During the year, 2nd graders will be:

  • Using their singing voice, using do, re, mi, so, and la
  • Reading do, mi, so, and la using the music staff
  • Reading and writing notes using the following syllables - ta's, ti-ti's, ta-ah, rest
  • Using body percussion and instruments to internalize 'beat' and 'rhythm'
  • Playing rhythm ostinato's to songs
  • Singing, playing song games, and learning dances to reinforce the skills above
  • Use the dynamic markings of P and F
  • Study instruments using Saint-Saen's Carnival of Animals orchestra families
  • Simple form in music - ABA
  • Staccato and Legato