Second Grade Music Lessons {First Semester}

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Need new ideas for your second grade music lessons? Want detailed ideas, questions, and strategies to try with your students? This comprehensive bundle includes 28 music lessons, for the first half of the year.

All lessons 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 second 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 (which will grow as the set grows). 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.

I have also uploaded new songs and chants to the file as they have occurred throughout the lessons; they are alphabetically listed in the songs file. Materials have also been added. Please note that while many lesson materials are included in this set, some 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 second grade lesson in Fabulous First Day, as this is the first lesson of the second grade year. The present do is similar to one you may already own, which is in Songs and Activities to Teach Do. The other lesson which is similar to one you may already own is the presentation lesson for tika-tika, which is also found in Songs and Activities to Teach Tika-Tika.

The set also includes:
*A checklist for National Core Arts Standards (this is the same design in my Music Teacher Planner {Cardboard and Chevron}, but only includes second grade)
*Lesson plan template (editable Word file)
*PDF's of all of the lessons
*Editable outline of lessons in Excel:
This file is much like a simplified year plan.
*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 third grade, if your third graders are practicing these concepts. For these lessons, it is assumed that students know the following concepts: beat, rhythm, ta and ti-ti, quarter rest, sol-mi, la, and 2-beat meter. I will include suggestions for how to prepare 2-beat meter, though, if your 1st graders did not learn that time signature. During the course of this particular set, students will learn sixteenth notes (sometimes called tika-tika) and do. Students will also work on several skills, such as listening, inner hearing, improvisation, and more!

You can also buy this at a discount with my Second Grade Music Lessons, Growing Bundle {Entire Year}.

Check out these sets:
Second Grade Music Lessons {Second Semester}
First Grade Music Lessons #1-4.
First Grade Music Lessons {First Semester}
First Grade Music Lessons {Second Semester}
First Grade Music Lessons {Entire Year}

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Second Grade Music Lessons {First Semester}