Due by the end of February (to me electronically)
Course Description on one page.
(If you have a “contract” – that can be an additional page.)
Use Arial 10 pt. font for the entire document
First 6 lines are centered, bolded, and double-spaced between lines. Those 6 lines are:
Class Name (underlined)
Day of Week and Time of Class (i.e. Thursdays 11:20 – 12:20)
Grade Level: (i.e. Grade Level: 7 – 8)
Class Size: (minimums and maximums if applicable)*
Then double space and begin the body of your course description. Please double space between paragraphs, but single space your paragraphs. You may bold individual headers of paragraphs, but not the whole document. I'm flexible on your margins as some will need smaller margins to fit it all on one page.
Please either include some wording at the bottom about helpers or leave room for approx. 4 lines about helpers for me to add. Tuesday classes and Thursday afternoon classes need more room at the bottom for a "helper blurb" as moms with kids in these classes need to know that they may need to serve in those classes (possibly on a rotating basis if we don’t have enough people available to serve full-time).
Please remember that - NEW FOR NEXT YEAR - if you are going to have any sort of "contract" that the parents or the students have to sign or if there are going to be extra classes (like mid-terms) or uniforms needed or extra rehearsals (choir/drama) - that information MUST BE PART OF OR TURNED IN WITH YOUR COURSE DESCRIPTION.
Classes that are conducting experiments or craft projects, please charge enough to cover your expenses! Even if a class has been traditionally $20 - you may charge more if you need to. In fact, I would encourage you to do so, as I hear often that teachers are running out of money!
*For class size - some of that will be limited by room size. Most of you that are traditionally in the smaller classrooms know that you will probably be there again. 12 fit nicely in those classes. We've squeezed 15-16 in a major pinch. Room assignments are not set in stone at the moment, but I've got a pretty good idea where people might end up, so if you need to know, let me know.
Let me know if you want me to send you any samples. (At the moment, there are samples on the blog. Those will disappear soon though to make room for the new ones.)
Tue, February 7, 2012
by Susan Thorson filed under