Wednesday, June 5, 2013

June 5 - 13 2013

Hello All
Today you are working on your Quarterly 4 projects.  Please see Mrs. Wilk for instruction.
Good Luck!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

May 31, June 3, 2013

Hello All
Today you will finish up Twin City Youth Camp.  Once you have finished, save and print. Hand in 
jobs 7, 8 & job ; 9.

Begin today's assignment:
1.  page 436 table and agenda  Follow instructions on the right margin to format your table and your agenda.  Use your dot leaders command to complete the agenda.  Refer to your notes if necessary. 
2.  page 439 job 1 & job ;  and job 2 create the table and the memo.  
3.  page 441 Retype the report using bullets and numbers. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

May 22 & 23, 2013

Hello All,
Today we are starting to review for our Quarterly Assessment. 
Journal Write:  How do you feel about the food sold in our cafeteria?  What items would you like to add to be sold?  Do you have a favorite lunch that you purchase?  Do you ever bring your lunch from home?
Table Formatting review Activity 1 and Activity; 2  page 189 Each activity on a separate page.  Use color, change and font.
Shading features on tables:  page 190 &; Activity 4A and Activity 5 Borders
Outline for a report page 262 81 B

Monday, May 20, 2013

May 20, 21, 2013

Hello Everyone
Do now:  Journal Write:  What will be the first thing you do during your summer vacation?
Today we are finishing up our Newsletters.  Please complete the following assignments
  • Birthday Newsletter
  • Chocolate Newsletter
  • MLB Opening Day Tables  Add color, design and center titles and on page

Internet Research:
  1. The Facts, just the facts
  2. I'm in a New York State of Mind

May 13 & 14, 2013

Hello All,
Here is today's assignment:
Finish last class assignment of "Gotta Dance" and "Seven Rules of Life".  Then begin the "Throwing Out the First Ball" When finished you will be working on your "Birthday Newsletter."

Have fun and be creative. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

May 8 & 9 2013

Today you will be working on newsletters.  You will become familiar with drop caps. 
Do now:
Page 174 Proofread and Correct 1-10 retype making proper proofreading changes.
Page 175 Read situations and type your answer using at least 3 sentences.
Finish Internet Search on the State of New Jersey.  Please follow instructions carefully.
Retype "the Eleven Rules of Life newsletter.  High light the rules a different color for each one.
Insert a text box where necessary
Retype "Gotta Dance newsletter.  insert a picture and drop caps.  Add a text box and change background color.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

May 1, 2013

Hello Everyone
Today we are finishing our bound reports.  and  we are going to learn how to create a Newsletter using columns.
Do Now:  Journal Write:  If you could live any where in the United States, where would you like to live and why?  Please write at least 5 sentences.
Please complete Information Superhighway report with end notes then complete "Delivering the Mail" on page 165.  Create a cover sheet, report, table of content and end notes.  Print and hand in for a grade.
Please copy notes into your folders and follow along for instructions.

Page 174 Proofread and Correct 1-10 retype making proper proofreading changes.
Page 175 Read situations and type your answer using at least 3 sentences.

You will be completing "Strategies for Success" Newsletter. When finished keyboarding the information, follow format instructions on the board. Then, complete 5 three minute timings in ATRT.

Friday, April 26, 2013

April 29, 30 2013

Hello All,
Today we are starting off with completing 2 more five minute timings.  Please try and complete the timing with 5 errors or less.
Note on Table of content
Bound Report:   Construct a bound report using your notes as a reference.
"Information Superhighway"

Monday, April 22, 2013

April 22 & 23 2013

Hello All

Journal Write:  What is your favorite meal?  Breakfast, lunch or dinner?  What is your favorite food at that meal?  Who would you like to prepare this meal?
Activities: Today we are going to start off with a Business Letter test.  Please see Mrs. Wilk for handout.  You will be constructing 3 letter using letter head for each one.
Complete 3 five minute timings in ATRT.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

April 18 & 19th, 2013

Hello All,
Today we are going to begin with a journal write on "If you were the Principal of Morris Knolls, what rules would you change and why?  Be appropriate with your answers.

