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This exciting, dual-credit course is very hands on and is all done on the computer.  Students will use a variety of software to learn about personal finance and the generally accepted accounting principles. It is self-paced with teacher guidance.  We will be using standards-based grading in this classroom.

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  • February 1, 2017

    Begin: 02.01.17      End: 05.31.17
    Student Registration URL:
    http://login.cengagebrain.com/course/37W7-HKD7-HP8V
    Course Key: 37W7-HKD7-HP8V

  • Wednesday, January 25, 2016Wednesday, January 25, 2016

    It's a Wonderful Wednesday in Accounting!

    *****IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT******

    Assessment on Thursday over credit.

    Bellwork: None today

    Learning Targets:

    I understand the phrase, "Education Pays."

    Agenda:

    Go over bellwork.

    Check on your stocks, trade stocks, etc.  http://www.marketwatch.com/game/accounting-spring-2017

    Follow these steps:

    Open Virtual Business

    Click on "New Career Project"

    Click "Standard City"

    View assignment.  Pay close attention to directions and tips.

    Try to become a millionaire!!!!

    Have a great day!

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    It's a Terrific Tuesday in Accounting!

    *****IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT******

    Assessment on Thursday over credit.

    Bellwork: Do you know how to raise a low credit score?  Check out this link for more information:

    http://www.myfico.com/credit-education/improve-your-credit-score/

    Learning Targets:

    I understand the basics of credit cards.

    I understand how to increase a low credit score.

    I can figure gross pay.

    I can figure net pay.

    I understand the phrase, "Education Pays."

    Agenda:

    Go over bellwork.

    Check on your stocks, trade stocks, etc.  http://www.marketwatch.com/game/accounting-spring-2017

    Virtual Business Lesson 9, Fixing Your Credit

    Education and Advancement

    Have a great day!

  • Monday, January 23, 2017Monday, January 23, 2017

    It's a Marvelous Monday in Accounting!

    Bellwork: Know the difference between a debit and credit card!  Also know the following:

    ATM Card

    Check Card

    EFT

    Learning Targets:

    I understand the impact of credit cards and credit card debt in America.

    I understand the basics of credit cards.

    Agenda:

    Go over bellwork.

    Check on your stocks, trade stocks, etc.  http://www.marketwatch.com/game/accounting-spring-2017

    Credit card scavenger hunt.
    Lesson 8 on credit cards.

    Have a great day!

  • Friday, January 20, 2017Friday, January 20, 2017

    It's a Fabulous Friday in Accounting!

    Bellwork: Read about saving money in the link below.  Be prepared to share your favorite tip from the article and how you might use it (or convince a family member to do so).

    100 ways to save money

    Learning Targets:

    I understand how comparison shop to save money.

    I understand how to online shop.

    I understand how to calculate unit cost.

    I understand how to calculate discounts.

    Agenda:

    Go over bellwork.

    Check on your stocks, trade stocks, etc.  http://www.marketwatch.com/game/accounting-spring-2017

    Upload your online shopping spreadsheets below.

    Did you get Lesson 6 completed?

    Figuring discounts and unit price.

    Have a great day!

  • Thursday, January 19, 2017Thursday, January 19, 2017

    It's a Thrilling Thursday in Accounting!

    Bellwork: Read about how to safely online shop by clicking on this link:  Online Safety

    Learning Targets:

    I understand how the stock market works.

    I understand how the banking system works.

    I understand how comparison shop to save money.

    I understand how to online shop.

    Agenda:

    Go over bellwork.

    Check on your stocks, trade stocks, etc.  http://www.marketwatch.com/game/accounting-spring-2017

    Finish up partner online shopping activity.

    Next, complete Lesson 6 (get the handout from the sub).

    Have a great day!

  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    It's a Wonderful Wednesday in Accounting!

    ******IMPORTANT********

    You will have assessments today over the following learning targets:

    I can write a check

    I can keep a check register

    I can reconcile a bank statement

    Bellwork: None today.  Just review checking accounts on your own.

    Learning Targets:

    I understand how the stock market works.

    I understand how the banking system works.

    I can write checks.

    I can keep a check register.

    I can reconcile a bank statement.

    I understand how to save money.

    Agenda:

    Go over bellwork.

    Check on your stocks, trade stocks, etc.  http://www.marketwatch.com/game/accounting-spring-2017

    Assessments

    New unit on saving money (Lesson 6 folder)

    Have a great day!

  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    It's a Terrific Tuesday in Accounting!

    ******IMPORTANT********

    You will have assessments tomorrow over understanding the stock market/investing and over writing check and keeping a check register.

    Bellwork: Take a look at the link below about identifying counterfeit currency.

    http://fitsmallbusiness.com/how-to-detect-counterfeit-money/

    Learning Targets:

    I understand how the stock market works.

    I understand how the banking system works.

    I can write checks.

    I can keep a check register.

    I can reconcile a bank statement.

    Agenda:

    Go over bellwork.

    Check on your stocks, trade stocks, etc.  http://www.marketwatch.com/game/accounting-spring-2017

    Check writing and keeping track:

    http://lite.foolproofonline.info/ecu/modules/junk_in_the_trunk/board17.php

    http://www.themint.org/kids/tracking-your-checking-account.html

    Bank Reconciliation:

    http://accountingexplained.com/financial/cash-and-equiv/bank-reconciliation

    Lesson 7, Click Here

    Next, Online Banking, Lesson 11

    Have a great day!

  • Friday, January 13, 2017Friday, January 13, 2017

    It's a Fabulous Friday the 13th in Accounting!

    ******IMPORTANT********

    You will have assessments next week (probably on Tuesday) over understanding the stock market/investing and over writing check and keeping a check register.

