• 2nd Grade Music

    2nd Grade music focuses heavily on developing the singing voice, learning basic music elements, and playing classroom instruments.   A bit of introductory work is done on the notes of the staff to prepare students for playing the recorder in 3rd grade.  2nd grade features a unit on Camille Saint-Saens The Carnival of the Animals in which students discover how music can be made to imitate other sounds.  
     
    Objectives
     
    Understanding how pitch, loudness, duration, and timbre can affect singing voice 
     
    Understanding that music plays a key role in every culture
     
    Understanding that music is reflective of culture
     
    Understanding that music helps shape the social and cultural climate
     
    Understanding that individual elements make up a musical composition
     
    Playing music alone and in groups
     
    Understanding being part of a team and learning community
     
    Understanding that stories can be told verbally, musically and through movement.
     
    Understanding ballet and music as a pure expression of dreams and emotions
     
    Understanding that music can be representative
     
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