Updated: Mar 3
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.
The Months Dragon Tale
Download the book from online challenge. Listen to the podcast on Spotify
The Learning Objectives for the February challenge are
Learn 15 musical words,
Use the word legato in context and in a fun way.
Use the word tempo.
See ‘dragons’ whistling and singing.
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.
Drawing the Treble Clef.
Earn 5 gems this February
Send a Work in progress video with 3 red or pink items to 07706 683 321 in February to earn 3 gems.
Draw or craft an 'i love music'
themed musical picture and bring it to your lesson.
Complete the lovely online quiz and earn 1 gem.
Download the February 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.
How many will you earn in February?
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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February Challenge Winner's
Well done to everyone who took part, the award cards are now available in reception.