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

  • COVID-19 eLearning Update:

    Please join the Google Classroom associated with your General Music and chorus class. Chorus classes should use the google classroom previously set-up.

     

    Weekly assignments will be posted on Monday and due on Friday. Please complete and ask any questions you may need to! Good Luck with your eLearning!

  • 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!

     

    Contact information: agrant@lancasterschools.org    (716)686-3800 X6133

     

  • 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 assessments in regards to proper vocal technique and other musicianship skills.

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

     

    Concerts

    4th grade M/TH- Tuesday, April 28th @7pm

    4th Grade T/W- Tuesday, May 5th @7pm

    5th Grade- Tuesday, May 19th @ 7pm at Lancaster High School

    6th Grade- Wednesday, April 1st @ Lancaster High School  and May 13th @ 7pm at WSS

    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 assignment.

    *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

     

    March:

    • Listen to and student part Recordings on Google Classroom
    • 6th grade: Quizizz Homework on Google Classroom

     


  • 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 expectations

             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

     

    November:

    • Respond to reading music through recorder playing
    • Identify and create rhythmic patterns 

     

    December:

    • Respond to reading music through recorder playing
    • Respond, create and identify musical form

     

    March:

    • Respond to reading music through recorder playing
    • Respond, create, and identify rhythms and meters
  • 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 expectations

             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

     

    November:

    • Respond to reading music through recorder playing
    • Identify and create rhythmic patterns 

     

    December:

    • Respond to reading music through recorder playing
    • Respond, create and identify musical form
  • 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 expectations

             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

    November/ December

    • Students will create, identify and repsond to different rythms 

    February:

    • Students will identify and respond to different musical genre's and styles

    March:

    • Students will create and identify the impact of lyrics to a song or piece
    • Students will create a rap using their knowledge of lyrics based on a chosen biography
    • Students will study different musical careers, cultures, and composers

     

     

     

  • 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 expectations

             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. 

    November: The student will idenitfy, sort, and play different classroom instruments

    December: The students will idenitfy and create musical form through games, dances, and pictures

    January: The students will continue creating musical form through picture and also identify form through response

    February: The students will learn about the violin including how to hold the violin, pluck the strings, and the parts of the violin

    March: The students will learn about the different orchestra instrument families through response and identification of instruments