• MUSIC APPRECIATION-MJS

    SYLLABUS 

    Mrs. Ariana Ciolino

    Auditorium

    ciolinoa@madisonnjps.org

     

    Introduction:

    I would like to welcome you to Music Appreciation!  You will be learning about music from around the world, creating and playing your own musical instruments, careers in music and how music affects your everyday lives in unexpected ways.  I hope that this will be a fun, challenging, and intriguing course for you!

    Materials:

    Notebook  25%

    Pencil         25%

    Eraser        25%

    Folder          25%

    *There will be random material checks that will count as a homework grade.

     

    Classroom Rules:

     

    Along with the school rules, these are the rules that have been established in each class:

    1.         Be Respectful

    2.         Be Prepared

    3.         Keep hands, feet, objects and words to yourself

    4.         Raise your hand and do not call out

    5.         Stay on task

    6.         Follow safety rules and procedures

     

    Consequences:

    First Warning

    POINTS/TOR

    Parental Contact

     

    *Participation/discipline counts for 50%.  Please be advised that if a student receives points in my class, their grade will reflect this. 

     

    **I will not tolerate any disrespect in my class.  I will not tolerate any student engaging in behavior that is not in the best interest of the class. 

     

    Grading Policy:

    Participation/Discipline: 50%

    Homework/Notebook/Material Check: 25%

    Test/Quiz: 25%

    *Please note that I may randomly check a “DO NOW” or “DO LATER” assignment which will count as homework grades.

     

     

     

    FAQ:

    When does Music Appreciation meet? Please fill in your date and time:

     

     

    Are there any performances/presentations?

    The only time you will have to perform/present will be in front of myself and the class.

     

    What else do I need for Music Appreciation?

    You will need a pencil, eraser, folder and notebook for class each day.  You may find it useful to get a binder so that you can keep everything together. 

     

    Can I earn extra credit in this class?

    Yes! Extra credit can be earned by attending a live musical performance of any kind.  You must bring me a program or ticket stub as well as a 1 page typed reflection of the performance.  The extra credit will be added as 1 point to your overall grade.  You may earn up to three points per marking period for each live performance you attend.

     

    So, what kinds of things will affect my grade?

    Being late

    Unprepared

    Bad behavior

    Remember, everyone starts each marking period with an A! Keep it that way!!!

     

     

     

     

    IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN ANSWERED, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SEE ME AFTER SCHOOL, SEND ME AN EMAIL OR CALL AND LEAVE A MESSAGE.  You and your parents can contact me at…

    ciolinoa@madisonnjps.org

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    Call my extension from the school number at 973-593-3149 X7664

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    As a student, I have read and understand the information, rules and expectations in the MJS Music Appreciation Syllabus and will promise to give my best effort as a student in the class.

     

    Student Signature___________________________________________________________

     

    Date__________________________________

     

    As a parent, I have read and understand the information, rules and expectations that my child has as a member of the MJS Music Appreciation class and will do my best to encourage my child in their musical studies.

     

    Parent Signature___________________________________________________________

     

    Date___________________________________