Announcements (Important – please read):
 1. Mock Interviews this Friday from 11-12pmWe need volunteers to come for an hour and run informal mock interviews with 3-4 students per adult.  We will give you everything you need to do this fun activity.  Please let us know if you can help!!  This is a great opportunity for you to meet some of your student’s peers  🙂
 2EE trips to Family Harvest Farm: If your student is going, please consider driving. Drivers need to be here by 9:40am, and we will return to campus by 12pm.  Drivers need to have a copy of their 100,000/300,000 liability car insurance on file in the office, and a copy of their driver’s license on file in the office to drive.  If you can drive, please let us know how many students you can take (minimum of 3). Students not attending the farm will do EE assignments at school.
Group A – to farm on March 9 – Need Drivers
   3.  Internships/Job Shadows will take place March 15, 16, & 17th.  Students will not come to school, but go to their “jobs”.  Students will have a packet that will need to be filled out by their “employers” and themselves to receive a grade for this project. 8th grade students should seek out a different place of business, doing a different job then they did last year. See attached documents for details.
  4. 8th grade trip form & $ are due this Friday.
Week 1Social Entrepreneur & Shark Tank
This unit is a continuation of Human Centered Design (HCD).  Students will now take their design from the HCD unit, continue to refine it – or create a new design – and then go through the process of creating a business.  At the end of the unit, students will present their business to the class, and then to a Shark Tank (community members).  See attached document for requirements.
This Week’s Assignments/Homework: not inclusive – assignments may be added.  Class assignments not finished during class become homework.
  • Resume & Letter of Intent  printed and ready to show to mock interviewer on Friday
  • Vocabulary: definitions & word work; due Thursday, quiz Friday
  • Literature Book: Lunch Money by Andrew Clements; pacing guide
  • Current Events: Part 1: Find an article in the newspaper related to our theme (Entrepreneurs). After you read it, write a three-paragraph summary of the article.  Part 2: Go to the following websites and explore social entrepreneurs that have received fellowships and funding from the Draper/Richards/Kaplan Foundation. Write a one-page summary of what you learned and discovered from one of these sites; due Friday
  • Math: CPM, Khan, POD, pacing guide with due dates, assessments on Fridays
  • Science “Body Systems”: participation & assignments; due on Science day
  • Social Entrepreneur Project:  introduction to requirements, choosing roles