety of purposes.
  • Starting to use music vocabulary to discuss written music.
  • Following the words to sing up to two verses written under the staves in a song.
  • Identifying the characteristics of instruments belonging to the four Instrument Families (Percussion, String, Woodwind, Brass).
  • Listening to instruments in the four Instrument Families in music of various styles and eras.
  • Playing the autoharp with a partner.
  • Using body percussion to perform simple two-beat patterns.
  • Creating poems in small groups using the two-beat patterns.
  • Analyzing music to discover form and pitch direction by looking at written music, hearing it and singing it.

Some songs and activities that are favorites in 2nd grade:
  • America (My Country, 'Tis of Thee)
  • The Death of Mr. Fly
  • Drawing a treble clef sign
  • Little Child (lullaby)
  • My Funny Bone (silly song)
  • moving to Walk the Lonesome Trail
  • Hambone (clapping rhythms)
  • dancing the steps to Any Turkey Can Tango
  • Tongo (Polynesian)
  • moving to selections from the Nutcracker, Carnival of the Animals
  • Miss Mary Mack (clapping a beat pattern)
  • Jenny Jenkins
  • Flowers Won't Grow
  • I Love the Mountains
  • The Green Grass Grows
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