Music

Welcome to the Alcott Music Class page! Here we will post news from the Music Room of Ms. Baker. You can find out what the students have been learning in Music and other music info. Thanks for helping Alcott students become lifelong enjoyers of Music!

Music Notes

Parent Report Card Information for Distance Learning During Covid-19 restrictions
Music Grades Are EFFORT Grades
EFFORT grades are given for:
  • Participating online in 2 weekly lessons and 1 weekly Forms quiz for Music Class.  Following procedures and directions, participating in choice activities and extra credit activities, and having appropriate online behavior.
  • Due to COVID-19 impact, elementary music instruction was delivered asynchronously. The LWSD Elementary Music levels have been revised to better reflect ways effort can be demonstrated and assessed in an asynchronous distance learning environment.
Level 4
A student will earn a 4 when:
All Assignments 1 & 2 are completed,
All Forms Quizzes are turned in and choice activities complete
Extra activities are completed.
 
Level 3
A student will earn a 3 when:
Most Assignments 1 & 2 are completed,
Most Forms Quizzes are turned in and choice activities complete
 
IE
A student will earn an IE when:
There is insufficient, little or no evidence of learning to assess effort for this reporting period, unknown participation in the asynchronous music learning activities or not engaged/opted out of asynchronous Music learning.
 
(Please understand the following information is general info for regular in-school attendance, so some info may not be current for distance learning.  Updates will be above)
 

Hello!   My name is Wendy Baker and I teach elementary general Music and Drama here at Alcott Elementary.  If you would like to learn more about Music and Drama here at Alcott, please send any questions you might have to Mrs. Baker at:  wbaker@lwsd.org  Posted here will be news from the Music Room of Mrs. Baker.  Information on the ACT Club at Alcott can be found under “Activities” on this website.  You can find out what the students have been learning in Music class and also other interesting Music information. 

As the Music Specialist here at Alcott Elementary, I look forward to helping to bring the joy of music to your children.  I have been scheduled at Alcott full time for all of 2nd through 5th grade.  We have Mrs. Rachel Harris here as well to teach Music to Kindergarten and 1st grade classes in the Music portable - #6.

Music lessons will be taught to the Lake Washington School District Power Standards for Elementary Music using a variety of musical styles, forms and instruments.  Historical, World and Popular music will be a part of the music curriculum here at Alcott Elementary, using learned pieces as well as audio and video examples.  Please let me know right away if you have a need or belief that may excuse your children from any style of music.  At report card times, there will be an evaluation of your children's participation and effort in music class using the information below.

Your children's grade in music will be based upon their ability to successfully demonstrate effort toward mastering the skills listed in the Lake Washington School District Power Standards for Elementary Music for music students in their grade level as well as their effort to make good choices for themselves and live up to the five Music Room Expectations listed below:

      BRAVO!     

  • Be sure to enter and exit quietly.
  • Respect all others and musical equipment.
  • Always do your best - Participate 100%
  • Very quickly respond when a signal is given
  • Others first, help when you can so everyone can learn and have fun!

I look forward to a year of helping your children to discover the joy of Music and to gain the skills necessary to be life-long listeners-performers of Music.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Wendy Baker, M.Ed.

Music and Drama Specialist

Louisa May Alcott Elementary

425.936.2490    Ext. 54938

wbaker@lwsd.org

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