    Bellwork: Take the quiz below!  Click on the link!

    https://docs.google.com/a/bath.kyschools.us/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfaSODDuTc0b2UHEkVOahxOKmfOY2SwMjQ-VllZggVKRCERFg/viewform

     

    Learning Targets:

    I understand how the stock market works.

    I understand how the banking system works.

    I can write checks.

    I can keep a check register.

    Agenda:

    Go over bellwork.

    Check on your stocks, trade stocks, etc.  http://www.marketwatch.com/game/accounting-spring-2017

    Check writing and keeping track:

    http://lite.foolproofonline.info/ecu/modules/junk_in_the_trunk/board17.php

    http://www.themint.org/kids/tracking-your-checking-account.html

    Bank Reconciliation:

    http://accountingexplained.com/financial/cash-and-equiv/bank-reconciliation

    Have a great day!

  • Thursday, January 12, 2017Thursday, January 12, 2017

    It's a Thrilling Thursday in Accounting!

    Bellwork: Answer these questions.  You may copy and paste them into a Word document or have them "mentally" ready to answer when called upon. You may use the Internet to find the answers. 

    1.  The last item written on a check is this.

    2.  How many Federal Reserve Banks are there in the United States?  Where are the headquarters located?

    3.  How is counterfeit money handled at a bank?

    Learning Targets:

    I understand how the stock market works.

    I understand how the banking system works.

    I can write checks.

    I can keep a check register.

    Agenda:

    Go over bellwork.

    Check on your stocks, trade stocks, etc.  http://www.marketwatch.com/game/accounting-spring-2017

    Check writing and keeping track:

    http://lite.foolproofonline.info/ecu/modules/junk_in_the_trunk/board17.php

    http://www.themint.org/kids/tracking-your-checking-account.html

    Bank Reconciliation:

    http://accountingexplained.com/financial/cash-and-equiv/bank-reconciliation

    Have a great day!

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    It's a Wonderful Wednesday in Accounting!

    Bellwork: None today :)

    Learning Targets:

    I understand how the stock market works.

    I how the banking system works.

    I can write checks.

    I can keep a check register.

    Agenda:

    Go over bellwork.

    Check on your stocks, trade stocks, etc.  http://www.marketwatch.com/game/accounting-spring-2017

    Continue with the Hands on Banking Activity:

    http://www.handsonbanking.org/htdocs/en/t/

    Next, practice the following:

    Check writing and keeping track:

    http://lite.foolproofonline.info/ecu/modules/junk_in_the_trunk/board17.php

    http://www.themint.org/kids/tracking-your-checking-account.html

    Bank Reconciliation:

    http://accountingexplained.com/financial/cash-and-equiv/bank-reconciliation

    Have a great day!

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    It's a Wonderful Wednesday in Accounting!

    Bellwork: None today :)

    Learning Targets:

    I understand how the stock market works.

    I how the banking system works.

    I can write checks.

    I can keep a check register.

    Agenda:

    Go over bellwork.

    Check on your stocks, trade stocks, etc.  http://www.marketwatch.com/game/accounting-spring-2017

    Continue with the Hands on Banking Activity:

    http://www.handsonbanking.org/htdocs/en/t/

    Next, practice the following:

    Check writing and keeping track:

    http://lite.foolproofonline.info/ecu/modules/junk_in_the_trunk/board17.php

    http://www.themint.org/kids/tracking-your-checking-account.html

    Bank Reconciliation:

    http://accountingexplained.com/financial/cash-and-equiv/bank-reconciliation

    Have a great day!

  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    It's a Terrific Tuesday in Accounting!

    We will continue our unit on investing; however, we will also be starting a new unit today on banking.  It's important that you understand how the banking system works and all of the services it offers--savings, checking, loans, etc.

    At 2 p.m., we'll check the stock market rankings.  Top two players get $1 each or 10 Starburst candies (whichever they choose). Must be present to win.

    Bellwork: Answer these questions.  You may copy and paste them into a Word document or have them "mentally" ready to answer when called upon. You may use the Internet to find the answers.

    1.  What does FDIC insured mean?

    2.  What is the Federal Reserve System?

    3. What is the difference between a debit card and a credit card?

    Learning Targets:

    I understand how the stock market works.

    I how the banking system works.

    I can write checks.

    I can keep a check register.

    Agenda:

    Go over bellwork.

    Check on your stocks, trade stocks, etc.  http://www.marketwatch.com/game/accounting-spring-2017

    Begin unit on banking.

    Today's resources:

    http://www.handsonbanking.org/htdocs/en/t/

    Check writing and keeping track:

    http://lite.foolproofonline.info/ecu/modules/junk_in_the_trunk/board17.php

    http://www.themint.org/kids/tracking-your-checking-account.html

    Bank Reconciliation:

    http://accountingexplained.com/financial/cash-and-equiv/bank-reconciliation

    Have a great day!

  • Monday, January 9, 2017Monday, January 9, 2017

    It's a Marvelous Monday in Accounting!

    Bellwork: Answer these questions.  You may copy and paste them into a Word document or have them "mentally" ready to answer when called upon.

    1.  When it comes to investing in stocks, a bull market means this.

    2.  When it comes to investing, a bear market means this.

    3. If your portfolio is showing red/negative numbers for your stock, then you should immediately buy or sell the stocks?

    Learning Targets:

    I understand how the stock market works.

    I can read a stock market table.

    I understand money market accounts.

    Agenda:

    Go over bellwork.

    Check on your stocks, trade stocks, etc.  http://www.marketwatch.com/game/accounting-spring-2017

    eggs

    Continue our unit on investing.

    Money Market Accounts--Click Here!

    Kahoot Game.

    Lesson 13, Intro To Investing.

  • Wednesday, January 4, 2017Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    It's a Wonderful Wednesday in Accounting!

    Bellwork: Answer these questions.  You may copy and paste them into a Word document or have them "mentally" ready to answer when called upon.

