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Hello! My Name is Ms. Heal! I will be your child’s music teacher for the 2018-2019 school year! This is my 5th year teaching at Resurrection Ascension Catholic Academy and St. Adalbert Catholic Academy and I am excited to make this our best year yet!

Contact info: kheal@racatholicacademy.org

 

Course Description:

General Music classes will be offered daily for students in Nursery through Eighth Grade.  Each level of instruction is increased in depth and rigor as students continue from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.  Activities in the classroom include singing, playing percussion instruments, movement activities, and many more.  This curriculum when combined with effective instruction, enables students to achieve the overall goal for arts education in the state of New York.  

Classroom Materials:

Each student will be required to bring a folder and pencil to music class.  Failure to bring the required materials to music class will result in a lowered preparation grade for the day.  

General Music Activities:

Concepts and skills will be developed by incorporating the following activities:

  1. Singing
  2. Kinesthetic movement
  3. Playing classroom instruments
  4. Audio/Visual
  5. Written assignments (given on occasion depending on grade level)
  6. Projects (given on occasion depending on grade level)
  7. Cross-curriculum incorporations

Classroom Rules:

  1. Be Polite
  2. Be Positive
  3. Be Productive
  4. Be Prepared
  5. Always do your best!
  6. HAVE FUN!
  7. Ask before you touch any equipment.

Grading:

  •   Participation  50%
  •   Behavior  20%
  •   Performance  20%
  •   Preparation  10%

*   If written assignments/projects are assigned, they will be factored into the participation   

     percentage.  

*   If a student misses their concert for an unexcused reason they will be given an alternative assignment.

What’s Happing in Music During the Month of November:

Nursery:  Thanksgiving and Harvest Songs

PK:  Thanksgiving and Harvest Songs

Kindergarten:  Practicing for our Christmas Concert 12/18/18     

1st Grade:  Practicing for our Christmas Concert 12/18/18       

2nd Grade:  Practicing for our Christmas Concert 12/18/18       

3rd Grade:  Practicing for our Christmas Concert 12/18/18       

4th Grade:  Thanksgiving Songs   

5th Grade:  Continuation of Spooky Music Unit  

6th Grade:  Exploring how music relates to events in their lives

7th Grade:  Creating Soundtracks of Their Lives 

8th Grade:  Creating Soundtracks of Their Lives

Pictured: Our 3rd graders performing in this year’s Christmas Concert 2017.  

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