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Due:

  1. Budget Challenge Update
    • Week 7 Quiz
    • New Bills - student loan and auto insurance
    • Update cashflow spreadsheet (graded this weekend)
  2. Class Notes - Changes in Supply (see PPT below)
  3. Practice - Changes in Supply
    • I did not collect this so you have it to study for Tuesday's Supply Quiz
  4. Personalized Supply
    • Collected at the end of the period
The next Unit Test will be Monday, October 30 on Supply and Demand

Due:

Students had the class period to complete the Health Insurance packet that was assigned on Monday. Originally this was supposed to be due on Friday but the copies we needed for class today were unavailable so I gave them the full class period to complete and turn in the Health Insurance packet.
 
Students also made sure they were up-to-date in Budget Challenge, including the Week 6 quiz that needs to be completed by tonight.

Due:

  1. Personalized Demand
    • Before moving on to supply, students completed a demand activity where they looked at changes in demand for a specific product that they buy.
  2. Class Notes - Law of Supply (see PPT below)
  3. Practice - Law of Supply
    • This packet was turned in by the end of the class.
  4. Health Care Packet (due on Friday)
    • All links are available in Google Classroom
Supply Quiz on Friday (no notes!)

Due:

  1. Finish Elasticity of Demand Practice (20-25 minutes)
  2. Re-take Demand Quiz using notes
    • Changes in Demand and Elasticity of Demand were turned in after the quiz
  3. Finish and turn in Payback Simulation (Paying for College)
  4. Budget Challenge
    • Week 6 Quiz, Pay Bills, Update Cashflow Spreadsheet (graded this weekend)
    • Quiz re-takes (students can re-take Weeks 1-5 in Juno to improve scores)
Extra Credit opportunity is due in Google Classroom by Friday, October 13

Due:

  1. QUIZ - Demand
  2. Budget Challenge
    • Week 5 Quiz, Pay Bills, Update Cashflow Spreadsheet
    • Quiz re-takes (students can re-take Weeks 1-4 in Juno to improve scores) - must be completed by Friday 10/13
  3. Class Notes - Elasticity of Demand (see PPT below)
  4. Practice - Elasticity of Demand (finish in class on Thursday)
  5. Finished and turned in the Payback Simulation Reflection (Paying for College)

  • Extra Credit opportunity in Google Classroom (current event analysis) - Due on Friday 10/13

Due:

  1. Turn in Budget Project
  2. QOD (Living with Parents)
  3. Class Notes - Changes in Demand (see PPT below)
  4. Practice - Changes in Demand
    • This packet was not turned in because of the quiz on Tuesday but it will be collected at the beginning of class on Tuesday.
  5. Payback Simulation and Reflection

Due:

  1. Budget Challenge
    • Week 4 Quiz
    • Pay bills - car loan and rent, update Cashflow Spreadsheet
  2. Budget Project Work Time
  3. Returned homework and went over correct answers for Law of Demand packet
  4. Video Review of Demand before moving forward
 
HW: Budget Project is due on Friday at the beginning of class
  • Budgeting Basics - Student Activity Packet
  • Salary-Based Budget (Google Classroom)
  • ANALYZE: Salary-Based Budget (Google Classroom)

Due:

  1. QOD - Cost of Living (see PPT below)
  2. Class Notes - Law of Demand (see PPT below)
  3. Budget Challenge
    • Student Loan, Cable, and Cell bills are due (check your invoices for due dates and amounts)
    • Week 4 Quiz
    • Update Cashflow Spreadsheet
  4. Work time on Budget Project (due at the beginning of class on Friday 10/6)

Due:

  1. Cap & Gown Orders
    • If you were absent or forgot yours, they can be completed online or the Josten's reps will be back on Wednesday between 9-11 AM.
  2. American Market Economy
    • See PPT below for the class notes
    • The placards needed to complete the practice activity are also posted below.
  3. Budgeting Basics Packet

Due:

  1. Budget Challenge
    • Students went to Google Classroom to find the "Cashflow Spreadsheet" which they started using their bank account entries in Budget Challenge. If you were absent, please come in to see me so I can help you get this set up correctly.
    • Pay bills - cable and student loan
    • Week 3 Quiz (do as well as you can)
  2. College Cost-Benefit Analysis
    • This assignment is in Google Classroom. Students read four different article related to college and complete the Cost-Benefit Analysis worksheet based on their reading.
  3. Budgeting Basics Packet

Due:

  1. QOD - Groceries vs. Restaurants
    • Students completed a series of questions related to this topic and then researched the cost of a favorite meal at a restaurant compared to making a similar meal at home.
  2. Entrepreneur Project
    • Students had the rest of the period to complete their project. It has to be shared with me by the beginning of class on Friday.

Due:

  1. Budget Challenge
    • Week 2 Quiz
    • Make sure all four bills that have arrived so far have been paid - rent, renter's insurance, credit card, and utilities
  2. Entrepreneur Project
    • Students had the class period to research their chosen entrepreneur and create their Google Slide show. We lost Internet access the last 15 minutes so these projects will get finished during class on Wednesday. They will be due by the end of the period.
 

