September 28, 2016
2nd Grade — Music

Students learn to use their artistic vision, voices, and bodies with honest expression to tell stories and to 
convey emotions and ideas. Weekly visits to specialists’ classrooms encourage creative problem-solving and reinforce the importance of community. Topics correlate to grade-level curriculum. In addition to the integrated curriculum, holidays are celebrated through songs and dance.


  • Chanting two or more parts at the same time in the group, singing from written symbols, singing instrumental parts


  • Beginning rhythmic notation and following patterns, creating rhythms in drum circles, playing bass lines, ostinatos, and melodies on the xylophones, creating their own melodies, improvising using the pentatonic scale


  • Dancing stories and ideas, dancing using group movement maps, beginning choreography in small groups, folk dance, popular dances, movement games