Every week, students are to turn in their practice logs in their classroom boxes located in the back of the band room. Below are detailed directions of how a practice log should look. By the way, this is only an example of a practice log and those are fake signatures.
Students will receive 50 points every week for these practice logs. If a students does not have an instrument to practice yet, they should learn the fingering without the instrument using the book. I will accept that for this coming week as a weekly grade. If a student were to practice only 2 days out of the week, they will only receive 20 points. If they only practice 4 days, they will receive 40, and so on. Every Monday, they will rip out their practice log from their notebook and turn it in their class box. This way, they have their book to start a new week.
Parents, in order for your child to be proficient in their instrument, they will need to practice very diligently. For some students it may take longer than others but they will learn their instrument faster if you encourage them from time to time. Music will help them with their study habits, math, science, reading, and language arts. Music is very important in the development of their academics so helping them along will also help encourage their brain development in other subjects.
If you need to use a piano, here's a digital one to help you stay on pitch.