Music PS

Units

Unit Essential Questions Habits Of Mind Content Skills and Processes Assessment Resources Multicultural Dimension
Fall music in preschool

• How do we make music together at school?

*Managing impulsivity
*Thinking flexibly
*Working together
*Applying past knowledge to new situations
*Gathering data through all the senses

*We make music together by exploring:
-Singing
-Instrument playing
-Moving
-Listening

*Sing familiar and new songs
*Use instruments appropriately
*Move to musical cues: start/stop
*Know when it is time to make sounds and when it is time to stop
*Listen to others

*Teacher observation

Collections of songs and games
Classroom instrumentarium
Movement recordings
Listening recordings

*Songs and instruments from diverse cultures

Singing games

*How does a game fit with a song?

*Persisting
*Managing impulsivity
*Striving for accuracy
*Finding humor
*Working together (interdependence)

*How to play various musical games

*Playing games while singing songs
*Relating actions to melody and text

Collections of songs and games

*Games from diverse cultures

Classroom instruments

*What are these classroom instruments?
*How do we play them?

*Persisting
*Managing impulsivity
*Thinking flexibly
*Creativity
*Taking creative risks

*Instrument names
*How to play instruments appropriately

*Identify an instrument
*Play it appropriately
*Categorize instruments

*Teacher observations

Classroom instrumentarium

*Instruments from diverse cultures

Movement

*How can I move so that it matches the music?
(more formalized movements than winter term)

*Managing impulsivity
*Thinking flexibly
*Working together as a group (interdependence)

*Movement terms:
- fast
- slow
- smooth
- jerky
- high low
*Folk dance tunes and steps

*Move appropriately to musical examples
*Listen carefully
*Discriminate sounds
*Move creatively to tempo and sounds of music
*Spatial awareness

Creative Dance Institute
Movement recordings
Scarves
Dancing ribbons
Parachutes

*Music from diverse cultures

Vocal flexibility

•How can we use our voices?


*Managing impulsivity
*Striving for accuracy
*Creating, imagining, innovating
*Finding humor

*How to discriminate between speaking, singing, whispering, shouting

*Imitate various vocal techniques
*Listen carefully
*Improvise

Recordings of listening examples
Classroom and campus sounds

Sounds from other species and cultures

Books and songs

Continue from Winter term

Instrument Ensemble

*How can we use different instruments with a song or story?


*Listening carefully
*Managing impulsivity
*Thinking flexibly
*Striving for accuracy
*Questioning and posing problems
*Creating, imagining, innovating

*How to match instruments to illustrate particular aspects of a song or story

*Playing at the appropriate time
*Planning
*Focusing attention

Collections of stories and folk tales
Classroom instrumentarium

*Songs or stories of diverse cultures