What are you Hiding?

Our first blog assignment of the new semester is to watch this Ted Talk.  Then please tell me a time in your life that you were hiding something.  This assignment must be a 5-7 sentence paragraph to get full credit.

This assignment is worth 10 points and is due Monday January 18 at 11:59 pm. The rubric for this assignment is found here. Remember please use only your first name and last initial and put what class you are in under your name.  As always I will accept a written version of this assignment.

You will receive 2 extra credit points for each post that you comment on. The comment must be at least 2 sentences to receive the full credit. The most you can receive in extra credit is 6 points.

I love you more than I love winter break!

Mrs. R

Remember Critique

Our eighth blog assignment is to critique this performance of Remember by Stephen Chatman.  Do you enjoy this performance?  If you do what about it do you enjoy?  If you do not enjoy this performance, tell me specifically why you don’t?  This assignment must be a 5-7 sentence paragraph to get full credit.

This assignment is worth 10 points and is due Monday October 24th at 11:59 pm. The rubric for this assignment is found here. Remember please use only your first name and last initial and put what class you are in under your name.  As always I will accept a written version of this assignment.

You will receive 2 extra credit points for each post that you comment on. The comment must be at least 2 sentences to receive the full credit. The most you can receive in extra credit is 6 points.

I love you more than I love chilly weather!!

Mrs. R

The Rose that Grew From Concrete

Our sixth blog assignment is to watch this commercial.  Then please tell me about someone who you know or know of that is a rose that grew from concrete.  This could be a relative, a role model, or just a friend.  Please don’t mention the person by name unless you get permission first.  This assignment must be a 5-7 sentence paragraph to get full credit.

This assignment is worth 10 points and is due Monday October 3rd at 11:59 pm. The rubric for this assignment is found here. Remember please use only your first name and last initial and put what class you are in under your name.  As always I will accept a written version of this assignment.

You will receive 2 extra credit points for each post that you comment on. The comment must be at least 2 sentences to receive the full credit. The most you can receive in extra credit is 6 points.

“Don’t ask me why…ask me how” – Tupac Shakur

I love you more than I love roses!!

Mrs. R

Sure on this Shining Night

Our fifth blog assignment is to analyze Morten Lauridsen’s piece “Sure on this Shining Night”.  This will be in two parts and to receive credit for this assignment you need to fulfill the following parts.

Part One – Write down 5 adjectives that describe night.

Part Two – Pick one of those adjectives and describe how the music depicts that      adjective.  (This should be at least 3 sentences)

We listened to this in class, but I encourage you to listen again with your eyes closed and focus on the elements of music: Rhythm, Melody, Tempo, Dynamics, Harmony, Form, Texture, and Timbre.  Focusing on rhythm, melody, tempo, and dynamics for this assignment.

This assignment is worth 10 points and is due Monday September 26th at 11:59 pm. The rubric for this assignment is found here. Remember please use only your first name and last initial and put what class you are in under your name.  As always I will accept a written version of this assignment.

You will receive 2 extra credit points for each post that you comment on. The comment must be at least 2 sentences to receive the full credit. The most you can receive in extra credit is 6 points.

I hope you enjoy this piece of music.

I love you more than I love maple scones!!

Mrs. R

Famous Musician Interview

Our fourth blog assignment is to tell us what musician, living or dead, you would want to interview.  You also need to write down three questions you would ask him or her.   To receive credit for this assignment you need to write a full paragraph (5-7 sentences).

This assignment is worth 10 points and is due Monday September 19th at 11:59 pm. The rubric for this assignment is found here. Remember please use only your first name and last initial and put what class you are in under your name.  As always I will accept a written version of this assignment.

You will receive 2 extra credit points for each post that you comment on. The comment must be at least 2 sentences to receive the full credit. The most you can receive in extra credit is 6 points.

I can’t wait to see who you would like to talk to.  OK journalists…have at it.

I love you more than I love Sharpie markers!!

Mrs. R.

The Best Song Ever

Well, this one might be even harder than the last one…

Our third blog assignment is to tell us what the best song your have ever heard. To receive credit for this assignment you need to write a full paragraph (5-7 sentences) including the following information: Title, performer, genre and specifically why you love it. Talk about the elements of music in this critique.

This assignment is worth 10 points and is due Monday September 12th at 11:59 pm. The rubric for this assignment is found here. Remember please use only your first name and last initial and put what class you are in under your name.  As always I will accept a written version of this assignment.

You will receive 2 extra credit points for each post that you comment on. The comment must be at least 2 sentences to receive the full credit. The most you can receive in extra credit is 6 points.

I can’t wait see what you love. I hope no one hates one of your favorite songs, but then again it will make for a good discussion.

I love you more than I love Draughts Pizza!!

Mrs. R.

The Worst Song Ever

Here we go again!!

Our second blog assignment is to tell us what the worst song your have ever heard.  To receive credit for this assignment you need to write a full paragraph (5-7 sentences) including the following information: Title, performer, genre and specifically why you don’t like it.  Talk about the elements of music in this critique.

This assignment is worth 10 points and is due Monday September 5th at 11:59 pm.  The rubric for this assignment is found here.  Remember please use only your first name and last initial and put what class you are in under your name.

You will receive 2 extra credit points for each post that you comment on.  The comment must be at least 2 sentences to receive the full credit.  The most you can receive in extra credit is 6 points.

I can’t wait to hear all about you.  I hope no one hates one of your favorite songs, but then again it will make for a good discussion.

I love you more than I love snickerdoodle iced coffee.

Mrs. R.

Getting to Know You

Well Hello!!

Our first blog assignment is a getting to know you assignment.  Please tell us 5 things about you.  This could be anything from your favorite band to the fact you have 2 belly buttons.  This doesn’t have to be in paragraph form and can simply be a numbered list.

This assignment is worth 10 points and is due Monday August 29nd at 11:59 pm.  The rubric for this assignment is found here.  Remember please use only your first name and last initial and put what class you are in under your name.

You will receive 2 extra credit points for each post that you comment on.  The comment must be at least 2 sentences to receive the full credit.  The most you can receive in extra credit is 6 points.

I can’t wait to hear all about you.  I hope you find others with your same interests.

I love you more than I love Reeses Peanut Butter Cups.

Mrs. R.

Listening Assignment #19 – Level 1, 2, & 3/4

Your assignment is to listen to this selection and comment on the overall performance enjoyment. Do you like this song? What specifically do you like about this song?
http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=938175
This is Due Monday March 23, 2015 by 11:59 pm
Your answer should be 5 -7 sentences and in paragraph form and should follow the rubric that is posted on my teacher page.  The assignment is worth 10 points.

Love you more than spring break!!
arolniak@champscharter.org