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PreK

To investigate or inquire into - This cycle focuses on providing students with opportunities to explore concepts and objects around them. Themes in the EXPLORE cycle create space for students to develop an understanding of the foundations of the world around them.

UNITS

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Concept: Iconic notation, exploration

Family

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Concept: Singing

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Concept: Improvisation

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Concept: Form, movement, exploration

Community

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Grouping & Sorting

K-2

To handle or control - This cycle focuses on providing students with opportunities to interact directly with their environment. Themes in the MANIPULATE cycle create space for students to develop an understanding of how people and materials interact

Concept: C Pentatonic, High/Low, Right/Left

Concept: Ta, Ta-di, and Sh!, notation

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Concept: Dynamic, tempo, 

tableau

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Concept: Chords, F/B, pentatonic

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Concept: Steady beat, rhythm patterns

Movement

Patterns & Rhtyhms

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Growth & Change

Concept: Movement, composer's intent