Assignments for 8th Grade Middle School Business Education and Computer Science Education

8a  |  8b
  









Day 15(Frid. 2/16/18):
Chapter 1: Saving & Budgeting
Giving to Others!
Watch Today's Foundations of Personal Finance video: and take the online quiz
 Then Next, open Google Drive and journal today's important financial statements along with answering today's Journal question.

Work on Business Requirements for today! See instructions to the right of this column.
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Print out the 5 Quiz Grades in Google Sheets
How to Create and Print a Google Sheet

Print out your journal responses in Google Docs

Day 14 (Thursday  2/15/18):
Chapter 1: Money Matters

Day 13 (Wednesday  2/14/18):
Chapter 1: A Money Plan

Day 12(Tuesday 2/13/18):
Chapter 1: Saving & Budgeting

Day 11(Monday 2/12/18):
Chapter 1: Saving & Budgeting
Business Requirements - Create the following Items for your Business: Each one is due this week along with the work you are doing on your financials.
Tue.- 2/21/18
1.  Business Basics Document.
Print out a Google Doc. Document with your name at the top with the following: 1. Your company Name .jpg image inserted. 2.  You company's tagline.  3.  Your company's mission statement. 

Fri.- 2/16/18
1.  Mission Statement...
What is going to be your Company's mission?  Think of 1 strong statement that tells what your company is all about.  How do you write a good mission statement?

Thurs: 2/15/18
1.  Tagline...
What is going to be your Company's tagline (or slogan?)  Think of 1-3 different ones before deciding on just one.  Tagline Examples - 49 great examples... but don't steal.


Wed: 2/14/18

1.  Font, Colors (3)... Save your images as jpg or png file types.

Tuesday: 2/13/18

1. Create a LOGO for your Business
2. See: Video: What makes for a truly a great Logo!


Help PowerPoint tools:
  1. Part1- Learn and use PowerPoint Word Art:
    Learning Labs: PowerPoint Tool- Part 1
  2. Part2- Transparent and PNG Images:
    Learning Labs: PowerPoint Tool- Part 2
  3. Part3- Shape tool LOGO Creation:
    Learning Labs: PowerPoint Tool- Part 3

Monday: 2/12/18

1.  Design a Company Name using PowerPoint:
Use 3 slides for 3 different names (must look different even if you have settled on one name)

2.  Watch this video for some insight into a Company Name.



Slide from Crews Consultant Day - Tuesday, February 6, 2018
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vSjCQxHqHJ5rXi_kkBqdnmP0vsCKFc81sIpdYSMVzX94fj6aiQSpVkQqAQs5mmAqX9pr8h76vC2Sv5k/embed?start=true&loop=true&delayms=3000
  1. Open your Food Truck Business in Venture:
    1. Username: student#.8
    2. Password: money1
    3. New Password: crews1

  2. Lesson 1: (Building a Balanced Budget)
      Fixed Vs. Variable Expense
      Balanced Budget
      Earned Income
      Wants V. Needs
      Taxes (Fed. State & Local)
      Startup Capital
      Budget  (Spending Plan)
    Lesson 2: The Entrepreneur in You
    1. Entrepreneurship
    2. Assets
    3. Business Plan
    4. Risk
    5. Characteristics and Skills
    Lesson 3: Planning & Building a Business answer key
    1. Business opportunities
    2. Market research and competition
    3. Building a team
    4. Growing a business
    5. Business expenses
    6. Value proposition and the marketing mix
    Lesson 4: Your Business Snapshot
    1. Elements of a great pitch
    2. Building a Business Pitch
Turn in Order: (please staple in this order)

