6th Grade Drama Information
Ms. Hilliard -firstname.lastname@example.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?
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
WHAT IS THE EXPECTED BEHAVIOR?
is an active class and positive participation is always expected. In
class I expect leadership, participation, empathy, respect for everyone and
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
behavior infractions will result in the above and an office referral
with parent notification. PBIS program will be implemented throughout
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
-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.)
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.