Posted on December 04, 2012
Unit 2: Identifying High, Middle, & Low.
Music: High & Low Dance by Linda Worsley (hear high, middle, & low instruments).
Visual Art: Deer in the Forest 1 by Fraz Marc (background & characters; top, middle, &bottom).
Movement: High & Low Dance (high-, mid-, low-, and non-locomotor).
Language Arts: Hop Jump (short vowels; auditory discrimination; top, middle, & bottom of a page).
Unit 3: Exploring Part & Whole.
Music: The Wild Horseman by Robert Schumann (phrases-part of whole piece; steady beat).
Visual Art: Battle Dance - mural by Diego Rivera (character, setting, problem).
Movement: The Wild Horseman (gallop, phrases).
Language Arts: Swimmy (story parts, character, setting, blending [start], parts of a word).
Unit 4: Learning Reading Strategies.
Music: Self & Pairs by Linda Worley (1 & 2 melodic lines, basic rhythms).
Visual Arts: Boys in a Pasture by Winslow Homer (viewing strategies, pair drawing-pastel).
Movement: Self & Pairs(walk, skip, jog, skate alone or in pairs).
Language Arts: My New Boy (self & pairs, consonant pairs, letter teams).
Unit 5: Zooming In on an Idea.
Music: City Scene by Linda Worley (recurring A theme, different episodes).
Visual Art: Tar Beach 2 - collage by Faith Ringgold (related literature: Tar Beach, Zoom).
Movement: City Scene (sequencingmovements, small group movement).
Language Arts: Mortimer (recurring theme, repetition, rhyming words, word chunks).
Unit 6: Sequencing.
Music: Echoes by Linda Worley (exact imitation, AB form, visually follow image).
Visual Art: From the Lake #1 - mobile by Georgia O'Keefe (value - tints & shades).
Movement: Echoes (echo movement, angular &flowing).
Language Arts: Just Like Daddy (story sequence, word endings), Through Grandpa's Eyes (descriptive language).
Unit 7: Blending.
Music: Air by J.S. Bach (individual beats, blended beats into phrases, tracking quarter notes).
Visual Art: 2 Dancers on a Stage by Edgar Degas (blending colors, repetition - template).
Movement: Air (pathways, turning,phrases, blending).
Language Arts: How the Sky's Housekeeper Wore Her Scarves (blending sounds, phrases, ideas for meaning).
Unit 8: Building.
Music: In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edward Grieg (reading rhythms: quarter, 2 eighths, rest; building by repetition).
Visual Art: Tree with Crows - landscape by Casper David Friedrich (how environment affectsgrowing things, untraditional tools & techniques).
Movement: In the Hall of the Mountain King (building from small to large movement).
Language Arts: When the Wind Bears Go Dancing (rhyming words, vowel pairs, stories that grow and build).
Unit 9: Exploring Character.
Music: This Little Light of Mine (instrumental) - spiritual, arr. Worley (1, 2, and 4 melodies).
Visual Art: Sunflowers by Christian Rolfs (self & others, nontraditional tools).
Movement: This Little Light of Mine (self, pairs, fours; creating a dance).
Language Arts: Too Noisy - rebus version (develop characters through drama, read for meaning).
Color Listening Maps.
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