Music - Grade Kindergarten

Course State Description:

Kindergarten students in music class explore their environment and music world through a variety of experiences. Singing, listening, and movement activities will form the foundation for musical development, along with thinking, self-expression, and communication skills will be developed through singing, movement, creative musical play, creating, listening, and understanding activities. A variety of carefully chosen music will allow students to gain knowledge of one's self and build understanding, acceptance, and enrichment throughout their lives. By fostering creativity throughout the curriculum, the seeds of innovation will begin to bloom even in these novice learners.

    Big Idea: Health Literacy: RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR

    Understanding 5: Demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.
  • HE.K.B.5.3 BAC  Recognize the consequences of not following rules/practices when making healthy and safe decisions.
  • Big Idea: Critical Thinking and Reflection

    Understanding 1: Cognition and reflection are required to appreciate, interpret, and create with artistic intent.
  • MU.K.C.1.1 BAC  Respond to music from various sound sources to show awareness of steady beat.
  • MU.K.C.1.2 E R  Identify various sounds in a piece of music.
  • MU.K.C.1.3 E R  Identify, visually and aurally, pitched and unpitched classroom instruments.
  • MU.K.C.1.4 E R  Identify singing, speaking, and whispering voices.
  • Understanding 2: Assessing our own and others' artistic work, using critical-thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, is central to artistic growth.
  • MU.K.C.2.1 I R  Identify similarities and/or differences in a performance.
  • Understanding 3: The processes of critiquing works of art lead to development of critical-thinking skills transferable to other contexts.
  • MU.K.C.3.1 BAC  Share opinions about selected pieces of music.
  • Big Idea: Cognitive Abilities

    Understanding 2: Identify, analyze and evaluate movement concepts, mechanical principles, safety considerations and strategies/tactics regarding movement performance in a variety of physical activities.
  • PE.K.C.2.1 BAC  Locomotor Skills: Recognize locomotor skills.
  • PE.K.C.2.2 BAC  Safety: Recognize physical activities have safety rules and procedures.
  • Big Idea: English Language Development for English Language Learners

    Understanding SI: Language of Social and Instructional Purposes
  • ELD.K12.ELL.SI.1 BAC  English language learners communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting.
  • Big Idea: Innovation, Technology, and the Future

    Understanding 1: Creating, interpreting, and responding in the arts stimulate the imagination and encourage innovation and creative risk-taking.
  • MU.K.F.1.1 BAC  Respond to and explore music through creative play and found sounds in the music classroom.
  • Understanding 3: The 21st-century skills necessary for success as citizens, workers, and leaders in a global economy are embedded in the study of the arts.
  • MU.K.F.3.1 BAC  Exhibit age-appropriate music and life skills that will add to the success in the music classroom.
  • Big Idea: Historical and Global Connections

    Understanding 1: Through study in the arts, we learn about and honor others and the worlds in which they live(d).
  • MU.K.H.1.1 BAC P  Respond to music from diverse cultures through singing and movement.
  • Understanding 2: The arts reflect and document cultural trends and historical events, and help explain how new directions in the arts have emerged.
  • MU.K.H.2.1 BAC P  Respond to and/or perform folk music of American cultural sub-groups.
  • Understanding 3: Connections among the arts and other disciplines strengthen learning and the ability to transfer knowledge and skills to and from other fields.
  • MU.K.H.3.1 BAC P  Perform simple songs, finger plays, and rhymes to experience connections among music, language, and numbers.
  • Big Idea: Mathematical Practice

