ALEX Classroom Resources

ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (0) 1 :
1) Explore and experience music concepts.

Example: Explore musical sources freely, using found sounds, electronic sounds, or sounds from voice or instruments found in classroom, remembering to use both sound and silence.

[ARTS] MUS (0) 9 :
9) Demonstrate awareness of expressive qualities that support the creators' expressive intent.

Example: Interpret a story through vocal exploration, dynamics, and tempo.

[ARTS] MUS (0) 15 :
15) Demonstrate how a specific music concept is used in music.

Example: Respond with purposeful movement to the steady beat of a piece of music.

[ARTS] MUS (1) 8 :
8) Demonstrate knowledge of music concepts in music from a variety of cultures selected for performance.

Example: Respond with purposeful movement to reflect the melodic contour of a piece of music.

[ARTS] MUS (1) 10 :
10) Demonstrate and describe music's expressive qualities.

Example: Identify the tempo of a piece of music in a listening example.

[ARTS] MUS (2) 10 :
10) Demonstrate understanding of expressive qualities (such as dynamics and tempo) and how creators use them to convey expressive intent.

Example: Identify dynamic changes in Haydn's Symphony No.

94, "Surprise," through movement.

[PE] (0) 1 :
K-1.1) Attempt to hop, gallop, jog, run, slide, skip, jump, and leap while maintaining balance.

APE accommodation suggestions: Sliding, galloping, jogging, and running - Hand over hand to assist in increasing speed and balance, fast pace walking, shorten distance, peer assistance (sliding - step together step, side to side)

[PE] (0) 4 :
K-1.4) Apply rhythmic expression in response to music.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance

[PE] (1) 1 :
1-1.1) Demonstrate correct form for hopping, galloping, and sliding.

APE accommodation suggestions: Sliding, galloping, jogging, and running - Hand over hand to assist in increasing speed and balance, fast pace walking, shorten distance, peer assistance (sliding - step together step, side to side)

[PE] (2) 1 :
2-1.1) Demonstrate correct form for skipping.

APE accommodation suggestions: Sliding, galloping, jogging, and running - Hand over hand to assist in increasing speed and balance, fast pace walking, shorten distance, peer assistance (sliding - step together step, side to side)

[PE] (2) 2 :
2-1.2) Demonstrate correct form for jogging and running.

APE accommodation suggestions: Sliding, galloping, jogging, and running - Hand over hand to assist in increasing speed and balance, fast pace walking, shorten distance, peer assistance (sliding - step together step, side to side)

Subject: Arts Education (K - 2), Physical Education (K - 2)
Title: Finding the Tempo in Locomotor Movements
URL: http://www.keepingscore.org/sites/default/files/lessonplans/KSEd_Finding_the_Tempo_in_Locomotor_Movements_Meredith.pdf
Description:

Students will demonstrate eight locomotor skills - walking, running, jumping, hopping, skipping, galloping, side sliding, and leaping. They will identify and move to show three different tempos - fast (presto), medium (moderato), and slow (adagio).



   View Standards     Standard(s): [PE] (0) 4 :
K-1.4) Apply rhythmic expression in response to music.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance

[PE] (1) 4 :
1-1.4) Combine locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills in rhythmic activities.

Examples: use rhythm sticks, scarves, ribbons while dancing or marching

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

[PE] (3) 4 :
3-1.4) Perform teacher- selected and developmentally appropriate dance steps, movement patterns, and rhythmic activities.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

Subject: Physical Education (K - 3)
Title: “Colorful” Cardio Drum Dance
URL: https://peuniverse.com/video/colorful-cardio-drum-dance/
Description:

This is a video featuring a cardio drum dance to the song “Colorful” from the band Jukebox the Ghost. Teachers can display this video and have students follow along or teachers can learn this dance and then have students follow along. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [PE] (0) 4 :
K-1.4) Apply rhythmic expression in response to music.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance

