Grades 5-8 Music MUSIC GRADES WILL BE BASED ON NAfME STANDARDS. (National Association for Music Education)
Grade 8 Report Card (NAfME Music Standards being assessed are MU 5-8 #6, #7, # 8, and #9) -Listening to, analyzing, and describing music -Evaluating music and music performance -Understanding music in relationship to history and culture
Grade 7 Report Card (NAfME Media Technology Standards being assessed are MT Grade 7 #1.3, #2.2, and #3.2) -Organize content and components to convey purpose, story emotions or ideas in media artworks. -Producing media artworks that develop skills in technique, equipment, software, production, collaboration, problem-solving and self initiative. -Develop and apply criteria to evaluate media artworks and production process, considering intent.
Grade 6 Report Card (NAfME Theater Standards being assessed are TH MU 5-8 #1.2, #4, and 7) -Acting by developing basic skills to portray characters -Directing by casting and organizing rehearsals. -Evaluating and critiquing scenes from theater, film and television.
Grade 5 Report Card (NAfME Music Standards being assessed are MU 5-8 #2.2, 5, and 9) -Students perform on instruments alone and with others. -Reading Rhythms. -Understanding music in relation to history and culture.
I check for understanding these Standards in the following ways: Daily Warm-ups and Discussions Homework and In-class Assignments Tests/Quizzes/Projects Any tests, quizzes, or projects will be announced with plenty of time before the due date.
I never want a child to fail; I will always give a student a chance to improve their grade. The key to that is that they need to come to me. I will not track them down to do so. If they do not make arrangements with me within a reasonable amount of time (within a week), I will assume that the student does not wish to retake the test/quiz or to fix incorrect responses for a grade adjustment.
Habits of Mind
For each content area, students will receive a score for their "habits of mind". Below, you will find some additional information about what the habits of mind are and how students are assessed in those standards.
Work Habits Completes Assignments; Meets deadlines 3 - Consistently shows strong work habits, marked by completed assignments and met deadlines. Minimal instances of incomplete work or a missed deadline, but not that impacts performance as a student. 2 - Usually shows strong work habits. Occasional instances of incomplete work or a missed deadline, but not that impacts performance. 1 - Inconsistent or irregular work habits. Has periodic or sporadic record of meeting deadlines and completing assignments. This has impact on ability to meet standards.
Organizational Skills Prepared for class; Manages time well 3 - Consistently organized, prepared for class with materials at the beginning of the period without reminders. Minimal instances of not using time effectively, but not that impacts performance as a learner. 2 - Usually organized and prepared in regards to materials for class or tardiness. Usually uses class time effectively, but at times has impacted performance as a learner. 1 - Inconsistent with organization and preparation. Needs frequent redirects to use time effectively. Has impacted student as a learner.
Teamwork Uses ability to work with others; Cooperative 3 - Consistently works well with others. Can work with most anyone without conflict. Is a team player and cooperative with both students and staff during class. 2 - Usually works well with others. Has problems working with others or cooperating with staff on occasion only. Can get back to work when redirected. 1 - Regularly or consistently unable to work with others. Refuses to work in groups on a regular basis. Regularly is uncooperative with peers and staff, disrupting learning for self and others.
Citizenship Demonstrates Core Values 3 - Consistently models Center Drive’s Core Values towards peers, staff, school and materials. 2 - Usually models Center Drive’s Core Values towards peers, staff, school and materials. 1 - Inconsistent with modeling Center Drive’s Core Values towards peers, staff, school or materials.