 High School
 FRESHMAN SEMINAR
 LESSON PLANS  SPRING 2020
Mrs. Heidi Taylor
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January 22, Wednesday The students will be able to:
 Know and understand Freshman Seminar Syllabus and Policy
 Begin Taking Notes on Careers, Interests, Schooling, etc.
 Homework Assignment: 3 References, 20 Points, Due on Monday, February 3
January 23, Thursday The students will be able to:
 Understand what a character recommendation letter is and how to request a letter of recommendation from someone.
 Homework Assignment: 2 Letters of Recommendation, 10 Points, Due back to Mrs. Taylor via US Postal by Wednesday, October, 23.
 Please note that if these letters of recommendation are not mailed to teacher credit will not be given. Teacher will accept electronic copies. If sending electronically, Letter of Recommendation and Student Name must be in the Subject Line. Letters must be mailed and received in teachers electronic mailbox by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21.
 Classroom Activity Address two envelopes (4 Points)
 Mrs. Heidi Taylor
 Northwestern Lehigh High School
 6493 Route 309
 New Tripoli, PA 18066
 (Students will include their return address)
January 24, Friday The students will be able to:
 Create accounts in Naviance
 Create a Plan:
 Game Plan Survey
 Freshman Seminar Brag Sheet
 Graduation Survey
 Complete Index Card Students complete Career Interest Checklist (3 Sets of Questions)
 Begin notes
January 27, Monday The students will be able to:
 Finish Discussing Notes
 Complete Assessment in Naviance
 Strengths Explorer  Homework 5 Points Due on Tuesday, Jan. 28
January 28, Tuesday The students will be able to:
 Check homework
 Complete Notes from last week
 Complete Notes on Learning Styles
 Visual
 Auditory
 Tactile
 Auditory
 Visual
 Students will identify the style they learn best (Index Card)
 Assessment Naviance
 Learning Style Inventory
Janaury 29, Wednesday The students will be able to:
 Continue to navigate around in Naviance
 Complete any notes not completed
 Take the career cluster assessment (5 Points Class Activity)
Janaury 30 & 31, Thursday & Friday The students wil be able to:
 Watch Mr. Holland Opus Movie
February 3, Monday The students will be able to:
 Complete Questions from Mr. Holland Opus Movie (Graded as an assessment)
 References are due today (Homework assignment given on Monday, February 3)
February 4, Tuesday The students will be able to
 Take Naviance Assessment (20 Points)
 Notes on Looking for a Job
February 5, Wednesday The students will be able to
 Continue with notes
 Introduce a job application
February 6, Thursday The students will be able to
 Complete Job Applications
 Students should be 2 black or blue pens to class for Friday
February 7, Friday The students will be abe to
 Complete a Job Application as an assessment (25 Points)
February 10, Monday The students will be able to
 Go over all papers that have been graded from last week
 Good Frankie/Bad Frankie Video
 Notes on Interviewing Techniques
 Types of Interview Questions
 Open Ended
 Closed Ended
 Leading
 MultiBarrelled
 Hypothetical
February 11, Tuesday The students will be able to
 Complete Interview Notes
 Begin Interview Question Assessment 50 Points
 Due at the end of the period on Wednesday
February 12, Wednesday The students will be able to
 Work on and complete Interview Question Assessment
February 13, Thursday The students will be able to
 If students need a few minutes to complete IQA, I will allow the 15 minutes of class to complete.
 Dressing for an Interiew  Notes
 Dress for Success Project Explanation 20 Points Classwork Activity
February 14, Friday The students will be able to (1/2 InService Day)
 Work on and complete Dress for Success Activity
February 17, Monday No School
February 18, Tuesday The students will be able to
 Complete Dress for Success
 Prepare a clean copy of Subway Application for Folder
 Organize folder for interview
February 19, Wednesday The students will be able to
Monitor and Adjust Day
February 20, Thursday The students will be able to
Monitor and Adjust Day
February 21, Friday The students will be able to (This is the last day for Rotation 1)
 Take Unit 1 Test on Careers
 This ends Roation 1  Students will now begin Rotation 2 on Friday.
