Rubrics and other documents

Daily Grade Rubric Guidelines
We are here to make music collaboratively.
Anything that gets in the way of this goal is detrimental to the well being of our ensemble.
This rubric is to help you understand how I determine your daily work grade.  It will help answer the following questions:
How are YOU contributing to the ensemble and our goal? How valuable are you being to the ensemble and our goal?

Each day you can earn up to 2 points toward your daily work grade, which means you can earn up to 10 points per week.  These points will accumulate over the course of the semester for your daily work grade (which is 50% of your total grade). For example, if you earn an 8/10 for the week (because there were 2 days where you were chewing gum or talking), you will have an 80% for your daily grade that week.  
If you are absent, you cannot earn points toward your daily work grade because you are not contributing to the music making process of the ensemble!  You must ALWAYS ask Mrs. Hayek about what you missed and how you can make up absences. (See make-up work policy in syllabus).

Descriptors of a “2 point” student
Descriptors of a “1 point” student
Descriptors of a “0 point” student
-In seat, ready to sing, with all materials when bell rings
-has reviewed any material or done assignments from previous classes

-Somewhat ready to sing when bell rings
-forgot a pencil or paper

-late to class
-does not have materials, not in seat ready to sing
-is distracting others at the
start of class
-Listening and following instructions
-Not talking to neighbors while rehearsing so teacher and students can listen and assess
-Following along even when another part is rehearsing or when sick

-only somewhat following along
-sometimes listening, but sometimes talking or zoning out

-not following instructions
-talking to neighbors during rehearsal, distracting others
-asleep or zoned-out
-Listen to Mrs. Hayek when instructing and giving feedback
-Not talking while other parts are rehearsing
-Respectful listener to others’ singing and ideas
-Takes care of property and choral room
-has a good attitude
-sometimes has a negative attitude toward a certain activity, song, or concept
-sometimes talking while teacher or peers are talking

-not listening to Mrs. Hayek or peers when they have the floor
-rude toward others while speaking or singing
-negative attitude throughout class
Active Effort
-good singing posture, whether sitting or standing, holding music up
-always watching the conductor
-participating and answering questions
-always ready to sing and putting forth best effort
-sets good example for peers
-inconsistent with singing posture
-inconsistent with watching the conductor
-only sometimes answers questions
-only giving mediocre singing effort

-gives minimal or no effort toward singing
-does not participate and answer questions
-not working with the group
-hinders the learning of others