  1.  Create a short spring story using the handout provided by the Mrs. Wilk.  Be sure to use all words given on list.  Follow the requirements on the handout. Save in your April folder.
  2. Retype page 169 53 A each line 3 times, once all caps, once lower case, once lower case and bold
  3. 53 B  Retype line 1-9 once
  4. 53 C each row once 
  5. page 182 retype business letter 1 & and  2 separately   Create letter head for each letter and follow instructions in the left margin. 
  6. If all work is finished, students can play games on

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

April 16 & 17, 2013

Good day all,
Today we are continuing to work on Letterhead and Business Letters.  Please complete the following:
Do Now:  Journal Write    Who is the person who inspires you the most in your life?  Tell me 5 reasons why this person inspires you.
1. Retype the purple terms on page 176 under the heading of special parts of a business letter.  Retype all examples as well.
2.  Retype Business Letter in Block Format on page 177 Add comments to each section using your Commend command in Word. 
3.  Finish all Letterhead examples from last class if you didn't do so already.
4.  Retype the four sentences in activity 2 on page 178.  Make the proper corrections.
5.  Retype letter from handout

Friday, April 12, 2013

April 12, & 15, 2013

Hello All,
Do Now:  Journal Write:  Please write about your favorite television show.  What shows do you watch?  Explain to me in detail about these shows.  Time, channel actors?
  •  Page 75 Please retype each sentence.  For the learn sentences, please make proper corrections.
  • Page 76 Proofread lines 1-10 at top of page and make corrections where necessary.  Print and hand in to Mrs. Wilk
Today we are learning about letter head business paper.  You will compare and contrast different letter heads on the Internet

Complete Letterhead assignments.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

April 10 & 11, 2013

Hello All
Most of you will continue working on your Quarterly 3 exam.  Once you finish, stable the cover sheet to your 3 assignments and hand in to Mrs. Wilk.
When the quarterly is complete, please create a table in Word using three columns.
Title:  United States of America
Sub titles:  States, Capitals, State Flowers
Please list all state and include the capital and flower.
Do not use the internet at this time.

Friday, April 5, 2013

April 8 & 9th 2013

Good Day All,
Today we are working  on our Quarterlies.  Please write in your journal how you feel about taking your 3rd quarterly this year. 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

April, 6 ,2013

Good Morning Class,
Journal Write:  A new law has passed to outlaw television.  You must live by the law.  List ten things you would do instead of watching television.

Today we are will be working on a Flyer project.
1. Start with creating a flyer for the DECA and Business Honor Society Bake sale.  See instruction sheet.
2.  Create a flyer for a garage sale that you will be hosting at your house.  Include some of the items you might be selling.  Think of all the toys and clothing that you don't use any more.  List  at least 7 items that you can sell.  Give a time, address and date.  Add a boarder and make it creative.
 3.  Vote on your favorite Misuc Video for Mr. Benz's  Multi Media class.  You will vote for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. See me for handout.
 4.  Review report format.  Follow directions and make proper proofreading changes.  Create a reference sheet and use proper line spacing.

Monday, April 1, 2013

April 1 & 2 2013

Hello Students
Welcome back!
Today we are going to write in our Journals about what we did during spring break.  Please write at least five sentences.  
We will continue working on our table test.  All table are due today at the end of the block.
Complete table project if not done so already
Complete "The Teenager Page"
 When finished follow directions on making a Flyer for the DECA bake sale.
Textbook flyers
Proofreading Assignment

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

March 20 & 21, 2013

Hello All,
We are starting off with a Journal Write of  " What does the first day of spring mean to you?"  Please write five sentences.
Please complete the "Teenager" handout.  Retype the question and the answer.  Change the font to Italic and print.
Today we are working on our Internet Table test.   Follow all instructions carefully. On Table 3   When working on table 3, Use the Amazon website, then go to CD now to find best selling CD's.  Save all tables individually.

Monday, March 18, 2013

March 18 & 19, 2013

Hello Everyone,
Today we are working on our Table Test.  You will be creating tables using proper formatting techniques.  Please follow all directions. 
Warm up:  Complete the Parent handout.  Retype each questions and answer questions appropriately.

Complete the table test.  Follow all directions carefully.  This will be graded as a test.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

March 14& 15, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day! 
Everyone is Irish today.
Please complete the following activities:
Correct your Castle Report for extra credit. 
Complete 6 timings in ATRT.  If you have 2 or more errors, retake the timing.
Complete the St. Patty's Day activity (handout from teacher)
Complete the following tables, and save all work. 
Page 98 Choose 2 tables to create.  Follow instruction in left margin of the page.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

March 12 & 13, 2013

Hello Everyone,
Hope you all are doing well.Hang in there only 9 more school days until spring break. 
Today we are working on Tables.
Journal Write:  How did you feel this morning when you woke up and it was raining?  Please write 5 sentences.
Warm up: Page 93 & 95 32A 31A  lines 1-3 three times each.  Once as is, once in all CAPS, once in Italic & Bold.
Finish Castle Report.  This will be graded.  Look at your notes before you hand it in.
Please construct the three tables on page 93.  Key the title first, the create the table  Follow instructions on the left side margins.  Save as table pg 93.1, pg93.2 or pg93. 3
Read instructions under 32B and make changes to the tables you just created as directed. 
When finished changing the tables,  Please finish your scary story that you saved from last class and make proper changes for paragraph writing.

