Tammy Crane

tcrane@alleghany.k12.va.us

 

Ms. Crane teaches music at Sharon and Callaghan Elementary Schools. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Glenville State College in Glenville, WV and a Master's Degree from West Virginia University.  She is also certified in Elementary Education Multi-Subject, grades K-6.  She taught music in Jackson County, WV for five years and began teaching at Callaghan in 1989.
 

 

SEMESTER PLANS

 

SUBJECT:  Music: Junior Kindergarten & Kindergarten

TEACHER:  Tammy Crane

FIRST SEMESTER

 

TOPICS:   Students will demonstrate the difference between the singing voice and speaking voice, match pitches within an appropriate range, and demonstrate loud/soft and fast/slow. Students will sing two-pitch songs and will sing at the appropriate time following a musical introduction.  Students will also demonstrate a steady beat using body percussion, instruments, and voice and will play a variety of pitched and non-pitched instruments. In addition, students will respond to music with movement in a variety of ways. Students will listen to and recognize patriotic and seasonal songs. Finally, students will participate in music activities that involve sharing, taking turns, and other behaviors that demonstrate good citizenship.

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 SOL’s:  (K.2, K.3, K.4, K.6, K.7, K.9, K.10)

 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:  Students will extend knowledge and skills

                                              in the area of music, through performance,

                                              description, and organization.

 

GRADING:  Grades will be based on class participation and  in-class

                     activities.

 

NOTE:  Parents, we may cover more or less material than indicated

              because of time variables, student readiness, etc.

 

 

SUBJECT:  Music: First Grade

TEACHER:   Tammy Crane

FIRST SEMESTER COURSE OUTLINES

 

TOPICS:   Students will read and notate music including high and low pitches, and will identify basic music symbols. Students will vocally demonstrate high and low pitches and changes in dynamics and tempo. Students will also match pitches using their head voice and will perform rhythmic patterns that include quarter notes, paired eighth notes, and quarter rests. In addition, students will demonstrate the difference between melodic rhythm and steady beat and will demonstrate melodic rhythm using instruments, body percussion, and voice. Students will also respond to music with movement in a variety of ways. Finally, students will create music through improvisation and will describe personal ideas and emotions evoked by music.

 

SOL’s:  (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.17) 

           

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:  Students will extend knowledge and skills

                                              in the area of music, through performance,

                                              description, and organization.

 

GRADING:  Grades will be based on class participation and  in-class

                     activities.

 

NOTE:  Parents, we may cover more or less material than indicated

              because of time variables, student readiness, etc.   

       

 

SUBJECT:  Music: Second Grade

TEACHER:   Tammy Crane

FIRST SEMESTER

 

TOPICS:   Students will read and notate rhythmic patterns that include half notes, half rests, whole notes, and whole note rests.  Students will sing songs that contain melodic patterns that move upward, downward and stay the same, within the range of a sixth, and will increase pitch accuracy. Students will play a variety of pitched and non-pitched instruments using proper playing techniques. Students will also respond to music through movements in a variety of ways. In addition, students will create music by improvising simple rhythmic question-and-answer phrases and will demonstrate appropriate audience and participant behaviors. Students will identify the relationships between music and other fields of knowledge. Finally, students will explain how music expresses ideas, experiences and feelings, and will describe how music evokes personal ideas and emotions.

 

SOL’s: (2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.8, 2.9, 2.13, 2.14) 

 

                                   

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Students will extend knowledge and skills

                                                 in the area of music, through performance,

                                                description, and organization.

 

GRADING:  Grades will be based on class participation and  in-class

                      activities.

 

NOTE:  Parents, we may cover more or less material than indicated

                because of time variables, student readiness, etc.

 

 

SUBJECT:  Music: Third Grade

TEACHER:   Tammy Crane

FIRST SEMESTER

 

TOPICS:  Students will identify steps, leaps and repeats, divide rhythms into measures, read and notate rhythmic patterns that include sixteenth notes, single eighth notes, eighth rests, and dotted half notes, and will explain the functions of basic music symbols. Student will sing with expression while maintaining proper posture for singing. Students will perform non-choreographed and choreographed movements including line and circle dances, as well as dances from other cultures. Students will also create music through a variety of activities, and will describe the relationships between music and other fields of knowledge. Students will demonstrate appropriate audience and participant behaviors and will collaborate with others to create a music presentation. In addition, students will examine ways in which the music of a culture reflects its people’s attitudes and beliefs and will describe why music has quality and value. Finally, students will explain personal motivations for making music.

