Hello and welcome to another exciting year at Monaco Elementary! I am so happy to be Monaco's new music teacher and we are already having lots of fun in the music room! In all grade levels, we have been working on classroom rituals and routines, pre-assessing skills, and diving in to our first music units. Students in Second Grade will begin reviewing rhythms and learning Ukulele this fall. We will be working on a reward system called "Rainbow Ukulele" where students can earn colored beads for their progress. Every student will have a ukulele to play at school, but if you would like to purchase one for home, please follow this link. Kindergarten and First Graders will begin the First Steps in Music curriculum which consists of a multi-part musical "workout" that helps students become tuneful, beat-ful, and artful musicians.
This year, students in music will be graded on three categories: Participation (40%), Classwork(20%), and Assessment (40%). The participation grade consists of a 5-point daily grade average which I will post in Infinite Campus weekly. Classwork and Assessments will be posted individually as soon as I have them graded.
Thank you for welcoming me to Monaco and I look forward to working more with your family and your kids!