Thursday, December 12, 2013

Let It Begin Pay if Forward 2014

Welcome to your first 2 Minutes to make a Difference  and We Day Assignment.  This will start you on your journey to make a 2 Minute Movie by the end of March.  Here is your assignment.


Excerpt from the movie:
"You see, I do something real good for three people. And then when they ask how
they can pay it back, I say they have to Pay It three more people. Each. So, nine people get helped. Then those people have to do twenty-seven." He turned on the calculator, punched in a few numbers. "Then it sort of spreads out, see, to eighty-one, then two hundred forty-three, then seven hundred twenty-nine, then two thousand, one hundred eighty-seven. See how big it gets?"

Some possible ideas include:
·        Volunteer at a soup kitchen, hospital, care home
·        Clean up your community/school yard/park
·        Donate Food/Clothing/Toys/Books/Christmas gifts
·        Collect new and used toys and donate them to a hospital
·        Help deliver Christmas hampers
·        Make and deliver treat bags for children in hospitals (include pens, notepads, stickers, puzzles, candy, etc)
·        Send care packages for soldiers / write letters to soldiers
·        Become a pen pal with a senior citizen
·        Volunteer to baby-sit for free
·        Write ‘Thank you’ notes to people who have helped you
·        Leave cards or notes in mailboxes, on windshields, or hanging from doorknobs
·        AND LOTS, LOTS MORE!!

These are just possibilities. Students are asked to be creative and try to make a difference in someone’s life.


Title (Your Name)'s Pay it Forward
Labels payitforward, 2minutes2014, username

Your blog post is broken down into 4 parts.

Part 1
What is "Pay it Forward". To complete this part please edit and revise the paragraphs that you wrote after watching the movie. 

Part 2
What was your Pay It Forward act of kindness?
Why did you choose this activity?
Who did you help?
What did you do?
When did you do you act of kindness?

You need to document your act of kindness.  Please make sure you have a photo or video of you "Paying It forward".

Part 3
How did your act of kindness go?
What Happened?
How did you feel?
How did the person or people react?
Did you ask the person or people to "Pay It Forward"?
How did they react to your request?
If you did not ask the person to "Pay It Forward" how come?

Part 4
Why is the idea of "Pay it Forward" important?
Has your act of kindness made a difference?

Monday, December 09, 2013

Percent Post Wrap up

You should have already created 2 parts of this post.

1. Introduction to percents where we copied our notes on how to find key percents.  
  • 50%
  • 10%
  • 1%
  • 25%
  • You also need to define what a percent is.
2. You need to have 3 images showing Representing Percents.  You choose the 3 but you could
  • 180%
  • 12 3/4 %
  • 0.7%
3. You need to explain how to convert from Decimals to Percents to Fractions.  Choose 3 sets
  • 26%
  • 7/10
  • 0.024
4.  Percent of a number is the next part of this exercise.  Show how you could solve the following using mental math and a calculator.
  • 20% of 60
  • 0.1% of 40
  • 250% of 400
5. Combining Percents is the last part of this post.  You need to explain Discount, Sale Price and Total Price with taxes.  I also need you to explain what is a better deal 50% off or 25% off of an already reduced price of 25%. This can be done using the following questions,
  • Question 3 on page 148 or question 7 on page 149. 
  • Show you know on page 148
 All good posts need to have links and a video to capture our attention.  Find a good video on percent that helps us understand it more.  Embed it in this blog post.

Labels for this post are as follows, understanding percent, combining percents, decimal fraction percent, converting percent.