Listen, Color, & Learn With Teacher Debbie: 1st Grade Music, Part 4

In this 8-week course, first graders will learn to identify the elements of music by sight and sound, hear iconic pieces of music, learn several music terms, and color pages that illustrate these pieces.
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25 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 8 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will be able to identify the elements of music at the end of eight weeks.  Students will also be familiar with the iconic pieces of music listed under "Class Experience."  Students will experience music learning in a dynamic setting and will be exposed to musical sounds, background information, elements of music, and music analysis to form a knowledge base and to develop their critical thinking and formation of opinions.  Exposure to enduring, iconic pieces of music is crucial to all learners in order to develop a knowledge base.  Learners will express opinions about what they hear.  This is also crucial to future music analysis and formation of preferences and development of critical thinking in music.  Students who have a broad knowledge base have more information to use when accessing higher-order functions of the brain.  This class is a crucial piece of the big picture in terms of basic knowledge, history, and learning in first grade.  This class fulfills the listening and music appreciation component of a first grader's music learning experience.
I am a certified music teacher.  I am certified to teach all grades.  I have experience teaching music and literacy to first graders.
Students can practice the elements of music learned, the music heard, and listen to the homework assignment, “Sleeping Beauty,” by reviewing the class slides.  Learners can access the class slides by clicking on the link in the Outschool classroom.
Learners will need to print the coloring page each week before class.  If desired, other coloring pages on the weekly subject material may be added or substituted for those provided by the teacher.  For practice, learners will need to access the class materials linked on our Outschool classroom page.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Learner progress will be assessed and teaching adjusted for the learners in each live class meeting.  Parents will receive a message with feedback and suggestions for practice each week after the live class.  If a learner is absent for one of the live classes, the parent can help them to watch the class video and send a message to the teacher with the student’s answers to the questions asked in class.  This will constitute a successful make-up class, and this option can only be used once during an 8-week course.  Each learner will receive a certificate of completion via Outschool message when the course has been fully completed.
25 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
There is no mature or sensitive content in this class.
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Teacher-created resources on Kahoot and Quizlet for games
Public domain resources, the music teacher community on YouTube, and teacher expertise
Free coloring on


Debbie VanAtter
Lives in the United States
Music Teacher, Drama Teacher, ESL Teacher, and Reading/Math One-to-One Teacher for Dyslexia
94 total reviews
88 completed classes

About Me

     I am excited to teach classes to motivated learners on Outschool!  I have taught pretty much everything from phonics and telling time to calculus as a substitute teacher.  My highest passion is teaching music, so I became a certified... 
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