Welcome to Mr. Bertrand's Class
Welcome to another fantastic year!
I am very excited to have your student in my class this year and am looking forward to a year full of learning, growth, and development.
**Update for 6 Week School Closure**
I want to wish you & your family good health & safety during these trying times. I want you to know I am still excited about having an opportunity for learning during our physical closure of school. Students &/or parents can e-mail me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments, questions &/or concerns. Below will find a "general" breakdown of daily involvements in my classes. Right now, you are getting a taste of adulthood. What I mean by that is - You must take responsibility for your own learning. In reality, your whole life should be about finding ways to pursue the exercising of your mind, body & spirit. Challenging times provide us with opportunities to rise to the challenge. Make the most of this time. You own your learning! You may also contact me with any school-related matter at: email@example.com. In the meantime, as the old adage goes, let's all do our best to "Function in disaster, finish with style". :)
Physical Education Classes - Please put in a minimum of 20-30 minutes of cardiorespiratory fitness each day (walking, jogging, swimming, biking, etc.). You should also work on some endurance strength (pushups, situps & pullups), if you don't have access to weights. I would encourage you to work on preparing for our end obegiif the year Fitness Test as well (pushups, situps, sit-&-reach, pace test). Also, I would encourage you to keep that Fitness Log we handed out on the last day of school & turn it in upon return. Remember... A good workout consists of the "4 W's" - warm-up, workout, warm-down & weight training.
All PE 101, Team Sports, Court Sports, & Flexibility & Fitness Through Martial Arts classes can access weekly suggested fitness activities using Google Classroom; & students can record their involvement in the Focused Fitness website Behavior Log. Please see the Student/Parent/Guardian letter for the Google Classroom access code.
Introduction To Physical Education - You should be setting goals & striving to improve your level of fitness from the beginning of the semester. This will be evaluated through our fitness testing. So... be working to improve your fitness in the designated areas mentioned above by working toward your goals daily.
Court Sports - Anything you can do to improve your skills through play in volleyball, badminton, pickleball, wallyball, soccer, tennis, etc... go for it!
Flexibility & Fitness Through Martial Arts - You should be reading the maual you were given in preparation for your upcoming written exam & physical belt test. Material you will need to know for both includes - Opening Creed, Reporting, Hand Techniques, Foot Techniques, Form, Self-Defense, Breaking Techniques, 7 Principle Kicks, 9 Principle Steps, Theory of Release, Sparring (Jab, Cross, Hook & Uppercut, Fitness & Closing Ceremony. Work on it a little each day & you should be ok.
Guitar 1, 2 & 3 Classes - The only way I know to get to Carnegie Hall (besides a taxi) is... Practice! Practice! Practice! That said... I would suggest you put in a minimum of 30-minutes per day. Watch lessons on UTube or Facebook. If you need to download songs, go to this reliable site - www.sunhawk.com. If you want to work on your rhythm playing, try the Chordify site. Until we are together again, continue working on material in your book(s) for upcoming tests.
Level 1 Guitar Students - You are responsible for all material between pages 6 - 51 in your Beginning Guitar Superbook, plus... Minute in G (Part 1), Picking Patterns, Major Chords, & a song of your choosing for part of the Final.
Level 2 Guitar Students - You are responsible for all material between pages 54-76 in your Beginning Guitar Superbook, plus... Minute in G (Part 2), Picking Patterns, Minor Chords, Blues handouts, & a song of your choosing for part of the Final.
Level 3 Guitar Students - You are responsible for all material between pages 80 - 143 in your Beginning Guitar Superbook, plus... Minute in G (Chords), Picking Patterns, 7th Chords, Blues handouts & a song of your choosing for part of the Final.