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Ms. Meg Implements Music Stations for Rewards and Assessment

Ms. Meg Implements Music Stations for Rewards and Assessment
Second graders playing musical memory

Second graders playing musical memory made with recycled materials. Students are looking for musical symbol matches.

Swannanoa, NC September 17, 2015- This year, in music classes, ArtSpace K-5 grade students have the opportunity to earn reward time for Music Stations.  Each class has set a goal and will work to earn “music money” to bank towards that goal.  Music money can be earned through  individual participation, group work, meeting classroom expectations and following directions.
When the music station goal has been reached, students rotate between activities such as keyboard skills, listening and responding, writing, literacy and games.

Second graders reading musical picture books.

Second graders reading musical picture books.

 This process is a reward for the students, but it also allows Ms. Meg to collect data and assess students on a variety of levels – writing and literacy, aural comprehension and musical responses, interpersonal skills with classmates, and productivity through independent work.

Second graders engaged in listening station completing response sheets.

Second graders engaged in listening station completing response sheets.

 It is not surprising that ArtSpace’s 2015-16 Teacher of the Year found a fun and engaging way to reward her students that is an enriched assessment as well.

ArtSpace Charter School is a tuition-free public charter school serving approximately 400 elementary and middle school students in the Asheville and Buncombe County areas of North Carolina.  The ArtSpace vision is to be “a national benchmark in educational excellence through integration of the arts