During the year, 3rd graders will be
  • Play recorder - if a recorder is needed, please send $5 to Mrs. Swartz by Sept 15th
  • Using their singing voice, using do, re, mi, so, la, low so, and low la
  • Reading do, re, mi, so, la, low so, low la using the music staff
  • Using body percussion and instruments to play rhythm ostinato's to songs
  • Accompany songs being sung or played
  • Reading and writing notes using the following syllables - ta's, ti-ti's, ta-ah, rest, ti-ka-ti-ka
  • Learning to read and write notes on the 'G' Clef or Treble Clef for recorder
  • Learning how to read a song sheet - 1st and 2nd endings, verse/refrain, repeats
  • Writing patterns of notes as well as notating a chant for their recorder
  • Singing, playing song games, and learning dances to reinforce the skills above
  • Learning string instruments using Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf
  • Group composition project