5 Gems Each Month Blended Challenge
February: Valentines Day
April: Earth Day
May: Garden Life
July: Children's Art
September: Back to School
November: Keeping Warm
This challenge involves three parts.
The 'online section' is a quiz (or quest) available in our online course section. It is free to join and a fun way to improve online skills. Gem cards are awarded at the end of the month to everyone who has completed the quest that month.
The 'written work' section can include theory, craft, drawing or any pen and pencil based activity. Bring the item to your lesson for a Gem Card to exchange for a gem.
The 'in person' section involves a 30 second work in progress video to be sent to reception. Include to three challenge items in your video to receive your gems. 1 gem awarded per item included.
Extra gems are available via the online programs. See if you can collect them all.
April's Dragon Tale
The Learning Objectives for the April challenge are
Learn about recycled objects and earth day.
Learn about the note and rest names and symbols
Use the imagination.
Develop small muscle control.
Complete tasks with short term extrinsic rewards.
Develop a relaxed nature with the use of video.
Be aware of the requirement to check your work.
See ‘dragons’ Amelia.
Earn 5 gems this April. (PS there are 5 more every month in the online challenge)
Send a Work in progress video with 3 flowers to +44 7706 638821 in March to earn 3 gems.
Draw or craft an Earth Day picture with Amelia and bring it to your lesson.
Complete the lovely online quiz and earn 1 gem.
Download the March Calendar and potential Gem Tracker. Tick them off as you earn them.
17 are easy to get with a potential 4 more for double practise. If you work extra hard in your lesson there are up to 8 gems available.
That is a whopping 29 gems.
If you play in a Soiree there is a possible 15 to earn and an level or exam pass has up to 5 available.
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For more information about the sponsored practice see the 'Practise-a-thon' page.
When a student at Stalybridge Music Academy achieves a target in lessons the teacher can award a sticker to go on the monthly sticker chart.
Fill the chart in the month and show reception before the end of the month and you will receive two gems.
Download this months sticker chart here.
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