Quarter 4 CALENDAR Weeks 1-3

Week 1:

Monday April 4th : Staff Work Day

Tuesday April 5th:  Student Registration Day

Wednesday April 6th:  First Day of Q4:  Syllabus/Calendar Review   *key dates*

Thursday April 7th: Started TED Talk: We Need to Talk About an Injustice

Friday April 8th: Assignment: Finish watching the TED Talk and compose a 200-300 word reflection


Week 2: 

Monday April 11th : Handout Quarter 4 Check-list Pleas complete the outlined items in the order of your choice as a final to-do list for Quarter 4

Tuesday April 12th: All-School Field Trip to College Fair

Wednesday April 13th:  Kate Fay (ALC Resource Coordinator) visited to share what volunteer opportunities she has for LNAS JAG students to participate in Assignment: Email Becky with the plan you have to complete your 5 required hours of service for Quarter 4

Thursday April 14th:  Students logged in to My Life Plan and reviewed the list of tasks they might need to complete before the end of the school year

Friday April 15th:  Field trip to All My Relations Gallery

Week 3:

Monday April 18th:  Assignment: Field Trip Reflection from Ally My Relations Gallery: Two paragraph feedback/insights/likes/dislikes

Tuesday April 19th:  Meal Planning for LSS Service Project

Wednesday April 20th:  Portfolio Check-list …final shopping list ….My Life Plan

Thursday April 21st:Portfolio Work / Check-List / My Life Plan

Friday April 22nd:  COOKING for LSS Service Project

Week 4:

Monday April 25th:  JAG Minneapolis Conference Bus Pick up 8:30 …back around 2:15

-You select the workshops you want

-Optional competitions for awards/prizes

-Optional National Guard Climbing Wall activity *bring a change of clothes

Dress Code: Business Casual          Food Provided

Tuesday April 26th: Assignment Conference Reflection/Feedback 1 page double-spaced emailed to Becky

Wednesday April 27th: LNAS Half-Day  NO JAG CLASS

Thursday April 28th: Field Trip to M.I.A. Assignment: Email Becky a description of your FAVORITE piece of work and WHY you liked it

Friday April 29: NO JAG CLASS



Power of Compound Interest

Step 1: Watch money coach Dave Ramsey describe compound interest:

What is compound interest?

Step 2:  Read the corresponding article: How Teens Can Become Millionaires:

How Teens Can Become Millionaires

Step 3: Review the “Ben and Arthur” Handout that explains the math behind compound interest

Step 4: Check in with Ms. Clark when complete.

Thursday, Feb. 4th

Step 1: Please make sure you have copied over the entire PowerPoint from yesterday’s class:

7 Financial Baby Steps

Step 2: Turn in the blue reading guide from Chapter 1: Super Saving

Step 3:  Track – Your – Spending Assignment:

Starting today, please track ALL of your expenses for one week. Please do so each day through Wednesday of next week.  HOW you organize your report is up to you. Some ideas would be to create a Word/Google DOC and add to it each day, you could also create a note on your phone or start an email to add to each day. Please show K or Becky what format you decide on by the end of class today.


Thursday, Feb 4th

Item Description             Cost

McDonald’s                       $6.50

Bus                                      $1.25

Total:                                    $7.75

I also need you to list the BILLS you are responsible for each month. You might not have to pay that bill this week – but it is something you have to pay in February.

Phone Bill? Rent? Utility? Gas Money? Food?

Step 4: Select or create a budget template you would like to use to create your personal budget.  I have attached the budget template I use each month-you don’t have to use the same example – feel free to search for or create a template that will work for you.


Feel free to Google Search for budget templates to find a variety of options.  Please show K or Becky your decided budget template at the end of class today.


Building Your Future Project Options

Please pick ONE of the two project options below. Design the future you are wanting.  Showcase (Due Date) is Friday, January 29th.

Option 1: Create a Vision Board

**See the handout with clear directions

How to Create a Vision Board and Realize Your Dreams

Option 2: Digital Presentation 

Lifestyle Presentation Project Rubric Template

TEMPLATE My Future Life Style Presentation

Helpful Link to help calculate future expenses:  Reality Check Tool

Due Date:  Friday, January 29th – Showcase to class

W-4 Forms

Please use the link below to answer the questions on the handout provided in class on employment taxes.  Complete the quiz at the end of the tutorial and record your results on the handout.

Tax Tutorial

Then please watch the short video on filling out W-4 Forms provided by the link below:

W-4 Video

Lastly, please complete your own W-4 form and review it with K or Becky.

Monday, November 23


Before we break for Thanksgiving, please review the following assignment check list:

  1. New JAG students: – Pretest  -Student Survey  – Hennepin Tech App.
  2. Completed Career Research Packet – 3 careers you are interested in.
  3. Emotional Intelligence Notes from K’s Presentation / Survey Online
  4. Cover Letter: Rough Draft Edited by Becky or K / Final Draft Due Monday, November 30th
  5. NEW TODAY:  4 Personal/Professional/Academic Goals for the rest of Quarter 2: until January 15th Please email the four goals you would like to truly work on :  becky.clark@ppl-inc.org
  6. Update your service hours on the provided handout
  7. Tomorrow: We will be planning a field trip of our choice for Quarter 2 – please provide some suggestions of what you are interested it!

Emotional Intelligence

What Is Emotional Intelligence?

Review from K’s Prezi Presentation Yesterday:

Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. It is generally said to include 3 skills:

1. Emotional awareness, including the ability to identify your own emotions and those of others;

2. The ability to harness emotions and apply them to tasks like thinking and problems solving;

3. The ability to manage emotions, including the ability to regulate your own emotions, and the ability to cheer up or calm down another person.

From Psychology Today.com

NEW! Assignment for Friday, November 13th

EI Inventory: Please follow the link below and complete the Emotional Intelligence Inventory – record or print results!

Emotional Intelligence Inventory