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2-3 COMBO CLASS YEARLY PLAN

 

September: Beat and Rhythm

††††††††††† Introduce myself, especially to those students new to the school

††††††††††† Concept Lessons: From the 2nd grade book!

††††††††††††††††††††††† U.1, L.3-ta, ti-ti (SBMM pg 12)

††††††††††††††††††††††† U. 1., L. 5 - rhythm patterns (SBMM pg 16)

††††††††††††††††††††††† U.2, L 2, - rhythms (SBMM pg 44)

††††††††††††††††††††††† U.3, L. 3 - bar lines and measures (SBMM pg 82)

††††††††††† Instrument family - strings

††††††††††† Performer - Yo-Yo Ma

††††††††††† Movement/Games - Tideo

††††††††††† Listening - Bach

††††††††††† Songs: Autumn songs, The Music Staff (StM 1st), Freight Train, A Ram Sam ††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sam, Waddaly Atcha, Grandmaís Farm

 

October: Melody

††††††††††† Concept Lessons: U. 1, L.7 - Pitch pg 20

††††††††††††††††††††††† U.1, L.8- Direction of Pitch, pg 24

††††††††††††††††††††††† U.1, L.9 - Sol-mi-la, pg 26

††††††††††††††††††††††† U. 2, L. 7 Sol-mi-la, do pg 36

††††††††††††††††††††††† if time U. 3, L8 - add re, pg 56

††††††††††† Instrument family - woodwinds (U.5, L9 - 3rd - Flutes of the World, 3rd Gr book)

††††††††††† Listening - Chopin

††††††††††† Movement/Games - Pizza, Pizza

††††††††††† Songs: Halloween songs from 2nd grade book, plus Leatherwing Bat, Take Me

††††††††††††††††††††††† Out to the Ball Game (around the World Series time), Billy Boy,

††††††††††††††††††††††† Chickery Chick

 

November: Form

††††††††††† Concept Lessons:

††††††††††††††††††††††† U.2, L. 5(2nd grade book) - Form pg 52

††††††††††††††††††††††† U.1, L.6- (2nd grade book) Call and Response - pg 18

††††††††††††††††††††††† U.2, L.5 (3rd grade book) Call and Response - pg 58

††††††††††††††††††††††† U.6., L.5 (3rd grade book) Rondo - pg. 210

††††††††††† Instrument family - brass (U. 5, L 10 - brass family, 3rd grade book)

††††††††††† Listening - Delibesí Coppelia

††††††††††† Movement: A Turkey Named Burt

††††††††††† Songs: Thanksgiving Songs from 2nd and 3rd books), Michael, Puff, Clear the

††††††††††††††††††††††† Kitchen, and Old Dan Tucker (preparing for game in Jan)

 

December: Expression

††††††††††† Concept Lessons:

††††††††††††††††††††††† U.2, L. 1 (2nd Grade book) - Tempo pg 42

††††††††††† †††††††††† U. 1, L.1 (3rd Grade book) - Dynamics pg 7

††††††††††††††††††††††† U. 5, L1 (3rd grade book) Dynamics pg 162

††††††††††††††††††††††† U. 2, L.1 (3rd Gr Book) Tempo pg 50

††††††††††† Instrument Family - Percussion, unpitched and pitched

††††††††††† Listening - Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker

††††††††††† Songs: Christmas and Hanukkah from both books, Lil Liza Jane pg. 140

 

January: Harmony

††††††††††† Concept Lessons:

††††††††††††††††††††††† U. 1, L. 12 (3rd) Ostinato (harmonic) pg 34

††††††††††††††††††††††† U.1, L.11 (3rd) Rounds pg 36

††††††††††††††††††††††† U. 2, L. 11 (3rd) Echo pg 76

††††††††††††††††††††††† U. 4, L. 11 (3rd) Partners pg

††††††††††† Instrument: Culminations:

††††††††††††††††††††††† Disneyís Peter and the Wolf

††††††††††††††††††††††† Book: Lemony Snicketís The Composer is Dead†††††††

 

February through June: repeats the above for a different group, changing seasonal songs of course††