sanford
Sanford Middle - Math, Science, Technology Magnet School Computer Applications Instructor
http://www.sanford.scps.k12.fl.us
 
Welcome to Sanford Middle
Classes begin August 18, 2008
Journal questions: Journals are typed in MSWord.  You must write at least 2 sentences per day in 12 point font. You must have a header (name,period, project)


WEEK 1
MONDAY - 01-19-09
If you woke up tomorrow and by magic were already grown-up and had kids of your own, how would you treat them differently from the way your parents treat you?
TUESDAY - 01-20-09
Describe what you think life would be like if all technology suddenly disappeared today?
WEDNESDAY -  01-21-09 
Describe what you think life would be like if all technology suddenly disappeared today?
THURSDAY 01-22-09 
Do you think you have the ability to remain calm in an emergency? What do you think you would do to keep everyone around you from panicking?
FRIDAY - 01-23-09
If you could live someone else's life for a week - just to see what it would be like - would you want to?  If so, who would you pick and why?

WEEK 2
MONDAY - 01-26-09
If you could change one thing about your parents, what would it be?
TUESDAY - 01-27-09
If you liked someone who later turned out to be a liar, would you still want to be a good friend?  Why or why not?
WEDNESDAY -01-28-09       THURSDAY -01-29-09
What is the best birthday party you could ever imagine having? Describe it.
FRIDAY - 01-30-09
Whose room would you most want to spend the afternoon looking through?  Pretend you had permission to look at all the private possessions of that person.

WEEK 3
MONDAY - 02-02-09
If you found a wallet on the ground with quite a lot of money in it and no one saw you pick it up, what would you do?
TUESDAY - 02-03-09
Would you rather have a strict teacher who was fair and taught well or a teacher who was relaxed and fun but didn't teach very well?
WEDNESDAY - 02-04-09      THURSDAY - 02-05-09
When you make a mistake, do you make up excuses?  If so, do you think people really believe them?
FRIDAY - 02-06-09
What would you do if someone gave you a thousand dollars and told you that you could spend it all but not on yourself? What would you do with it?

WEEK 4
MONDAY - 02-09-09
If you were told to give a ten-minute speech to the entire school, what subject would you choose?   
TUESDAY - 02-10-09
Can you remember a time when you felt that someone behaved with prejudice against you?  What happened?  How did it make you feel?
WEDNESDAY - 02-11-09    THURSDAY - 02-12-09
What is the worst nightmare you can remember?  Would you be willing to have the same dream tonight and every night this week if it meant you could spend the weekend at Disney world (or resort of your choice)?
FRIDAY - 02-13-09
Can you remember a time when it seemed as if no one could understand how you felt and you thought you might actually be an alien?  Describe how it felt.

WEEK 5
MONDAY -   02-16-09
What tricks do your friends use to get you to do things they know you really don't want to?
TUESDAY -   02-17-09
If you could give your parents or grandparents their heart's desire for a birthday gift, what would you give?  Why?
WEDNESDAY -   02-18-09      THURSDAY -   02-19-09
What things have adults told you that you suspect are not really true?  Do you think they actually believe those things?
FRIDAY -   02-20-09
When was the last time you really laughed at yourself because you did something silly or stupid?  Explain.

WEEK 6
MONDAY - 02-23-09
Did you ever stand up for something you thought was right even though a lot of other people got upset with you?  If not, do you think you would ever be strong enough to do so?
TUESDAY - 02-24-09
Would it be worse to spend one night all alone in the woods, or to spend it with a friend outdoors in a violent thunderstorm?
WEDNESDAY - 02-25-09           THURSDAY -02-26-09
Do you think kids should not be allowed to watch certain movies and TV shows?  If so, what sorts of things shouldn’t they be permitted to see?  Is there anything you are not allowed to watch?
FRIDAY - 02-27-09
Would you rather be a rich and famous movie star or a great doctor who saves a lot of people but is not wealthy or well-known?

WEEK 7
MONDAY - 03-02-09
What is the most unfair thing about the way your family is run? How would you change it?
TUESDAY - 03-03-09
FCAT
WEDNESDAY - 03-04-09       
FCAT
THURSDAY - 03-05-09
Would you rather have no rules at all or live with the rules you have now?  If there weren't any rules, what would you do differently?
FRIDAY - 03-06-09
If your teacher and your parents spent the afternoon discussing you, would you like to be able to hear what they were saying?  What do you think they would be saying?

