A knowledgeable first grade student:

Demonstrates music skills

  • sings tunefully in a light head voice
  • sings songs alone and with others
  • sings and plays melodies using sol and mi
  • sings folk songs from memory
  • demonstrates varying dynamics (loudness) and tempo (speed)
  • demonstrates steady beat
  • plays rhythm patterns

Understands and applies music concepts

  • identifies same and different patterns and phrases (short melodies)
  • identifies call-and-response (question and answer) form
  • analyzes and responds to pitch, dynamics (loudness), tempo (speed) and duration (length of sound)
  • reads and signs melodies using sol and mi solfege hand signs
  • reads and notates rhythms using quarter notes, quarter rests, and paired eighth notes
  • creates music
  • improvises sound effects to stories and poetry
  • improvises movement to music and speech
  • improvises melodies using sol and mi
  • improvises rhythms using quarter notes, quarter rests, and paired eighth notes

Participates with appropriate behavior in music activities

  • cooperates, listens, and engages in activities
  • collaborates with and encourages others
  • considers and respects others
  • contributes to a positive environment
Last modified: Friday, 14 February 2014, 4:37 PM