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Self-awareness and self-exploration.  What is my personality and how does it influence who I am?  What are my interests?  What do I value?

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1 Self-awareness and self-exploration

2  What is my personality and how does it influence who I am?  What are my interests?  What do I value?

3  Open a blank word document  Name, Date  Title it “U1DN”  Answer the following question as best you can  What is personality?  Save in Fresh Ess folder, under a new folder called “Do Now” Save As: U1DN

4  -go to Whippany Park home page  -click on Guidance  -click on Naviance (on right side of page under "Links")  -Page reads "Welcome to Family Connection" - need to log in: select "I need to register"  -Click on New User, then enter registration code provided by Guidance, then click "register"  -Student enters, then confirms his/her  -Student creates a password - must be at least 6 characters with no blank spaces  -Students are directed to read and accept two items: 1) Terms of Service and 2) Privacy Statement (I attached copies of both but have not read them yet)  once they accept the above policies, they are directed to "Complete Registration"  Some of the steps take a full minute or two to load - students need to be patient.

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9  Come to class first  I will take attendance  We will then go to the Aux Gym  I will hand out an assignment to you  Get the answers to the assignment from the various student leaders

10 Naviance will give you letters that describe you For example “INFJ” Once you get those letters Launch Google Put those letters into google Click on “Portrait of an ….” (whatever your letters are the link and you will get to a page that looks similar to this

11  Open a Word document  Name, Date  Center the words “My Personality”  Read about your personality and summarize your strengths and weaknesses  You can bullet list an overview of everything on the handout  This summary will be used for your project for this unit

12  Click on Careers and summarize  Click on Relationships and summarize  Click on Personal Growth and summarize  Re-Save  Do NOT print at this point

13  EXAMPLE:  Your strengths may include:  Impressing people with your thoughtfulness and integrity.  Developing and following a well laid out plan.  Using your creativity to suggest alternative approaches.  Being an attentive listener.  Being able to anticipate what will impress people.  Your weaknesses may include:  Being impractical or unrealistic about your expectations.  Not communicating concisely enough.  Seeming too independent or inflexible about certain issues.  Making decisions before you collect all the necessary information.  Speaking in a style that doesn't accurately reflect your enthusiasm.  SAVE THIS DOCUMENT UNDER FRESHMAN SEMINAR, PROJECTS  SAVEAS: MY PERSONALITY PROFILE

14  Video:   We have been researching personality, lifestyles and values  In the video chemistry gave him superheroes  JAZAM!  You are now a superhero  You have 2 days in which to complete your superhero project  Save Under: Freshmen Essentials, Project  Save As: Superhero

15  Now that you have a summary of your personality  You will create your superhero!  Follow the instructions on the handout  Save As: Superhero under Projects in Freshmen Essentials  Upon completion turn in your summary and your superhero

16  What is one of your strengths based upon your personality profile

17  Complete the superhero project  Read the Independent Practice section of the cover sheet  Complete your picture and story  Due today

18  What is a value?

19  Define a value  A principle, standard, something important to you, not the same for everyone values reflect a person’s sense of right and wrong

20  Define the word “Lifestyle”  A way of life or style of living that reflects the attitudes and values of a person or group (a chosen way of living)  How does values & Lifestyles relate?  How does what you value influence your lifestyle?  Complete the following questionnaire  /values.php /values.php

21  Today’s date  List 3 values that you have

22  Upon completion of the questionnaire you will get a list of values  Copy those values into a Word document to be used for your pictorial

23  Take out the copy of your values that you printed Tuesday

24  Create a pictorial that represents your values  You must have a minimum of 9 values represented through pictures—NO WORDS  This will be used as a coversheet for your project on values  You can use PowerPoint and create your pictorial  If you can find a free collage maker online you can also use that  You can use pictures you have on your phones if you can them to yourselves at your gmail account we created  After you create this save it as:  My Value Pictorial—Under Projects  Here is an example from PowerPoint

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26  U1DN  What is Academic writing?

27  Academic Writing  What is Academic Writing?  Writing done by scholars for other scholars— and that includes you

28  Math:  Solving math word problems  There are two steps to solving math word problems:  Translate the wording into a numeric equation that combines smaller “expressions”  Solve the equation!  Suggestions:  Read the problem entirely  Get a feel for the whole problem  List information and the variables you identify  Attach units of measure to the variables (gallons, miles, inches, etc)  Define what answer you need as well as the units of measure  Work in an organized manner  Working clearly will help you think clearly Draw and label all graphs and pictures clearly Note or explain each step of your process: This will help you track variables and remember their meanings  Look for the “key” words (above)  Certain words indicate certain mathematical operations:

29  Writing in Math –  Various types of writing  Practice: = 4  Write this as a word problem

30  U1DN  What is Academic writing?

31  The Scientific Method  Ask a question  Do background research  Construct a Hypothesis  Test your Hypothesis by doing an experiment  Analyze your data and draw a conclusion  Communicate your results  In literature, you might apply this to reading and solving a mystery!

32  Essential questions  Quality of Writing  Using facts

33  Creative  Expository  Persuasive  Descriptive  Literary Analysis  Research  Formal/Informal  Grammar  Vocabulary

34  Your name is:  In third person (I = first, you = second, he/she = third person)  List 10 traits or characteristics about yourself  List one trait/characteristic that no one knows about you

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36  Begin with a clear thesis (REFER TO THESIS DEVELOPMENT IDEAS).  Opening sentence – interesting/attention grabbing (a quote, a rhetorical question, an interesting fact about your subject)  A comment (connection) on the introduction that leads into your thesis.  Your thesis – clearly stated (no maybes, no ifs, no should, would or could)  A sentence identifying three (more or less) major points that are important to understanding the impact/need/usefulness of your thesis  A concluding sentence that ties in your thesis, your major points, and the reason/purpose for your essay (do not say: The purpose for this essay is….). This will serve as a transition to your first major point.