February 24, Monday Thursday, October 31 Friday, Sept. 27 The students will be able to
 Look over Unit 1 Test Scores
 Begin new rotation (finance)
 Notes on Working Papers
 Notes on Child Labor Laws
 Complete an I9 Form
 Complete a W4 Form
 Talk about a W2 Form
 Counting Simple Change
 Homework Assignment 10 points Handout 1
February 25, Tuesday Friday, November 1 Monday, Sept. 30 The students will be able to
 Go over Homework Assignment
 Complete Handout 2
 Continue with Notes (Finance)
 Start with beginning notes from Thursday.
 Assignment Be prepared for quiz on counting change (cashier position)
February 26, Wednesday Monday, November 4 Tuesday, Oct. 1 The students will be able to
 Quiz on Counting Change (20 Point Assessment)
 Go over counting hours for gross pay/salaries/etc.
 Handout 1  begin in class complete for homework
 Homework Assignment 12 points Handout 1 Gross Pay
 Be prepared for quiz on Wednesday
Tuesday, November 5 InService Day  No School for Students
February 27, Thursday Wednesday, Oct. 2 The students will be able to
 Go over homework in class
 Complete Handout 2 (go over)
 Quiz on Gross Pay 20 Point Assessment (Wednesday)
February 28 & March 2, Friday & Monday Thursday, Oct. 3 & Friday, Oct. 4 The students will be able to
 Take Gross Pay Assessment (20 Points)
 Notes on deductions and net pay
 Talk about 4 common deductions
 FICA
 FIT
 Medicare
 State Tax
 Net Pay Basic Handout
 HOMEWORK: 10 Points Complete Net Pay Basic Handout
 Homework: 5 Points Type Notes
March 3, Tuesday Monday, Oct. 7 The students will be able to
 Go over Homework
 Pass out notes on Net Pay Review with students
 Begin Panera Bread Worksheet Handout is woth 10 points classroom activity
March 4, Wednesday Tuesday, Oct. 8 The students will be able to
 Complete Panera Bread Handout  Hand in at the end of the period
March 5, Thursday Wednesday, Oct. 9 The students will be able to
 Excel Spreadsheet  Panera Bread
 Complete an excel spreadsheet from scratch
March 6, Friday Thursday, Oct. 10 The students will be able to
 Class Assignment 15 Points
 Planet Fitness Class Work Assignment (Spreadsheet)
March 9 & 10, Monday & Tuesday
 Students will understand how to read a paystub and prepare one
 Begin paystub activity in class (36 Points Classwork Activity)
 Review for Payroll (Gross & Net Pay) Assessment to be given on Tuesday
 Assignment  Study for Payroll Assessment to be given on Tuesday, Nov, 19
 Payroll Assessment will be on Thursday, Jan. 2
March 11, Wednesday Wednesday, October 16 The students will be able to
 Take Payroll Assessment
 Terminology & Payroll Test (50 Points Assessment)
March 12, Thursday Thursday, October 17 The students will be able to
 To go over Assessment
 Notes Discounts/Sales Tax/Gratuity
 Handout 1
 Homework Handout 2  4 problems (8 Points)
March 13, Friday No School Teacher InServoce
March 16, Monday Friday, October 18 The students will be able to
 Go over homework
 Explain Sales Tax in Pennsylvania
 What's Taxable and NonTaxable
 Complete Taxable Handout (go over in class)
 Begin Handout 3 Receipts, Taxes, Discounts
 If students do not finish, complete this evening
March 17, Tuesday Monday, October 21 The students will be able to
 Go over Handout 3 Receipt, Taxes, Discounts
 If time permits, introduce series discounts (have students do practice problems)
 Handout 3  Series Discounts (Complete in class and if time permits, go over if not, go over on Wednesday)
March 18, Wednesday (Keystone Testing Algebra 9th Grade) Tuesday, Oct. 22 The students will be able to Letters of Recommendation are due today
 Go over Handout 3 on board
 Begin Gratuity
 Do one or two one board
 Complete Gratuity Handout (Go over on Tuesday) !
