GOAL: You will be assigned your class job and you will create your own check register using Google Sheets so you can keep track of your personal finances!

    1. Today you will receive your job assignments and will start earning your salaries. Get your job offer letter. Sign the letter and place it in your folder.
    2. CREATE YOUR BANK LOG USING GOOGLE SHEETS. After the video, for practice:
      1. make a deposit of $200 for winning the lottery
      2. make a withdrawal that $200 because you have to pay for a new hot water heater.
      3. Share your Google Sheet with me.
    3. IMPORTANT: At the end of every class, write about the following on today’s lesson plan at the bottom of this page (open your 8th Grade Documentary Google Doc and at the TOP OF THE DOC write about the following):
      1. Describe what happened or what you did during class.
      2. Interpret how things went by using one (or more) of these terms:
        1. Strength & Weaknesses
        2. Successes & Setback
      3. What have you learned due to this experience?
      4. Answer one (or more) of these questions:
        1. What can you do to improve your learning?
        2. How will you extend your learning past what is expected?
      5. Remember to go back and read what your classmates wrote about to get ideas for yourself!
      6. Be sure to use good writing skills!!
    4. LEARN HOW TO RUN A BUSINESS!! Read about and play LEMONADE STAND for the rest of class.
    5. Today the following people will train for their job:

Bankers: Wylee & Cheyanne

      • You will have a bank log (Google Sheet) and an envelope for each of your clients, and you should label these clearly with your clients names. Make a Google Sheet for each client in the same Google Workbook.
      • The bank log (Google Sheet) you hold for each of your clients should always match your client’s own bank log (Google Sheet). If the balances do not match, then the you and your client must work together to figure out why.
      • You will manage your client’s logs by adding deposits and subtracting withdrawals.
      • You should keep about $2,000 in cash on hand in case your clients want to make withdrawals. Any extra cash should go into the classroom cash box. Where is it?

Class Banker: Wylee & Cheyanne

      • You will keep a log of all of the money that goes in and out of the classroom cash box, including withdrawals and deposits from the Bankers and the teacher. Create the log using a Google Sheet.

Fine Officer/Electrician: Levi & Will

      • Where is the offense log? Be sure to check it on Ticket Day to see whether any of your clients have committed infractions.
      • Monitor student’s work areas. Give out fines for messy and/or unclean work areas.
      • Monitor student jobs. Give out fines to students who are not doing their job.
      • Monitor student behavior in class. Give out fines to students who are not on task.
      • How do you fill out a fine ticket?
      • Your clients will be bringing their fine money to you (the Fine Officer). Where should you put the returned fine tickets and cash?
      • How do you update the offense log once a fine is paid?
      • Other questions?
      • Monitor electricity usage in the classroom.
      • Collect $150 from each student to pay for their electric bill. Keep track of who paid using a spreadsheet
      • Creatively present ideas on how to conserve energy and reduce the monthly bill.

Auctioneer: Hailey & Tyler

      • Determine appropriate auction items.
      • Ask the class to help obtain items.
      • Plan and facilitate the auction.

Recyclist/Lottery Manager: Lucas

  • Monitor the recycling bins and trash cans for appropriate deposits.
  • Collect $50 from each student to pay for their recycling bill & keep track of who paid using a spreadsheet
  • Increase the schools awareness of the importance of recycling by creating signs and flyers.
  • Put the name of each person in your class on a small slip of paper. Put the paper in a box. Draw names to see who wins the lottery.

Attendance Monitor/Attendance Bonus Provider: Nick

      • Take daily attendance and record absences.
      • Give a $100 to each student for perfect attendance since the last payday/bill day
      • Report absences to the teacher.
      • Provide students with make-up materials when they return to class.

Clerk: Jacob, Makenzie, Paige

      • Hand out papers to students.
      • Collect papers or homework from students.
      • Organize the class supply area and keep it neat.


      • Deliver written or spoken messages to people throughout the building.
      • Post messages in the classroom in regard to what jobs or duties need to be done.


      • Monitor spending habits and trends during the class auction.
      • Report back to teacher and other students about the buying trends for the auction and how they compared to previous auctions in a Google Doc shared with the teacher and the entire class.

Visual Display Artist/Rent Payment Collector:

    • Determine what type of information is presented on the class bulletin boards and walls and windows.
    • Ensure class displays are updated with relevant class information.
    • Decorate room.
    • Paint.
    • Using a spreadsheet, keep track of everyone who has paid their rent–$500 per month


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