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.
√ 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