8th Grade - Assignment#1:  Writing a Business Style Letter using left-bound style.

At the top of a paper start with today's date:

January 5, 2017




Your First Name and Last Name
Street# Street Name Rd., Dr., Ln., Hwy., etc...
City, Ga. Zip


Mr. Roderick Hames
1000 Old Snellville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30044


Dear Mr. Hames,


Include in your letter to me the following (must write in complete sentences and don't just make a list.):

  1. Your name

  2. If you had to pick one word  (adjective, verb or noun) that describes you in some way, what would that word be and why?

  3. What is one thing I might want to know about you?

  4. What are one or two things you want to learn while in this class?

  5. What are your hobbies or interests outside of school?  (for example: do you like pets, sports, music, cooking, etc.)

  6. What are some of your skills or talents that you have (I like to draw, I am good at math, I am a good listener, etc...)?

  7. What is your WoW Factor (one thing that might amaze me about you)?

  8. Is there one thing in your life right now that your are passionate about (sports, arts, music, friends, reading, family, fashion, design, technology, etc...)?

  9. Name a person you know who runs their own business that you personally could call or text.  If you don't know them personally, then who is someone famous you would like to meet that owns their own business?

  10. Finally, what are you looking forward to doing in life (do you have a dream for your life or career goals)?



Leave about an inch space (hit Enter 4 times) for your signed signature


Type Your First and Last Name Here
8a-06  (Type YOUR Connection# under your name)


Twenty Money-Making Ideas for Young Persons!
This interactive activity is one to help you think about how you could easily make some money.




How do I set goals ?


How do I create an envelope? http://screencast.com/t/ol17oiDx

Part II

Are you an entrepreneur?  Click on the following link ENTREPRENEURSHIP Quiz1 and take the quiz and read about your results.  Success.com also has a good one here.  You might find it very interesting to see if you have what it takes to own your own business. A good site also for teens is Entrepreneurs.

Dear Parents,

I am honored to serve as your child's teacher for the next 5 months and I am looking for ways to connect with them. For this reason, I am asking your child to give me a written profile of him/herself, and I’d like to invite you to participate if you would like by writing me a short paragraph about your child. Knowing how each student sees him/herself helps me to better serve his/her needs, and additional insights from you will help me understand more about your child so I can serve them better.

  1. How would you describe your son or daughter as a person? As a thinker or learner? As a student? As a reader and a writer?

  2. Are there certain activities, sports, careers or causes that he or she is passionate about?

  3. Finally, what are their biggest fears and challenges right now? What big events are coming up in the next six months for them?

Thank you so much for taking the time to share this information and I will closely guard what is written.  On the same note, please do not share information that is too personal that you would not like me to know. (* I tell this to the students as well)




Roderick Hames
Business Education/Computer Science Teacher
     Business Partner Liaison
          Running & Coding Club Sponsor

Crews Middle School
1000 Old Snellville Hwy
Lawrenceville, GA 30044

Class website: http://MrHames.org
Office: (770) 736-5760

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