Welcome to Miss Nickell*s 8th grade Language Arts & Reading class

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WELCOME TO MRS. GORVETT’S 7TH GRADE
ART CLASS!
A NOTE FROM YOUR TEACHER
I’m so happy for you to be here! I can’t wait to dive into the wounderful art world with
you. This quarter will go by in a flash! So lets make the most of it!
CLASSROOM RULES
1. Be Punctual. Be in class ready to work.
2. Be Prepared. Bring what you need to succeed.
3. Be Polite. Show respect to ALL!
4. Be Participatory. Be an active learner!
5. Be Positive! You can do this!
6. Be a walker! We always walk in the art room. ALWAYS!
7. Be respectful with all supplies, equipment and materials you come in contact with!
CONSEQUENCES
1. Warning
2. Teacher & Student Conference and an Email/Call home.
3. Parent Conference
4. Detention & Parent Conference
5. Administration, Teacher, Parent Student Conference
(Immediate referral will be given for violence or foul language)
Our room is full of different and exciting supplies. This is NOT meant to scare you.
However, I do take this room and your safety very seriously. In the very rare event that
a student can not use a material safely and respectfully I will find an alternative project
for them.
PARENT CONFERENCES
I am always available to talk to parents about their child’s progress. One way to get a
hold of me is by calling the office and leaving a message. I will return your call before
or after school or on my planning period. Please leave the number(s) where you can
be reached. I can aslo be contacted via e-mail.
My e-mail address is: [email protected]
TARDY POLICY
Students are expected to be in the classroom and in their seats when the bell rings. If
students are tardy, students will receive a warning. After 3 warnings, students will
receive a detention. (3 T’s = 1 D)
OFFICE HOURS
I am often available to help students before school. I am more than willing to help you
when needed. In the event that you are struggling or need any type of assistance just
ask. We can work together to find a time that works for us to meet.
GRADING PROCEEDURES
I use a simple points method.
-Daily Points: Classroom Participation/Being Prepared 3pts
- Weekly Sketchbook Assignments: 10 pts
-Worksheets/Homework : 5pts
-Quizzes: 5-10 pts
-Single Day Classroom Projects: 20 pts
-Small Projects : 25 pts
-Large Projects 40 pts
***Points for Single Day Projects, Small Projects and Large Project Points are subject to
change depending on project length and difficulty***
Late Work
Late sketchbook assignments and homework will drop 1 point each day late.
Late projects will drop 5 points everyday, and automaticly drop to half credit after 5
days.
Students will be evaluated on both effort and achievement. All large projects will be
accompanied with a grading rubric. This should be used as a check list by the student
to ensure all critera is met before handing their project in.
Projects, worksheets/homework, quizzes and sketchbooks will be evaluated on effort,
as well as artisitc achievement. The point value given for artisitc achievement is meant
to evaluate the student’s knowledge and understanding of a skill or concept.
GRADING SCALE
90 - 100 = A
80 - 89 = B
70 - 79 = C
60 - 69 = D
ABSENT POLICY:
If a student is absent from class, it is the student's responsibility to find out what he/she
missed while he/she was away and further, to be prepared for the following class with
appropriate assignments and/or notes completed. Students should check my web
page for assignments given.
If a student is absent from school, it is again the student's responsibility to find out what
he/she has missed. The amount of time given to a student, in order to complete the
missing assignments will be determined based on the amount of time the student has
been absent.
MRS. GORVETT’S 7TH GRADE ART BEHAVIOR
CONTRACT
I understand the rules and responsibilities in Mrs. Gorvett’s class. I will do my best to
obey them.
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Student signature
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Parent / Guardian signature
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STUDENT’S NAME:
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HOME PHONE:
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PARENT / GUARDIAN NAME(S):
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PARENT / GUARDIAN CELL:
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PARENT / GUARDIAN E-MAILS:
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PLEASE RETURN TO MRS. GORVETT BY: November 3, 2015
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