more about music classCurriculum
What Are We Learning?
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.
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.
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).
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.