 

SOL’s: (3.1, 3.2, 3.6, 3.7, 3.9, 3.10, 3.13, 3.14, 3.15, 3.16)

 

           

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Students will extend knowledge and skills

                                                 in the area of music, through performance,

                                                 description, and organization.

 

GRADING:  Grades will be based on class participation and  in-class

                      activities.

 

NOTE:  Parents, we may cover more or less material than indicated

                because of time variables, student readiness, etc.

 

 

SUBJECT:  Music:  Fourth Grade

TEACHER:   Tammy Crane

FIRST SEMESTER

 

TOPICS:  Students will sing a repertoire of songs in tune with a clear tone quality, singing diatonic melodies written on the treble staff. Students will sing in simple harmony, with expression, while demonstrating proper posture for singing. Students will respond to music with movement in a variety of ways. Students will describe the composers and a music composition from each of four different periods of music history, and will place music into categories of style. In addition, students will demonstrate appropriate audience and participant behaviors, compare relationships between music and other fields of knowledge, and will explain how criteria used to value music may vary from one culture to another. Students will identify instruments, music elements, and rondo form, distinguish between major and minor tonality, and will compare music compositions from a variety of cultures and time periods. Finally, students will describe how personal beliefs influence responses to music.

 

SOL’s:  (4.2, 4.5, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9, 4.10, 4.14, 4.15)

           

                       

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Students will extend knowledge and skills

                                             in the area of music, through performance,

                                            description, and organization.

 

GRADING:  Grades will be based on class participation and in-class

                     activities.

 

NOTE:  Parents, we may cover more or less material than indicated

              because of time variables, student readiness, etc.

 

 

 

SUBJECT:  Music: Fifth Grade

TEACHER:   Tammy Crane

FIRST SEMESTER

 

TOPICS:   Students will identify the treble and bass clefs and will sing melodies written on the treble staff in two- and three-part harmony. Students will demonstrate beginning choral behaviors with attention to blend, balance, intonation, and expression and will model proper posture for singing. Students will respond to music through a variety of movement activities and will identify composers and music compositions from four different periods of music history. Students also will compare and contrast the relationships between music and other fields of knowledge and will describe the roles of music and musicians in society. In addition, students will define copyright as applied to the use of music, analyze preferences among musical compositions, and examine factors that may inspire musicians to perform or compose. Finally, students will collaborate with others to create a musical presentation and will develop personal criteria to be used for determining the quality and value of musical compositions.

 

SOL’s: (5.1, 5.2, 5.5, 5.7, 5.9, 5.10, 5.13, 5.14, 5.15, 5.16)

 

 

                       

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Students will extend knowledge and skills

                                      in the area of music, through performance,

                                      description, and organization.

 

GRADING:  Grades will be based on assignments, class participation,

                   work sheets, quizzes, and tests. 

 

NOTE:  Parents, we may cover more or less material than indicated

             because of time variables, student readiness, etc.

 

 

 



2nd Semester

SUBJECT:  Music: Junior Kindergarten & Kindergarten

TEACHER:   Tammy Crane
 

SECOND SEMESTER

 

TOPICS:       

Students will read, write, and/or perform music that includes high and low pitches and rhythms. Students will accompany songs, chants, and literature using body percussion and instruments. Students will match locomotor and nonlocomotor movements to rhythmic patterns. Students will perform songs, dances and other music activities from various cultures. Students will distinguish between men’s, women’s and children’s voices, and identify selected instruments. Students will classify sound sources as vocal, instrumental, or environmental. Students will recognize basic contrasts in music, including fast/slow, high/low, and same/different. Students will express personal feelings evoked by a musical experience and personal responses to expressive features of music through movement.

 (K.1, K.4, K.5, K.7, K.8, K.9, K.11, K.12, K.13, K.14)               

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:   Students will extend knowledge and skills in the area of music, through performance, description and organization.

GRADING:  Grades will be based on class participation and in-class activities.

NOTE:  Parents, we may cover more or less material than indicated because of time variables, student readiness, etc.

