8TH GRADE MUSIC
Classroom instruction will focus on introductory to intermediate ukulele playing: technique, music reading, chord symbols, song accompaniment, stage etiquette and ensemble performance.
8A - Tuesday Period 1
8B - Wednesday Period 2
8C - Tuesday Period 4
ABOUT MR. PROCTOR...
Mr. Proctor teaches music and also serves as the Dean of Students (Middle School) and Technology Coordinator for grades K-8 at Kihei Charter School. With school administration and community support Mr. Proctor created Kihei Charter's first music program in 2015. The music program includes experiences in body/cup drumming as well as ukulele. Mr. Proctor has over fifteen years of experience in the field of education. Currently he also sings with the men's quartet 4-Given and serves as the principle trumpet player with the Maui Chamber Orchestra. When not at school, Mr. Proctor enjoys spending time at the beach with wife Stacie and daughter Natalie.
Email Mr. Proctor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Respect yourself, the teacher & others
- Show respect for the teacher, yourself and others at all times.
- Respect others’ property. Avoid touching or writing on anything that does not belong to you (including desks, textbooks, teacher’s belongings, walls, chalkboard, etc.). Don't expect that others will clean-up your messes. Please pick-up after yourself.
- Respect yourself and the rest of us by using appropriate language and wearing appropriate clothing.
- Be a kind person.
- · Always do your own best work.
- · Put learning ahead of getting good grades.
- · Put quality ahead of just getting it done.
- Come prepared with all materials necessary:
- An organized class binder containing all necessary materials and handouts
- A planner to help keep you organized - the most successful students are organized.
- · When directions are given, do your best to follow them the first time. If you are confused or have questions, ask. I would rather have you stop class to clarify than be off task while everyone else is working.
- · Engage in what is going on in the classroom. If you have a question, ask it! Otherwise, I might not know until the test that you didn’t understand something. There are no stupid questions, and chances are, if you are wondering about it, someone else in the class is to. Be proactive about your learning and don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you feel most comfortable waiting until after class, that is okay, too, but do keep communication open between us.
- · Student actions that interfere with teaching or learning in the classroom will not be tolerated.
- · Minimize classroom interruptions by arriving to class on time and not leaving the classroom during the hour.
- · Take responsibility for missed assignments.