Miss Grant: 4-6th General Music, 4-6 Chorus

  • Hello and welcome to another school year filled with growth and musical experiences! I am so excited to join the Lancaster School District this year. Whether you are a new or returning family to William Street, I look forward to meeting you all and growing as musicians together!

  • 4th,5th,6th Grade Chorus

    Rehearsal Expectations

    • Students will have chorus once a week during their grade level scheduled time
    • During this time students will collaboratively rehearse their music, learn rehearsal etiquette, and grow in vocal technique and musicianship
    • Combined Rehearsals will be scheduled soon and will require an extra in-school commitment closer to our concert dates for an opportunity to rehearse as a full chorus before our concerts

    Grading

    Students will be graded on their:

    • Rehearsal preparedness, participation, and etiquette
    • Musical growth in vocal technique
    • concert attendance and participation

    Rehearsal preparedness, participation, and etiquette will be graded randomly throughout the quarter by observation of the rehearsal process and any Google Classroom assignments assigned to them.

    Musical growth in vocal technique will be graded through music checks and written assesments in regards to proper vocal technique and other musicianship skills.

    Concert attendance and particpation will be graded on the studnet's attendance at our required concerts and their particpation that evening. 

     

    Concerts

    4th grade M/TH- Monday, December 2nd @ 7pm

    4th Grade T/W- Tuesday, December 3rd @7pm

    5th Grade- Tuesday, December 10th @ 7pm

    6th Grade- Wednesday, December 18th @ 7pm

    Concert attire may include the following but MUST be in Black and White:

    • Blouses
    • Skirts with tights
    • Dress Shirts
    • Dress pants
    • Dresses with tights or stockings
    • Long Ties
    • Black flats and Black dress shoes

    *If there is an extenuating circumstance and your student cannot attend the concert, please contact Miss Grant immediately! If your absence is approved, the student will be given a replacement assignmet.

    *If you are sick from school the day of your concert, you will not be penialized for your absence in the concert and will receive a replacement assignment

     

    Students to-do

    September:

    All Grades

    • Add yourself to the Google Classroom
    • Listen to our pieces and become familiar with the melody and lyrics

     

    October:

    • Listen and study part recordings
    • Become familiar with music's purpose and background

     


  • 4th Grade General Music

    Class Expectations: 

    • Make good choices
    • Use kind words
    • Show respect for your classmates and teacher
    • Involve yourself
    • Care for our space and instruments

    Music Goals:

    1. Singing
    2. Recorder Playing
    3. Instrument Performance

     

    Grading Procedures:

           Grades for the year will be measured as such:

             4- Above Grade Level: the student always demonstrates the class goals and expectaions

             3- At Grade Level: the student usually demonstrates the class goals and expectations

             2- Approaching Grade Level: the student sometimes demonstrates class goals and expectations

             1- Below Grade Level: the student rarely demonstrates the class goals and expectations

     

    Conversion: 4-100    3.5- 95    3-90    2.5- 85    2-80     1.5-75    1-70

     

     Intervention Policy:

    1. “Music Note”, signature required (2x)
    2. Agenda Note, Signature required (1x)
    3. Phone call home
    4. Meeting with building administrator
    5. Disciplinary Report

    Supplies:

    1. Folder with lined paper
    2. Pencil
    3. Recorder (by October 15th)

     

    Current Classwork:

    September:

    • Identify, Respond to, and create different dynamics in music
    • Identify, respond to, and play at different tempos in music

     

    October:

    • Identify the notes on the treble clef
    • Respond to reading music through recorder playing
  • 5th Grade General Music

    Class Expectations: 

    • Make good choices
    • Use kind words
    • Show respect for your classmates and teacher
    • Involve yourself
    • Care for our space and instruments

    Music Goals:

    1. Singing
    2. Recorder Playing
    3. Instrument Performance

     

    Grading Procedures:

           Grades for the year will be measured as such:

             4- Above Grade Level: the student always demonstrates the class goals and expectaions

             3- At Grade Level: the student usually demonstrates the class goals and expectations

             2- Approaching Grade Level: the student sometimes demonstrates class goals and expectations

             1- Below Grade Level: the student rarely demonstrates the class goals and expectations

     

    Conversion: 4-100    3.5- 95    3-90    2.5- 85    2-80     1.5-75    1-70

     

     Intervention Policy:

    1. “Music Note”, signature required (2x)
    2. Agenda Note, Signature required (1x)
    3. Phone call home
    4. Meeting with building administrator
    5. Disciplinary Report

    Supplies:

    1. Folder with lined paper
    2. Pencil
    3. Recorder (by October 15th)

     

    Current Classwork:

    September:

    • Identify, Respond to, and create different dynamics in music
    • Identify, respond to, and play at different tempos in music
  • 6th Grade General Music

    Class Expectations: 

    • Make good choices
    • Use kind words
    • Show respect for your classmates and teacher
    • Involve yourself
    • Care for our space and instruments

    Music Goals:

    1. Music Literacy
    2. Music Composition
    3. Instrument Performance

     

    Grading Procedures:

           Grades for the year will be measured as such:

             4- Above Grade Level: the student always demonstrates the class goals and expectaions

             3- At Grade Level: the student usually demonstrates the class goals and expectations

             2- Approaching Grade Level: the student sometimes demonstrates class goals and expectations

             1- Below Grade Level: the student rarely demonstrates the class goals and expectations

     

    Conversion: 4-100    3.5- 95    3-90    2.5- 85    2-80     1.5-75    1-70

     Intervention Policy:

    1. “Music Note”, signature required (2x)
    2. Agenda Note, Signature required (1x)
    3. Phone call home
    4. Meeting with building administrator
    5. Disciplinary Report

    Supplies:

    1. Folder with lined paper
    2. Pencil
    3. Headphones

     

    Current Classwork:

    September:

    • Identify, Respond to, and create different rhythms 
    • Discover music technology through BandLab

    October:

    • Create an introduction, chorus, and bridge using bandlab
    • HW DUE 10/22: BandLab assignment Make a chorus on edu.bandlab.com
  • 2nd Grade General Music @ John A. Sciole- M/F

    Class Expectations: 

    • Make good choices
    • Use kind words
    • Show respect for your classmates and teacher
    • Involve yourself
    • Care for our space and instruments

    Music Goals:

    1. Particpation, Listening, and Following Directions
    2. Knowledge of Music Vocabulary and Concepts
    3. Overall Musicianship

     

    Grading Procedures:

           Grades for the year will be measured as such:

             4- Above Grade Level: the student always demonstrates the class goals and expectaions

             3- At Grade Level: the student usually demonstrates the class goals and expectations

             2- Approaching Grade Level: the student sometimes demonstrates class goals and expectations

             1- Below Grade Level: the student rarely demonstrates the class goals and expectations

     

    Current Classwork:

    September: The students just finished exploring Major vs. Minor in music and compared these to a mood in music. Ask your student about Major Vs. Minor sounds in music!

    October: The students will begin studying specific rhythms and learning to keep a steady beat when performing.