This blog has been created so others can follow my adventures of returning to a music classroom! I spent my first year out of college as a Middle School Band Director, then as the Music Associate at my church for five years. During that time I decided to make a change and began pursuing my Master's in Library Science. I spent five years as the Media Specialist at a primary school and deeply desired to return to my true calling. I've been given that chance in two elementary schools and I am really excited!

Monday, July 16, 2012

1st Quarter Assessments Ready!

I just uploaded today's project to TpT!!  Here's the LINK - please check it out!  I created assessments for each grade level K-5th to use at the beginning and end of the first quarter.  I pulled out 4 standards for each grade to focus on this quarter and built the assessments around them.

As North Carolina moves toward an EOG type assessment for the arts, I want to start getting prepared and ensuring that my students are prepared.  Haven't heard anything lately about the progress of said assessments, but I'd rather be safe than sorry!

I hope that you find the assessments useful.  I am getting the hang of creating fun stuff and can't wait to do more things!!  :-)


  1. Cheryl,

    Is it possible to edit the assessment files once they are downloaded? I'm in a different state so I would need to change the NC references.

  2. Hi Kim!
    There aren't any NC references in the actual assessment but, if you purchase the pdf I can send you the powerpoint document I created so you can alter the questions to better suit your needs. You'll just need to download all the fonts and frames mentioned on the info page so it will all work properly for you.
    Which state are you in?
    Thanks bunches!

  3. Have mercy on me Kim, please!?! I totally spaced out and forgot that the 4th grade portions have lots of NC references!!! DUH! So, the TpT file is in PDF format. The original document was created in Powerpoint. If you decide to purchase I will be MORE than happy to send you the file! I am so super sorry!!! But, like in my previous comment, you'll need to download the font files and possibly the frame files. I have links to them in my document.
    Please forgive my brain blip! I have far too much on my plate at this point.