I am very disappointed that a number of eighth grade students did not complete the preliminary stock market activities by the due date of November 30. I explained everything in my last post and also asked Mrs. Chiappinelli to post the message on her schoolnotes page since I know few people read what I write here. I have reminded students to check their Google Classroom calendars for upcoming assignments from teachers and I also sent an email to each eighth grader on the morning of November 30 as a final reminder. The scoring that I showed them in class for the activities gave about 30 percent of the point value to on time completion. See scoring chart here.
Those students who did make the effort to complete their 5 questions and select their 4 stocks on time are to be commended for their effort in paying attention to deadlines. Some students did not have an acceptable to response to one or more questions and I have returned their responses so that they can be explained more clearly. If the response was received on time but corrected after the deadline, it will still be considered as an on time response. There will be no more responses returned for corrections after Friday of this week (December 4). Any responses coming in at that late date will sink or swim on their own. Once I have closed the assignment to further input we will discuss the five questions in class. The objective in viewing the 5 short videos and responding to a question was to have students not only gain some background information on the stock market and how it works, but also to think about what was presented and to demonstrate comprehension of what was presented in the video by their responses to the 5 questions. Students also needed to have chosen their 4 stocks for purchase. The actual purchase will take place later in December. Anyone who has not chosen stocks by then will have to choose from a grab bag of stocks listed on the Dow and will not receive any credit for making their own choices.