• CLASSWORK and GENERAL EXPECATIONS

    THE VERY BASIC EXPECTATION OF A MEMBER OF THE P.S. duPONT CHOIR

    The student is expected to:

    1. Face the teacher
    2. Use provided materials
    3. Stay actively engaged during instruction
    4. Refrain from talking to or socializing with other students during instruction
    5. Participate and contribute to the best of their ability

    If students are engaged in the following activities they cannot be effectivly doing thier classwork and therefor their grade will be affected.

    1. Talking to or socializing with other students
    2. Behaving in a manner that is distracting to other students and the teacher
    3. Doing work from another class
    4. Reading a book unrelated to our lesson
    5. Drawing or sketching
    6. Fidgeting with toys or “gadgets” such as slime, fidget spinners, pens that click etc.
    7. Making silly or inappropriate sounds when the class is singing
    8. Not using provided materials

    MORE SPECIFICS ABOUT WHAT IS EXPECTED OF A MEMBER OF THE P.S. DUPONT CHOIR PROGRAM

    RHYTHM READER LESSON

    The student is expected to:

    1. Have book open to the correct page. While the page is projected on the screen in the front of the room that is just so that the teacher can make quick reference to things for clarification
    2. Stay actively engaged in instruction and practice

    WORKSHEETS

    The student is expected to:

    1. Work quietly unless instructed to work in pairs
    2. When working in pairs keep conversations limited to discussion about the classwork
    3. Write legibly
    4. Turn in work when requested with heading completed at the top of paper 

    SINGING POSTURE WHEN SEATED (position 2):

    The student is expected to:

    1. Keep both feet flat on the floor
    2. Sit on the front edge of the seat
    3. Keep shoulders aligned over hips
    4. Keep ears aligned over shoulder
    5. Keep music lifted so that it can be seen without looking down toward the floor

    SINGING POSTURE WHEN STANDING (Position 1):

    The student is expected to:

    1. Keep feet about six inches apart
    2. Keep one foot slightly forward
    3. Keep weight distributed evenly on both feet
    4. Keep hips aligned over feet
    5. Keep shoulders aligned over hips
    6. Keep ears over shoulders
    7. If using music keep music lifted so it can be seen without looking down at it
    8. If not using music keep hands relaxed and down at the sides

    SIGHT SINGING LESSON

    The student is expected to:

    1. Have book open to the correct page. While the page is projected on the screen in the front of the room that is just so that the teacher can make quick reference to things for clarification
    2. Stay actively engaged in instruction and practice
    3. Pay attention to breath support and vowel formation 

    VOCAL WARM UPS/VOICE LESSON

    The student is expected to:

    1. Demonstrate proper singing posture
    2. Stay actively engaged in warm-up activities demonstrating focus and effort to improve vocal technique
    3. Follow instructions the first time they are given
    4. Demonstrate maturity and effort to improve
    5. Pay attention to breath support and vowel formation 

    CONCERT LITURATURE REHEARSAL

    The student is expected to:

    1. Have music open to the correct page. While the music is projected on the screen in the front of the room that is just so that the teacher can make quick reference to things for clarification
    2. Stay actively engaged in instruction and practice
    3. Work to make connections between the written music and what is being sung
    4. Work to demonstrate understanding of the text that is being studied in a piece of music
    5. Show understating of their vocal part and how that part interacts with other vocal parts
    6. Show understanding of musical markings in the music including dynamics, endings, repeats, articulations and accents
    7. Pay attention to breath support and vowel formation

    GENERAL EXPECTATIONS

    The student is expected to:

    1. Be in the room before the bell rings
    2. Discard gum, candy or food upon entering the room
    3. Read the screen or board for beginning of class instructions
    4. Keep all personal belongings under their chair
    5. Bring a pencil to class
    6. Not do work for other classes during this class
    7. Not draw or sketch during instruction
    8. Not play or fidget with “gadgets” such as slime, pens, pencils, toys etc. unless arrangements have been made with the teacher and/or the guidance department
    9. Keep cell phones turned off and put away out of sight (per district policy)
    10. Raise hand to speak or ask a question
    11. Keep questions and comments limited to things that pertain to the lesson. Other questions or comments are welcome at the end of class when instruction is complete.
    12. Only use the restroom when it is an emergency
    13. Only ask to go to the nurse for urgent matters
    14. Be respectful to all other students, which includes not interrupting our class with poor and/or distracting behavior
    15. Speak to others the way that they would like to be spoken to
    16. Answer questions to the best of their ability during instruction
    17. Ask for help when needed
    18. Not interrupt instruction to throw things away
    19. Not interrupt instruction by using the pencil sharpener when a pencil is not being used for class