37  FIRST major point to be presented.  Explanation of the point – what is it, why is it important. Comment on your point (use your own words to connect it to your thesis An example or analogy - This is similar to…. Support – a source that validates your comment (cite sources). Comment on your source  Support for your point. A connection to your thesis Comment on your point (use your own words to connect it to your thesis) An example, analogy, fact, statistic, testimony, a quote, etc. - This is similar to… Support – a source that validates your comment (cite sources). Comment on your source or the information in your source **** You can add more facts, examples as needed Or warranted by your subject material  Transition to next point

38  Explanation of the point – what is it, why is it important  Comment on your point (use your own words to connect it to your thesis)  An example or analogy - This is similar to…. Support – a source that validates your comment (cite sources). Comment on your source  Support for your point. A connection to your thesis  Comment on your point (use your own words to connect it to your thesis)  An example, analogy, fact, statistic, testimony, a quote, etc. - This is similar to…. Support – a source that validates your comment (cite sources) Comment on your source or the information in your source **** You can add more facts, examples as needed or warranted by your subject material  Transition to next point

39  Explanation of the point – what is it, why is it important.  Comment on your point (use your own words to connect it to your thesis)  An example or analogy - This is similar to…. a. Support – a source that validates your comment (cite sources)) b. Comment on your source  Support for your point. A connection to your thesis  Comment on your point (use your own words to connect it to your thesis)  An example, analogy, fact, statistic, testimony, a quote, etc. - This is similar to…. a. Support – a source that validates your comment (cite sources). b. Comment on your source or the information in your source **** You can add more facts, examples as needed or warranted by your subject material  Transition to CONCLUSION

40  A sentence that draws all of your ideas together and connects with your thesis. Do not begin with, “In conclusion…”  A. Comment on the importance of your major points.  B. Comment on how or why these points are important (do not repeat your introduction)  C. Summarize the overall analysis of your essay. Use words such as: recognizing that…, appreciating the connection…, understanding how ….,  D. A final comment – restates your thesis in a confident, authoritative tone that shows readers you have accomplished the goal you stated in your thesis.

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42 1. Begin the Values Exploration Essay 2. Remember to use your handout 3. Upon completion, attach to “Values Exploration” 4. Attach this sheet 5. Attach your outline 6. Attach the results from the Virginia.edu site 7. Attach your pictorial 8. Attach ESSAY 9. Place in “to be graded” folder 10. Project grade 11. Due minutes into class TOMORROW

43  What is service?  What is learning?

44  You have 15 minutes to complete, spell check and proofread you essay and hand in 1. Upon completion, attach to “Values Exploration” 2. Attach this sheet 3. Attach your outline 4. Attach the results from the Virginia.edu site 5. Attach your pictorial 6. Attach ESSAY 7. Place in “to be graded” folder 8. Project grade

45  Our ultimate goal in this class is to complete a service learning project  Touches on both service and learning  er.com/SERVICE/ser vice.html er.com/SERVICE/ser vice.html  er.com/SERVICE/we bresources.html er.com/SERVICE/we bresources.html

46 1. After reviewing the websites and videos 2. Handout 3. Type up your ideas for this handout 4. Attach your answers to the handout 5. Place in the “to be graded” folder

47  What was your favorite service learning project?

48  Study Skills presentation  Time Management Handout

49  What is Journal Writing?  A series of written passages that document the personal events, thoughts, feelings, memories and perceptions in one’s journey throughout life leading to wholeness  Examples:

50  Reflection  Diary  Reading Log  Reader Response

51  Journal writing can facilitate reflection and all you to express feelings regarding your experiences  The format of this writing can vary depending on the instructor’s or your needs

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53  Reflect on our essential questions  Recall information  Comment on ideas that crossed your mind  Improve you ability to articulate thoughts and ideas  Improve your writing

54  You will be given the essential questions to guide you  Allow your thoughts to flow  No particular guidelines  Have a conversation with yourself  Stay on topic  Journals will be graded at the end of each unit

55  Open a Word Document  Your Name  Date  Practice Journal  No form or style  Write until you are told to stop  Do not stop until told to do so  Let’s try:

56  As a freshman in high school….  Now begin to write  Remember no style  Sentences, bullet points, lists and more  Example:  I am a freshman at Whippany Park. The first weeks of school have been very busy and exciting. If I were to explain my favorite experience so far, I would say…

57  Essential Question Journals  File  New  Search “Journal”  Choose one of the “Diary” choices  Name, Date, Unit 1A Journal Entry  Answer the following essential questions:  What I have learned about myself throughout this unit?  Examples of how my personality and values influence who I am and what I do?  How do I think my personality and values will influence my career choices in the future?  Proofread and Spell Check!!!!  Save Under: Freshmen Seminar, Journal  Save As: Unit 1A Journal  Print and place in the “to be graded folder”

58  What is my personality and how does it influence who I am?  What are my interests?  What do I value?

59  Open Naviance  k.org k.org  Click under “Guidance”  Click on Naviance  Log in  What was one career choice Naviance suggested for you?  Would you possibly be interested in that career?


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