The applied math 1 students are going to be starting the banking unit next week, we will be using the "How do to your Banking" booklets, and the students will be given daily assignments and will have a post requirement each day.
I am working on preparing the students for the math assessment, and we are going to have vocabulary quizzes during the first week of May. We will also continue completing tests and going over the answers in class. I expect the kids to attempt the problem and then follow the examples in class. The students in Applied Math have the hardest time of staying focused and working on the problems, but I am hoping that the students will learn something and carry with them into the test.
The students have been working on a work portfolio for a Super Hero. The entire portfolio is to be turned in by Tuesday so that I can staple to the wall. Then I will be inviting staff members in to pick a Super Hero to hire. The Super Hero that gets hired will earn their students 15 extra credit points. The students have until Tuesday to make sure that their Super Hero has the best Work Portfolio ever.
Best of Luck students and Super Heroes.
To see if you are reading and capable of following directions.
Word of the Day - Fictitious
Comment on the blog by 8:00am on Monday May 2nd.
A) log in
B) write what fictitious means to you
C) write a sentence using the word
To check to see if you read everything - post your comment with the name of your Super Hero and nothing else.
All this Super Hero work, where are we going with it. I am using it to help you think outside the box and develop an understanding of what you are going to do for yourself. We will develop a work portfolio for ourselves starting next Tuesday and turn in the full Portfolio on Tuesday the 10th.
If you are wondering why are we doing this be sure to check out the WHY are we doing this on the Business Communication Files page.
The Business Communication class is working on creating a work portfolio for a Super Hero with a partner. They started by creating a Resume for their Super Hero and a picture of the Hero. We have stapled them to board in the room. Then on Wednesday and Thursday - due on Friday we found a job advertisement for the Hero and wrote a Cover Letter. On Monday we will lecture on Applications and then fill out an applica
Applied Math 1 you need to complete #20 - 37
Applied Math 2 you need to finish the test
We worked through #1 - 11 in class today and will continue working on them tomorrow.
Reminder you need to attempt the problem I am not asking for the correct answer right now, but instead asking that you give an effort.
You will be given a handout in class on Monday called "Bad Listening Habits" you can also find it in down loadable form under the Business Communication Files. You need to read the article about bad listening habits and listening actively. Then on the 2nd page in the gray box are instructions for Exercise 3. The six points they are referring to are "Criticizing the Speaker", "Interrupting the Speaker"...
For your post type the 6 habits and then type either yes, no, or sometimes next to it. Finally write a 100-200 word evaluation of your responses including what you could change and how.
Responses to other students - you only need to respond to one other student and your response need to reflective on an experience where that student has listened or not listened to you. I want details on this and good thought.
REMINDER - some of you are NOT practicing good communication skills because of your lack of effort on DQs. You are required to proofread your work, spell check it, and answer all the questions not just some. I will give only 8 points to you if you have spelling errors in your posts, that includes capitalization of words.
We have written, evaluated, and will be revising our Career Reports.
What is one thing that you learned while reading other students reports?
What will you or did you change about your report from other student comments?
Has writing the report helped you decide what you want to do in the future?
If you could change the assignment in one way how would you change it?
When you post comments for other students - post for those that you read a report on and give them advice or comments in regards to their reports.
After last weeks DQ and reading everyone's opinion on DQing I am glad to hear that most of you find worth in the DQ. You don't all like them but the majority of you agree that we should continue to do them. Some of you simple want them for the easy points they provide that have helped your grades. Others of you hate them because of the fact they have hurt your grade. Some of you are learning and using the DQ as a place to express yourself and improve your communication and typing skills. We may have some slight variations of the DQ, but for the most part the DQ will remain the same and students who didn't even complete a response last week DO NOT ever complain because you were given a chance to be heard but didn't take it.
DQ's will still be weekly, will still be mandatory, will be graded a little harder on your efforts, and will now be based upon articles that are to be read from a handout in class on Monday. The week 10 DQ has already been posted and if you are a head of things you can complete during Spring Break. You will continue to server LD for not posted DQ's but now you will have to write them instead of typing them during that time. Finally for those of you without Internet you will be given 5 min at the end of the period on Friday for DQing purposes if you want to use it.
Mrs. Miller will use the blog to help students ask questions, remember what we did in class and just a place to discuss class topics.