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Sept. 11, 2012

PE Course Outline

from:Matteson, Teale

to:All Students

Physical Education at The Crowden School with Teale Matteson

PE Units

Basketball (skills only, no games)
Table tennis
Track and field
Balance Awareness/Proprioception
Dance or Martial Arts (if parent/teacher can teach or arrange a class)
Juggling (rainy day activity)
Nutrition and Health Issues—as related to Physical Education
Daily: Running/jogging and Pull-ups Push-ups Sit-ups or Crunches (Core Strength aka “Primal Fitness”)

PE Goals

Love of learning
Being engaged in the team environment
Teamwork-working together
Awareness of surroundings—visual, tactile and aural cues
Mutual respect
Increased confidence—being more comfortable in one’s body
Developing leadership—especially 7th and 8th grades
Improved posture and breathing
Street safety

Field trips—Cal athletics, collaborations with other departments, parent suggestions and help walking or driving kids to swimming, e.g.

Contact info
tmatteson@crowden.org, Pacific Soccer Training is also on Facebook
510-418-7148 cell for emergencies or off campus contact

Sept. 01, 2012

Musicianship Level 2 Guidelines

from:King, John

to:Musicianship & Comp, Level 2

Hello Incoming class.


My name is John King and I look forward to being your Theory and Musicianship teacher for the year!!!

Below is a list of guidelines. Please feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have regarding the class. The best way to contact me (or for your parents to contact me) is through my email address, johnlawrenceking@googlemail.com.

Guidelines for Theory and Musicianship level 2.

My grading scheme is:

30% homework
~15% class participation
20% test
20% quizzes
15% interterm composition assignment


There will be 12 homework assignments this semester (2 grace assignments). Each one is due on Wednesday at 8:05 am (at the start of class). So, even if the assignment is finished
in class the week before, it still must be submitted on its due date. I will mark each for completeness and the thoroughness with which it is completed.
I will accept no late assignments (unless there is a note from a parent).

Each homework assignment should take no more than an hour to complete per week. Most will take less than 30 minutes.
I am very strict in how I account for homework. Out of a total of 1000 points for the class, each homework assignment is worth 25.

Similarly, it is required that each student bring the 3 ring binder handed out in class to store his/her papers in. There will be a lot of handouts in class.


To get full marks in participation on a given day,  each student must be seated at his or her seat with his/her 3 ring binder, pen and pencil, weekly planner and homework out (if Wednesday)promptly by 8:05. Also, he or she must wait quietly in line to be taken to the next class. In addition, if I have to ask a student to change his or her behavior more than twice (sometimes once) in a class period, then he or she will lose his or her participation points for the day. A detention will result in the student losing points for the week. Similarly, a student's in-class productivity will have an impact on the participation points received. Out of a total of 1000 for the class, each student can receive up to 4 points in participation each day. As 4 multiplied by 36 gives 144, there will be 6 free points given.

Test and quizzes.

There will be weekly musicianship quizzes. 
Out of a total of 1000 points for the class, each quiz is worth 15 points, the final test is worth 200 points. There are 16 quizzes; the lowest 3 scores will be dropped. As 15 multiplied by 13 gives 195, there will be 5 free points given.

Class time will be divided between 2 activities each day, Musicianship (sight-singing, rhythm work, and dictation) and Theory. Most Quizzes will be Musicianship based.

Interterm Composition Assignment
Out of a total of 1000 points for the class, this assignment, given 3 weeks of class time, will be worth a 150 points. Up to 30 points will be given for successful and timely completion of each of the drafts. The remaining 60 will be given for effort, effectiveness, and presentation in the final draft.

Sept. 01, 2012

Musicianship Level 2 syllabus

from:King, John

to:Musicianship & Comp, Level 2

                                     Theory and Musicianship Level II Syllabus
                                            Instructor: John King (Fall 2011)
                                  Exam announcements are also written in bold.
                                   Homework DUE dates are not written in bold.

All of the problems listed in each Workbook chapters assigned should have been completed by the due date given.

It should be assumed that the topic covered in the homework will have been introduced/covered during the previous week.

8/29/2012, Introduction
8/31/2012, Quiz #1
9/5/2012,  Workbook  chapters 1 & 2
9/7/2012, Quiz #2
9/12/2012,  Workbook  chapters 3 & 4
9/14/2012, Quiz #3
9/19/2012, Workbook  chapters 5 & 6
9/21/2012, Quiz #4
9/26/2012, Workbook  chapter 7
9/28/2012, Quiz #5
10/3/2012, Workbook  chapter  8
10/5/2012, Quiz #6
10/10/2012, Workbook chapter 9
10/12/2012, Quiz #7
10/17/2012, Workbook chapter 10
10/19/2012, Quiz #8
10/24/2012, Workbook  chapter 11
10/26/2012, Quiz #9
11/31/2012, Workbook  chapter 12
11/2/2012, Quiz #10
11/7/2012, Workbook  chapter 13
11/14/2012, Quiz #11
11/16/2012, Workbook  chapter 14
11/21/2012, Quiz #12
11/28/2012, Workbook  chapter 14 (same)
11/30/2012, Quiz #13
12/5/2012, Workbook  chapter 15
12/7/2012, Quiz #14
12/12/2012, General Exercises (review), Discuss ICA
12/14/2012, Quiz #15,  Discuss ICA
12/19/2012,  ICA first draft due
12/21/2012,  Quiz #16
1/9/2013,  ICA revisions due
1/11/2013,  Review for Final
1/16/2013,  Final
1/18/2013,  ICA performance #1
1/23/2013,  ICA performance #2
1/25/2013,  TBA