    1.  When it comes to investing in stocks, it can be quite _________ because you stand to lose or possibly gain a lot of money.  (Begins with the letter, "R.")

    2.  You should purchase stocks when the price is _________.

    3.  You should sell stocks when the price is ________.

    4.  When you own shares of stocks, you are known as this?  (Accept two answers.)

    Learning Targets:

    I understand how the stock market works.

    I can read a stock market table.

    Agenda:

    Go over bellwork.

    Check on your stocks, trade stocks, etc.  http://www.marketwatch.com/game/accounting-spring-2017

    eggs

    Continue our unit on investing.

  • Tuesday, January 3, 2017Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    It's a Terrific Tuesday in Accounting!

    Bellwork:  Complete this document and upload below. LESSON 1 QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER

    Learning Targets:

    I can manage my time.

    I understand how the stock market works.

    I can read a stock market table.

    Agenda:

    Go over bellwork.

    Introduction to the stock market.

    If time permits, you will register for the stock market game.

    info

    1.  Sign up/register here:  http://www.marketwatch.com/  Use your school e-mail address.

    2.  Confirm your registration by opening your e-mail.  Look for an e-mail from Dow Jones.

    3.  Register with the stock market game here:

    http://www.marketwatch.com/game/accounting-spring-2017

    Password is wildcats

     

  • Monday, January 2, 2017Monday, January 2, 2017

    winter break

    Welcome back!  I'm so excited to have each of you in this class.  It looks like an awesome group of students!

    Bellwork:  None today! :)

    Learning Target:

    I can manage my time.

    Agenda:

    Classroom website, syllabus, dual credit, etc.

    Virtual Business Lesson 1.

     

  • New Semester Begins After Christmas


    Accounting is not being taught during the Fall 2016 semester.  It will resume after Christmas.  


    I can't wait to meet all of my new students after Christmas!

  • Friday, February 19, 2016Friday, February 19, 2016

    It's a Fabulous Friday in accounting!  I have missed all of you!  So glad that we are having class today :)

    Today, at 10 a.m., I will be rewarding our top two players in the stock market game.  Please remind me.

    Bellwork: Begin a new bellwork document today.  Name it "Accounting 1." 

    Add the following: (You may have to look up the answers)

    1. What does GAAP stand for?

    2.  What are assets?  Give two examples of your own assets.

    3.  What are liabilities?  Do you have any liabilities?  Provide two examples of liabilities.

    Learning Targets:

    I understand the accounting equation.

    I understand assets, liabilities, and owner's equity.

    Agenda:

    Discuss bellwork.

    We are not going to have an assessment on our last unit.  We are going to go ahead and begin accounting today.

    Today is the last day, for a long time, that you will use this site.  

    Starting Monday, you'll go straight to aplia.com

    This site will be like a blackboard, where you'll find all of your classroom activities.

    If you have not uploaded your brochure, please do so today.  I will be giving a grade on the following learning target, "I understand how to research careers."

     

    CAREER RESEARCH BROCHURE PROJECT.  CLICK HERE.

    Stock Market Research Link:

    http://finance.yahoo.com/

    Have a great day!

     
  • Friday, February 12, 2016Friday, February 12, 2016

    It's a Fabulous Friday in accounting! Club Day!

    Since I am not here today, and since it is club day, then you do not have any bellwork or additional assignments.

    Today is a good day to make up any missing assignments, practice for your FBLA event, etc.

    Weather permitting, we'll be finishing up the personal finance unit early next week and begin accounting.

    Agenda:

    Complete your brochure and upload it to this website.  Scroll to the very bottom of this website to find the assignment section for uploading.

    CAREER RESEARCH BROCHURE PROJECT.  CLICK HERE.

    Stock Market Research Link:

    http://finance.yahoo.com/

    Have a great day!

     
  • Monday, February 8, 2016Monday, February 8, 2016

    It's a Marvelous Monday in accounting! 

    Bellwork: Open your Budgeting bellwork document.

    Add the following:

    1.  Figure the overtime (OT) gross pay. You worked 80 regular hours during the past two weeks and 4 OT hours.  You are on a biweekly payroll.  Your regular pay rate is $9.40 an hour.  You get paid 1.5 times your regular pay rate for each hour of OT.

    2.  Using the gross pay in number 1, figure the net pay with the following information:

    • Your federal taxes are 16.5% of your gross pay.
    • Social security is 6.2% of your gross pay.
    • Medicare is 1.45% of gross pay.
    • County tax is 1.5% of gross pay.
    • Your 401K plan is 6% of your gross pay.
    • Your health insurance is $55 for this payroll cycle.

    Learning Targets:

    I understand the W-4 and W-2 forms.

    I understand payroll deductions.

    I can calculate gross pay and net pay.

    I can research careers.

    Agenda:

    Discuss bellwork.

    CAREER RESEARCH BROCHURE PROJECT.  CLICK HERE.

    Stock Market Research Link:

    http://finance.yahoo.com/

    Have a great day!

     
  • Friday, February 5, 2016Friday, February 5, 2016

    It's a Fabulous Friday in accounting! 

    Bellwork: Open your Budgeting bellwork document.

    Add the following:

    1.  Figure the yearly net pay for the following situation:  

    Your salary for one paycheck for a semi-monthly pay period is $856.78.  Figure your yearly net pay.

    2.  If you make an annual salary of $33,000 and get paid biweekly, then what is your gross pay per pay period?

    3.  Using your answer to number 2 above, figure your net pay if your deductions are 25% of your gross pay.

    Learning Targets:

    I understand the W-4 and W-2 forms.

    I understand payroll deductions.

    I can calculate gross pay and net pay.

    Agenda:

    Discuss bellwork.

