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    Singing
    - use head voice (sing with a light, clear tone)
    - demonstrate tall posture and diaphragmatic breathing to
      support the voice
    - echo short melody patterns
    - sing and identify rounds, call-and-response songs, AB songs, and
      partnersongs
    - sing piano and forte (soft and loud)
    - do, re, mi, sol, la, do (see "Solfege Syllables and Signs" at left)
    * see below for a list of songs we are singing this year!
     
    Rhythmjingles
    - perform a steady beat at varying tempi (speeds) with
      voice, body and instruments
    - echo and count short rhythm patterns (quarter note, paired eighth
      notes, quarter rest) with voice, body and instruments
    - name quarter notes, paired eighth notes and quarter rests at sight
    - read, count and perform patterns of quarter notes, paired eighth notes
      and quarter rests with voice, body and instruments
     
    Instrumentsflugelhorn
    - know the names of all classroom instruments
      (pitched and unpitched), classify by material
      and manner of playing, and play all with
      appropriate technique
    - play steady beats and ostinati (short repeated
      patterns) on the above instruments independently
      and as accompaniment to songs
    - play rhythmic patterns of quarter notes, paired eighth notes and quarter
      rests on the above instruments
    - play piano and forte on the above instruments
    - classify all of the above instruments into the Percussion Family
    - classify and identify at sight additional Percussion instruments
      (bass drum, snare drum, tympani)
    - classify the correct instruments into the Woodwind Family and
    identify at
      sight (flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon)
    - classify the correct instruments into the Brass Family and identify at sight
      (trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba)
    - classify the correct instruments into the String Family and identify at sight
      (violin, viola, 'cello, bass)
     
    Improvisation/Composition
    - create short rhythm patterns with counts using quarter notes, paired eighth
      notes and quarter rests
    - write rhythms of quarter notes, paired eighth notes and quarter rests
    - create short pentatonic melodic patterns
    - compose pentatonic melodies as a class
     
    Reading/Notating
    - draw quarter notes, paired eighth notes and quarter rests
    - read and perform rhythms of quarter notes, paired eighth notes, and quarter
      rests
    - perform do, re, mi, sol, la, do from handsigns and off the staff
    - read and respond to the symbols for piano (p) and forte (f) in written music
    - sight read short songs using do, re, mi, sol, la, do, quarter notes, paired
      eighth notes and quarter rests
    - identify the following musical symbols at sight:  staff, line notes, space notes
      and repeat signs
    - identify, notate and dictate melodic contour on the staff (up, down, repeat)
     
    Listening/Analyzing/Describing/Evaluating
    - assess own and classmates' vocal technique, singing voice, and
      instrumental playing technique
    - evaluate individual and class-improvised/composed rhythmic and
      melodic patterns for correct use of symbols
    - evaluate class performances for accuracy
    - identify rounds, call-and-response songs, AB songs and partnersongs
      through listening and/or looking at a musical score
    * see below for a list of this year's formal listening selections!
     
    History/Culture
    - folksongs and common children's songs/games/dances of American
      and other world cultures
    - music's role in daily life and holidays/special occasions
    - patriotic songs
     
    Level 2 Listening Selections:
    - Olympic Fanfare (Arnaud)
    - The Nutcracker and Nutcracker Suite (Tchaikovsky)
    - Gloria Patri (traditional)
    - La Raspa (Mexican folk)
    - Minka (Russian folk)
    - Suite for Wind Quintet (Crawford-Seeger)
    - Presto (Poulenc)
    - La Comparsa (Lecuona)
    - Entrada (Purcell)
    - Rondeau (Mouret)
    - Night Watch (Holborne)
    - Turkey in the Straw (American folk)
    - Tune for Mairead and Anna Ni Mhaonaigh (Sproule)
     
    Level 2 Songs and Chants:
    - Say Your Name
    - Acorn Song
    - Here We Sit
    - Bounce High, Bounce Low
    - Bounce the Ball
    - Head n' Shoulders, Baby
    - Row, Row, Row Your Boat
    - Frere Jacques
    - Kye Kye Kule
    - Bill Grogan's Goat
    - I Have a Car
    - Pizza, Pizza Daddy-O
    - Tinga Layo
    - Riding in the Buggy
    - Ucha Tirvarch
    - Fish and Chips and Vinegar
    - Bate, Bate
    - Mother, Mother
    - Se, se, se
    - Sorida
    - Ku'u I'a
    - Who Has the Penny?
    - Honoring Song
    - John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
    - The Thing that Isn't There
    - Halloween
    - A Turkey Named Bert
    - In the Window
    - Feast of Light
    - Jingle Bells
    - We Wish You a Merry Christmas
    - I Saw Three Ships
    - Go Tell it on the Mountain
    - O Tannenbaum
    - Love Somebody
    - You are my Sunshine
    - Skinnamarink
    - America
    - Yankee Doodle
Last Modified on November 17, 2016