6th Grade Information

6th Grade Information


    6th Grade Drama Information

    Ms. Hilliard -lori.hilliard@bcsemail.org

    (I will check emails by the end of each school day and be in touch within 24 hours.)

    WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?

    This semester your student will be exploring theatre for their unified arts class. This course will be comprised of many collaborative activities that teach movement and vocal skills to interpret a role, improvisation, theatre history, playwriting, and technical design. There will be many opportunities for students to perform and create.

    WHAT IS IN THE WRITING?

    Terms, vocabulary and notes will be compiled in your student’s drama folder (a 3 ring pocket folder with notebook paper). Please make sure your student brings a folder to class by Tuesday, August 25 in order to keep up with class activities.

    WHAT ARE THE SUPPLIES?

    Students are responsible for bringing a pencil and their folder to class every day. Forgetting supplies is also reflected in the student’s participation grade.

    WHAT IS THE EXPECTED BEHAVIOR?

    Drama is an active class and positive participation is always expected. In class I expect leadership, participation, empathy, respect for everyone and responsibility.

    Consequences will be dependent on the specific behavior and include verbal warnings, change in seating or redirection, personal conferences with a behavior contract, and think sheets (to be signed by the parent and student and returned.)

    Severe behavior infractions will result in the above and an office referral with parent notification. PBIS program will be implemented throughout the year.  

    L= Leadership within the classroom. Be a positive role model. 
    E=Empathy. This is essential in Drama class, as students are 
    encouraged to take risks, share their feelings, and work together. 
    A= Accountability.Students are accountable and responsible for being 
    prepared, keeping up with work and staying on task. 
    D= Determination. Students are encouraged to make mistakes in order to learn. They should try new things.  Learning includes failures along with success. 
    Incentives: Students who demonstrate outstanding positive participation and 
    show leadership in the classroom will be given a PBIS bracelets for going above and beyond expectations.

    Consequences are dependent on the specific behavior and include verbal 
    warnings, change of seat or redirection, personal conferences with a behavior 
    contract, and think sheets (to be signed by the parent and student and returned.) 
    Severe behavior infractions will result in the above and an office referral with parental contact.

    Please refer to the student expectations for more specifics.

    HOW WILL STUDENTS BE EVALUATED?     Grading

    60% -Participation in class (actively taking part in the class, encouraging others, bringing supplies to class, daily participation grades.)

    20%- Folder and quizzes (keeping up in the class folder with notes, vocabulary words and journaling.)

    20%-Projects and presentations (including group and individual projects, rubrics will be provided for each project.)

    This nine weeks your student’s report card will show the grade earned in Drama (A, B, C, D, F on a 10 point scale.) 

    Thank you for your attention to this important information and for your support. I look forward to meeting you soon. Please do not hesitate to email me with any questions or concerns.