This is the page we use to help the children chart their progress towards learning simple principles of music to build their music foundation.
Parents can help a child pass off a goal by asking them to do the task in a box. When the child demonstrates the goal correctly, they can draw a big smile in the box. The parent needs to initial in the box as well so the teacher knows that the parent was there. There is no time frame for completion of goals except the end of the year.
If a child did not successfully pass of the task, a parent can teach them the task, help them practice it and try again. Accuracy is our goal but perfection is not. Above all, the experience should be a positive one for the child! We want every child to enjoy their efforts to learn music in these simple ways.
The music teacher (or other volunteer parents) will assess each child individually up to 4 times a year (usually for a few minutes during recess) to see what skills they have learned. They will keep track on a master sheet which children have passed off which skills. At a glance, then, the teacher will know which skills need reviewing and incorporate those tasks in upcoming lessons.