7th Grade Creative Arts

7th Grade Creative Arts
SYLLABUS
2013-2014
 
Mrs. Stewart
Phone: 240-236-4993
 
 
Course Overview
 
In this eighteen-week exploratory course, seventh grade students explore the four major art forms: visual art, music, theatre, and dance. They develop an understanding of the creative arts as important parts of history, culture, and the human experience. They learn how people of all cultures use the arts to express themselves and to communicate about themselves to others. Using several multicultural strands to integrate materials and experiences from the four art forms, the curriculum provides students with the opportunity to identify and nurture their individual creative potential. Creative Arts emphasizes learning and using core knowledge through a balanced instructional approach. Some traditional reading, writing, and research strategies, using print and audio-visual sources, as well as the full range of available technology, are balanced with a variety of integrated production and performance experiences in all four art forms.
 
 
Classroom Expectations:
 
#1 – BE CONSIDERATE and RESPECTFUL of the classroom, supplies, peers & artwork!
#2 – BE PREPARED (be on time and bring supplies to class every day).
#3 – BE ON TASK the entire class period
#4 – Be CREATIVE, have a positive attitude, and have fun! J
 
Classroom expectations have been reviewed with all classes. If a student has difficulty following these rules, or exhibits inappropriate behavior, the following steps will be taken to help the student improve: (These steps are consistent school-wide.)
 
  1. Verbal warnings (no more than three)
  2. Reflections
  3. Parent Phone Call & After School detention
  4. Referral
 
 
Required Materials
 
Sketchbook (Spiral binding)
Pencils & Erasers
Black, fine-point permanent marker
Set of fine-point colored markers
Set of colored pencils
Handheld pencil sharpener *SUGGESTED
 
*Supplies can be purchased at Wal-Mart, A.C. Moore, Michaels, Staples, Office Depot, The Dollar Store, etc.
 
Grading
 
Project Grades – 60% (Students will be informed of objectives and assessed by rubrics).
Self Evaluations/Assessments, Critiques, Classwork & Participation – 30%
Sketchbook Assignments/Homework – 10%
 
 
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
 
Windsor Knolls Middle School is continuing the Bring Your Own Device Pilot (BYOD). This policy allows students to use registered devices in an educational setting at the discretion of the teacher. Please keep in mind that BYOD is a privilege, and like all privileges, may be taken away if abused. Abuse may include, but is not limited to, accessing personal data networks, accessing internet resources not approved by the teacher, and using an unregistered device.
 
BYOD students are required to;
        Sign and return PERMISSION FORM FOR SECONDARY STUDENT and DEVICE PERMISSION FORM
        Submit online BYOD / WIRELESS DEVICE REGISTRATION FORM
        Only use BYOD device when directed by teacher
        Access teacher directed resources only