U-E uses a 6 day schedule all year. I am available at CFJ on Days 1 and 5.
Week Kindness: The lesson schedule is on a rotating list, with funny names to remember which week it is. This is week 'Kindness' for Day 5, and then Day 1.
Day 1: 4/24/19: There will be a band rehearsal during recess on this day. All students are required to attend. Lessons will occur as scheduled for the 'Gratitude' column of the schedule. All students should be practicing every day at home for 10 to 30 minutes.
Day 5: 4/30/19: Due to parent conferences, there will be an alternate schedule. I will try to have a full band rehearsal if it can be schedule in any way. I will try to have an alternate lesson schedule as well. This day would have used the 'Kindness' schedule for the day. You should still cross it out after today.
Day 1: 5/2/19: There will be a band rehearsal during recess on this day. All students are required to attend. Lessons will not likely occur as scheduled for the 'Kindness' column of the schedule. Due to an alternate schedule for testing, there will have to be some changes. Students should ask their classroom teachers or Mr. Archie for their time this day. All students should be practicing every day at home for 10 to 30 minutes.
Students are expected to practice every day at home, for 10 to 30 minutes a day.
students to practice at the start of the year is quite easy, as
children are usually excited by the new instrument they have been
provided. As the year goes by, it gets a little more challenging to keep
children doing the work at home. You may need to make your student
practice, as sometimes you may need to make them do their homework. In
the end, they will be happier with their successes.
exceptions are okay, but the truth of learning any physical skill is
that it requires daily physical repetition to achieve any degree of
success. If you cannot provide adequate practice time at home, then it
is best not to start band in the first place.
Band instruments are
also loud and expensive. If there are noise restrictions at home, or
you feel you cannot provide the safe maintenance of the instrument, it
would also be best not to start band. If a student does not practice,
they will not succeed. If the instrument is damaged or lost, you may be
asked to pay for the equipment.