Name: Kristy Smith
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to Economics!
This is a very important year for you. In less than a year, some of you will be moving out of your homes, attending college, joining the military,
or working. This year is meant to prepare you for the future. Economics is one of the most important classes you will have. First, you use economic concepts daily. Second, there is a Milestone test in May. Why is this test important to you? It is worth 20% of your grade. And since this class is year long, you only have one shot to do well on the test before graduation day. I want all of you to be successful and breeze through the EOC. I will do whatever I can to help you reach that goal. BUT, and this is a big BUT, you must do your part. I will provide you with all the tools you need to be successful. What you do with that is up to you.
You will be required to join REMIND, a texting app as well as joining your class in google classroom. Everything you need, (and more) will be uploaded to google classroom. You will only be given 1 hard copy of assignments we do in class. If you lose your copy or need another, it will be your responsibility to print it from google classroom. You will be given the codes for remind and for google classroom during the first week of school.
You will also have accounts set up in Econ Lowdown and usatestprep.com. Econ Lowdown consists of online modules through the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank. You will be required to complete a number of modules throughout the year. Some of these can be completed during class/school hours, but you may need to work on these during your own time. You will also have an account with usatestprep.com. We will use this site to take pre and post tests for each unit. This will allow me and you a chance to see how you've grown and where you may still need help.