    The W-4 vs. the W-2:

    https://apps.irs.gov/app/understandingTaxes/hows/mod01/sim_mod01_01.jsp

    http://blog.taxact.com/form-w-2/

     

    Where did my paycheck go? 

    http://www.ustrust.com/publish/ust/FEO/your-paycheck.html

    http://www.countingmypennies.com/2014/05/05/where-does-your-paycheck-go/

    Reality Check:

    http://www.jumpstart.org/reality-check.html

    CAREER RESEARCH BROCHURE PROJECT.  CLICK HERE.

    Stock Market Research Link:

    http://finance.yahoo.com/

    Have a great day!

     
  • Thursday, February 4, 2016Thursday, February 4, 2016

    It's a Thrilling Thursday in accounting! 

    You will have an assessment today over investing.

    Bellwork: Open your Budgeting bellwork document.

    Add the following:

    1.  How much of your budget should you set aside for savings?

    2.  Figure the gross pay.  You worked 60 hours over the past two weeks.  (You are on a biweekly pay schedule.)  Your hourly rate of pay is $7.90.

    3.  Using the information from above, figure your net pay if your deductions are approximately 20% of your gross pay.

    Learning Targets:

    I understand the purpose of a budget.

    I understand the parts of a budget.

    I understand how to create a budget.

    I understand the W-4 and W-2 forms.

    I understand payroll deductions.

    I can calculate gross pay and net pay.

    Agenda:

    Discuss bellwork.

    We will complete Lesson 3 today.

    The W-4 vs. the W-2:

    https://apps.irs.gov/app/understandingTaxes/hows/mod01/sim_mod01_01.jsp

    http://blog.taxact.com/form-w-2/

     

    Where did my paycheck go? 

    http://www.ustrust.com/publish/ust/FEO/your-paycheck.html

    http://www.countingmypennies.com/2014/05/05/where-does-your-paycheck-go/

    Stock Market Research Link:

    http://finance.yahoo.com/

    Have a great day!

     
  • Wednesday, February 3, 2016Wednesday, February 3, 2016

    It's a Wonderful Wednesday in accounting! 

    You will have an assessment tomorrow over investing.

    At 10 a.m. today, we will check to see who is leading in the stock market game.  1st and 2nd place will each get $1.00.

    Bellwork: Begin a new bellwork document.  Save it as, "Budgeting."

    Add the following: (Note, you will most like have to look up the answers.)

    1.  What are fixed expenses?  Variable/flexible expenses? Discretionary expenses?

    2.  What is the difference between gross income and net income or pay?

    3.  What is the maximum percentage of your income that you should spend on housing (rent or mortgage)?

    Learning Targets:

    I understand the purpose of a budget.

    I understand the parts of a budget.

    I understand how to create a budget.

    Agenda:

    Discuss bellwork.

    We will begin discussion on budgeting. (Lesson 3)

    http://www.thirteen.org/finance/games/bankorbust.html

    http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=145

    Stock Market Research Link:

    http://finance.yahoo.com/

    Have a great day!

     
  • Tuesday, February 2, 2016Tuesday, February 2, 2016

    It's a Terrific Tuesday in accounting!  

    If you missed a formative assessment on banking, be sure to ask me about making it up.

    Bellwork: Add the following to your investing bellwork document.

    1. Which is riskier, a savings account or stocks and why?

    2.  What is the NASDAQ? (Write down three things about it.)

    3.  What is the S&P 500?  Name three companies listed

    in the S&P 500.

    4.  What is the Dow Jones?  How does it differ from the S&P

    and the NASDAQ?

     

    Learning Targets:

    I understand how to research stocks and companies.

    I understand how to read a stock table.

    I understand a bull and bear market.

    I understand how mutual funds work.

    I understand how money market funds work.

    I understand diversification in investing.

    Agenda:

    Discuss bellwork.

    Kahoot review games:  Banking and Investing.

    Virtual Business lesson on investing--Lesson 15 on Diversification.

    If time permits, a look back at January's stock market:

    http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/01/investing/stocks-markets-january-93-percent-lost/

    https://www.seeitmarket.com/january-2016-stock-market-review-the-bear-awakens-15272/

    Stock Market Research Link:

    http://finance.yahoo.com/

    Have a great day!

  • Monday, February 1, 2016Monday, February 1, 2016

    It's a Marvelous Monday in accounting!  

    Bellwork: Open your investing bellwork document and add the following:

    1.  What is a bull market?  A bear market?

    2.  What is the difference between mutual funds and money market accounts?

    3.  You should buy stock when the price is _______ and sell when the price is _________.

    Learning Targets:

    I understand how to research stocks and companies.

    I understand how to read a stock table.

    I understand a bull and bear market.

    I understand how mutual funds work.

    Agenda:

    Discuss bellwork.

    Check on your stocks--

    Stock Market Research Link:

    http://finance.yahoo.com/

    Stock Market Game Link and Info:

    Creator:
    Mrs. Robinson
    Game Link:
    http://www.marketwatch.com/game/lets-try-againaccounting
    Start Date:
    1/14/2016
    End Date:
    Game Tagline:

    Have the biggest portfolio at the end of the game and win $10.

     

     

    Virtual business lessons on investing.

    Have a great day!

  • Thursday, January 28, 2016Thursday, January 28, 2016

    It's a Thrilling Thursday in accounting!  

    Formative assessment tomorrow over investing.

    Bellwork: Create a new bellwork document named "investing."  Add the following: (Scroll down....)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Answer the following questions about the stock table above.

    1.  What is the ticker symbol?

    2.  What is the name of the company?

    3.  Is the stock price up or down?

    4.  During what month did this stock experience its highest?

    5.  Would you invest in this company today based on what you see in this current chart?  Why or why not.

    Learning Targets:

    I understand how to research stocks and companies.

    I understand how to read a stock table.

    I understand a bull and bear market.

    I understand how mutual funds work.

    Agenda:

    Discuss bellwork.

