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Drawing Class Policy

Drawing class is taught the first trimester to 6th grade, monthly to the 7th grade and twice monthly to the 8th grade. The 6th grade will be studying cartooning while the 7th grade class focus is on perspective. The 8th grade focuses on geometric solids and portraiture.

Homework Due Date
Homework assignments are due at the beginning of the school day on the date due. It is the student's responsibility to turn this work in. It is NOT the homeroom teacher's responsibility to ask for it. As I am not at school every day, the student should not wait for me to collect it either. Students must turn in the work upon entering the classroom for the day. Any work turned in after the start of the day's classes will be considered late.

Extra Credit
Mrs. Bonney almost always offers extra credit opportunities with assignments. It is in the best interest of EVERY student to do the extra credit whenever possible.  PLEASE NOTE: Extra credit is given for opportunities that are well executed, not for little or no effort.

Late Homework
Late homework will NOT be accepted unless the student was absent the day of the assignment AND the student contacted me upon their return to school. Unexcused, late homework will be given a zero grade for that assignment.

It is the responsibility of the absent student to contact me immediately upon their return to school so that I may make arrangements to meet with them either at lunch or after school to tutor them in the lesson missed. Under no circumstances should students wait until the assignment is due to contact me. Students who so choose will receive a zero grade on the assignment.

Low Grades
Students who receive less than a "C" grade on an assignment must contact me within one day of receiving their grade to make arrangements for a tutorial from me. The student will then have the opportunity to re-do the assignment for full points. Failure to contact me timely will eliminate the opportunity for a re-do.

Properly Identified Assignments
Assignments with no name will NOT be graded and will receive a zero grade.

Drawing Supplies
At the beginning of the 7th grade year the students will be issued drawing supplies that consist of the following:

Drawing Pad, Tortillion or Stump, 3 Drawing Pencils (HB, 4H, & 6B), and a Vinyl Eraser.

Students new to the school in the 8th grade will also be given the above supplies. The supplies should last the students for both the 7th and 8th grade years. Students will need to resupply themselves should they lose or use up their supplies at any time.

Coming To Class Prepared
In addition to the above supplies, each student must come to class prepared with a 12" ruler that is made of metal or wood with a metal edge. No folding, rubber or 6" rulers will be allowed. Students who come to class prepared receive an automatic 5 points!

Extra Help
Homework is given after every class. I generally give the students at least a week to complete the assignment. Assignments should generally take 30-60 minutes to complete. All students have been given my home phone number and my  email in case they need help with an assignment. Students should not wait until 8:30pm the evening before the assignment is due to contact me. There is very little I can do, outside of verbally explaining on the phone, the assignment. I want the student to understand the concepts taught and I am happy to give extra help when requested.  No phone calls after 9:00 pm please!


Should Mrs. Bonney not respond to a student's email within 30 minutes, the student should call her on the phone. She does not spend her evenings in front of the computer waiting for student messages!