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Music Grade PK State Curriculum

August 6, 2008
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The Pencil icon represents key indicators of the MMSR Prekindergarten Assessment.

Standard 1.0 Perceiving, Performing, and Responding: Aesthetic Education

Students will demonstrate the ability to perceive, perform, and respond to music.
For more Prekindergarten assessment information view the Fall Exemplars and Spring Exemplars .

Topic

A. Perceiving, Performing, and Responding: Aesthetic Education

Indicator

  • 1. Develop awareness of the characteristics of musical sounds and silence, and the diversity of sounds in the environment

Objectives

  1. Explore a range of classroom instruments such as wood blocks, triangles, rhythm sticks, maracas, guiros, jingle bells, sand blocks, cymbals, and tambourines
  2. Respond to repeated patterns heard in music
  3. Respond to changes heard in music: fast/slow, loud/soft(quiet), long/short, high/low
  4. Explore sounds in selected environments such as classroom, playground, field trip, cafeteria

Indicator

  • 2. Experience performance through singing, playing instruments, and listening to performances of others
  • AssessedWSS VI A1 Participates in group music experiences.

Objectives

  1. Sing songs that use the voice in a variety of ways
  2. Listen to examples of adult male voices, adult female voices, and children's voices
  3. Wait and listen before imitating rhythmic and melodic patterns
  4. Explore steady beat through singing, speaking, and playing classroom instruments

Indicator

  • 3. Respond to music through movement
  • AssessedWSS VI A2 Participates in creative movement, dance, and drama.

Objectives

  1. Express music through movement, developing the concept of personal space ("bubble space")
  2. Respond to steady beat through locomotor and non-locomotor movement
  3. Listen for simple directions or verbal cues in singing games
  4. Explore a variety of locomotor and non-locomotor movements to show meter

Indicator

  • 4. Experiment with standard and individually created symbols to represent sounds

Objective



Standard 2.0 Historical, Cultural, and Social Context

Students will demonstrate an understanding of music as an essential aspect of history and human experience.
For more Prekindergarten assessment information view the Fall Exemplars and Spring Exemplars .

Topic

A. Historical, Cultural, and Social Context

Indicator

  • 1. Develop the ability to recognize music as a form of individual and cultural expression through experiencing music as both personal and societal expression

Objectives

  1. Explore music used in daily living
  2. Sing songs representative of different activities, holidays, and seasons in a variety of world cultures

Indicator

  • 2. Become acquainted with the roles of music in the lives of people

Objective

  1. Explore a rich repertoire of music representing its roles in the lives of people, such as lullabies

Indicator

  • 3. Explore the relationship of music to dance, theatre, the visual arts and other disciplines

Objectives

  1. Explore creative expression through music as it relates to dance, creative dramatics, and the visual arts
  2. Participate in music activities that emphasize alphabet recognition, spatial relationships, and counting

Indicator

  • 4. Develop knowledge of a wide variety of styles and genres through the study of music history

Objective

  1. Listen to two versions of the same piece and identify them as same or different, such as a vocal version and a strictly instrumental version


Standard 3.0 Creative Expression and Production

Students will demonstrate the ability to organize musical ideas and sounds creatively.
For more Prekindergarten assessment information view the Fall Exemplars and Spring Exemplars .

Topic

A. Creative Expression and Production

Indicator

  • 1. Develop confidence in the ability to improvise music through experimentation with sound

Objectives

  1. Experiment with sound patterns through exploration of classroom instruments
  2. Use the voice to improvise animal and environmental sounds

Indicator

  • 2. Investigate composing music through experimentation with sound and the tools of composition

Objectives

  1. Explore the use of pictorial representations for sound
  2. Use body percussion to create sound patterns


Standard 4.0 Aesthetics and Criticism

Students will demonstrate the ability to make aesthetic judgments.
For more Prekindergarten assessment information view the Fall Exemplars and Spring Exemplars .

Topic

A. Aesthetics and Criticism

Indicator

  • 1. Express preferences about selected musical compositions

Objective

  1. Verbalize or use visual representation for at least one reason for musical preference


August 6, 2008