This whole year third year curriculum teaches students all the concepts they are expected to learn in their third year of Orff experiences. There are 8 units, all of which are sold individually, but are bundled here.
This beginning of the year third grade unit teaches tempo. Students will learn six tempos: Largo, Adagio, Andante, Moderato, Allegro and Presto through song, movement, technology, and vocabulary words.
CAMPING: Improvise vs. Compose
This beginning of the year third grade unit teaches improvising, composing canons, partner songs and a new pentatonic through the theme of camping. Students will sing canons and partner songs and compose and improvise on instruments.
This middle of the year third grade unit teaches meter, canons and dotted half notes. Students will practice conducting and feeling music in groups of two and three.
ONE LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREE
This Christmas unit focuses on building blocks and composing pieces of their own. Students will take an original poem and then create their own patterns using building blocks. Students will then create a performance piece using ABAB form and un-pitched percussion instruments.
SINGLE EIGHTH AMERICAN FOLK SONGS
This mid-year third grade unit teaches single eighth through movement and clapping. Alabama Gal, Lil’ Liza Jane, Hop Up My Ladies and Froggie Went A Courtin’ will help students feel, hear and understand syncopation better. Along with this unit is a bonus lesson from our Valentine K-5 celebration.
RAIN: Major vs Minor
This third grade middle of the year unit uses the concept of rain to teach major and minor. Students review tonal center, and experience the sounds of major and minor with a movement story and 6 short rain pieces that help students hear major and minor.
HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW: Learning Fa
This third grade unit teaches the note fa. It takes the nursery rhyme Mary Mary Quite Contrary and teaches the difficult note, Fa through singing, seeing and playing.
BE A SUPERSTAR! LEARN TO READ AND WRITE MUSIC
This end of the year third grade unit teaches how to read and write music. In fourth grade, many students play the recorder and being able to read and write music will make them feel like a superstar when they begin the recorder!
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