First Grade in a Nutshell- We start identifying beat, quarter notes, eighth note sets, and quarter rests. We begin singing solfege sol-mi and la. We also learn about tempo (speed of the music), dynamics, repeat signs, accents, measures, staff, instrument sounds, and other things.
Recently in First Grade-
We will begin with reviewing kindergarten concepts, and then start learning about long and short sounds we will eventually label "ta"- quarter rest, and "titi"- eighth note sets. We will start our instrument of the month in September.