Due:

Unit 1 Test
 
No Homework :)

Due:

  1. Missing Assignments / Grades discussions - all make-up work is due by Friday in order to earn full credit; after Friday, the most you can earn is 50%
  2. What to study for the unit test? - Unit Review Packet
  3. Budget Challenge
    • Week 1 Quiz with groups
    • Pay Bills - utilities and renters insurance
  4. Free Enterprise
    • Class notes on the key characteristics of our economy in the United States and the role the government plays
      • We did not get to the last section on government involvement. Since this part is on the unit review - those questions will be extra credit on the test.
    • For the section on Entrepreneurs, we watched the trailer for "Social Network"
 
Unit 1 Test on Thursday!

Due:

  1. Fire Drill - due to today's fire drill we did not have a QOD
  2. Economics Systems
    • Additional notes beyond the textbook highlighting the key components of traditional, command, and market economies (see PPT below)
  3. Budget Challenge
    • Students were taught how to view their bills (invoices) and how to write checks to pay their bills (if you were absent, please see me for help)
    • Pre-assessments and survey
 
Unit Test next Thursday!

Due:

  1. Jostens Presentation - graduation stuff (see me if you were absent)
  2. QOD - Budgeting
  3. Reading Notes - Economics Systems (use the PDF of Chapter 2 in the textbook to complete the notes)
Unit 1 Test next Tuesday

Due:

 
  1. Turn in Interview Challenge Preparation
  2. Interview Challenge
    • Each interviewee was asked three questions that they were scored on by the other members of their group.
    • If you were absent, you will need to come in and do your interview with me
  3. Budget Challenge
    • Vendor Selections (must be completed by Wednesday, September 6
    • Pre-Assessments and Surveys (these do not come up until Vendor Selections are done)

Due:

  1.  QOD 8 - Hurricane Harvey
  2. Turn in/Submit Final Drafts of Resumes and Cover Letters (1st draft + peer editing must be turned in as well)
  3. Budget Challenge - Complete the Student Information Packet Reading Guide
  4. Budget Challenge - Vendor Selections
HW: Interview Challenge Prep Questions

Due:

  1.  QOD (Day 7) - Your Online Life
  2. QUIZ - Ten Principles, Your First Job, Scarcity, Opportunity Cost
    • Students took the quiz online using Juno. If you were absent, see me to get the code and take the quiz
  3. ACTIVITY: Interview Challenge (Preparation) - due on Friday before our Interview Challenge in class
  4. Budget Challenge - Set up student accounts
HW: Final Drafts of Resumes and Cover Letters are due on Wednesday; the first draft and the peer editing forms must be turned in as well

Due:

 
  1. QOD (Day 6) - Economic Enigma
  2. Class Notes - Opportunity Cost and PPC (Day 6 PPT)
 

HW: Final Draft of Resume and Cover due next Wednesday (8/30)

QUIZ on Monday covering notes from "Your First Job", "Ten Principles of Economics", "Scarcity", and "Opportunity Cost"

Due:

 
  1. QOD (Day 5) - Scarcity
  2. Class Notes - Scarcity (Day 5 PPT)
    • Activity - students created a group Google Doc that shared the research they found on the impact teens have on the economy
    • Activity - students added another page to their Google Doc where they chose a product and listed the factors of production necessary to produce their product
  3. Peer Edit Resume and Cover Letter - I printed each person’s cover letter and resume. Students are now required to have a peer and an adult (preferably a parent) edit their documents using the assessment form provided. They are then to use those comments to make changes and re-submit their resumes and cover letters for final assessment.

HW: Final Draft of Resume and Cover due next Wednesday (8/30)

Due:

 
  1. Peer Edit Practice Job Application - Students gave their computer to a peer who used the peer editing form at the bottom to give two comments to GLOW and two comments to GROW.
  2. Analysis of sample resumes and cover letters
    • Each group got four samples.
    • They used the analysis form and checklists provided to reflect on the pros and cons of each sample (completed in Google Classroom if you were absent - samples are attached below)
  3. Find a Job
    • Before students created their own resumes and cover letters they searched for an actual job they would want to apply for. The cover letter should be personal and reflect research about the company you want to work for. (scvjobs.com, snagajob,com)
  4. Resume and Cover Letters
    • Template was assigned in Google Classroom but students can create their own or modify one made in a previous class.
    • Should follow the checklists provided.
 
HW: Finish Resume and Cover Letter (do not TURN IN in Google Classroom so we can still peer edit)

Due:

  1.  QOD - Teen Summer Job Data (see "QOD Day 3" below)
  2. 10 Principles of Economics (finish using the slides in Google Classroom or the "Day 3" PPT below)
  3. Introduce Career Portfolio
HW: Finish Practice Job Application

Due:

 
  1. Question of the Day (QOD) - 5 jobs today that didn’t exist 10 years ago (completed in groups followed by discussion)
  2. Finish Build a Zoo project - students completed the project they started last class and also answered several reflection questions connected to scarcity and opportunity cost
  3. Kidney Dialysis - continuing with the them of scarcity, groups were given a scenario that they worked through and then we discussed as a class
  4. 10 Principles of Economics (1-3 only; students took notes on their handout)

Due:

 
 Thanks for a great first day! I appreciate your teamwork and effort as you built your zoos and your cooperation with the cell phone policy.
  1. Writing Prompt - Given the high cost of attending a 4-year university, is college worth it? What is the value of a higher education?
  2. Introductions and Student Profile (completed online in Google Classroom)
    • The class code is 4uocneq 
  3. Course Overview (see PPT below)
  4. Build a Zoo group activity
HW: Return signed syllabus