• Welcome to Kerr Music!

    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, improvisation, history, audience etiquette. Students will learn these concepts in a variety of ways; singing, instrument playing, dancing, using manipulatives, games, and technology.

    Sixth grade students participate in one of three performance groups - Band, Orchestra, or Choir. I teach choir and the middle school band and orchestra teachers come to Kerr to teach their respective classes. Sixth grade performing groups meet twice a week, 45 minutes each time.

  • Music Room PAWS expectations are:

    Prepared to learn

    Always respectful

    Wise Choices

    Stay focused

  • Students will be receiving two grades in music - one for content mastery and one for conduct. The music grades are given four times a year at the end of each nine week marking period. Below, please find the rubrics for determining these two grades.

    Conduct: 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 my PAWS expectations (i.e., being disrespectful to the teacher or other student, damaging equipment in the music room, etc.) Given this information about the two possible conduct notices, this is the rubric for the conduct grade:

    0-1 redirect slips = O (Outstanding)

    1 conduct form or 2-3 redirect slips = S (Satisfactory)

    2+ conduct marks or 4+ redirect slips = N (Needs improvement)


    Allen ISD Guidelines for Determining Report Card Content Mastery Grades in Music

    E = Exceptional (appears as a 97 in Skyward)

    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 (appears as a 93 in Skyward)

    Student performs to a high degree fo 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 (appears as an 90 in Skyward)

    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 (appears as an 85 in Skyward)

    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 (appears as a 75 in Skyward)

    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 (appears as a 65 in Skyward)

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

    • Makes no attempt to understand objectives and/or materials
    • Makes no attempt to understand terminology in subject areas
    • Makes no attempt to problem solve
    • Makes no attempt to complete assignment