Music Class Expectations
Make others feel welcome
Use good manners
Speak when given permission
Instruments should be handled carefully
Concentrate and cooperate because choices have consequences
Positive consequences for behavior choices:
1. Chosen as a leader, helper or instrument player.
2. May be asked to give me their autograph on the good behavior board - Kinder, 1st and 2nd
3. May receive a sticker, write a kindness link, or other reward such as extra recess, sit with a friend, etc.
4. May be allowed to perform for the class - music is its own reward!
5. Will receive a good grade of E or S on their report card - the ultimate goal!
Negative consequences for behavior choices:
1. Up to 3 warnings may be given with a statement of what they should be doing correctly.
2. Name on behavior chart that goes to the teacher.
3. Separation from the group and a private talk after class.
4. Talk with parent, teacher and/or principal.
5. Will receive an N or U on report card.
GRADES IN MUSIC
Music Grades are E=Excellent, S=Satisfactory, N=Needs Improvement, U=Unsatisfactory
All students 1st - 5th are given 3 to 4 skills/participation grades each nine weeks on their report cards.
And they receive one grade in Citizenship.
Citizenship relates to behavior and all students start with an E at the beginning of each 9 weeks.
They may keep their E by following all the rules, paying attention well, raising hands to speak, using polite words, making good choices, being kind and respectful. A good attitude is very important. Grades are lowered when these expectations are not met.
Skills relates to participation and how well they are learning the skills that are being taught in class. They may keep their grade of E by exhibiting exceptional skills in music, by giving above and beyond effort in all activities, by being totally involved in class, by listening and answering questions, by showing good leadership skills and being alert and enthusiastic about learning music. Students are not graded as much on talent as they are on effort.