Return to Headlines

Park Avenue Elementary School Music Curriculum

Kindergarten:
- Recognize their singing voice
- Keep a steady beat using body percussion and rhythm instruments
- Echo sol-mi songs while matching pitch
- Be able to identify and demonstrate understanding of high and low
- Be able to identify and demonstrate understanding of loud and soft
- Be able to identify and demonstrate understanding of same and different
- Improvise movement reflecting different musical styles
- Develop a repertoire of age-appropriate folk dances and singing games
- Develop a repertoire of age-appropriate songs

First Grade:
- Continue developing singing voice
- Keep a steady beat using body percussion and rhythm instruments
- Keep the rhythm using body percussion and rhythm instruments
- Echo sol-mi-la songs while matching pitch
- Be able to identify and demonstrate understanding of high and low
- Be able to identify and demonstrate understanding of loud and soft
- Be able to identify and demonstrate understanding of same and different
- Improvise movement reflecting different musical styles
- Create movement to poems, stories, and songs
- Develop a repertoire of age-appropriate folk dances and singing games
- Develop a repertoire of age-appropriate songs
- Demonstrate ability to play pitched percussion (Orff) instruments properly
- Identify and demonstrate an understanding of the rhythm 'ta' (quarter note), 'ti-ti' (eighth notes), and Z (quarter rest) through visual, oral and physical activities
- Identify and demonstrate an understanding of sol-mi through visual, oral and physical activities
- Accompany simple songs with Orff instruments

Second Grade:
- Continue developing singing voice
- Keep a steady beat using body percussion and rhythm instruments
- Keep a rhythm pattern using body percussion and rhythm instruments
- Identify and demonstrate an understanding of do-mi-sol-la through visual, oral, and physical activities as presented as patterms from songs
- Identify and demonstrate an understanding of the rhythm 'ta' (quarter note), 'ti-ti' (eighth notes), and Z (quarter rest), and 'ta-a' (half note) through visual, oral and physical activities
- Notate simple rhythms through aural cues
- Notate and play simple melodies through aural cues
- Perform age-appropriate folk dances and singing games
- Identify orchestral instruments and their families
- Perform simple accompaniments on Orff instruments
- Develop creative thinking skills
- Recognize and appreciate the expressiveness and creativity of music

Third grade:

----Identify and label pitches on the treble staff

-Continue developing singing voice

-Perform ostinato accompaniment with body percussion

--Perform accompaniment parts to songs using Orff instruments

--Analyze songs and instrumental pieces for form

--Notate simple rhythm through aural cues

--Notate simple melodies through aural cues

--Perform two simple parts independently

--Perform age-appropriate folk dances

--Identify and demonstrate an understanding of do-re-mi-sol-la through visual, oral, and physical activities as presented as patterns from songs

--Identify and demonstrate an understanding of standard rhythm notation for eighth, quarter, half, whole notes and rests through visual, oral and physical activities

--Develop ability to identify and respond to musical symbols

--Recognize and appreciate music as an expressive and creative vehicle



Fourth grade:

--Continue developing singing voice

--Identify and label pitches on the treble staff

--Identify and demonstrate an understanding of standard rhythm notation for sixteenth, eighth, quarter, dotted quarter, half, whole, and rests through visual, oral and physical activities

--Demonstrate ability to play recorder properly

--Perform ostinato accompaniment with body percussion and Orff patterns

--Perform bordun parts to songs and instrumental parts

--Create introductions and codas for songs and instrumental pieces

--Analyze songs and instrumental pieces

--Notate simple rhythms through aural cues

--Notate simple melodies through aural cues

--Perform age-appropriate folk dances

--Develop ability to identify and respond to music symbols