Friday, March 8, 2013

March 11, 2013

Hello All
Today we are working on tables.  Please start with a journal write:
What did you do this weekend?  Is there something that you wanted to do and didn't get a chance to do it?  If so, please explain
Complete 2 times in ATRT
 page 92:
Retype the two tables and make the corrections that are in the left margin.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

March 7, 2013

Hello All
Please write in your journal about the snow storm.   How do you feel about it.   Complete the tables on page 95  Remove lines after you create the table.  Add styles and font changes to all tables that were created this week.

Monday, March 4, 2013

March 4 & 5, 2013

Hello Everyone
Today we are working on reports and tables.
Do Now:  page 93 31A lines 1-3  Once in all caps, once bold, once lower case type
Please retype the Castle Report on page 109 in textbook.  Include reference page.  Use proper format.
Retype tables 1, 2 & 3 page 93 -94
Save as individual tables and save to table folder.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

February 28th & March 1st

Hello All,
Sorry I am out today but here are your activities:
Please create a March Folder
Journal Write:  If you were the governor of New Jersey, what would you do to protect pollution in the ocean?  List 10 suggestions in your journal folder.
Table Activity:
Textbook page 90 Activity 3 & and; 4  Create the tables accordingly.  Bold and center your titles then center on page.
Retype the report "Dictionary"  Make proper proofreading and format corrections.  Save in March folders
You can play yahoo games when finished.  Please be on your best behavior.
Have a wonderful day!

Friday, February 22, 2013

February 22 & 25, 2013

Hello All
Happy Friday!  Today we will start with a journal write: Topic is List 10 things our class could do to help the homeless......
Continue to work on your collages.  Remember, there should not be any white background showing on your paper.  Ask for permission before printing (black & white printer first!)

Job 7 handout  Use proofreading skills to retype the report.
Enjoy your weekend :)

Monday, February 18, 2013

February 19 & 20, 2013

Hello All

Journal Entry: Write two paragraphs about how the effects of the storm Sandy may have changed the way you or your parents save money…..

Warm Up drill: page 76:

Activity 1 Proofread and correct lines 1-10 use the rules to make corrections.

Activity 2 lines 1-6

Page 87 Add to notes folder the definitions of parts of a table: (retype the purple vocabulary with definitions)

In Word: Please start or continue to create a collage about yourself using pictures only to describe yourself. See teacher for handout. You should include at least 35 pictures. (Overlap pictures slightly so no white space should be showing) Handouts on teacher’s desk in a folder

Save all work in your February folder

You are going to make a collage all about you!  You need to include at least 35 pictures that will overlay on the paper that best describes you, the things you like to do,  things you like to eat, your interests etc.
When you are done with your collage, there shouldn't be any white space showing on your document.  Cut the shape of your pictures, re -size them, rotate them etc.  Have fun being creative!

Monday, February 11, 2013

February 12 & 13, 2013

Hello All
Do Now:  Journal Write:   Explain to me where your ancestors came from.  What country were they born?  Were your parents born in America? If not tell me where they are from.... If they were born America, tell me what part of the country are they from?  How did you end up living in Denville or Rockaway Township NJ?

Today we will continue to work on Unbound Reports. Please open your textbooks to page 72 and retype "Immigration To America" be sure to use proper format skills.  When finished, retype "Play Review" on page 73.  Then, format the poem on the bottom of page 74 "The New Colossus" include the source given in the yellow side heading.   Format properly using a hanging tab.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

February 6 & 7, 2013

Hello All
Today you will be completing your Quarterly Assessment.  We will start off with a journal write.  Please write one paragraph about how you feel about taking your second assessment.  Are you as nervous as you were for the first Assessment?  Do you feel confident in taking your Assessment today?  Is there something you are more likely to well on if you could have a few more days to study?
Good Luck today!
Complete the following for your assessment:  (see whiteboard for instruction)
Page 101  35 B-Create the email, print a copy (do not send)
         102 Create a Memo and a Personal Business Letter.  Save in Quarter2assessment folderand Print

Staple cover sheet on your assignments and hand in.
Finish all timings in ATRT and print your results.

February 8 & 11, 2013

Hello Everyone
Do Now:  Please write in your journal about your pet.... Tell me all about him or her.  If you don't have a pet, what kind of pet would you want and why?  What would you name it?