WEEK 8
MONDAY -03-09-09
FCAT
TUESDAY - 03-10-09
If you woke up tomorrow and by magic were already grown-up and had kids of your own, how would you treat them differently from the way your parents treat you?
WEDNESDAY - 03-11-09
If you could have one super power (to fly, have x-ray vision, or become invisible), which one would you choose?  What would you do?
THURSDAY - 03-12-09
Imagine that your principal told you he wanted to make the school better and would change it any one way you suggested? What would you tell him?
FRIDAY -  03-13-09
If a friend gave you a gift you didn't like, would you act as if you really did like it or what?

WEEK 9 
MONDAY -  03-16-09
Would you rather receive a gift you really wanted or give your mother or grandmother a gift she would absolutely treasure?
TUESDAY -   03-17-09
If you were asked to plan the menu for school lunch for a whole week for your school, what items would you put on the menu?  Can you explain how your food choices are healthy for growing bodies?
WEDNESDAY -  03-18-09    
What things scare you even though you know there is no reason to be afraid?
THURSDAY -  03-19-09
What teacher at this school would you like to know more about?  If you could ask him or her any one question, what would it be?  What makes that teacher interesting to you?
FRIDAY  -   03-20-09
Every one feels angry at some time. What are some "safe" ways to deal with your anger that won't hurt yourself or anyone else?


EXTRA JOURNAL QUESTIONS:
ONE
Have you ever - without telling anyone - let someone beat you at a game you could have easily won?  If so, why?
TWO
What are the stupidest rules your parents have about what you can't and must do?
THREE
Do you think you have the ability to remain calm in an emergency? What do you think you would do to keep everyone around you from panicking?
FOUR
Are there certain kinds of stealing - or borrowing without permission - that are all right and others that are not?  If so, what are they?
FIVE
If a friend had an important secret and didn't want other people to learn it, would telling you the secret be a big mistake?
SIX
Have you ever felt angry at the whole world for no reason at all?  Did you do or say anything mean to someone or did you keep the anger to yourself?  What happened?
SEVEN
Imagine that your principal told you he wanted to make the school better and would change it any one way you suggested? What would you tell him?
Eight
Do you think kids should not be allowed to watch certain movies and TV shows?  If so, what sorts of things shouldn’t they be permitted to see?  Is there anything you are not allowed to watch?
Nine
Would you rather receive a gift you really wanted or give your mother or grandmother a gift she would absolutely treasure?

Ten
If you woke up tomorrow and by magic were already grown-up and had kids of your own, how would you treat them differently from the way your parents treat you?
Eleven
Did you ever stand up for something you thought was right even though a lot of other people got upset with you?  If not, do you think you would ever be strong enough to do so?
Twelve
If you found a wallet on the ground with quite a lot of money in it and no one saw you pick it up, what would you do?
Thirteen
Describe what you think life would be like if all technology suddenly disappeared today?
Fourteen
If by magic, you had the power to pick one person and always be able to read that person's mind, whom would you pick? Why?
Fifteen
Are there certain kinds of stealing - or borrowing without permission - that are all right and others that are not?  If so, what are they?
My Quia activities and quizzes
TEST ONE
https://www.quia.com/quiz/102017.html
A short quiz about appropriate class behavior
TEST TWO
https://www.quia.com/quiz/248660.html
A short quiz on Ancient Technology
TEST THREE
https://www.quia.com/quiz/248768.html
A short quiz about hardware and software
TEST FOUR
https://www.quia.com/quiz/249956.html
A short quiz about word processing
TEST FIVE
https://www.quia.com/quiz/252155.html
A short quiz about spreadsheets
TEST SEVEN
https://www.quia.com/quiz/248673.html
A short quiz about PowerPoint
DigiPhoto-Vocabulary Test Chapter 1 and 2
https://www.quia.com/quiz/1347501.html
Computer Applications - Pre Test
https://www.quia.com/quiz/1646155.html
Useful links
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