Flexible Learning - Week of March 30th

  • Flexible Learning


Read about famous classical composers, then color each one!  Click here for the worksheets.

Objective:  Learn key facts about well known classical composers.


1st Grade

Create your own rhythm using animal names!  Below are the steps for creating your own rhythm:

1. Pick an animal that has 1 sound/syllable in its' name (ex: "Bee")

2. Choose a word about that animal that has 2 sounds/syllables (ex: "Bumble")

3. Now, make a pattern using your two words.

Example:  Bee, Bee, Bumble, Bee

                 Bumble, Bumble, Bumble, Bee

4. How could you perform your new rhythm?  Clap?  Pat?  Stamp?

5. Find an object or instrument at home you can try it out on!

Objective:  Create and perform a rhythmic pattern from one and two syllable words.

2nd Grade

Count the Peeps! - In this activity, the first page involves counting and adding up the note and rest durations in each Peep.  On the second page, count and add up the note and rest durations, then color each Peep according to the key.  If you do not have the colors suggested on the worksheet, you can use any 3 colors you have!  Click here to go to the worksheets.

If you need help remembering how many beats each note/rest gets, click here for that info.

Objective:  Understand the durations of quarter, half and whole notes and their corresponding rests.

3rd Grade

"SQUILT" (Super Quiet Un-Interrupted Listening Time)

1. Find a quiet place where you will not be distracted.  

2. Listen to Claude Debussy's "Clair De Lune."  Click here to listen.

3. Listen for the following musical elements:  "Tempo", "Dynamics", "Timbre", and "Mood."  For info on what each of these elements means and examples of each, click here.

4. When the song has finished and you are done listening, fill out the blank SQUILT worksheet about Debussy's "Claire De Lune."  That worksheet can be found by clicking here.

*Note:  You may listen to the song as many times as you like before filling out the worksheet!*

Objective:  Actively listen to, and respond to a piece of classical music by Claude Debussy.  Understand the meaning of "tempo", "dynamics", "timbre" and "mood."

4th Grade

"Rhythm Sudoku"

1. Complete the Rhythm Sudoku worksheet here.

2. Use a pencil and take your time.  Write each rhythm as neatly as you can.  When you think you have completed the puzzle, click here for the answer key.  *Don't look at the answer key until you have completed your puzzle!!!*

3. As a bonus challenge, create your own Rhythm Sudoku chart and give it to a friend or family member to complete!  Find the blank grid here.

Objective:  Use problem solving skills to complete the Sudoku puzzle while improving your ability to write musical notation.

5th Grade

"Music Scavenger Hunt" - Cross off each box of musical activities that you are able to complete throughout the week.  See how many you can do!  Be creative and have fun!  Find the Scavenger Hunt worksheet here.

Objective:  Challenge yourself to complete as many musical activities at home while infusing your own musical creativity and knowledge into each activity.

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