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3rd Grade Music

What we do:

  • Learn to read whole, half, dotted half, quarter and eighth notes and rests in 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4 meter signature
  • Place notes on a staff
  • Compose music
  • Listen for sharps, flats and minor modalities, sing rounds and partner songs, and develop musical improvisation skills

How we do it:

  • Work extensively with mood, dynamics and tempo, and listening, singing and performance emphasize a multicultural experience
  • Play instruments, sing, movement
  • Listen, create
  • Performance and reflection
  • Orff Schulwerk program: rhymes, games, simple beats, wooden xylophones and metal glockenspiels