Engineering & Art Class
This is a one year class every other day for
6th, 7th and 8th graders. You will learn
about safety, working well with others, problem solving, elements of art and
design, engineering and technology, and also quality workmanship.
What Student Will Do (Most
of these activities and other ones too):
Skeleton Drawings & Wiggle Skeleton -
Learn about inventors and artists
- 8” tall popsicle stick tower
that you can stand on - Sketching, Drawing, Coloring -Advanced Cartooning
- Popsicle stick house wall section - Junk Art - Draw with WORD & SKETCHUP on CAD
- Make your
own sketchbook - Ceramics (coil vase, sculptured
animals, cup with plant, and more)
Propeller driven car and helicopter -
Wood Unit: (stand w/ mirror, Jacob’s Ladder toy, wooden flip flops)
Where Things are in this
Room: Please read the announcement on the front board everyday as
you walk in. The pencil sharpener, scissors, rulers, protractors, glue, paint,
tape and blank drawing paper are on the shelf by the windows. Cool books inside
this book shelf. Class bell schedule is on back cabinet. Recycle and
trash bins around the room. Hall pass is taped to a clipboard and kept at the
front of room. Tissues and extra pencils are on my desk. In event of fire or
fire drill, please go out the front door to the main parking lot. Stand quietly
in single line.
Be SAFE with hand tools,
drills and wood burning tools. Be ON
TIME (in your seat when the bell rings).
Be RESPECTFUL to others in the room and their work. Be RESPONSIBLE to do your work well,
keep your cubbie bin organized and turn in work on time. AND DO NOT THROW
ANYTHING. It could result in a detention.
Grading Policy: I try to use the proficiency grades of Exceeding, Proficient, Progressing, Emerging and Insuffient Evidence. But report card grades still look like …….... 100% = A+ 90-99% =
A 80-89% = B 70-79% = C 60-69% =
D 10%-50% = F
is little or no homework assigned. You may need to take class work home to
finish it if it’s not done by the due date. We have a few quizzes and tests.
Tardies: 3rd tardy per trimester = 30 minute
detention. Every tardy after that = 30-minute
Most students will never get a warning in
my class because they work hard and behave appropriately. If a student is out
of his/her seat, talking inappropriately, or doing other behavior that breaks
class rules, then that student might get a warning. The 3rd warning = 30-minutes detention before or after
school + FYI form sent to office. The 4th warning = referral to administrator, call home
to parents and another detention. These warnings last one whole week.
Do More Work Than Requested: It’s good to do more work than requested. This
will help your grade.
Late Work: Students
have a lot of time in class to finish assignments. There is a due date for each
assignment. You might be sent to office to insure you get your work turned in.
Storing Your Work Overnight:
This year you will get a storage bin for your
work (2-3 students per bin). Put
your name on all of your work, even wood and clay projects. TAKE
WORK HOME AFTER IT IS GRADED. DO NOT LEAVE IT IN THE CLOSET because the closet
gets too full.
It’s your responsibility to clean off your
table before you leave. Help out to help clean up and organize the supplies on
the counter during the wood and clay activities. Do not leave until your area
is clean. When sanding, gluing, or
painting on any project, you must work on a sheet of newspaper to keep the
Other Things: At end of class, stay in your seats until dismissed.
Last class of the day: please put up