Music and Visual Art Report Card Standards Grades 1-6

  • Music and Visual Art Report Card Standards Grades 1-6: Grading Explanation

    The following lists the common content standards that all grade level students study in music and the visual art classes in Pembroke Elementary Schools.  The grade that your child receives on the report card in content are based on these units of study.

    Grade Visual Art Standards Music Standards
    Grade 1 Primary & secondary colors Singing on pitch (assessed grades 1-6)
      Pinch Pots Keeping a steady beat (assessed grades 1-6)
      Geometric & organic shapes Movement
    Grade 2 Warm & cool colors Identifying instruments of the orchestra
      Positive & negative space Carnival of the Animals (Saint-Saens)
      Coil pots Reading simple music notation
    Grade 3 Tints & shades Learning to play recorders
      Symmetry Folk songs
        Instruments in ensemble
    Grade 4 Proportion & texture Beethoven unit
      Imaginative drawing Conducting unit
      Memory drawing International songs
    Grade 5 Perspective & space Musical theatre unit
      Printmaking American music
      Gesture sculpture Civial and Revolutionary War songs and spirituals
    Grade 6 African masks Music Theory
      Illustration Composition
      Value Musical celebrations around the world

    Instrumental Music 

    Grade 5 & 6:      Students that elect to study band & string instruments are graded on the following content:  Instrument Assembly & care, Embouchure/Bow technique, articulation, tone,  and musical literacy (counting and executing rhythms and note reading).