    Understanding 5: Use appropriate tools strategically.
  • MAFS.K12.MP.5.1 BAC  Use appropriate tools strategically. Proficient students are sufficiently familiar with tools appropriate for their grade or course to make sound decisions about when each of these tools might be helpful, recognizing both the insight to be gained and their limitations. They detect possible errors. They are able to use technological tools to explore and deepen their understanding of concepts.
  • Understanding 6: Attend to precision.
  • MAFS.K12.MP.6.1 BAC  Attend to precision. Proficient students try to communicate precisely to others. They try to use clear definitions in discussion with others and in their own reasoning. They state the meaning of the symbols they choose.
  • Understanding 7: Look for and make use of structure.
  • MAFS.K12.MP.7.1 BAC  Look for and make use of structure. Proficient students look closely to discern a pattern or structure. They recognize the significance of an existing line in a geometric figure and can use the strategy of drawing an auxiliary line for solving problems. They also can step back for an overview and shift perspective. They can see complicated things, such as some algebraic expressions, as single objects or as being composed of several objects.
  • Big Idea: Organizational Structure

    Understanding 3: Every art form uses its own unique language, verbal and non-verbal, to document and communicate with the world.
  • DA.K.O.3.1 BAC  Use movement to express a feeling, idea, or story.
  • Understanding 1: Understanding the organizational structure of an art form provides a foundation for appreciation of artistic works and respect for the creative process.
  • MU.K.O.1.1 BAC  Respond to beat, rhythm, and melodic line through imitation.
  • MU.K.O.1.2 I R  Identify similarities and differences in melodic phrases and/or rhythm patterns.
  • Understanding 3: Every art form uses its own unique language, verbal and non-verbal, to document and communicate with the world.
  • MU.K.O.3.1 BAC  Respond to music to demonstrate how it makes one feel.
  • Big Idea: Physical Science

    Understanding 10: Forms of Energy
  • SC.K.P.10.1 BAC  Observe that things that make sound vibrate.
  • Big Idea: Responsible Behaviors and Values

    Understanding 6: Value physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.
  • PE.K.R.6.2 BAC  Benefits of Physical Activity: Identify a benefit of willingly trying new movements and motor skills.
  • PE.K.R.6.3 BAC  Benefits of Physical Activity: Identify the benefits of continuing to participate when not successful on the first try.
  • Big Idea: Reading Standards for Literature

    Understanding 1: Key Ideas and Details
  • LAFS.1.RL.1.2 BAC  Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
  • Understanding 4: Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
  • LAFS.K.RL.4.10 BAC  Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
  • Big Idea: Skills, Techniques, and Processes

    Understanding 3: Through purposeful practice, artists learn to manage, master, and refine simple, then complex, skills and techniques.
  • DA.K.S.3.3 BAC  Develop kinesthetic awareness by maintaining personal space and moving in pathways through space.
  • Understanding 1: The arts are inherently experiential and actively engage learners in the processes of creating, interpreting, and responding to art.
  • MU.K.S.1.1 BAC C  Improvise a response to a musical question sung or played by someone else.
  • Understanding 2: Development of skills, techniques, and processes in the arts strengthens our ability to remember, focus on, process, and sequence information.
  • MU.K.S.2.1 E P  Sing or play songs from memory.
  • Understanding 3: Through purposeful practice, artists learn to manage, master, and refine simple, then complex, skills and techniques.
  • MU.K.S.3.1 E P  Sing songs of limited range appropriate to the young child and use the head voice.
  • MU.K.S.3.2 E P  Perform simple songs and accompaniments.
  • MU.K.S.3.3 E P  Match pitches in a song or musical phrase in one or more keys.
  • MU.K.S.3.4 E P  Imitate simple rhythm patterns played by the teacher or a peer.
  • Big Idea: Skills, Technicques, and Processes

    Understanding 1: The arts are inherently experiential and actively engage learners in the processes of creating, interpreting, and responding to art.
  • TH.K.S.1.3 BAC  Describe personal preferences related to a performance.
  • Big Idea: Standards for Speaking and Listening

    Understanding 1: Comprehension and Collaboration
  • LAFS.K.SL.1.1 BAC  Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
  • LAFS.K.SL.1.2 BAC  Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.
  • LAFS.K.SL.1.3 BAC  Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.