• Grades K-5 come to music one time a week for 45 minutes.  Each grade level will have a general music class that covers the state curriculum designed for that specific grade.  Each grade will study foundations of music appropriate to that grade level which include:  beat, rhythm, instruments, singing, dancing, composition, history, and audience etiquette.  Students will learn these concepts in a variety of ways:  singing, instrument playing, dancing, using manipulatives, group work, games, and technology.
     
    Sixth Grade students participate in one of three performance groups--Band, Orchestra, or Choir.  I teach choir as well as all band, orchestra, and choir teachers from Curtis come to teach their respecitive classes.  Sixth grade performing groups meet twice a week.  45 minutes each time.  
     

    Music, Art, and PE teachers report two grades on student report cards: content and conduct. These grades are given four times a year at the end of each nine week grading period.  The conduct grade reflects the child's behavior and work habits in the specials area classes. Your child's content grade is evaluated using the grading system established by the district as listed below.
     
    There are two different types of conduct notices that can be given to a student, if warranted.  The first is a redirect slip.  This is given when a student needs to be redirected for minor behavior issues (i.e. talking, moving around the room, etc.)  The other notification is a conduct form.  This form is given to a student when they do a behavior that goes directly against the Lindsey Code of Conduct.  (i.e., being disrespectful to the teacher or other student, damaging equipment, etc.)  
     

    = Exceptional (in Skyward, the number 97 will appear)

    Student consistently performs on an exceptional level, well above the standard set by the average student.

    · Demonstrates clear mastery of all objectives and materials on and frequently above grade level

    · Utilizes appropriate terminology in subject areas to convey ideas with fluency and understanding

    · Expands learning independently

    · Uses appropriate skills and strategies to problem solve independently

    · Completes all assigned work with a high degree of accuracy, frequently exceeding original assignment
     

    S+ = Standard (in Skyward, the number 92 will appear)

    Student performs to a high degree of the standard set by the average student.

    · Demonstrates mastery of objectives and materials on and occasionally above grade level

    · Understands and uses appropriate terminology in subject areas

    · Expands learning with little intervention from teacher

    · Problem solves independently with some intervention

    · Completes all assigned work with moderately high degree of accuracy, occasionally exceeding original assignment
     

    S = Standard (in Skyward, the number 88 will appear)

    Student performs to a norm set by the average student.

    · Demonstrates understanding of objectives and materials

    · Understands and uses appropriate terminology in subject areas

    · Expands learning with guidance from teacher

    · Problem solves with some independence

    · Completes all assigned work with moderate degree of accuracy
     

    S- = Standard (in Skyward, the number 83 will appear)

    Student performs to a low degree of the standard set by the average student.

    · Demonstrates understanding of most objectives and materials just sufficient to continue to next level

    · Attempts use of appropriate terminology in subject areas with some understanding

    · Occasionally expands learning

    · Problem solves with prompts from others

    · Completes most assigned work with moderate degree of accuracy
     

    N = Not Meeting Standard

    Student does not meet standards set by the average student.

    · Demonstrates insufficient understanding of objectives and materials to continue to next level

    · Demonstrates little understanding of terminology in subject areas

    · Does not expand learning

    · Shows limited ability to problem solve

    · Assigned work is consistently incomplete or lack of accuracy demonstrates insufficient understanding of objective
     

    U = Unsatisfactory

    Student makes little or no attempt to meet standards set by the average student.

    · Makes no attempt to understand of objectives and/or materials

    · Makes not attempt to understand of terminology in subject areas

    · Makes no attempt to problem solve

    · Makes no attempt to complete assignment