Weekly classroom participation grades are located in PowerSchool. Participation grades reflect the individual student's effort to fully participate in class, contribute in a positive manner to classroom learning, follow directions (both verbal, non-verbal, and written,) and master specific grade-level skills. Music involves the entire body in communication and listening.
In music class, great musicians do the following:
*carefully watch and follow the conductor (and fellow ensemble members when asked to perform in small groups.)
*sing alone and with others appropriately with musicality.
*move appropriately and expressively in response to music.
*appropriately perform speech alone and with other musicians.
*play instruments with proper technique while showing proper care for the instrument.
Here is a link to the Memphis Shelby County Schools Music Proficiency Charts, which outlines yearly expectations by grade level:
MUSIC Classroom Expectations
M- Make good choices and follow directions.
U- Use instruments and classroom materials with permission and respect.
S- Sing and speak in the right way at the right time.
I- Involve yourself (participate) appropriately in all classroom activities, doing your best at all times.
C- Care for others, your classroom, and your school environment.
SKILLS AND BEHAVIORS THAT SUPPORT LEARNING
Skills listed under Skills and Behaviors that Support Learning will be marked using the following key:
S indicates satisfactory
N indicates improvement needed
U indicates unsatisfactory performance
Skills and Behaviors that Support Learning
All skills in this section will be evaluated each nine weeks beginning with the first marking period.
Works and plays cooperatively
Works in a group
Follows teacher’s instructions
Exhibits positive attitude while complying with
Uses appropriate tone and volume
Raises hand to speak without interrupting
Exhibits increasing attention span
Finishes work on time
Completes work at an acceptable pace
Initiates and sustains work with limited assistance
Puts forth best effort
Works up to individual potential
Stays on task
Stays focused on an activity
Develops persistence towards task completion
Keeps hands/feet/objects to self
Respects personal space of others
Takes responsibility for supplies and belongings
Keeps up with supplies
Cares for personal items
Returns notes, folders, etc. from home
Exercises control in classroom/hall/ bathroom/cafeteria/playground
Follows rules for each area