Recorder Info - 4th/5th Grades
4th Gr. Recorders start last
half of 2nd trimester (5th Gr. starts around 3rd
Recorder Karate: 4th & 5th Gr. songs are in the
* Recorder Bug Practice Forms
& Earning Recorder Belts is all done in Google
* Creating a practice routine is important.
See the bottom of the page for practicing
* Backpack rule
keeps everything together! Everything (recorder, folder with
book/pencil/worksheets/ recorder bugs) should be in the backpack
unless it is out for practice. That way it is not forgotten on the
Tuesdays and Thursdays for class.
* Recorder Bug is worth 20 homework pts. These
will be due about every 2 weeks. That allows 5 days of 10 minutes
of practice each week with 2 days off. (Every school day it is
late, will mean the grade goes down 10%. It will show as a 0 until
turned in. These can be slipped under my door if I am not in my
* Bringing supplies: 3 class points given for
bringing each of their recorder and book to each
* Minimum belt requirements for Recorder Karate
are set to keep students moving along. It is also worth 20 points
to achieve a specific belt color by the specified date. This is a
date that is achievable by all students if they keep up with their
practice time! Sign up times are outside my door.
* The belts gradually get harder in difficulty.
After 4th Gr. students achive the Black Belt of the first set, they
will receive a second set of songs to aim for a higher "degree of
* For 4th & 5th Gr.: Anytime after achieving the Black Belt, a
Multi-color Belt can be earned by learning both parts of a duet and
playing it with another person. Although you have to play it
together, both students may not receive the belt if they aren't
Sign-up is next to Miss Bremer's door.
*To give everyone a chance, please don't sign for more than 1
spot in a week. After coming the first time, then you can sign up
for your 2nd spot during that week.
*If you're not ready, erase/cross out your name so someone else
can use that spot.
*If you don't succeed in getting a belt, then sign up for another
time that week to try to earn one.
*You have to earn the belts in order as listed.
* You do NOT have to memorize the songs. You MAY write in note
names and/or counting to help.
*You keep working on the same song until you earn that belt. It
may take 5+ times to earn it - but use the recordings on my
classroom page to keep practicing so you will eventually get
keep working on the same song until you earn that belt. It may take
5+ times to earn it - but use the recordings on my classroom page
to keep practicing so you will eventually get it!