Standard 1: Singing
I can echo my teacher’s melodic pattern on pitch and with correct rhythm.
I can sing by myself.
I can sing with a group.
I can maintain my own part when singing in canon, and in parts with others.
I can sing with attention to blend and balance when singing with others.
I can sing in tune.
I can sing with attention to phrasing.
I can sing with attention to dynamics and expression.
I can demonstrate proper use of my head voice.
I can sing a growing repertoire of songs from in a variety of styles, from memory.
Standard 2: Reading and Notation
I can identify whole, half, quarter, eighth, and sixteenth notes.
I can identify whole, half, quarter, and eighth rests.
I can identify notated symbols and demonstrate piano, pianissimo, forte and mezzo forte, allegro and andante, and legato and staccato.
I can read and sing grade level pitch patterns using solfege and hand signs for pitch.
I can read and speak grade level rhythm patterns using Gordon rhythm syllables from standard notation.
Standard 3: Playing Instruments
I can demonstrate steady beat on classroom instruments and with my body.
I can play classroom percussion instruments with proper technique.
I can play barred instruments with proper mallet technique.
I can perform music with appropriate expression and dynamics.
I can demonstrate beat vs. rhythm.
I can perform an ostinato.
Standard 4: Improvisation
I can create rhythm patterns.
I can create melodic patterns.
Standard 5: Critical Response
I can listen attentively to music.
I can use appropriate music vocabulary to describe the music I hear.
I can identify instrument families by listening and by sight.
I can move to show musical characteristics in the music I hear.
I can demonstrate proper audience etiquette.