Currently, students in 5th grade and are reviewing rhythms that we've learned in previous years, focusing primarily on quarter notes, eighth notes, quarter rests, sixteenth notes, and half notes in duple meter and dotted quarter notes, eighth notes, dotted quarter rests, and quarter-eighth note combinations in triple meter. We are learning and reviewing singing games and dances that use these rhythms and have been practicing reading and decoding (determining the rhythms of learned songs). We are also practicing songs and patterns using so, mi, re, and do and preparing to learn a new note soon.
In 4th grade, we are reviewing rhythms most of the same rhythms the 5th graders are (with the exception of sixteenth notes, which we will be learning soon) and practicing songs and patterns using la, so, mi, re, and do.
In 3rd grade, we are also reviewing previously-learned rhythms, doing reading and decoding work similar to what the 4th and 5th graders are doing. In addition, we are reviewing the notes la, so, mi, and do.
In 2nd grade, we are practicing reading, performing, and decoding rhythms using quarter notes, eighth notes, and quarter rests in duple meter and dotted quarter notes, eighth notes, and dotted quarter rests in triple meter. We are also reviewing the notes so, mi, and la. We have been revisiting many favorite songs and games using these rhythms and pitches.
In 1st grade, we are practicing singing and moving while keeping a steady beat and have been singing songs using high and low notes.
In Kindergarten, we are learning about different types of voices and how to move our bodies safely when we are singing or listening to music.