Archive for October, 2010

7th 8th Grade Assignment #12

Posted in Uncategorized on October 27, 2010 by Jennifer Griffin

We are continuing our business simulations in spreadsheets on PREDICTING TRENDS.

1.Listen to two podcasts today! The first podcast is on Following Directions, it is 4 minutes long and there are questions on your worksheet from it. BE CAREFUL, THIS PODCAST IS LISTED SECOND.  After you listen to it, answer the questions on the worksheet for it. Podcasts click here.

2. Now go to the podcast called “lollipop averages #2”. Listen to it, then go to the next direction on the blog.

Podcasts click here.

3.Download the spreadsheet from this site, Its called “Rainbow Lollipop(8).xls”. Spreadsheet download site click here.

I am giving you a guide already printed. Here is the digital version of it. DO NOT DOWNLOAD IT, DO NOT PRINT IT. Guide here, Worksheet here.

4.Use the guide and find the averages for each of the six columns in the box marked averages. Do the same for sheet 2 and sheet 3 on the same spreadsheet. Remember the tab on the bottom left corner lets you switch between sheets. When you are done, get an answer sheet from me and compare your answers to see if they are right.

5. Answer the rest of the questions on the worksheet and hand it in, show your spreadsheet to the teacher. Put today’s worksheet in your folder and put the guide under the keyboard. Give the answer sheet back to Mr. Litt. Close the spreadsheet and do not save it.

6. When done keyboard at your level.

Go to Typeonline by clicking here

Go to Dance Mat Typing or

Freetypinggame Lessons and practice at your level.

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7th 8th Grade Asignment #11

Posted in Uncategorized on October 24, 2010 by Jennifer Griffin

We are expanding our business simulations in spreadsheets to something new: PREDICTING TRENDS.

1.Listen to the podcast it explains much. the worksheet is going to have questions from the podcast. This podcast has some pops and cracks, I’m sorry, so be careful with the volume. The podcasy is called Lollipop Company Averages and Trends Podcast click here

2.Download the spreadsheet from this site, Its called “Rainbow Lollipop.xls”. Spreadsheet download site click here.

I am giving you a guide already printed. Here is the digital version of it. DO NOT DOWNLOAD IT, DO NOT PRINT IT. Guide here , Worksheet here.

3.Find the averages for each of the six columns at  the bottom of each column in the box marked averages.

4. Do the same for sheet 2 and sheet 3 on the same spreadsheet. Remember the tab on the bottom left corner lets you switch between sheets.

5. Answer the questions on the worksheet and hand it in, show your spreadsheet to the teacher. Close the spreadsheet and do not save it.

6. A new activity:: Go to this website and explore the lessons on spreadsheets for the first two units. You have to click the green arrow on the bottom right to go to each new page. You will need headphones. Its about Excel, which is close to Open Office, but a little different. Think while you are working: What are some differences? Click on the blue box to launch it, website click here

7. When done keyboard at your level.

Go to Typeonline by clicking here

Go to Dance Mat Typing or

Freetypinggame Lessons and practice at your level.


7th 8th Grade Assignment #10

Posted in Uncategorized on October 20, 2010 by Jennifer Griffin

1. Listen to the podcast first. Podcast site click here

2. Before you take the test, know you will come back to this site when you are done and keyboard quietly until everyone is done.

3. Clear your keyboard out of the way and take the test.

4. Kyyboard quietly until everyone is done.

5. After we have finished the test, go to the link given and click on the blue image to launch a simple program about spreadsheets. You will need headphones. Spreadsheet site click here.

7th 8th Grade Assignment #9

Posted in Uncategorized on October 18, 2010 by Jennifer Griffin

Today we are going to do a business simulation again. Your job is to make the math formulas on a spreadsheet for a business. Listen to the podcast for today’s assignment first. The podcast is called “7th 6th Assignment #8: Spreadsheets: Balloon Factory

Podcast click here.

1. Download the spreadsheet from this site. The spreadsheet is called “Bullwinkle_Factory.xls”

Download spreadsheet here

2.Put the multiplication formulas in column “D”. Put a whole column addition formula in the totals box at the bottom of the column in column “D”. Make sure you do the the pages for MONDAY and TUESDAY. Use the tabs on the bottom of the spreadsheet to go to both pages.

3. When you are done keyboard according to your goal and the practice for your level on the keyboarding chart.

7th 8th Grade #11

Posted in Uncategorized on October 15, 2010 by Jennifer Griffin

Follow Directions:

1. Take all the learning goal sheets out of your folder and put them in order, newest on top, oldest on bottom. Attach the cover sheet Mr. Litt gives you, paper clip them all together, and be ready to hand them in.

2. Take the “Keyboard Levels” sheet and try the assessments. You are doing this to find what level you are at. When you pass an assessment, you are done with that level. Fill out the Keyboarding Contract when you know your level, read directions on the Keyboarding Contract.

3. Practice Keyboarding seriously at the level you are at. Look on the Keyboarding Level chart to see what practices are for your level.

4.. Reading comprehension: Go to the website listed below and read the article. Do the worksheet that you are given. It is a short article on what goes into chicken patties.Web page click here.

5. When you are done go to these reading comprehension website do all three activities. Website page one click here.Website page two click here.Website page three click here.

7th 8th Grade #10

Posted in Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 by Jennifer Griffin

Your class is two classes ahead of the Monday/Friday classes. We are going to re-do Lesson #8, the hot dog stand spreadsheet with some new things:

1. Make sure you have two guide sheets in hand from Mr. Litt. Here is a digital version of page one  and here is page two but I will give you a paper one so you do not need to download it.

2. Download the sheet from the site link below, today’s sheet is called Moshe’s_HD_with_errors.xls. Get spreadsheet  by going to this site.

3. Look at the guide to help you; Put in the multiplication formulas in column “D” and the whole column addition formulas at the bottom.

4. Now look at the spreadsheet, on the bottom left are small tabs that say “sheet 1”, “sheet 2” and some arrows to go to “sheet 3”. Go to sheet 2 and sheet 3 and fix the formulas that are there that are wrong. Do this by selecting each cell and checking the formula on it in the formula bar.

5. Show Mr. Litt your completed spreadsheet and write a reflection on your learning goals sheet.

6. Go to Typeonline by clicking here and do the lessons at your level.

7. Do additional practice for your level from this site, also.

7th 8th Grade Assignment #9

Posted in Uncategorized on October 10, 2010 by Jennifer Griffin

I am out today, there is a substitute. You do not need your folders. You will do 3 activities.

1. Reading comprehension:Go to the website listed below and read the article. Do the worksheet that you are given. It is a short article on what goes into chicken patties.Web page click here.

2. Go to this reading comprehension website do all three activities. Website page one click here.Website page two click here.Website page three click here.

3. Go to Dance Mat Typing or Typeonline or Freetypinggame Lessons and practice at your level.