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    GRADE LEVELRHYTHMRHYTHMCONCEPT
    SPECIAL ACTIVITIES
    Kindergarten

    quarter note

    "ta"echorhythm envelopes

    quarter rest

    "rest"steady beatsing language (alphabet)
    "ti-ti"rhythmsongs w/actions
    inner voice
    melodic direction
    phrase
    chant
    different ways to use voice (talking, singing, whispering, & shouting)
    First Grade

    Same rhythm as Kindergarten,

    Use same concepts as Kindergarten, PLUS:Same activities as Kindergarten, PLUS:

    PLUS:

    half note ("ta-a")reading music (SG)duple & 4-beat ostinato w/partner
    half rest ("rest-rest")pitches: Mi, So, Lawrite/tell rhythm from dictation
    staff (5 lines, 4 spaces)more sign language in songs
    step/skip, up/down
    bar line
    measure
    double bar line
    repeat sign
    time signature
    ostinato (duple & triple)
    chant
    (head / light voice)
    solo
    basic understanding of instrument families
    age-appropriate instruments
    basic styles of music
    Second Grade

    Same rhythm as 1st grade,

    Use same concepts as 1st grade, PLUS:Same activities as 1st grade, PLUS:

    PLUS:

    dotted half notecomplete Level 1 SGrhythm envelopes w/half notes & half rests
    ("ta-a-a")"Do" key
    whole notepitches: Do & Reostinato (add on 4-beat)
    ("ta-a-a-a")melody from dictation
    whole restverse/refrain
    dynamics
    forte/piano
    composer
    folksong
    musical, opera, play, ballet
    Third Grade

    Same as 2nd grade,

    Use same concepts as 2nd, PLUS:Same activities as 2nd grade, PLUS:

    PLUS:

    eighth note ("ti")Level 2 SG (red)"Jambo" (4 languages)
    eighth restHigh "Do" & add list all solfege"Hello" in multiple languages
    "syncopa"fermataHand claps (8-beat ostinatos)
    mp, mfOrff instruments
    crescendo/decrescendocreate a 4-phrase poem
    unisontongue twisters
    round (2-part)sing rounds
    harmony / melodycreate 4-phrase poem
    pick-up note
    instrument families (more in-depth)
    Fourth Grade

    Same rhythm as 3rd grade,

    Use concepts from 3rd grade, PLUS:Same activities as 3rd grade, PLUS:

    PLUS:

    quarter restDraw a more precise quarter restrecorders
    sixteenth restAll solfege
    ("ri")
    sixteenth noteSong Garden, Level 3 (green)
    "tiri"pp, ff
    "tiri-tiri"crescendo/decrescendo
    "ti - tiri"form
    "tiri-ti"cumulative songs
    accompaniment / a cappella
    tripletletter names
    treble & bass clef
    D.C./D.S. al Coda
    D.C./D.S. al Fine
    1st & 2nd ending
    Discuss more styles of music
    Fifth Grade

    Same rhythm as 4th grade,

    Use concepts from 4th grade, PLUS:Same activities as 4th grade, PLUS:

    PLUS:

    "tim-ri" / "ri-tim"all solfege (no SG)(singing ostinato)
    "tom-ti" / "ti-tom"all 6 dynamicschoreograph part of a song
    (slur / tie)Styles Bingo
    (legato / staccato)create own 8-beat ostinato
    2-part singing
    styles of music (identify)(Australia / didjeridu)
    head & chest voice
    (concert etiquette)
    (soprano, alto, tenor, bass)
    (solo, duet, trio, quartet, & quintet)More emphasis on listening to various styles of music
    (falsetto)
    (diaphragm)
    Sixth GradePractice rhythms from previous years; Review concepts from previous yearsMusic Decades Report; Listen to various styles of music