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Marion County Public Schools may record online classroom sessions utilizing third-party platforms (Zoom, Google Classroom, etc.). These recordings will only be used for educational purposes and may be shared on other learning platforms. If you do not want your child’s image or identifying information recorded, utilize your device/platform controls to stop the camera feed from your device.
Information for Students
During this time, we are using many different ways of learning that we have not had to use before. Music lessons will be me teaching the lesson and giving you an assignment similar to how it would be in the classroom. All I ask is that you do your best on my assignments. I would also encourage you to find ways to make music around the house and with your family: sing, dance, and create music - get everybody involved!
Information for Parents
First, let me say thank you for helping your student during this transition in the education process. Your help and participation are appreciated tremendously. Next, I wanted to address your role in helping students complete my assignments. The main thing you can do to help your student is to make sure they know which week they have an assignment due for specials. The rotating schedule (shown to the right) can be confusing at first, so they may need your help figuring out what special area they have an assignment for each week. Lastly, at the end of each lesson, students have an assignment to complete. In order to submit that assignment, please email me a picture of the assignment to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Again, thank you for your support during this transition.
Distance Learning in the Music Classroom
Music is powerful. It can inspire us, uplift us, and bring us joy, happiness, and peace. My hope is that during this time you, and your family, would find a way to incorporate music into your lifestyle. Have music playing around the house. Dance and sing while doing chores. Make up your own songs about the things you're doing.
One of my favorite things about music is that it creates community. My favorite lessons to teach are when the students are using what we've learned to work together to create a musical performance. Every student has a different and wonderful idea, and I love seeing how all the ideas in a group come together to make something beautiful and wonderful. Since we are all learning in different locations, making music as a class is not possible at this time, but it is something you can do at home with your family. I encourage you to have fun, and find ways to make life musical during this time.
All assignments for my class will be posted by grade level under the "Assignments" tab on the left.
There is also a list of fun links on the "Music Enrichment" tab that you can check out to keep working on your music skills from home - these links aren't graded assignments, they're just for fun!
Parents/Guardians, please read the assignment expectations with your student as there may be a part you play in submitting an assignment to me via email.
Thank you for your support in your child's education during this new way of learning. Stay safe, stay healthy, and keep making music.
Mrs. Keister's Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9:00-10:00am and 1:00-2:00pm
Phone: (352) 462-1371
Music Assignment Schedule
Assignments for special areas are on a rotating schedule. This means that your student will only have one special area assignment per week. On the weeks that your student does not have a music assignment, they will have one for either art or PE. I will not post assignments early. I will only post assignments for the grade levels that have a music assignment due that week. Below I have posted the schedule for music assignments.
- Week 1 (April 1st-April 3rd): 2nd/3rd students receive a task for Music
- Week 2 (April 6th-April 10th): 4th/5th students receive a task for Music
- Week 3 (April 13-April 17th): KG/1st students receive a task for Music