Today we will be making a flyer on Internet Safety Tips.
Please go to and search under teenager tab to find "Tips on Internet Safety"  Retype the tips in a word document. Change fonts, add a boarder and a picture.  Print and save to Feb folder
Please complete "Snow Poem, and Winter story activities.

Friday, February 1, 2013

February 4 & 5, 2013

Hello Everyone
Today we will be working on Unbound reports.
Do Now:  Write in your journal about the Superbowl.  Do you feel there was to much "Hype" about the game?  Were you happy with who won?  Which commercial do you remember?

  • ATRT  Finish all the timings.  Retake any that you are not happy with the results.
  • Practice Drill:  page 67 Activity 4 Retype the paragraphs indent where needed. 
  • Activity 7 page 68 Retype the short paragraph using the Thesaurus and replace that words that are highlighted in blue. 
  • Page 69 25A three times each, (once plain text, once in all caps, once with italic and bold)
  • Use textbook, retype Use textbook, retype the Unbound Report "Effective Communicators: page 65 the Unbound Report "Effective  Communicators: 
  • Print our your ATRT report.  Determine your grade. 

Thursday, January 31, 2013

January 31, Feb 1, 2013

Hello Everyone
1. Today we will start with a journal write on " What are your feelings about the Superbowl?  Do you watch it? What is your favorite commercial from past Superbowls?  Write at least 5 sentences.
2. Ethics Activity:  What is the Right Thing to do?  Read page 63 What is a good way to make an ethical decision?  Read 1-5 and answer the Situations:  In a grocery store, ........
3. take 3 two minute timings in ATRT\
4.  Retype the email on page 58 and send to Mrs. Wilk at
5.  Type memos on page 59 as a memo save and print.
Happy Ground Hog Day, February 2, 2013!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

January 29 & 30, 2013

Hello All
Today we are working on Unbound Reports.  We will learn the proper format and layout for the unbound report.
 Journal Write assignment:  Please write a paragraph about "How You Use the Internet Safely".
This should be a complete paragraph
Retype and label parts of " Samuel Clemens" Report
When finished, Proofread, Print and put in your portfolios.

Complete 4 two minute timings in ATRT

Internet Research:  Find an article about Internet Safety.  Write a two page paragraph assignment on what you learned and how you can improve yourself on the Internet.
When finished, you can play Typershark or Typer twist.

Monday, January 28, 2013

January 27 & 28, 2013

Good Day All,
Today we are working on our "Fan Letter".  Please continue to write your letter to your celebrity.  Proofread before printing.  Show Mrs. Wilk for approval.  Construct and print an envelop to use in mailing your letter.
When finished:
Complete 4 (2 minute timings in  ATRT).  Check your timing for accuracy and to see if you have improved in your speed.
Complete the "Snow Poem".  See Mrs. Wilk

Friday, January 18, 2013

January 21 & 22, 2013

Hello All
Today you will be working on a Martin Luther King Story.  Please retype the handout provided by Mrs. Wilk and save then email as an attachment to Mrs. Wilk using the following 

Friday, January 11, 2013

January 14, & 15, 2013

Hello All
Today we will be working on the following:
Finish your Netiquette assignment.  Make sure you take the quiz and see how well you do. 
Warm up:  please take 2 times in All The Right Type.  Try and increase your speed each timing.  Type for accuracy.
Complete Personal Business Letters on page 84 and 85  Letters 30b, 1, 2,& 3
Complete handout "News Website" You will be viewing different websites and comparing the articles and the layout.  Be aware of color, layout and easy to find information.


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Janaury 10 & 11 2013

Hello All
Warm Up:  page 82  28 C  Type the learn and apply sentences.  When typing the apply sentences, please include the proper word choice. 
29A  Retype each sentence three times with three different font choices. 
Construct your portfolio.  Include your cover sheet, sample letter, and memo

Today you will be graded on accuracy on 2 Personal Business Letter.  Please retype the following 2 letters which will be worth 20 points.  (pages 82-83)

When finished with the letters, please print and hand in.  Retype activities 4 &an,  6 page 80 (Practice envelope address.
Complete handout:  Netiquette read directions and answer questions.  Retype the rule and IN YOUR OWN WORDS, explain what the rules mean in your own words.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Janaury 8 & 9 2013

Good Morning All
Please open up your journal and write an entry on what your New Year's Resolution will be this year.  How can you improve yourself, your grades or your attitude?  Write 2 paragraphs on the topic.
First, today we will be working on your Portfolio cover.  Please finish your cover and include at least 4 pictures.  Change the size of the picture, the shape, the shading.
Activities:  Warm up page 80 Activity #5

Then we will be working on Personal Business Letters page 81.  Retype letter using proper format.  Print and correct errors.