Wednesday, August 29, 2012


CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS MY FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT EXPECTATION IS THAT YOU DO YOUR PERSONAL BEST. THERE ARE NO “WON’TS” OR “CAN’TS”. YOU WILL NEED TO GET A SKETCHBOOK THAT IS 9 X 12 OR LARGER. WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE GIVEN ON MONDAYS AND DUE ON FRIDAYS. THESE COUNT FOR 20% OF YOUR GRADE. RESPECT For class environment- Students are expected to arrive on time. Please be seated and ready for class to begin once the bell has rung. The three strike policy is in effect. At your third tardiness without a valid pass, detentions begin. Talking about class-appropriate topics at your own table is fine unless it is disrupting to you, others or Mr. P. Music will be allowed in class when dialogues are not in progress. Feel free to bring in music that is appropriate for school. Headphones are negotiable but they are a privilege, not a right. The use of cell phones during class time is not allowed even if it your parents calling/texting. Phones should be off and out of sight during class. Texting in class will result in the following: 1st offense is a warning, 2nd offense results in your phone being taken for the class period, 3rd results in your phone being handed over to Mr. Modestow for you to pick up at the end of the day, and 4th offense will require your parents to see Mr. Modestow to get your phone back. If there are occasions that phones can be used for reference or purposes directly related to classroom activity, please ask Mr. P for permission. For others- You are expected to extend common courtesy to others. Be helpful and pleasant. Never make fun of another student, or his/her artwork. Please make marks on your artwork only. Keep criticism constructive please. Use language responsibly please! For materials- Use materials only as directed. Do not use materials that you do not have permission from Mr. P for, some can be dangerous. Let’s not waste materials, they are expensive and often not easily replaced. For Mr. P- Please ask before removing anything from Mr. P’s desk or cabinets etc... Please be attentive when the class is being addressed. One cannot effectively talk and listen simultaneously. For time- Since we do not have a lot of time and setting up/cleaning up uses up that time, please use class time wisely. A large part of your grades are dependent on how you use your time. Never leave the room without letting Mr. P know your destination. Please remain seated until the bell rings, no lining up at the door. SAFETY Do not throw anything Always act with regard for safety Be aware of evacuation procedures CLEAN-UP If you use it, put it away properly. If you spill it, wipe it up. Clean at least one quarter of the worktable each day Do not leave a single thing on the table top (including eraser shreds, which you are expected to brush into the trash, not the floor) Put your chair up at the end of class Never leave anything in the sink HAVE FUN The goal of all my classes is to learn new skills and grow as an individual and an artist. If the above information is adhered to, we will have fun and learn at the same time. -remember, our focus is process before product.

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