Welcome to Elementary Music!
The Elementary Music Curriculum is based on state standards and grade level expectations (GLE’s), for example, playing, clapping walking to a steady beat (1st grade/ Kindergarten GLE), or perform a syncopated rhythm on a rhythmic instrument (4th, 5th grade GLE). There are virtually no written assignments or homework that figure in elementary music grades. As many of you know I teach within a philosophy called Orff Schulwerk, which is a dynamic, active approach to music education. We learn music through doing activities, not reading or filling out worksheets. The activities performed in class are directly related to the standards and the GLE’s. The activities within any given lesson are expressly designed to meet the GLE’s for that class or specific unit.