Coloma Elementary General Music

Welcome to our Y5s-3 music page! Thank you for supporting our music program!
 
Coloma students in kindergarten through third grade are on a rotating schedule of music, art, and P.E., so they end up with each class 1-2 times each week for 52 minutes. Young Fives have a Creative Movement, Arts, & Play class every morning which incorporates music, movement, and art.
 
For a link to activities we did in each grade level (Young 5s through 3rd Grade) in the 2019-2020 school year and many online resources to help continue music-making at home, please click on the page to the left (or the bottom on a mobile device), entitled "At-Home Music Resources."
 
Grading Policy for Young 5s-3rd Grade Music:
If we stay in Phase 4 or progress to Phases 5 or 6 of the MI Safe Start plan, students will receive a grade each marking period for music class. These grades will be based on both positive contribution to learning and at least one musical skill per marking period. Positive contribution is graded using a rubric which can be seen by clicking on the assignment in Powerschool. Musical skills are developmental, and children are able to accomplish things like keeping a steady beat at varying ages. We work on these skills constantly in the lower grade levels. For the older grade levels, concepts like reading rhythms and labeling pitches are best mastered when children take an active part in their musical learning every time they come to class. Kindergarten and Young 5s students will receive a grade of S (secure), D (developing), or B (beginning), while children in grades 1st-3rd receive O (outstanding), S (satisfactory), N (needs improvement), or U (unsatisfactory).
 
If you have any questions or concerns about your child's music grade or about anything else involving K-3 music or Young 5s Creative Movement, Arts, & Play class, please feel free to e-mail me at ckirksey@ccs.coloma.org!
Music Activities Online
You can now find all of the activities/games I originally had listed here (and more!) on my "At-Home Music Resources" page. They are now organized in categories, but all of them are still available! :)