Our First Grade Music curriculum is perfect for music students who are learning to read and master other grade-level skills. The catchy songs incorporate both mastery of music and other skills your students need to learn.
First Grade Music comes with a booklet and audio CD, but you can choose a downloadable edition (PDF and MP3s in a zip file) or on a flash drive with all the other levels. The booklet contains fourteen lessons, removable worksheets, and flash cards. All you need to do is follow the steps in the lesson plans. The lessons indicate what to say, what to do, when to play the audio tracks and when to use the flash cards and worksheets. Only one booklet is needed per class. You are welcome to make additional copies of the worksheets as needed. Your students will enjoy the songs, and you'll have fun too.
When ordering, choose Public school for a secular version, or Christian school or Christian Home School for editions which include biblical scripture references in some text.
Lesson 1: Sentences
Quarter Note - Eighth Note Rhythms, Major Scale Steps, Solfege With Hand Signs and Audio (included), Rhythm Chant with Audio, Song "Let's Make a Sentence" About Sentences, Sentence Game, Quill Pen and Clip Board Activities
Lesson 2: Neighbors
Eighth Note Rhythms, Movement, Being a Good Neighbor, Rhythm Chant with Flash Cards and CD (included) Solfege With CD, Song "The Neighbor Polka" about what it means to be a friendly neighbor
Lesson 3: Creation (Christian School) or Keeping our Environment Clean (Public School)
Staff, Scale Steps, Creation or Clean Earth, Rhythm and Solfege, Song "Created By His Hand" (Christian School) or "The Earth is in our Hands" (Public School) song about being good caretakers of nature.
Lesson 4: Numbers Greater and Less
Staff, Scale Steps, Numbers Greater and Less, Tongue Twisters Rhythm and Solfege with CD, Song "Numbers Greater and Less"
Lesson 5: Being Thankful
Scale, Upward and Downward Melody Contour, Thankfulness, Solfege With CD, Rhythm With Flash Cards, Song "Say Thank You" About Showing Kindness, Music Listening Activity
Lesson 6: Letter Names in Music
Music Alphabet, Rhythms, Rhythm Echo Clap with CD and Flashcards, Solfege Minor Scale with CD, Song "Music Alphabet Song" About the Seven Letters in the Music Alphabet, Lettering Activities, Playing Along Activity
Lesson 7: Resting and Rests
Rests, Resting, Rhythm and Solfege with CD, Song, "When You're Tired, Rest" About How We Need Rest, and Music Can Rest By Being Quiet, Resting Activity, Music Listening Activity
Lesson 8: The Clock
Minor, Harmony, Ostinato, Telling Time, Rhythm and Solfege With CD and Flash Cards, Song "Mr. Clock Hands" About Telling Time, Harmony Ostinato Activity, Music Listening Activity, Clock Activities
Lesson 9: Posture
Singing Posture and Breath Support, Posture, Rhythm Flash Cards, Solfege With Hand Signs, Worksheet and CD, Song "Don't Be Shlumpy" a slow jazz song about having good Posture, Posture Activities, Music Listening
Lesson 10: Letter Combinations
Treble Clef Scale,Letter Combinations,Rhythm Flash Cards, Solfege With CD, Song "Letter Song" about how different letter combinations such as "CH" turns "Cat" into "Chat", Rhythm Activities
Lesson 11: Planets
Raised Scale Step, The Planets, Rhythm Flash Cards, Solfege With CD, Song "The Planets", Planets Learning Activity, Planetarium Activity, Music Listening
Lesson 12: Baseball Dream
Finding Melodic Patterns in Music, Recognizing Rhythms, Baseball, Rhythms, Solfege "A Baseball Dream", a Song about Baseball, Melody Shape Worksheet
Lesson 13: Folk Songs
Measures, Bar Lines, The Meter, Folk Songs, Rhythm and Solfege With CD, "Down By the Bay", Pat-Clap Pattern Activity
Lesson 14: Do Your Best
Meter, Bar Lines, Reading Music, Trying your Best, Rhythm and Solfege Song "Always Do Your Best" about giving your best effort