Rules and procedures are fundamental in life and we all follow them on a regular basis. We also have rules and procedures for the Art classroom. If these rules and procedures are followed, they contribute to a positive learning environment for everyone.
2. Procedures for entering the classroom:
You are expected to follow this procedure upon entering the classroom:
- You are not to stand or wait around in the hallway.
- Enter the classroom without running or pushing.
- If any materials are listed on the board, get those materials out and ready.
- Sit in your assigned seat.
- Work on the warm up and wait for further instructions.
3. If you are absent:
It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to make up any missed assignments, projects, or quizzes in a timely manner when you return from an absence. Follow this procedure:
The teacher will follow PISD policy on grading make up work. Make sure to turn in your work on time so that you don’t lose points.
- Do the warm up on the board, if you don’t know how, ask a classmate to explain
- Listen to instructions on the current day’s objective.
- Raise your hand and wait until the teacher can explain what you missed and how to make up the work.
- Make up the work outside of class.
If you neglect your work or you are missing assignments, the teacher may ask you to attend TCB or come before or after school to make up the work. This is to help you maintain good academic standing. The teacher will schedule time with your TCB teacher for you to come in and work, or work out a schedule with you.
If you are in the art classroom for TCB, you may work on your current art project during that time. However, if you are failing another class, you need to bring homework to TCB or be ready to work on any work sent to the art teacher. If you are called to go to another classroom, you must sign out before you leave the art classroom.
5. Turning in Assignments:
I will tell you when to turn in your assignments. A due date will be posted on the board for your convenience. When asked to turn in your assignments, you need to make sure your name, class period, and table number are documented on it somewhere that is legible. If you do not put this information on your assignment, ten points will be deducted from your grade.
6. Attention please:
There will be times during class that I will need to get your attention. When I need everyone to listen to instructions I will raise my hand and say, “class, your attention please.” Your response should be to turn your eyes toward me, put what you are working on aside, and you should stop talking. This procedure should not take more than 10 seconds.
7. Cell phone policy:
Cell phone usage in the classroom is strictly prohibited unless we are working with them as a class and/or using this for reference images. If you have an image on your phone that you would like to work from, you need to ask the teacher and make sure the teacher knows you are using it for that purpose. Failure to do this will result in getting your phone taken up and sent to the office. Also, if you are caught off task and using your phone to do anything other than the class work assigned for that day, your phone will be taken up and sent to the office. No exceptions.
Personal music devices are not permitted in this class. If you use headphones or play your own music, your device will be taken up and sent to the office. The teacher will play music when all students are on task and when I am not instructing the whole class.
9. End of class procedures:
You will have the right amount of time at the end of class to clean your area and put up materials. As we start to use art tools, I will model how to properly clean and store them. You are expected to clean and care for the art tools in the same way that you are instructed to do. Failure to do this will result in points off your grade, or a D-Hall assignment. Art teachers do not tolerate vandalism; please be mindful to how you care for the property in the art classroom. Also, If you clean up before you are instructed to do so, you will be required to make up the time lost in a D-Hall assignment.
10. When you finish an assignment early:
Follow this procedure before telling the teacher you are finished:
Once the teacher has approved your finished work, you may clean up your area and prepare for the next assignment. NEVER ASSUME THAT WHEN YOU ARE DONE, THAT YOU CAN SIT AND DO NOTHING. Other class homework is not permitted, unless you are in the TCB class.
- Ask yourself if you gave your best effort.
- Ask yourself how you could improve your work.
- Make those tweaks accordingly, and then ask the teacher how you could improve. (Asking a classmate is also helpful.)
11. Restroom policy:
One person may go to the restroom at a time. You may only use the restroom if I am done instructing the class as a whole, you are caught up in class, and if you have not abused the privilege in the past.
12. Classroom Rules:
A- Always give your best effort
R- Respect yourself, the teacher, and other classmates
T- Tools must be used appropriately and safely.
If you violate any classroom rules or school rules, PISD policy will be followed for proper consequences.
14. What to expect in this class
You will earn grades for:
- Vocabulary quizzes
- Short essays
- Sketchbook/warm up
- Projects (test grades)
Some art tools will need to be checked out from the teacher. If you check out a tool, it is your responsibility to return the tool before you are dismissed.
Other safety information:
- If you spill liquids or break glass, notify the teacher immediately.
- Clean up all materials to prevent clutter.
- Throw trash away in appropriate receptacle.
- Never throw glass or solvents into the trash can. Ask the teacher where to dispose of these things.
- If a tool breaks while you are using it, notify the teacher. Never throw art tools away without teacher permission.
- Art 1: Two pencils, Pencil Sharpener, Scissors, Fine tip marker set, colored pencil set, Magic rub eraser, 9x12in Sketchbook, Watercolor set, large zip lock bag, black fine tip marker, glue stick, ruler
- Art 2/3 Painting: Two pencils, Pencil Sharpener, Scissors, Watercolor set, paintbrush variety set, magic rub eraser, fine tip black marker, ruler, 9x12in, Sketchbook, Optional supplies: Glass pallet stretched canvas kneaded eraser
- Art 2/3 Ceramics: Two pencils, 9x12in Sketchbook, fine tip black marker, large zip lock bag, plastic grocery bags, fine steel wool, soap. Optional supplies: Ceramic tools, small sponge
17. Further information:
Due to the nature of fine arts and its long history, images of religion and violence will be viewed in order to gain a healthy understanding of these subjects and their place in society and history. The teacher will ensure that each student views these images with a mature and educational mindset.
2. Procedures for entering the classroom
3. If you are absent
5. Turning in assignments
6. Attention please
7. Cell phone policy
9. End of class procedures
10. When you finish an assignment early
11. Restroom policy
12. Classroom rules
14. What to expect in this class
17. Further information
I have read the rules and procedures above and I understand the expectations of this class. I agree to abide by these rules, procedures, and expectations, and accept the consequences should I choose to act otherwise.
Student name: ____________________________
Student signature: _____________________________________Date: ____________