Music is a very "hands on" subject. We do not use paper and pencils. We do activities, such as singing, playing an instrument, playing a music game or learning a dance. I evaluate the student's mastery of a skill by observing that student. I base my grades on your child's participation in class. If they do not participate in all activities, their grade will reflect that. I constantly encourage the students to participate in all activities. They don't have to be perfect, but they must try! It is my goal that EVERY student will be successful on some level in my classroom.
Music is a subject that spans across the curriculum. I integrate math, science, language, and social studies into my lessons as we learn about music from all over the world. Is my hope that your child will learn to love and appreciate music as a part of our American culture. I believe it is part of a well rounded educational experience.