   

SUBJECT:  Music: First Grade

TEACHER:   Tammy Crane

SECOND SEMESTER COURSE OUTLINES

TOPICS: 

Students will read, notate, play, and compose rhythmic patterns. Students will play 2-pitch melodies using proper techniques on a variety of instruments. Students will recognize how music is used in a variety of cultures and describe and recognize the role of musicians in society.  Students will also perform a variety of stories, songs, and dances.  Finally, students will identify appropriate musical behaviors in a variety of settings. SOLS (1.1, 1.4, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11, 1.12, 1.13, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16)

COURSE OBJECTIVES:   Students will extend knowledge and skills in the area of music, through performance, description and organization.

GRADING:  Grades will be based on class participation and in-class activities.

NOTE:  Parents, we may cover more or less material than indicated because of time variables, student readiness, etc.

   

SUBJECT:  Music: Second Grade

TEACHER:   Tammy Crane

SECOND SEMESTER

 

TOPICS:      

Students will begin to read, notate, create, and play music using basic music symbols and the musical alphabet. Students will perform rhythmic patterns that include half notes, half rests, whole notes, and whole rests using traditional notation. Students will identify music representing the heritage, customs, and traditions of a variety of cultures. Students will also identify what musicians and composers do to create music and identify the styles of musical examples from various historical periods. In addition, students will analyze music by describing sudden and gradual changes in dynamics and tempo, using music terminology and demonstrate expressive qualities of music. Finally, students will collaborate with others in a music performance and analyze what was successful and what could be improved.  (2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.10, 2.11, 2.12)

COURSE OBJECTIVES:   Students will extend knowledge and skills in the area of music, through performance, description and organization.

GRADING:  Grades will be based on class participation, written assignments, and in-class activities.

NOTE:  Parents, we may cover more or less material than indicated because of time variables, student readiness, etc.

 

SUBJECT:  Music: Third Grade

TEACHER:   Tammy Crane

SECOND SEMESTER

TOPICS: 

Students will read, write, listen, play, and create melodies on the treble staff using traditional notation. Students will demonstrate the melodic shape of a written musical phrase. Students will also analyze music by identifying and explaining examples of musical form and will identify instruments from the four orchestral families visually and aurally. In addition, students will recognize four music compositions from four different periods of music history and identify the composers. Students will learn about meter by performing sets of beats grouped in twos and threes and will respond to music with movement. Finally, students will evaluate and critique music by describing music compositions and performances.(3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.8, 3.11, 3.12)

COURSE OBJECTIVES:   Students will extend knowledge and skills in the area of music, through performance, description and organization.

GRADING:  Grades will be based on class participation, written assignments, and in-class activities.

NOTE:  Parents, we may cover more or less material than indicated because of time variables, student readiness, etc.

  

SUBJECT:  Music:  Fourth Grade

TEACHER:   Tammy Crane

SECOND SEMESTER

TOPICS:  Students will identify the meaning of the upper and lower numbers of simple time signatures as well as dynamic markings.   Students will identify and create movement to illustrate rondo form. Students will improvise, compose and play melodies and rhythms. Students will also listen to and describe music from a variety of world cultures. Students will use music terminology to identify elements of music. Students will also explain personal preferences for musical works and performances using music terminology. In addition, students will learn to play the soprano recorder. Finally, students will describe performance, offer constructive feedback, and identify characteristics and behaviors that lead to success as a musician.  (4.1, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.10, 4.11, 4.12, 4.13)

COURSE OBJECTIVES:   Students will extend knowledge and skills in the area of music, through performance, description and organization.

GRADING:  Grades will be based on class participation, written assignments, and in-class activities.

NOTE:  Parents, we may cover more or less material than indicated because of time variables, student readiness, etc.

           

SUBJECT:  Music: Fifth Grade

TEACHER:   Tammy Crane

SECOND SEMESTER

TOPICS: Students will use traditional notation to read, write, and play melodies on the treble staff and demonstrate proper playing techniques on a variety of instruments. Students will compare and contrast a variety of musical styles using music terminology and will recognize various professional music careers. Students will also analyze music in a variety of ways, explain theme-and-variations form, and identify tempo markings.  Students will compose a short original composition within specified guidelines and will examine factors that may inspire musicians to perform or compose. Finally, students will exhibit acceptable performance behavior as a participant and/or listener in relation to the context and style of music performed. 

(5.1, 5.3, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 5.11, 5.12, 5.17)  

COURSE OBJECTIVES:   Students will extend knowledge and skills in the area of music, through performance, description and organization.

GRADING:  Grades will be based on assignments, class participation, work sheets, quizzes, and tests.

NOTE:  Parents, we may cover more or less material than indicated because of time variables, student readiness, etc.