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Rebecca Pedersen, Principal

2045 St Clair Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55105

(651) 293-8760 | Get Directions

Principal/School Name

360 Colborne Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55102

651-767-8100 | Get Directions

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Learning Goals

  • Kindergarten...

    • Echo songs
    • Vocal timbre
    • High vs. low, loud vs. soft
    • Mi and so
    • Steady beat
    • Improvising movement
    • Improvising words 
    • Shakers
    • Unpitched wood percussion
    • Beat vs. rhythm
    • Phrases: same and different
    • Smooth vs. detached
    • La

    1st Grade...

    • Echo songs
    • Steady beat
    • Louder/softer and faster/slower
    • Mi So and La
    • Body percussion
    • Repeated rhythmic patterns
    • Higher/lower
    • Beat vs. rhythm
    • 1-2 sounds per beat
    • Phrase form
    • Improvising words (1 beat)

    2nd Grade...

    • Mi so and la
    • Do re mi so and la (pentatonic)
    • Ostinato and bordun
    • Mallet technique
    • Tempo terminology
    • Unpitched percussion, including:Woods
    • Metals
    • Drums
    • Shaker/scrapers
    • Body percussion
    • Simple intervals
    • Dynamics

    3rd Grade...

    • Mi so and la
    • Do re mi so and la (pentatonic)
    • Mallet technique
    • Keyboard instruments
    • Rhythmic notation including quarter and eighth notes.
    • Legato and staccato
    • Pentatonic notation

    4th Grade...

    • Do re mi so and la (pentatonic)
    • High do'
    • Brass and woodwind families
    • Rounds/canons
    • Treble clef notation
    • Dynamics
    • Rhythmic notation, including quarter, eighth, and sixteenth notes
    • Intervals

    5th Grade...

    • Pentatonic and extended pentatonic songs
    • Pentatonic improvising
    • Intervals
    • Rhythmic notation including quarter, eighth, and sixteenth notes
    • Phrase form
    • Section form
    • String and percussion families
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