- Come to class each day prepared with a pencil. No pencil? You may borrow one, but you will need to swap an item of your own for the pencil!
- Come to class on time, ready to work.
- All backpacks are to be placed at the front of the room or in the art storage cubby.
- Demonstrate active listening and engagement.
- Keep your cell phone away and out of sight, unless time is specifically designated by the teacher to take photos of your artwork for your portfolio.
- Clean up your personal space and shared materials.
- Take initiative with assignments.
- Remain focused and work diligently throughout the entire class period.
- Ask for help when you need it. If the teacher is currently working with a student, you can check the resources available to you for help or ask some of your classmates.
- Try your very best! It's ok to make "mistakes" in art. That's how artists learn and stretch themselves to move into making truly great art. If you don't try, you'll never know. If something doesn't work out, just try again!
You will be responsible for documenting all of your work in photographs (process and final product) as well as reflections in an online portfolio using Google Slideshow. At the end of each project, you will have a graded portfolio check. You will receive notification on Classroom when a portfolio check is happening. You will only need to create one portfolio for the semester. We will create it in class together on the first day and you will share the portfolio with me (firstname.lastname@example.org). I will be able to see any and all updates from that point forward.
- Attendance is a part of class participation. If you are frequently absent, your class participation will suffer unless you make an effort to make up lost time. To make up lost time, it is recommended that you utilize the available after school hours (see above).
- If you are absent, check www.mrswong.org or Google Classroom for what we're currently working on. You can also email Mrs. Wong (email@example.com) if you want to check on what you missed.
- We share the materials with many other classes. To ensure that materials are ready to use and clean, it is expected that you will properly wash brushes & water jars, put all items back where you found them and clean off your shared table (using cleaner and paper towels if necessary).
- Sweep around your table if it is messy. There is a small dustpan and broom in the classroom.
- You may borrow a pencil if you forgot one, but you will need to trade something for it. This is to make sure I get back the pencils that go out, which will guarantee I have one if you should need it!
To Ensure Success:
- No cell phones. NHS has a strict policy regarding cell phones as outlined in the student handbook. In our classroom, keep them out of sight and out of mind unless you are taking a photo for your portfolio. You should plan to transfer the photos from your phone to computer outside of class time. Before using your phone to take photos of your work, you should check with Mrs. Wong.
- Keep laptop put away when not in use. We will often not need the laptops and they tend to be a distraction when out on the tables.
- Students are expected to be engaged in the assigned work. Use your class time wisely. Ask questions, experiment, and push yourself.
- Questions about your work/grade in the class? These are not to be discussed at the very start or end of the period. During class time when everyone is working would be better. Ideally, it is recommended to ask these questions after school.
- Be respectful of others. Our classroom is a small community and those around you deserve respect and fair treatment. Be positive, supportive and helpful. Listen to your peers when they speak in class - what they have to say is important! Only ONE person should be talking at a time. Tolerance is key not to mention that disrespect is rude and will not be tolerated. Our classroom will function with a culture of mutual respect.
- When the teacher is talking - all eyes up. Pause what you are working on and focus on what is being shared with you. When the teacher is talking, no one else should be. Your attention is required so you do not miss any important information and your peers can hear the teacher as well.