    Check on your stocks--

    Stock Market Research Link:

    http://finance.yahoo.com/

    Stock Market Game Link and Info:

    Creator:
    Mrs. Robinson
    Game Link:
    http://www.marketwatch.com/game/lets-try-againaccounting
    Start Date:
    1/14/2016
    End Date:
    Game Tagline:

    Have the biggest portfolio at the end of the game and win $10.

     

    Mutual funds:

    More Americans invest in stocks and bonds through mutual funds than in any other way.

    A mutual fund is like an investment club with thousands of members. An investment club is any group of people who pool their money, invest and share the profits or losses.

    The class is now going to form investment clubs with just a few members. 

    Have a great day!

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2016Wednesday, January 27, 2016

    Hello strangers! It's a Wonderful Wednesday in accounting!  FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT TODAY OVER BANKING. Please look over your banking bellwork to prepare for the multiple choice assessment.

    Bellwork: Look over your previous bellwork questions and answers to prepare for the assessment.

    Learning Targets:

    I understand how the banking system works.

    I understand how checking and savings accounts work.

    I understand how to research stocks and companies.

    I understand how to read a stock table.

    Agenda:

    After the assessment, we will begin a new unit on investing.  Today, we'll be discussing the stock market as a choice in investing.  You'll be registering for the stock market game, which usually works best in Internet Explorer.

    Stock Market Research Link:

    http://finance.yahoo.com/

    Stock Market Game Link and Info:

    Creator:
    Mrs. Robinson
    Game Link:
    www.marketwatch.com/game/spring2016accounting
    Start Date:
    1/14/2016
    End Date:
    Game Tagline:

    Have the biggest portfolio at the end of the game and win $10.

    Have a great day!

  • Friday, August 15, 2015Friday, August 15, 2015

    It's a Fabulous Friday in accounting!  FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT TUESDAY OVER BANKING. This will include the Federal Reserve System, savings, and checking accounts.  It will be multiple choice and performance.  You will have to write a check, complete a check register, and reconcile a bank statement.

    Bellwork: Open your Banking bellwork document that you began yesterday.  Copy and paste the questions below and answer them within your bellwork document.  Save.  These will be questions that will appear on your formative and summative assessment.

    1. Checks or deposits that have not cleared the bank yet

    are referred to as this.

    2.  When you make a ________, your bank balance

    increases.

    3.  When you make a _________, your bank balance

    decreases.

    4.  Once a month, you should receive this from your

    bank.

    5.  ATM stands for this.

    6.  This is where you record all of your transactions.

    Learning Targets:

    I understand how the banking system works.

    I understand how checking and savings accounts work.

    I can write a check.

    I can complete a check register.

    I understand how to research stocks and companies.

    I understand how to read a stock table.

    Agenda:

    Lesson 7 folder.

    Resources:

    Practice with checking accounts:  http://www.themint.org/kids/tracking-your-checking-account.html

    http://lite.foolproofonline.info/ecu/modules/junk_in_the_trunk/board17.php

    Complete reconciliation activities.

    Complete Lesson 7, Virtual Business.

    If time permits, we may begin a new unit on investing today.

    Stock Market Research Link:

    http://finance.yahoo.com/

    Stock Market Game Link and Info:

    Creator:
    Mrs. Robinson
    Game Link:
    www.marketwatch.com/game/spring2016accounting
    Start Date:
    1/14/2016
    End Date:
    Game Tagline:

    Have the biggest portfolio at the end of the game and win $10.

    Have a great day!

  • Friday, January 8, 2016Friday, January 8, 2016

    It's a Fabulous Friday in accounting!  

    Bellwork: Open your Banking bellwork document

    that you began yesterday.  Copy and paste the

    questions below and answer them within your

    bellwork document.  Save.  These will be

    questions that will appear on your formative and

    summative assessment.

    1. What are some fees that banks may charge you with a

    savings or checking account?

    2.  What is a bounced check?

    3.  When you compare your bank statement to your check

    register and go through a process to make the balances

    match, then you are doing this.

    Learning Targets:

    I understand how the banking system works.

    I understand how checking and savings accounts work.

    I can write a check.

    I can complete a deposit ticket.

    I can complete a check register.

    I can reconcile a bank statement.

    Agenda:

    Check writing practice:

    http://mrskimbley.weebly.com/checks---writing-dollars-and-cents.html

    http://www.themint.org/kids/writing-a-check.html

    http://www.foolproofme.com/studentpirgs/banking/check-writing.html

    Practice with keeping a check register.

    If time permits, we will be working in Lesson 7 today.

    Have a great day!

  • Thursday, January 7, 2016Thursday, January 7, 2016

    It's a Thrilling Thursday in accounting!  

    Bellwork: Start a bellwork document in Microsoft Word.  Save it as "banking."  Copy and paste the questions below into your Word document.  Answer the questions in the document.  Save it.  You will keep adding to the bellwork document until asked to do a new one.  The bellwork questions will make up your formative and summative assessments during the first few weeks of class (while we are going over personal finance).

    1.  The primary goal of the Federal Reserve system is to:

    A.  keep banks up-to-date on the latest economic research

    B.  provide budget recommendations to the Treasury Department

    C.  maintain a safe and stable banking system.

    2.  This bank employee advises, evaluates, and signs off on loans to

    individuals and businesses.

    3.  What does it mean if a bank is FDIC insured?

    Learning Targets:

    I understand how the banking system works.

    I understand how checking and savings accounts work.

    Agenda:

    We are now in the Lesson 7 folder.

    Continue working on our banking unit. (PowerPoint is included in the Lesson 7 folder.  Also, a practice link is included.)

    Practice with checking accounts:  http://www.themint.org/kids/tracking-your-checking-account.html

    Virtual Business, Lesson 7

    Have a great day!

  • Wednesday, January 66, 2015Wednesday, January 66, 2015

    It's a Wonderful Wednesday in accounting!  

