Monday, March 25


Essential Question:
Why should you use Excel to create budget?
Key Questions:
How do you create and format a spreadsheet that will keep up with your monthly spending?
Activating Strategy:
What is a budget? Do you have budget at home to keep track of your spending or your family's spending? Why do you think it's a good idea to keep a budget?
Instructional Strategies and Student Activity:
  • Continue Daily Journal
  • Continue Daily Vocabulary; define terms 321-325
  • Students will continue Real World Budget Project - Due Friday, March 30 at the end of class
  • First half of period
    • Students will draw, at random, a career from basket
    • Teacher will show students how to research their career using GCIC
      • Username: whallhs
      • Password: gcis348
    • Teacher will show students how to calculate
      • Monthly salarly
      • Taxes
      • Insurance
      • Total paycheck withholdings
      • Net Income
  • Second Half of period
    • Students will find the following (parts D & E) using their Budget Handout
      • A place to live
      • Furniture
Summarizing Strategy:

TOD: What is gross income? What is net income? What are paycheck withholdings?

Observation, TOD
Real World Budget Handout and spreadsheet; GCIC;

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