1.  Mind Map
2.  Caines' Arcade
3.  $100 Business Idea
4.  Business Letter
5.  Student Profile

other:
Video: What makes for a truly a great Logo!
Day 12-13 (Thursday): Brain Storming Business Ideas
  1. Watch one or both of these two videos:
    1. Sneaker Money (Pawn Shop) - Young entrepreneur buys and sells collectable Shoes
    2. Bee-Sweet Lemonade Drink - Stung by a bee and now has a national business
    3. Wait in Line - Fast Pass Bar-B-Que {service business}
    4. LeAnne Archer - Hair Care Product for Girls
    5. Sweet Bee Sisters - Using HONEY from Bees to make products
    6. Greyson MacLean - BrickStix - STickers for LEGO Bricks
    7. BeauxUp- Jake Johnson's Bow Ties for the young daper men
    8. Noa Mintz(Baby Sitting - Agent) -  {service business}
    9. Twins - Sweets - Bakery Business and cake decorating
    10. Tech-Master Computer Works - building computers for others {service business}
    11. Amanda-Teen Bus - Animal sitting Business {service business}
    12. LawnCare Teen Bus. - Dylan's Grass Cutting Business {service business}
    13. Jaxmyn - Family Bus. - Working for your family in a family business
    14. Musical Sister - Playing an instrument for money {service business}
    15. Man Candles - Smells guys will like
    16. Jewlery Making - Art by Christian
    17. Mrs. O and Friends Website for Girls ONLY- Juliette Brindak helps girls cope {service business}
    18. Kids Kitchen Camp - Learn to cook in a fun camp atmosphere {service business}
    19. Craft Businesses (3) - Aprons, Hoola Hoops, and Jewlery
    20. Basketball Holder - Carring your basketball down street in a new way
    21. Bryan's Dog Biscuits- Food for animals
    22. Walt Disney - What made him a great entrepreneur?
  2. Finish 10 questions from Yellow Entrepreneur book and print it out.
  3. Work on Microtype Lessons 1-10
 
Day11: Brain Storming Business Ideas
  1. Print Google Sheet showing Keyboarding Quiz Grade: Video - see Instructional Video
  2. Watch one or both of these two videos:
    1. Sneaker Money (Pawn Shop) - Young entreprenue buys and sells collectable Shoes
    2. Bee-Sweet Lemonade Drink - Stung by a bee and now has a national business
  3. Finish 10 questions from Yellow Entrepreneur book and print it out.
  4. Work on Microtype Lessons 1-10
Day10: Brain Storming Business Ideas
  1. Print Google Sheet showing Keyboarding Quiz Grade: Video - see Instructional Video
  2. Watch one or both of these two videos:
    1. Sneaker Money (Pawn Shop) - Young entreprenue buys and sells collectable Shoes
    2. Bee-Sweet Lemonade Drink - Stung by a bee and now has a national business
  3. Finish 10 questions from Yellow Entrepreneur book and print it out.
  4. Work on Microtype Lessons 1-10
Day6-9: Tues.-Fri.: Entrepreneurship!  What is it?
  1. Answer the quiz question for the day
  2. Create Google Sheet for EdPuzzle-Video Scores :see Instructional Video
  3. Follow these steps then copy the questions below to put in Google Doc:
  4. Type Your First Name & Last Name
                   and connection number (Example 8a-22)

    Title: Entrepreneurs

    1. What is an entrepreneur?
    2. What does the author mean when he says an entrepreneur "takes the initiative?"
    3. What does the word "innovators" mean in the 2nd paragraph?
    4. What is ONE thing you do that is unique to most other people?
    5. What did Fred Smith do to innovate the shipping industry?
    6. How did Larry Page and Sergey Brin innovate web search tools?
    7. How was Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook innovative?
    8. What good are replicative entrepreneurs?
    9. Name one problem you faced today or this past week?
    10. Name one thing that you wish was easier or faster or better?

 

Day6 Entrepreneurship!  What is it?
Watch Part I of Caine's Arcade and write down What you see as his Talents (skills) Creative, Engineer etc.., Passion(s), and Character Traits: Tenacity, Hard Worker, Creative, etc...

Day7
Continued...

Watch Part II of Caine's Arcade. Flip the paper over and write your own Talents, Passion(s), and Character Traits.  Now add to this list the word RESOURCES- What resources did Caine have at his disposal?  What resources do you have (list 10 or more)?
(Flash Speaker of the day:  Mr. Steve Ridley)

Day8
Watch 3M- Maddie Snap Caps.  What are 3 possible businesses you might do as a young entrepreneur thinking about your Talents, Passion(s), and Character Traits.

