Classroom Expectations K-1
Students in grades K-1 will apply the elements of music and musical techniques in order to sing and play music with accuracy and expression. This will include: using accurate pitch to imitate two-pitch melodic patterns, illustrating a steady beat, recognizing symbols for pitch and quarter notes and rests, singing and playing instruments to illustrate steady beat and rythms. Students will recognize contrasts in music such as high/low, loud soft, fast/slow and same different sections of music. They will use music to illustrate differing vocal timbres by whispering, speaking, singing and shouting, and illustrate how people express themselves in different cultures. Finally, they will recognize relationships betwen music and concepts from other areas.