First Grade Music Class Part 1: Sing, Move, and Play Flex Class (Ages 5, 6, 7)

Ms. Jamie, Music and Preschool
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(67)
In this 8-week flexible course, students will joyfully play, sing, and move as they begin a standard-oriented first grade music curriculum. They will learn about comparatives, steady beat, beginning rhythms, and beginning melodic pitches.

Class experience

1. Students will learn and perform the comparatives fast and slow, soft and loud, and high and low. 

2. Students will work on becoming tuneful. They will use their singing voices.

3. Students will learn and perform steady beat. They will move to the beat, point to a visual representation of beat, and aurally identify the beat in music.

4. Students will learn and perform basic rhythms (quarter notes and eighth notes). They will move their bodies to the rhythm, point to iconic representation and standard notation of rhythm, and aurally identify rhythm patterns in music.

5. Students will distinguish the difference between beat and rhythm. 

6. Students will learn and perform basic melody in music. They will identify high and low sounds and learn how musicians can label these sounds with the solfege so and mi. They will move their bodies to the melody, point to iconic representation and standard notation of melody, and aurally identify melodic patterns in music. They will identify the lines and spaces of the music staff.

7. Students will learn how to express themselves through music. While listening to beautiful classical and folk music, students will move their bodies expressively. Students will connect and respond to music.
I have been teaching music to children since 2008. I have my Master of Music in Music Education from Capital University with a Kodály Emphasis. I also have an early childhood First Steps in Music certificate from the University of Hartford. I have taught many workshops on how to teach music to children, and I teach teacher's in the graduate programs at DePaul University and James Madison University.
Homework Offered
Students will also be given two age-appropriate short assignments each week. One of the assignments will be sent to the teacher (Examples: worksheet, video of performance, interactive Google Slides game). I will monitor these assignments and give feedback. Students can also interact with each other about their performances. The other assignment will be an optional at-home assignment. It will be given as an "Ask Me" sheet. Parents and families will be encouraged to ask their children directed questions about topics discussed. Homework assignments will take about 10 minutes a week.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
The teacher will monitor the assignments and give written feedback.
Grades Offered
Throughout the course, students may need:
-Rhythm Sticks: These can be dowel rods or even wooden spoons to tap together
-Movement Scarf: This could be a dishrag or small blanket
-Shaker: This could be a container filled with rice
-Stuffed Animal/Toy
-Ball that bounces

Additional handouts will be provided throughout the course. Students may need to print a few worksheets throughout the course. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
  • Google Slides
We will be moving and dancing during class. Please provide an open space to move and appropriate footwear. Students should be monitored throughout class so that no injuries occur. 

Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(67)
My name is Ms. Jamie, and I love teaching music. During the last 13 years, I have taught all ages of students. I have taught infant/toddler music classes, preschool classes, k-4 music instruction, choir, and even graduate students learning how to... 
Flex Class


weekly or $88 for 8 weeks
8 weeks

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(3)
Completed by 22 learners
No live video meetings
Ages 5-7

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