The Sissy Duckling
A Musical for Children

ALBERTA GOVERNMENT – MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

 

 

Kindergarten

 

Citizenship and Identity

I am unique and I belong! Your child will develop a strong sense of identity, self-esteem and belonging by exploring their environment and sharing stories. They will see themselves as unique and discover the connections they have with others.

 

Environment and Community Awareness

They see similarities and differences and become aware of how one action can cause something else.

 

Personal and Social Responsibility

Kindergarten children develop ways to express their feelings positively and to show respect and care for others.

 

Creative Expression 

Drama, art, music and dance give your child ways to express their ideas and feelings, to bring their imagination to life and to see their creativity in a variety of forms. Your child will respond to objects and art, explore music and dance, and develop confidence through drama.

 

 

Grade 1

 

Art

Your child will create visual art by using a variety of media and techniques 

 

English Language Arts

Grade 1 students see why words are important and how words can be used to create beautiful stories. Your Grade 1 child will experience the fun of communicating, learning and expressing themselves. 

 

Music

Your child will explore and describe the sounds around them, noting whether they’re high or low. They will echo rhythms and express their feelings by using action songs, singing games and rhythm instruments. 

 

Science

Grade 1 Science will foster your child’s natural sense of wonder about their world while they learn about the seasons, colours and living things.

 

Social Studies

What makes a community? How do I fit in?

 

 

Grade 2

 

Art

In Grade 2, your child will create visual art by using a variety of media and techniques and communicating with visual symbols. Through the four major components of the art program— reflection, depiction, composition and expression—they will explore form and function and develop decorative styles.

 

English Language Arts

By further developing their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, your child will create, write and type their own stories and use their language skills to help others. 

 

Music

Your Grade 2 child will create their own music for poems and songs. They will see how melodies rise and fall and understand that a rhythm can be paired with a melody. They will sing a variety of songs; move to music, poetry and stories; and read simple printed symbols. 

 

 

Grade 3 

 

Art

Your child will use art to express feelings and ideas.

 

Health and Life Skills

Your child will become more confident about saying no to bullies and taking a stand in making safe and healthy choices. They will know what to do in an emergency and how to express feelings, even anger, in an appropriate way.

 

Music

Students listen to different kinds of musical instruments and recognize that sounds are made in different ways. 

 

Science

Grade 3 science students study the life cycles and needs of animals.

 

 

Grade 4 

 

Art

Your child will use art to express feelings and ideas.

 

English Language Arts

My friends think differently than I do! Students explore, discuss and interpret other opinions. They listen for main events in stories and notice how certain things cause other things to happen. Your child will express their ideas logically and in ways that entertain! 

 

Health and Life Skills

I feel great when I help others! Grade 4 students learn more about being there for others, showing respect and being good role models. They learn that they can deal with bullies and set good goals for themselves.

 

Music

Grade 4 students experiment with tuned instruments and combine sounds to make harmony. Your child will identify chords, group beats into fours and group instruments into families. They’ll sing quickly and slowly, happily and sadly, understanding that music changes. 

 

 

Grade 5

 

Health and Life Skills

Grade 5 students understand that it is important to appreciate others around them. They also discover ways to deal with their stress, manage their time and stay physically healthy.

 

Music

Grade 5 students understand that rhythm, melody and chords are related. Your child will create rhythms and match the names, sounds and pictures of instruments. When they sing, they’ll work on singing with a good tone and with expression. 

 

Science

Students interpret and measure weather and study wetland ecosystems.