First Grade

First Grade Music Curriculum
First graders receive music instruction from a credentialed music specialist one day per week for 4a 0 minutes. Students learn about music through lively activities including listening, singing, and moving to music. Children’s books, manipulatives, and singing games are incorporated into music lessons to help children learn basic music skills:
  • sing age-appropriate songs from memory
  • identify and demonstrate the difference between beat and rhythm
  • match pitch through echoing of short melodic patterns
  • identify and demonstrate an understanding of rhythms including ta, titi, rest
  • identify and demonstrate two beat rhythm ostinati
  • sing simple 2 part rounds
  • identify and demonstrate an understanding of two beat meter, measure, bar line, double bar line, and repeat sign
  • identify and demonstrate an understanding of melodic notes so, mi, la
  • move to music in simple dances and singing games
Christa Gutheinz, Vocal/General Music Specialist
Email: [email protected]