Music Lesson Plans for First Grade, #1-4

Aileen Miracle
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Need new ideas for your first grade music lessons? Want detailed ideas, questions, and strategies to try with your students? This set includes four lesson plans for first grade, as well as songs, chants, and materials for those lessons.

All lesson plans include objectives, materials, all National Core arts standards covered, skills covered, relationship to previous and future lessons, "I can" statements, comfortable starting pitch, time allotted for each activity, procedures, assessments, and transitions. A spot on each lesson is included for an evaluation of the lesson, so you can list any notes about the lesson or about what each class covered. I'm also including essential questions and rubrics as appropriate.

This set is meant to assist you in lesson planning your first grade lessons. Each student population, each school, and each teacher is different, so I made these lesson plans editable (as Word files) so you could adapt as needed. Simply type into the already existing lesson, or cut and paste into your own template. These lessons are written for 35 minutes, so if you have less, you could delete activities, and if you have more, you could add using some of the suggestions in the “suggestions for addition” file. Please feel free to add activities of your own! This should be a living, breathing set that changes from year to year, adapting to your students, your needs, and your school’s needs.

Please note that while many lesson materials are included in this set, a few of the materials are listed as links to products in my store, the stores of others, or on other sites online (such as West Music.)

Please note that the first lesson of this series is very similar to the first grade lesson in Fabulous First Day, as this is the first lesson of the first grade year.

The set also includes:
*A checklist for National Core Arts Standards (this is the same design in my Music Teacher Planner, but only includes first grade)
*Lesson plan template (editable Word file)
*PDF's of all of the lessons
*Editable and PDF outline of lessons
*Tips for writing lessons in Word
(includes info about how to check boxes on the lesson plan template)

This set could also be adapted for second grade, if your second graders are practicing these concepts. For these lessons, it is assumed that students know the following concepts: beat, rhythm, fast/slow, loud/quiet, and high/low.

Looking for more first grade lessons? These four lessons are also included in my big bundle of First grade music lessons for the First Semester. If you try this set out and decide you'd like to purchase the entire bundle, you can email me at for a credit to my store.

Check out these lesson sets:
Kindergarten Music Lessons #1-10 Set
Kindergarten Music Lessons #11-20 Set
Kindergarten Music Lessons, Second Semester {Growing Bundle}
Kindergarten Music Lessons, Entire Year {Growing Bundle}
First Grade Music Lessons Set {Second Semester}
First Grade Music Lessons {Bundled Set for Entire Year}

Graphic Credit: LaurelingStudios

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