    Bellwork: What are three ways to manage your time?

    Learning Targets:

    I understand how to manage my time.

    I understand how the banking system works.

    Agenda:

    Finish Lesson 1 today.  You will not be assessed on time management; however, you need to practice good time management skills in your lives.

    Today, we will begin learning about the banking system, which is important as an accountant and if you plan to take Financial Services I and/or II (Wildcat Exchange Bank).  Also, being knowledgeable of the banking system will help you with the KOSSA test.

    Register with Everfi at www.everfi.com/register.

     
    Class code:  476804eb
     
    Work through the banking lesson and take the quiz at the end.  Headphones can be found about the room.  Sorry I have to leave you with this boring activity, but I had a family emergency and no alternative.  Luke Rousseau probably knows how to do this, so please see him if you have questions.

    Have a great day!

  • Tuesday, January 4, 2016Tuesday, January 4, 2016

    It's a Terrific Tuesday in accounting!  

    Bellwork: Finish up your Powtoon presentation.

    Learning Targets:

    I understand how to use Mrs. Robinson's website.

    I understand why the field of accounting is an excellent choice.

    I understand how to manage my _________.

    Agenda:

    Riddle:  What is more precious than gold, but can't be bought, sold, or traded?

    Today, we will begin a short unit on ___________ _________.  You must figure this one out.

    Can't solve the riddle?  Try out this puzzle (if it's not blocked):  http://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=286837ac4a59

    Powtoon Presentations

    You'll be learning how to use the Sim in Virtual Business.

    If time permits, you will be viewing a short video on the field of accounting.

    Have a great day!

  • Monday, December 14, 2015Monday, December 14, 2015

    It's a Marvelous Monday in Accounting

    Announcements:

    • We will be reviewing for our final exam tomorrow (Tuesday).  
    • Your final exam will be given on Wednesday, December 15, 2015

    Are you interested in either of the following camps?

    Entrepreneur:

    http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=f185a1207e698bca16ea79ac1&id=6259882a10&e=e7d5ec8802

    Accounting:

    http://www.kycpa.org/content/futurecpa/hsstudents/base.aspx

    Bellwork: None today

    Learning Target:

    I understand the field of accounting, including careers, salary and skills.

    Agenda:

    Discuss bellwork.

    Be sure to review the accounting cycle.  Look under the links section of this website for a PowerPoint.

    Please feel free to log into Aplia and review for your final.

    Have a great day!

  • Thursday, December 10, 2015Thursday, December 10, 2015

    It's a Thrilling Thursday in Accounting

    Announcements:

    • We will be reviewing for our final exam in here on Friday and Tuesday of next week.  I won't be here Monday, so we cannot review together for it then.  
    • Your final exam will be given on Wednesday, December 15, 2015

    Are you interested in either of the following camps?

    Entrepreneur:

    http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=f185a1207e698bca16ea79ac1&id=6259882a10&e=e7d5ec8802

    Accounting:

    http://www.kycpa.org/content/futurecpa/hsstudents/base.aspx

    Bellwork: Add the following to your KOSSA bellwork document:

    1.  Which accounts are affected by the following transaction: Bought supplies on account from Office Depot, $250.

    A.  Supplies and Accounts Payable--Office Depot

    B.  Supplies and Accounts Receivable--Office Depot

    C.  Cash and Accounts Payable--Office Depot

    2.  Analyze the following transaction:  Purchased merchandise for cash, $600.00.  Which of the following is correct?

    A.  Debit cash, credit purchases.

    B.  Debit purchases, credit cash.

    C.  Debit cash, credit sales.

    3.  Analyze the following transaction:  Received cash on account from Oakdale School, $200.00. Which of the following statements is true?

    A.  Cash is decreased.

    B.  Accts. Receivable--Oakdale School is credited.

    C.  Accts. Payable--Oakdale School is credited.

    4. Which of the following occurs when a business pays cash for supplies?

    A.  supplies increases

    B.  cash increases

    C.  accounts payable increases

    Learning Target:

    I understand the field of accounting, including careers, salary and skills.

    Agenda:

    Discuss bellwork.

    Finish sharing presentations.

    Start Here Go Places activities.

    Code for the site, Start Here Go Places:  http://bankonitgame.com/

    LFRJNBTE

    Have a great day!

  • Wednesday, December 9, 2015Wednesday, December 9, 2015

    It's a Wonderful Wednesday in Accounting

    Announcements:

    • We will be reviewing for our final exam in here on Friday and Tuesday of next week.  I won't be here Monday, so we cannot review together for it then.  
    • Your final exam will be given on Wednesday, December 15, 2015

    Are you interested in either of the following camps?

    Entrepreneur:

    http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=f185a1207e698bca16ea79ac1&id=6259882a10&e=e7d5ec8802

    Accounting:

    http://www.kycpa.org/content/futurecpa/hsstudents/base.aspx

    Bellwork: Add the following to your KOSSA bellwork document:

    1.  Which of the following is an asset?

    A.  Accounts Payable--Office Depot

    B.  Prepaid Insurance

    C.  Kristal Robinson, Capital

    2.  Which of the following is a liability?

    A.  Kristal Robinson, Drawing

    B.  Kristal Robinson, Capital

    C.  Accounts Payable--Office Depot

    3.  Which of the following is an example of an expense?

    A.  Rent

    B.  Sales

    C.  Cash

    4.  Complete the accounting equation:  Assets = ? + Owner's Equity

    A.  Liabilities

    B.  Capital

    C.  Expenses

    Learning Target:

    I understand the field of accounting, including careers, salary and skills.

    Agenda:

    Discuss bellwork.

    Finish group projects/exploring careers in accounting

    Once you are in groups, you will be presented with your case study.  You and your group will read and analyze the case study.  Then, your group will create one PowerPoint presentation that includes a summary of the scenario/case study.  It will also include your answers to the questions presented in the case study.