March 19, Thursday Wednesday, Oct. 23 The students will be able to
 If students did not complete Gratuity Handout  complete and go over Gratuity Handout
March 20, Friday (Keystone Testing Biology) 1/2 Day Thursday, Oct. 24 The students will be able to
 Review for Assessment (35 Points)
 Complete "Putting It All Together Handout" and go over in class
March 23, Monday Friday, Oct. 25 The students will be able to
 Subway Interview Today (This is from the 1st Rotation/Career)
 Study for test to be given on Monday Discount/Tax/Gratuity Assessment (35 Points) 3rd rotation
March 24, Tuesday Monday, Oct. 28 The students will be able to
 Take final assessment on discount/tax/gratuity
March 25, Wednessday The students will be able to
 Rotate for Review
 Final Review
March 26, Thursday The students will be able to
 Last day of 3rd semester
 Students will Rotate to 3rd Rotation
Tuesday & Wed. Oct. 29 & 30 Teacher will use this accordingly for any adjustments that need to be made throughout this rotation.
 All assignments for this rotation must be recorded no later than Oct. 30
March 27, Friday The students will be able to
 Begin new rotation (finance)
 Notes on Working Papers
 Notes on Child Labor Laws
 Complete an I9 Form
 Complete a W4 Form
 Talk about a W2 Form
 Counting Simple Change
 Homework Assignment 10 points Handout 1
March 30, Monday The students will be able to
 Go over Homework Assignment
 Complete Handout 2
 Continue with Notes (Finance)
 Assignment Be prepared for quiz on counting change (cashier position)
March 31, Tuesday The students will be able to
 Quiz on Counting Change (20 Point Assessment)
 Go over counting hours for gross pay/salaries/etc.
 Handout 1begin in class complete for homework
 Homework Assignment 12 points Handout 1 Gross Pay
 Be prepared for quiz on Tuesday
April 1, Wednesday The students will be able to
 Go over homework in class
 Complete Handout 2 (go over)
 Quiz on Gross Pay 20 Point Assessment (Tuesday)
April 2 & 3, Thursday & Friday The students will be able to
 Take Gross Pay Assessment (20 Points)
 Notes on deductions and net pay
 Talk about 4 common deductions
 FICA
 FIT
 Medicare
 State Tax
 Net Pay Basic Handout
 HOMEWORK: 10 Points Complete Net Pay Basic Handout
April 6, Monday The students will be able to
 Go over Homework
 Pass out notes on Net Pay Review with students
 Begin Panera Bread Worksheet Handout is woth 10 points classroom activity
April 7, Tuesday The students will be able to
 Complete Panera Bread Handout  Hand in at the end of the period
April 8, Wednesday The students will be able to
 Excel Spreadsheet  Panera Bread
 Complete an excel spreadsheet from scratch
April 9, Thursday The students will be able to (1/2 Day InService)
 Class Assignment 15 Points
 Planet Fitness Class Work Assignment (Spreadsheet)
April 10 & !3 Friday & Monday No School/InService
April 14 & 15, Tuesday & Wednesday The students will be able to
 Students will understand how to read a paystub and prepare one
 Begin paystub activity in class (36 Points Classwork Activity)
 Review for Payroll (Gross & Net Pay) Assessment to be given on Friday.
 Assignment  Study for Payroll Assessment to be given on Friday, Dec. 21
April 16, Thursday The students will be able to
 Take Payroll Assessment
 Terminology & Payroll Test (50 Points Assessment)
April 17, Friday The students will be able to
 To over Assessment
 Notes Discounts/Sales Tax/Gratuity
 Handout 1
 Homework Handout 2  4 problems (8 Points)
April 20, Monday The students will be able to
 Go over homework
 Explain Sales Tax in Pennsylvania
 What's Taxable and NonTaxable
 Complete Taxable Handout (go over in class)
 Begin Handout 3 Receipts, Taxes, Discounts
 If students do not finish, complete this evening
April 21, Tuesday The students will be able to
 Go over Handout 3 Receipt, Taxes, Discounts
 If time permits, introduce series discounts (have students do practice problems)
 Handout 3  Series Discounts (Complete in class and if time permits, go over if not, go over on Monday)
April 22, Wednesday The students will be able to
 Go over Handout 3 on board
 Begin Gratuity
 Do one or two one board
 Complete Gratuity Handout (Go over on Wednesday)
April 23, Thursday The students will be able to
 If students did not complete Gratuity Handout  complete and go over Gratuity Handout
April 24, Friday The students will be able to
 Review for Assessment (35 Points)
 Complete "Putting It All Together Handout" and go over in class
April 27, Monday The students will be able to
 Discount/Tax/Gratuity Assessment (35 Points)