Music A Little Bit About Me: I graduated from North K -2 Jacki e Hi l l 2 0 1 5 - 2 0 1 6 Overview of Concepts Covered: Central College with a BA in Music Education and I moved to the city in Students will cover the broader concepts outlined below. While concepts are taught in each grade level, activities are differentiated by grade to meet student needs. August and have enjoyed Understanding Musical Elements this is my Second year teaching at Chesterbrook. exploring my new neighborhood and everything downtown Chicago has to offer. My main instrument is voice and I play piano as well as many other instruments. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy cooking and bike Beat and rhythm, ear training, music reading Production and Performance Singing, instruments, technology, movement, performance etiquette Music Appreciation and Connections Listening through various activities, exploring genres and composers, and analyzing music both past and current). Students will perform in two concerts during the year. riding and singing and playing piano a small acoustic venues . Communicatio n I am available via email at [email protected] or website at: http:// www.chesterbrookac ademy.com/ elementary/chicago/ naperville/parents/our -faculty/teacher/ jackie-hill/ My website includes a homework section, where you may find homework due dates and assignments. My weekly newsletter is emailed directly to you, as well as posted outside my classroom door, and on the website. Class work and Homework: Music is very hands on, and most of the activities and assessment will be done in class through various activities. In class activities are informally assessed and recorded for progress and effort. I ask students to put forth their best effort and participate at all times. Homework may be assigned occasionally, and graded for completion and accuracy. Students should return their homework to Miss Hill during the next music class. Homework is posted on my newsletter and website, and parents will be notified of missing work via notes home or email. Effort: Students are both self-evaluated and teacher evaluated on the following questions: Grade Calculations: Homework: 10% Assessments: 60% Effort: 30% Did I do my best work today? Was I using my time wisely? Did I complete the task? Students can earn their effort grade by showing they are engaged in discussion, participating through singing or playing, and investing in their own learning. Here are some behaviors I am looking for when assessing participation: Active participation Responding to statements and questions Signaling when they don’t understand Daily Points 3 2 1 Effort Student is actively and positively engaged in their learning, is on task and displays respectful behavior towards teacher and peers. Student required 2-3 reminders to actively and positively engage in their learning, remain on task, or requires reminders to demonstrate respectful behavior towards teacher and peers. Student requires 4 or more reminders or interventions to remain actively learning in class. The classroom teacher and parent will be notified via email or conversation. Music Clubs! Chesterbrook Singers provides students K-5, the opportunity to sing in a large ensemble a variety of songs for performances in Materials (2nd Grade): school and around our community. Beginning third quarter, second graders will be responsible for bringing their recorders and music to class each time. Parents will receive a detailed outline the first full week back in January describing the program and expectations. Students will have the opportunity to purchase a recorder for a small fee at the beginning of the unit if need be. Gold Bell Choir provides students in 3rd-5th grade, the opportunity to play the bells in an ensemble setting with the goal of public performance in our school and around our community. Orchestra is an invitational club for students enrolled in music lessons. Students have the opportunity to play their instrument in an ensemble setting. Music Lessons are offered for piano, guitar and violin. Students meet weekly for a half hour and participate in an annual recital. Performances: Students are required to participate in two concerts a year as part of their assessment grade. This year the Winter Concert will be Thursday, December 10th at 6:00 p.m., and the Spring Concert will be Thursday, May 12th at 6:00 p.m. Please let me know as soon as possible if there is a conflict with either date. Performances take lots of planning and practice from the students. Every student is a piece of the puzzle in putting together a performance. 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