[PE] (2) 4 :
2-1.4) Demonstrate directionality in simple folk, line, partner, and circle dances and rhythmic routines.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

[PE] (3) 4 :
3-1.4) Perform teacher- selected and developmentally appropriate dance steps, movement patterns, and rhythmic activities.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

Subject: Physical Education (K - 3)
Title: Everybody Dance Now!
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmGElvo7o4E&list=PLlOx2K7gz5FtNnd5gKrNZEynbXbD0AcZi
Description:

This YouTube playlist includes 10 elementary level dances. These dances can be projected for students to follow along or teachers can use these videos to learn these dances to teach to their students.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [PE] (0) 4 :
K-1.4) Apply rhythmic expression in response to music.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance

[PE] (1) 4 :
1-1.4) Combine locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills in rhythmic activities.

Examples: use rhythm sticks, scarves, ribbons while dancing or marching

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

[PE] (2) 4 :
2-1.4) Demonstrate directionality in simple folk, line, partner, and circle dances and rhythmic routines.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

Subject: Physical Education (K - 2)
Title: Funky Cowboy Dance
URL: https://www.pecentral.org/LessonIdeas/ViewLesson.asp?ID=12066#.XpuvtDdKg1I
Description:

The purpose of this activity is to teach a simple line-dance to students. This activity could also provide students an opportunity to choreograph dance steps during a section of the song.

 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [PE] (0) 4 :
K-1.4) Apply rhythmic expression in response to music.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance

[PE] (1) 4 :
1-1.4) Combine locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills in rhythmic activities.

Examples: use rhythm sticks, scarves, ribbons while dancing or marching

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

[PE] (2) 4 :
2-1.4) Demonstrate directionality in simple folk, line, partner, and circle dances and rhythmic routines.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

[PE] (3) 4 :
3-1.4) Perform teacher- selected and developmentally appropriate dance steps, movement patterns, and rhythmic activities.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

Subject: Physical Education (K - 3)
Title: Cardio Drumming Activity for Grades K-5
URL: https://www.ssww.com/blog/cardio-drumming-activity-for-grades-k-5-baby-shark-theme/
Description:

The purpose of this activity is for students to work on rhythm while maintaining a steady beat. This basic routine will prepare students for more challenging ones in the future.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [PE] (0) 4 :
K-1.4) Apply rhythmic expression in response to music.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance

[PE] (0) 23 :
K-3.2) Participate in physical education class.

[PE] (0) 31 :
K-5.3) Name physical activities that are enjoyable.

APE accommodation suggestions: peer assistance and modeling

[PE] (1) 23 :
1-3.2) Actively engage in physical education class.

Subject: Physical Education (K - 1)
Title: Sesame Street- Choreographer
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=138&v=sHzaPRrGrSo&feature=emb_logo
Description:

This Sesame Street produced video stars Melissa McCarthy discussing the word of the day, "choreographer." After this discussion, Elmo and Melissa lead a dance. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [PE] (0) 4 :
K-1.4) Apply rhythmic expression in response to music.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance

[PE] (1) 4 :
1-1.4) Combine locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills in rhythmic activities.

Examples: use rhythm sticks, scarves, ribbons while dancing or marching

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

[PE] (2) 4 :
2-1.4) Demonstrate directionality in simple folk, line, partner, and circle dances and rhythmic routines.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

[PE] (3) 4 :
3-1.4) Perform teacher- selected and developmentally appropriate dance steps, movement patterns, and rhythmic activities.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

Subject: Physical Education (K - 3)
Title: Five Easy Social Dances for Early Elementary
URL: https://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/how-to/tipsheets/early-elementary-social-dance#Overview
Description:

The early grades are an ideal time to introduce children to different styles of dance. At this age, children are eager to explore all the ways their bodies can move and are open to taking risks and following cues. They enjoy moving to music and interacting with their peers on the dance floor.

These easy social dances are a great place to start. And in case you need a cheat sheet for leading the dancing, these dances are easily printable!



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