    Things to include in the presentation: 

    • Discuss the field of accounting that your case study involved. (i.e. forensics, not-for profit, sports, or public accounting)  
    • Explain what the job duties are, what a typical day may be like, and what the environment may be like for that particular job or field of accounting.  You may want to use the Start Here Go Places website as a resource.
    • Summarize your case study.
    • Answer the questions presented by the case study.

    You may have to do some researching!  You may need to research about your job title and duties. You may also have to research business concepts that you are not familiar with.

    Make sure that each group member's name is on the presentation.

    Upload to this website when completed.

    Share presentations.

    Code for the site, Start Here Go Places:  http://bankonitgame.com/

    LFRJNBTE

    Have a great day!

  • Tuesday, December 8, 2015Tuesday, December 8, 2015

    It's a Terrific Tuesday in Accounting

    Announcements:

    • We will be reviewing for our final exam in here on Friday and Tuesday of next week.  I won't be here Monday, so we cannot review together for it then.  
    • Your final exam will be given on Wednesday, December 15, 2015

    Are you interested in either of the following camps?

    Entrepreneur:

    http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=f185a1207e698bca16ea79ac1&id=6259882a10&e=e7d5ec8802

    Accounting:

    http://www.kycpa.org/content/futurecpa/hsstudents/base.aspx

    Bellwork: Find the definitions to the following accounting terms and write them in your KOSSA bellwork document: (You may use this website:  http://www.startheregoplaces.com/students/games-tools/glossary/)

    1.  Accounts Receivable

    2.  Debit

    3.  Current Value

    4.  Yellow Book

    Learning Target:

    I understand the field of accounting, including careers, salary and skills.

    Agenda:

    Discuss bellwork.

    Group projects/Exploring careers in accounting

    Once you are in groups, you will be presented with your case study.  You and your group will read and analyze the case study.  Then, your group will create one PowerPoint presentation that includes a summary of the scenario/case study.  It will also include your answers to the questions presented in the case study.

    Things to include in the presentation: 

    • Discuss the field of accounting that your case study involved. (i.e. forensics, not-for profit, sports, or public accounting)  
    • Explain what the job duties are, what a typical day may be like, and what the environment may be like for that particular job or field of accounting.  You may want to use the Start Here Go Places website as a resource.
    • Summarize your case study.
    • Answer the questions presented by the case study.

    You may have to do some researching!  You may need to research about your job title and duties. You may also have to research business concepts that you are not familiar with.

    Make sure that each group member's name is on the presentation.

    Upload to this website when completed.

    Have a great day!

  • Monday, December 7, 2015Monday, December 7, 2015

    It's a Marvelous Monday in Accounting

    Bellwork: Find the definitions to the following accounting terms and write them in your KOSSA bellwork document: (You may use this website:  http://www.startheregoplaces.com/students/games-tools/glossary/)

    1.  ROI

    2.  Accounts Payable

    3.  Deficit

    4.  Fiscal Year

    Learning Target:

    I understand the field of accounting, including careers, salary and skills.

    Agenda:

    Discuss bellwork.

    All About Accountants:

    CPAs do everything from investigating white-collar criminals to acting as business managers for rock bands and everything in between. Some accounting jobs require a lot of travel, either to other businesses around the block or to destinations around the world, while others keep you closer to the home office. No matter what your interests are, there’s a job in the CPA profession that’s a good fit.

    For this exercise, you will read the following five profiles from the Real-Life CPAs section of Start Here, Go Places.:

    Dan Dehner
    Steve Vaughan
    Jeffrey Debolt
    Donny Shimamoto
    Marilou Davido

    Just How Much?

    There’s more to accounting than counting other people’s money. Your bank account could benefit should you pursue a career in accounting. From balancing the budget for a children’s museum to being the CFO for a solar energy company. Take a peek into the salary range you can expect to earn as a CPA someday. 

    CHECK OUT THIS SALARY!

    After you finish reading the profiles, you will take a quiz. 

    Next:

    You are going to get a chance to answer a few quick questions about what you’re into and the site will show you where that could lead in the accounting world. 

     
    DECISIONS, DECISIONS! (Handout)
     
    Deciding what you want to be when you grow up is more difficult than ever for many students, especially with the vast number of career options. Using the Why Accounting? and Real-Life CPAs sections of Start Here, Go Places., this exercise helps you get an overview of accounting. You’ll learn about the nearly countless career options, associated salaries and the skills every good CPA needs. After digging into the site, you can complete the accompanying worksheet. (See Mrs. Robinson for the worksheet)

    Have a great day!

  • Friday, December 4, 2015Friday, December 4, 2015

    It's a Fabulous Friday in Accounting

    BellworkJob Ads Handout.  

    (You received it as you walked into the room.)

    You will get the opportunity to place them into your

    KOSSA folders later.

    Learning Target:

    I understand the skills, values, and qualities
    that are important in the workplace.

    Agenda:

    Discuss bellwork.

    Today will be all about discussion, so get ready to share what you've learned :)

    You will first have the opportunity to complete any incomplete journals in your KOSSA folders.  Also, please make sure that you have the graphic organizers completed for each out of the room learning station.

     

    For more information on skills, values, and qualities, visit this link:

    http://www.quintcareers.com/job-skills-values/

    Exit Slip.

    Have a great day!

  • Thursday, December 3, 2015Thursday, December 3, 2015

    It's a Thrilling Thursday in Accounting

    BellworkTeamwork Handout.  

    (You received it as you walked into the room.)

    You will get the opportunity to place them into your

    KOSSA folders later.

    Learning Target:

    I understand the skills, values, and qualities
    that are important in the workplace.

    Agenda:

    Discuss bellwork.

    Workplace skills, qualities, and values stations.

    Rotate among the various stations.