Parent Email sent home:
Hi Parents of: *|FNAME|* *|LNAME|*,

It is time to start the journey of finding the entrepreneur in your child. I am eager to find out their talents, passions in life and character qualities they already demonstrate that will help determine their entrepreneurial direction. Your child will be in a self discovery mode for the next few weeks to look at examples on the screen, in print, and in person as we have guests come in to talk about their own passions, talents, and character qualities. I thought it would be extremely helpful to hear from you the parent concerning what you see as their talents, passions and character qualities. I will print your responses for them to see AFTER they have completed the assignment first. This will see how closely they match and bring insight to them. I thought it would be fun to see it from both parents and possibly even siblings point of view. Thanks for participating in this fun way to encourage and guide our young entrepreneurs. Your Task: Please respond to this email - this week- no rush however. Take your time and give it some thought. Please respond with your Child's name and then list as many talents/skills your see in them. Second, talk about their passions. This is things that they do where time just flies by and they are given energy by doing it even though for others it would drain them. Finally, list some of their character qualities (these tell the story of their heart). It will be things, like tenacity, hard worker, honest, high achiever, compassionate, etc. Thank you so much for your very valuable time and participating in this exercise.
Day5: Writing a concise business letter
  1. Print Cyber Day Assignments and turn them into your wall.
  2. Finish work on Day1 letter to Mr. Hames  
    1. Add picture to the document
    2. bold/underline key words in each sentence
    3. Print the document
  3. Finish work on Microtype Lessons 1, 2, and 3
  4. Create Google Sheet to record Keyboarding Progress

 

Day4: Cindy Quinlan, Brookwood HS Entrepreneur Teacher
  1. Come prepared to create and innovate!

 

Day3: Writing a concise business letter
  1. Finish work on Day1 letter to Mr. Hames  
    1. Add picture to the document
    2. bold/underline key words in each sentence
    3. Print the document
  2. Finish work on Microtype Lessons 1, 2, and 3

 

 
Day2: Writing a concise business letter
Microtype Video - Getting Started
  1. Introductions and class seating arranged
  2. Register for Google Drive Account
  3. Take Syllabus home to be signed
  4. Reminder: Earbuds for class are required.
Day1: Writing a concise business letter
Microtype Video - Getting Started
  1. Introductions and class seating arranged
  2. Student complete page of the Student Profile
  3. Take Syllabus home to be signed
  4. Reminder: Earbuds for class are required.
 
"Again this year at Crews students are learning what it means to be entrepreneurial. In Mr. Hames' class they are studying entrepreneurship by actually making a real business and taking it to real business minded adults. These are not just any adult. They are community minded professionals but more importantly business and servant-heart leaders who want to give back the same way they have been blessed by their community. Mr. Hames' takes 60+ eighth graders each semester and after only a few short weeks has them running a real business in their spare time. Students might sell products like jewelry, or preform a services like lawn care. Their ideas must be creative, unique, and give back in some way to their community. Every student must have a detailed business plan and then pitch their idea to the entire class for advice. Students comment online about their peer's business pitch and act as venture capitalist themselves looking at the details of each business. Students then get a chance to meet actual business owners in Crews' own version of Shark Tank where business executives give their advice and recommendations to the students. Their mentorship and feedback are priceless as they learn to set S.M.A.R.T. goals and the art of the pitch - elevator pitch. In the end, students realize there is nothing like making it real in Mr. Hames' class."
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ighth grade business students in Mr. Hames' classroom - "BizKids" as we refer to you as - are going to be immersed in business training that will stretch your imagination and creativity as you enter the world of Entrepreneurship.  You will be asked to

Take the Quiz.

create an actual company from your talent, interests, and passion.  Your work must be innovative and value driven.  First we learn what are some of the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and then we see if you already possess these qualities by taking a short quiz.  You will work on developing a business plan and write out a pitch that will be delivered to our own Crews Business Consultants to get their advice about your business plan.  You will also learn about how the global economy works by building your own stock portfolio and managing a self made mutual fund.  Your role as a stock portfolio manager will demonstrate the amazing benefits of compound interest and the "Rule of 72" as it relates to investing.  Along the way you will also create your own business cards, flyers, and even your very own business website to aid your new company. 
This experience should be one you never forget.

   
   
   



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