Student Teacher: Miss Hayes
For the 3 and 4 quarter we will have a student teacher with us from Emerson! Miss Hayes will be working with the students, creating and teaching her own lesson plans, and assisting with grading.
Drama Notebook Grading Update:
Due to the large number of individual notebooks and the limited time that Ms. Daley has to grade them each term, the grading policy for Drama Notebooks will be updated as follows:
- Entries in the drama notebook will now part of the students participation grade, and will no longer be a seperate grade.
- Students who do not complete the designated entry on a specific day cannot receive 10 participation points for that day. Students who complete an entry but do not wish to verbally share their answer will receive 8 points for participation.
- Ms. Daley will use time during class to check in with students and make sure journal entries are being completed.
- Ms. Daley will do random notebook checks outside of class time to verify that students completed the task for the day.
Current Topics and Projects
6th Grade - Students are exploring setting and working together to create their own fictional island. In small groups, students will create a slideshow of pictures from a family vacation to their island - along with Narrations.
7th Grade - Students are learning how to write effective dialogue and will write their own scenes based on their favorite movies. We will then explore how to combine two different stories into one, through dialogue. This unit will be taught by Ms. Hayes
8th Grade - Students are researching famous broadway musicals and will use these as inspiration to create a prop for a future scene.
About Daily Participation Grades
Participation is the largest part of a students grade. Students will receive daily participation stars. Stars are used to calculate your participation grade for the quarter and can be monitored on iPASS. Students will only receive pts. for the days they are present. Days where a student is absent from school or pulled from class to work with another teacher WILL NOT affect their participation grade.
★★★ (10pts) - Student is actively listening & volunteering in the discussion/ activity as a performer. They have completed daily tasks. They are respectful to classmates & are following all class/school rules.
★★ (8 pts) - Student is actively listening & engaging in the discussion/ activity as an audience member. They have completed all or most daily tasks. They may have been spoken to regarding class / school rules or respecting other classmates.
★ (6 pts) - Student is not engaged in the discussion / activity. They have completed only a small portion of daily tasks. They have been spoken to multiple times regarding disrespect or class/school rule & may have received a consequence for the behavior (ie: detention)
No Stars (0pts)- Student is not engaged in the discussion/activity & is distracting others from the task at hand. They have not completed ANY daily tasks. They were dismissed from class due to breaking a class/ school rule or showing disrespect. (or a larger consequence depending on the behavior)
Note: Stars will be used for in class discussions. Points in parenthesis are how they will translate to iPass.