Monday, May 22, 2017

Work Day Today

You have a work day today to study for finals.  You can work on the extra credit study assignments.

This extra credit is for you to take initiative and study for the final.  You may do one, two, all three or none.  It is optional.  The credit will go on your quarter grade or final grade - your choice.
#1 - Create vocab flashcards set to study from. (5 points) Can be a Quizlet
#2 - Create a bullet outline using the content notes given in class with 3-4 bullets per item. (10 pts). Content is on Schoology for each class
#3 - Have a parent or guardian sign a note saying that you studied for at least 30 minutes. (5 points)

Show them to me no later than the day before your final in class.  Yes, do all three and you get 20 points.

All materials are on Schoology including -final vocab list, and final content list.  
If you have any questions, message me on Schoology or ask a co worker.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Preschool Visit

For your early work today, write up a 2 paragraph summary of your experience at the preschool.  Your summary should include the following -

  • the day you went
  • the age group you worked with
  • the sequence of events/activities that you observed
  • a description of the activities that you help kids with
  • interesting or funny things that happened
  • Identify what skills you felt they were learning
  • closing thoughts/opinions about your visit overall,

Different but not Less

What does Temple mean when she says "different but not less"?  How does this affect the way you view special needs students?  will it affect the way you work or interact with them?  What are your final thoughts on the movie?

Monday, May 8, 2017

Beginning the Job Search

Today, we will start the Resume Project.  Your early work is to make a list of all extracurriculars that you have been involved in - clubs, sports, volunteer work. Next, add any jobs that you have had to that list.

In addition to this early work, here is what we want to accomplish today:

  • review job search steps
  • search jobs at,, or
  • research 3 job openings for your field or any part time job that you are interested in.
  • Begin completing career research worksheet for the three jobs.

For a sample, click here.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Positive Mental Attitude

PMA...  Do you have it?

Sometimes, it is difficult to keep a positive mental attitude.  This is especially true when the things going on around us are negative, stressful, and/or challenging.  However, keeping a PMA is extremely important because it can help us cope or deal with what is going on.  Often, it helps if we have a mantra or motto.  This is just a phrase or quote that we identify with that helps us stay focused in a positive manner.  For example, it can be as simple as "Just keep swimming"  which is Dori's famous quote from Finding Nemo.  "Just Keep Swimming" simply meant not to give up or stop even when something bad is happening like in Dori's case of being chased by sharks.

Your turn: For EW, write a PMA quote that you are familiar with and explain what you think it means or how you apply it to your life.  If you don't know a quote or are looking for a new one, Google "positive mental attitude quote" and search images.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Steps in the job search process

Early work - brainstorm with your group a list of steps that you would take to find and get a job.

Group read pages 463-468.  Discuss and take notes on job search steps.  (hint: there are 9)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Specific Emotions for One to Three Year Olds

Complete the reading of chapter 11-1.  Take notes on the following.  Turn in for points.

 - What does it look like in children?
 - What three reasons cause their anger?
 - What three things can they be taught to help handle their anger?

 - What typical fears to toddlers have?
 - What are four ways to help a child deal with their fears?

 - What is a common reason for jealousy?
 - What are four things a parent can do to cut down on jealousy?

Love and affection
 - Love is a _________________behavior.
 - How can we help children learn to love?

 - What is it?
 - What are three ways we can teach empathy?

Autoimmune Disease

Today, we will take a closer look at autoimmune diseases.

1.  Watch the following video and complete the worksheet with your group.  Hold for discussion.

2.  Read the following article independently. Click here for article. Be prepared to answer exit slip questions.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Work and your lifestyle

Today, we will talk about the kind of life you want to have when you are ready to move out on your own.  Think about it - will you stay single for a while, or get married and start a family?  If so, how many kids will you have?  Where will you live - in the city, by the ocean, in the mountains, or in a rural community like Demotte?  Will you take vacations - Disney World? another country? or just a staycation?

Add in hobbies, cars, night life, cell phones, internet, etc.. and you've got a lifestyle to maintain.  For your early work, complete the worksheet, Work and Your Lifestyle.

Next, you will see how much it will all add up to be at Jumpstart Reality Check.

Finally, you'll research 3 jobs that will help you pay for the lifestyle you want.