11th Grade Advisory Resource Page

NOTE: ECAP activities/goals are indicated in green.

August 26, 2011

Fall sports assembly

September 9, 2011

1. Teachers will go over the Junior Advisory PowerPoint with the students and answer any questions
2. Next, it is important to go over ECAP requirements using the following moviemaker presentation:
ECAP moviemaker.wmv

3. ECAP: Go over the ECAP time line for juniors: http://www.ade.az.gov/ecap/TemplateExamples/ECAPPlanningGuide.pdf

4. ECAP goal: Planning for Education: Remind juniors how to conduct a college search. They may have done this as sophomores, but please review briefly with juniors.Demonstrate how to use the collegeboard.com website:
Plug in hypothetical information

5. ECAP goal: Planning for Education: PSAT test. Remind Juniors that the PSAT is a good practice for the SAT and performance on PSAT junior year puts them in the running for National Merit scholarships.
  • Promote PSAT for juniors.
  • View this PowerPoint presentation on the PSAT (This is not the one from last year, so students have not seen this one yet). Click on the link to view the PowerPoint: http://www.slideshare.net/bhsprincipal/psat-powerpoint
  • The following PSAT PowerPoint was provided to the juniors last year when they were in sophomore advisory. If you wish, you may show them these practice PSAT questions as a refresher. If students wish to move on, go to the next activity.
    • The teacher key is located on the last slide

6. If time allows, ask students about their current knowledge of personal finance. For example:
  • Do they know how to use a checking account?
  • Why should they save money?
  • What is a budget and why is it important?
  • Is using credit a positive or negative thing?
    • All of these questions will be answered throughout the personal finance activities coming up in advisory.

7. Play "Financial Football" to review personal finance concepts/vocabulary by going to the website below and following the prompts to play "financial football." You can ask for student input as you project the game on your screen. If you have a computer, but not a projector, you can read the plays as you click on/choose the game directions/plays.

September 23, 2011

1. The requirements for participation in the Proposition 301 Pay for Performance include an AIMS Math pretest and post-test.
•CDO is required to have a site-based assessment in one of the AIMS testing areas
•CDO has chosen math because it is the area in need of most improvement
•The goal is to show improvement between September and April

Information for the Prop 301 pretest:
● you should have copies of the tests saved in a secure location
● you will need to get scantrons from you department chair
● details are available in the email you received from Charlene Stone
● 20 minutes should be enough for this pretest


October 7, 2011

1. Road to Financial Maturity: Introduction to personal finance
  • The purpose of this activity is to get the students interested in financial planning by looking at characteristics of millionaires.
    • Click on the "Millionaire Game" PowerPoint
      • You can do this as a question/answer activity or play it as a game with teams and points.

2. Hand out copies of "A Parent Guide to Financial Literacy: Ages 3-6" NOTE: the lesson is not for ages 3-6!
  • Follow the instructions on the handout.
  • Ask students what they believed were the most important concepts from the handout.
  • Ask them what they did not understand and need explained.
  • Further the discussion by asking the following questions:
    • What jobs are paid and unpaid?
    • Why are some jobs unpaid?
    • What is the difference between needs and wants?
    • Why is saving important, what is worth saving for?

October 28, 2011

  • Only give the accountability sheet to your students who have been attending advisory and completing the activities.
  • Remind students to ask their teachers if they will accept the signed sheet as a homework forgiveness (or other as noted on the sheet).
  • All social studies teachers have agreed to accept the signed pink forms.

Road to Financial Maturity: Saving and budgeting
1. Show "Saving" video from DVD (or use link below)
SNL Skit: Don't Buy Things You Can't Afford" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VL3KuaFvOSc This links to the first part of the video, you will need to click the continuation of the video located to the left of your screen).
2. Show the Saving and Budgeting PowerPoint and discuss with the class.
Ask the class: Why is saving important? Have you ever saved your money for something you wanted? Discuss their answers.

3. Distribute the "Fun with compound interest Handout" with chart and math activity.
  • Have the students complete the Compound Interest Worksheet
4. Go over and discuss with the class the "Ways Budgeting can Improve Your Life."

December 9, 2011

Road to Financial Maturity: Banking & Consumer Smarts
1.Show students the "Banking" PowerPoint use script provided to guide your presentation. (script is also in the notes section on the PowerPoint for each slide), you may also use the "Money Smarts" CD ROM

2. Hand out the "Checking Out Checking Accounts" packet and complete activities as a class.
3. If time remains, show this brief video about online shopping safety tips:

January 20, 2012

Road to Financial Maturity: Credit and debt

1. Show video: "Debt & Responsibility" from DVD (or use link below)

2. Show students the "Borrowing Basics" PowerPoint use script provided to guide your presentation. (script is also in the notes section on the PowerPoint for each slide), you may also use the "Money Smarts" CD ROM

3. Distribute "Reading a Credit Report" handout and have students read and answer the questions at the end.

February 3, 2012

ECAP goal: Planning for Education: College Exploration

College Fair

Take attendance and take class to the SOUTH GYM

February 17, 2012

Note: There are more than enough activities for today's advisory, feel free to pick and choose from the below to fill the advisory time. Thank you teachers for all your hard work!

ECAP goal: Planning for Education: Student loans and money management.

1. Have students read the "Money Management" handout and answer the 2 questions at the end.
2. Discuss money and college issues; remind students it is important to establish a budget in college and emphasize the danger of getting into credit card debt in college.
3. Show the video about student loans by clicking on the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9qZ53L9h98
4. Discuss pros and cons of student loans.
5. A helpful website with information about planning/paying for college:

Road to Financial Maturity: Investing and retirement

6. Show Video: Suze Orman's New American Dream from DVD (or use link below)
7. Have students read "Saving and Investing" and complete the activities.
8. To play an online "game" go to the website:
http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/ and click on "games" and click "countdown to retirement" and run through the game asking the class for input along the way.
9. For additional information on planning for retirement and how young people might want to approach it go to:
10. For important investment vocabulary see this PowerPoint:

March 2, 2012

ECAP goal: Planning for Education: Registration discussion

1. Please go over the following information in preparation for registration.
2. Show the PowerPoint: College is Power and discuss.
3. Discuss applying for scholarships. Go to this website for information:
ECAP goal: Focusing on the World of Work: Why Some Jobs Pay More Than Others
4. To get students interested in the topic of high paying jobs, show them this video about what it's like to work for Google:
5. Have students read "Why Some Jobs Pay More Than Others" and "Education and Training" and answer the questions.
6. Discuss the answers with the class.
7. The "Occupational Outlook Handbook" is a great source of information about salaries and job requirements. Go to the website: http://www.bls.gov/oco/
  • check out various jobs, salaries, requirements, etc. For example: using the index on the left side of the home page click on "services" then on "protective services" to find out about being a fire fighter

March 16, 2012

Spring Sports Assembly

April 6, 2012

Prop 301 post-test
● you should have copies of the tests saved in a secure location
● you will need to get scantrons from you department chair
● find a way to motivate students and get them to take it seriously
● score tests and enter scores in your spreadsheet

April 20, 2012 This is the final Advisory period.

Herff Jones Presentation in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

Take attendance and escort students to the Auditorium.