    For more information on skills, values, and qualities, visit this link:

    http://www.quintcareers.com/job-skills-values/

    Exit Slip.

    Have a great day!

  • Monday, November 30, 2015Monday, November 30, 2015

    It's a Marvelous Monday in Accounting! I hope each of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break!

    BellworkGestures: What Do They Tell Us?

    Today's bellwork can be found on your desk.  You will get the opportunity to place them into your KOSSA folders later.

    Learning Targets:

    1.I understand the importance of various types of communication, especially in the workplace.
    2.I understand mail procedures and options.
    3.I understand the use and importance of a reference library.

    Agenda:

    Discuss bellwork.

    Discuss the learning stations set up.

    Go over procedures for learning stations.

    Have a great day!

     
  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015Tuesday, November 24, 2015

    It's a Terrific Tuesday in Accounting! 

    Bellwork: Please begin a new Word document and save it as "KOSSA."  Over the next few weeks, we will be doing some important tasks and going over important concepts.  These are not only important to your success on the job, but are also important to your success on the KOSSA test.

    KOSSA Review of Accounting Vocab:

    1.  These are assets intended to further production. The amount invested in a proprietorship, partnership, or corporation by its owners.

    2.  Financial plan that serves as an estimate of future cost, revenues, or both.

    3.  An accountant who has satisfied the educational, experience, and examination requirements of his or her jurisdiction necessary to be certified as a public accountant.

    Learning Targets:

    I understand the vocabulary associated with the field of accounting.

    Agenda:

    Discuss bellwork.

    We will be playing accounting vocabulary Bingo today.

    Enjoy your coffee and donuts :)  

    Have a great day and Thanksgiving holiday!

     
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015Tuesday, August 25, 2015

    It's a Terrific Tuesday in accounting! 

    Bellwork: You do not have to copy and paste this into your bellwork document. Read/listen to the article about what happened with the stock market yesterday.  Be prepared to discuss:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/24/us-markets-stocks-usa-idUSKCN0QT10W20150824

    Learning Targets:

    I understand the purpose of a budget.

    I understand the parts of a budget.

    I understand how to create a budget.

    I understand how to use Aplia for Accounting.

    Agenda:

    Discuss bellwork.

    We will finish our short budgeting unit and begin Aplia today.

    Please open the document on the right that is named "Aplia Instructions."

    You will no longer be using this site for this classroom; we will now be using the Aplia website.

    Stock Market Research Link:

    http://finance.yahoo.com/

    Stock Market Game Link and Info:

    1. URL for your game: 
      http://www.marketwatch.com/game/accounting-fall-2015
    2. Password for this private game: wildcats.
    3. Click on the 'Join Now' button to get started.
    4. If you are an existing MarketWatch member, login. If you are a new user, follow the link for a Free account - it's easy!
    5. Follow the instructions and start trading!

    Have a great day!

     
  • Friday, August 21, 2015Friday, August 21, 2015

    It's a Fabulous Friday in accounting!  

    Formative assessment today over investing.

    Whoever is in first place in the stock market game at 10 a.m. this morning, will get $2. 

    Bellwork: Add the following to your investing bellwork document. 

    1.  If you have $2,500 to invest and you decide to buy AT&T shares at $58.80 a share, then how many shares can you buy?

    2.  Use the Rule of 72.  How long will it take to double $1,000 at 5% interest?

    3.  This investment pays interest and is the safest kind of investment.

    4.  If a stock grows 20% and starts with a value of $50, how much did it grow?

    Learning Targets:

    I understand how to research stocks and companies.

    I understand how to read a stock table.

    I understand a bull and bear market.

    I understand how mutual funds work.

    I understand how money market funds work.

    Agenda:

    Discuss bellwork.

    Finish Virtual Business lessons on investing.

    Kahoot Review

    Assessment on investing.

    If time permits, we will begin discussion on budgeting. (Lesson 3)

    Stock Market Research Link:

    http://finance.yahoo.com/

    Stock Market Game Link and Info:

    1. URL for your game: 
      http://www.marketwatch.com/game/accounting-fall-2015
    2. Password for this private game: wildcats.
    3. Click on the 'Join Now' button to get started.
    4. If you are an existing MarketWatch member, login. If you are a new user, follow the link for a Free account - it's easy!
    5. Follow the instructions and start trading!

    Have a great day!

     

  • Monday, August 17, 2015Monday, August 17, 2015

    It's a Marvelous Monday in accounting!  

    FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT TODAY 

    OVER BANKING.

    This will include the Federal Reserve System, savings, and checking accounts.  It will all be multiple choice.

    Bellwork: Begin a new bellwork document.  Name it,

    "investing." Add the following to it.

    1. You should buy stocks when the price is ________.

    2.  You should sell stocks when the price is ________.

    3.  WMT stands for Walmart.  This is an example of a ________

    symbol.

    4.  If your numbers are showing up in red, then this a good

    thing or a bad thing?

    Learning Targets:

    I understand how the banking system works.

    I understand how checking and savings accounts work.

    I understand how to research stocks and companies.

    I understand how to read a stock table.

    I understand a bull and bear market.

    I understand how mutual funds work.

    I understand how money market funds work.

    Agenda:

    Discuss bellwork.

    Kahoot review game.

    Take two assessments (banking and checking/savings).

    Continue our stock research and the purchasing of stocks.

    Discuss and complete activities on other types of investments:

    Everfi introductory (Investing)

    Group activity on mutual funds.

    Stock Market Research Link:

    http://finance.yahoo.com/

    Stock Market Game Link and Info:

    1. URL for your game: 
      http://www.marketwatch.com/game/accounting-fall-2015
    2. Password for this private game: wildcats.
    3. Click on the 'Join Now' button to get started.
    4. If you are an existing MarketWatch member, login. If you are a new user, follow the link for a Free account - it's easy!
    5. Follow the instructions and start trading!

    Have a great day!

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