Classroom Procedures / Pitch Recognition Lesson #1
Name: Kevin Holmes
Date Scheduled: 8/12/19
Lesson Length: 50 min.
Grade: K - 4th
# of Students: 28
Topic: Class Rules / Pitch
Unit Length: Wk. 1 of 3
I. Objective: Establish classroom routines for a learning environment.
A. Discuss and practice the following procedures:
1. Hallway line up.
2. Entering the room.
3. Thumb Rule, Nose and Toes Poem, How to raise your hand?
4. Time Out Procedure
5. Grading Scale
6. Fire Drill and Tornado Drill
7. Discuss pre-test procedures with 4th grade.
B. Aural Pitch Assessment Activity.
C. I statement: I can demonstrate proper classroom rules and procedures.
D. Thoughtful Ed: Tools for Promoting: Class Energizers pg. 186 …my version: “Teacher Says”
II. Materials/Resources Needed:
A. Two Hand Chimes A-2, A-1, and A Small, blind fold & darken goggles, marker board, Pitch DVD
A. All grades k – 4th will practice the above mentioned procedures.
1. Classroom routine:
Opening procedures call role, brain warm up, recitation of elements,
word of the day, main topic and
2. Discuss the rule.
3. Demonstrate the rule.
4. Practice the rule via theatrical elements: Pantomime and storytelling.
B. Pitch Recognition Assessment Activity:
* All students will use water flutes to create various examples of pitches as a lead in
Activity, Focus on air and water interaction.
Kinder – 1st:
Watch Animation DVD on Pitch: High, Low
Pitch recognition exercise: Students hold hands up high when I play a high pitch.
Students hold hands down low when I play a low pitch.
Students will be taught the lyrics & pitches in a call and response style to: “Hello There”
Students will sing the song as a group.
Students will Pantomime the lyrics.
2nd, 3rd & 4th Grades :
Students will find the correct pitch aurally while being blind folded. Two students who have hand chimes circle around the blind folded student. Hand chime students stop walking after 10 seconds. Blind folded student has to point to the correct pitch ( High or Low ) that he is asked to remember. Teacher leads activity to gradually build up intensity.
As the students play I will assess their ability to differentiate between high and low pitches.