Day 2 (8)

In this class, almost daily, you will be required to improve your employability skills–getting along with others, working as a team, asking classmates for help, helping your classmates, etc. In addition, it is EXPECTED that you show INITIATIVE–that means coming in to class, logging in, going to the lesson plan, and getting started WITHOUT being told to do so–this is a HUGE employability/life skill–do it EVERYDAY in this class!! Also, you will be expected every class to follow written and verbal instructions by reading and following all of the instructions in the lesson plan AND watching/doing the videos that may accompany the day’s lesson.

Let’s work together to make the class AWESOME!!

GOAL: By the end of class today you will know all about this course and the expectations for the course.

  1. Welcome! You will be earning and spending money throughout the duration of this course. Get your student folder from your teacher.
  2. Money is earned in two or three ways:
    1. As a salary for completing a classroom jobs
    2. In bonus rewards for good achievements/deeds
    3. By creating your own business (optional).
      1. Note: Money can also be obtained through loans but they must be paid back with interest
  3. Money is spent in four ways:
    1. Paying the monthly rent for your desk. The rent is $500 per month (but desks can be purchased for a one-time payment of $1,500).
    2. Paying an electricity bill of $150 a month (which can be reduced through the help of the Electrician).
    3. Buying items or privileges at auctions and/or the class store.
    4. Paying fines for not following classroom rules.
  4. TAX DAY–The form is in your folder. Read it thoroughly. Basically, during this trimester, if you do volunteer work or bring in an item/idea for the auction and the volunteer work/auction item is approved, you will get a $100 credit each time. If you do it 5 times you will get a total of $500 credit and will owe no taxes at the end of the trimester. As you volunteer/bring in auction items and they get approved, you need to document it by completing on of lines 2-6 on the Classroom Tax Record and Form. For now, just keep the form in your folder.
  5. RIGHT NOW:
    1. Sign the rental agreement that you’ll find in your student folder, symbolizing your entry into the program. The agreement is between Student (you) and Classroom (8th Grade Documentary). You will pay $500 per month unless you save enough money saved to buy it at some point. It costs $1,500 to buy your desk. Sign the form (use blue or black ink) and date it. Turn in the signed form. I will sign it also, and return it to you to hold in your folder as a binding contract.
    2. Watch this video about the class jobs.–In addition to or in place of the Auctioneer, a Class Store Manager can be instituted.
    3. Study the class job list by clicking this link. You will need to apply for a job. The job application form is in your folder. You may not receive your first choice, so you need to list your top three selections on the job application. In addition to or in place of the Auctioneer, a Class Store Manager can be instituted.
      1. THIS IS DUE TODAY!! BEFORE YOU LEAVE THIS ROOM!!! Using a blue or black ink pen, fill out the application (it is in your folder) & turn it in to your teacher. You may want to write your responses on a piece of scrap paper first in case you mess up. Fill out the job application form as neat & clean as possible!! REMEMBER: some jobs require a letter of recommendation. Ask for such a letter from a teacher. Recommendations are due Wednesday. Send an email to the teacher you would like a recommendation from stating what the recommendation is for. Be sure to send the email to tracyweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us also.
    4. You can earn additional money by establishing your own business. You can sell goods or services and be paid in classroom dollars. Examples could include:
      1. cleaning the desks & computers in our classroom
      2. coaching in a specialty such as a musical instrument or tutoring
      3. making and selling craft items such as origami
        1. To establish a business, you must complete a business license application and submit it to the teacher (the form is under the big black printer). Before granting approval, your teacher will define expectations, including conformance with school standards, and discuss realistic pricing and the handling of money earned.
        2. You can submit your business license application on Job Assignment and Training Day or anytime thereafter.
  6. Try playing this game!!!

18 thoughts on “Day 2 (8)

  1. What I did this class waslook at the 8th graders hall of fame and we filled out a survey on the class and if we knew somebody that could come in and present. To improve my learning I can go to bed early so I don’t feel sleepy and I also can stop what I am doing to listen to the teacher instead of multitasking.

  2. What I did today is I watched two videos and then i filled out a form. It was OK because it was fast and easy. The videos were OK but they were kind boring.

  3. What I did during class was take the surveys and visit the pages like parent info and student hall of fame. Class was easy today, so my strengths and weaknesses didn’t have a huge role today, and I was successful with only one setback. I had to use my chromebook because my computer still wouldn’t let me log in. What I learned was that I am clearly a visual learner, and not much of a audio learner. To improve my learning I can focus more on taking notes, since it fits my learning type.

  4. 1. During class we worked on surveys and telling Mrs.Weber what we like to do.

    2. Today my strengths were getting things done on time and nicely. My set back we getting to class a little late.

    3. Pay attention more and get ready right away.

    4. Try to do more extra curricular activities.

  5. Today we took a survey on how we learn best to our ability and we wrote about our interests. During this class I learned that I like writing and that I know my future plans. I feel that my strength is writing. I feel that I could also be successful in writing.

  6. Today we watch 2 youtube videos, and did surveys. The surveys were about us, and they were kind of hard because you had to think about what ur career is going to be. I liked it a lot.

  7. Describe what happened or what you did during class- we watched 2 videos and I took 2 surveys
    Interpret how things went by using one (or more) of these terms:
    Strength & Weaknesses- I think one of my strengths is doing stuff on the internet, one of my weaknesses would probably be things like coding
    Successes & Setback- success is when you get your assignment done and got a good grade on it. A setback would be falling asleep while doing your homework and not finish
    What have you learned due to this experience? That I am a tactile learner
    Answer one (or more) of these questions:
    What can you do to improve your learning? Study more
    How will you extend your learning past what is expected?

  8. We took the survey and that text to see what way we learn better. We are getting our jobs today and we might start training.

  9. Today i watched the two videos with the class first. Then i did the two surveys. Everything went good. On some of the questions on the second essay i was confused, but i asked some people around me and figured it out.

  10. Today we were doing forms for Mrs.Weber to know us some more and where we are at in Learning wise. I thought It was really fun and good to do its a strong thing. I think I could improve my learning by listening better maybe.

  11. Today in class we did a few surveys that helped us find out our types of learning. I will use what I learned in this class to help me with other classes because I learned what type of learner I am.

  12. Today in class we learned how you were going to grade us. Then we took a short test that told us about what type of learner we are. after that we filled out something to tell you about ourselves. This will help me in the future to figure out the best way for me to understand something.

  13. I found a couple of jobs for me that I think I can do good at. I was successful at finding three jobs for me I don’t think I have any weakness. I learned that I was a tactile learner. By knowing I am a tactile learner by improving my learning I can always do something creative to make it easier.

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