Mrs. Yung’s Poetry and Creative Writing Class Room P-1
Dear Parents and Students,
Hello. I am happy to be one of your child’s teachers. It will be a wonderful semester. Please read over and discuss with your child some information that will help him/her succeed in my class.
Welcome to Poetry and Creative writing!
This is an enrichment elective to expose and engage the students in creative ways to express themselves in writing.
Course Description: Full description on my webpage
This poetry course is an introductory approach created for the lover of poetry and curious readers who wants to learn how to appreciate the art even more.
Creative Writing: excerpt
Students create original essays, poems, and short stories in this course. They read short stories and other forms of writing and use these as models to fuse these works with their personal life experiences as they compose their own writing projects.
Rules and Expectations:
- In class on time ready to learn. Keeping a seat warm will not earn a passing grade. You must turn in assignments and participate in class discussions. Have all materials ready for the day including pencils sharpened by the time the bell rings. Wasted time will not be tolerated.
- Quality class work done on time. Assignments cannot be done in red ink. No name No credit.
- Classwork. We will be writing daily in our composition notebooks and using many other wonderful resources as part of our curriculum.
- Media-At times film clips, documentaries, or feature films will be shown during the school year. In lieu of sending out permission slips for such rated PG or PG13, your signature grants permission that will apply to the entire school year. Please be assured that ONLY films complementing our curriculum will be viewed and that professional discretion will be exercised in the selection process.
- Homework: All assignments are expected to be turned in ON TIME. Late work will not be accepted. Most of the homework will be started in class. Time management in class is important. Typing work is strongly encouraged
- Make-up work will be accepted in a reasonable amount of time after an absence. I expect students to use their peers to find out what was missed. If the student is absent for one day, he/she has two days to make it up (as per Ed Code). There will also be an agenda book to look at in the classroom.
- Cooperative Groups: Students will work cooperatively in groups and with partners. Almost everyone will be working with each other at some point in the year. At no time will disruption to the overall learning environment be tolerated.
- Grades: Each assignment has a point value. Class participation will be factored in at the end of the semester.
A = 90-100%, B =80-89%, C =70-79%, D =60-69%, F=59% and below
The following guideline will be used for students that choose to disrupt the class and take away their fellow students learning time:
- A verbal warning
- Removal from classroom to redirect energy
- Detention and parent notification
Depending on the severity of the situation, steps may be skipped
- Communication- Please check your child’s planner regularly. You should see the daily agenda as well as all homework noted. If you don’t see this, ask about it.
Please use my website as an extra resource: You can find it on the Golden West homepage under teachers
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the best way to get a hold of me. Please sign below to let me know that you have read and gone over this outline with your child. Thank you very much for your support!!☺
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