more about music class

Curriculum

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What Are We Learning?

Music Curriculum

Every week we explore and experience music in so many fun an exciting ways! 

~We CREATE by moving, composing and improvising. 

~We PERFORM by singing and playing instruments. 

~We RESPOND by moving, discussing, analyzing, and evaluating. 

~We CONNECT to our own lives, environment, cultures, and history. 

Check out the Maryland Music Standards for more information! 

 

Arts Integration

Arts integration are lessons that combine common core standards with music standards. Classroom teachers and encore teachers work collaboratively to provide students with meaningful learning experiences, incorporating a blend of both content. Lessons are exciting and engaging, providing more opportunities for reaching all students as content is presented in a new and different way. 

All students will receive arts integration instruction in addition to their ‘regular’ music class instruction. 

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Grading

 Your child will receive grades for each of the music process standards (create, perform, respond, connect) as well as learner behaviors. Please check your child’s grade-book for specific skill-based grades which are then compiled on the report card in marking period 2 and 4. See Fountaindale’s Performance Level Descriptors for an explanation of each of the numbers (1-beginning, 2-developing, 3-secure, 4-exceeding). 

Schedule

Your child will have general music instruction once every 5 days for 50 minutes. 

All students will also receive arts integrated instruction on rotation throughout the school year. 

Students in 4th and 5th grade have the option of participating in Pizazz- a select group of singers and dancers. 

Music Links

Students

WCPS has a subscription to the amazing online music learning tool: Quavermusic.com! Sign in with your google login and password.

Parents

Check out the amazing opportunities in our own backyard at the Maryland Symphony Orchestra

 

There are many Benefits of Music Education! 

Recorder

~Test your skills in this interactive game using your recorder!  Recorder Master

~Play along to some of your favorite recorder karate songs. See Mrs. Roberts for the password.  

Listening

Classics for Kids: Online listening classics from many great composers. 

From the Top: Check out these amazing kid musicians!