Kennedy

Kennedy Elementary Music



Kindergarten 
Students will learn basic musical skills such as tempo, rhythm, steady beat, pitch matching, quarter notes, eighth notes, quarter rests, finger plays, instrument names, and singing simple melodies. Students will react and move to music they hear in "Animal Marches" which take place at the start of every class. Our favorite songs this year include: 
Horray I like it here, Put your finger in the air, Tony Chestnut, Two Feet, Fandagumbo, ABC's, Wheels on the Bus, Line Up Song, Little Bunny Foo Foo, Baby Shark, Johnny Works With One Hammer, Little Snowflake, Up on the Housetop, Jingle Bells, Rudolph

1st Grade 
Students will continue to learn basic musical skills such as tempo, rhythm echoes, steady beat, pitch matching, 4 different voice types, quarter notes, eighth notes, quarter rests, instrument names, and singing simple melodies.
 We will do a unit on The Carnival of the Animals (Le carnaval des animaux) which is a humorous musical suite of fourteen movements by the French composer Camille Saint-Seans. Our favorite songs this year include: Two Feet, Mama Don't Low, Rain Rain go Away, Herman the Worm, Nice Not Naughty, My Dreydl, A Million Little Snowflakes, Better Bundle Up, Rudolph 

2nd Grade
Students will expand on skills learned in K & 1st grade.
 2nd graders will have a unit Chinese music. We will listen to Chinese folk instruments, and then compose and perform our own Chinese songs. 2nd grade classes do a unit on chocolate in the fall. In music class we will learn a Mexican chant called "Bate Bate Chocolate". Students will learn about music theater and watch the original Mary Poppins. Our favorite songs this year include: Zudio, Down, Down Baby, Springtime has Come, Frog Song, Shake Hands Mary, What a Wonderful World, Jingle Bells, Hanukkah Dreams, Rudolph, Feliz Navidad, Let's go Fly a Kite, Shake them Simons Down, Let’s Go Fly a Kite, Old Dan Tucker, Sunset, Michael Row the Boat, Abiyoyo, Noble Duke of York, Yankee Doodle, Over the River, Joyous Chanukah, Jingle Bells



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