Personal Finance/Skills for Living Syllabus
Hello! My name is Ms. Hussion. I am very excited to be your Personal Finance and Skills for Living teacher this year. This will be my 3rd year as a teacher at Blanco ISD. Before becoming a teacher, I worked in the medical field as a Respiratory Therapist for 18 years. Along with my medical experience, I also assisted in teaching martial arts to kids and adults, which is where I discovered my love for teaching. I studied science at the University of Texas at San Antonio and obtained my Bachelor of Arts in Science/Biology from Western Governors University. I am certified to teach Science in grades 4-12. I look forward to meeting each one of you and helping you learn as much as possible about personal finance and skills for living.
Teacher Contact Info
Blanco Middle School Office # (830) 833-5570
1:04-1:54 (6th period)
4:00 – 4:30
1. Arrive on time
2. Put your phone away in your backpack or in the phone holder at the front of the room
3. Be prepared by bringing your tools (pencils, pens, binder, notebook paper)
4. Give your best effort
5. Ask for help
6. Clean up after yourself
1. Be kind/respectful
2. Listen when others are speaking
3. Participate and help others
4. Keep hands, feet, and other objects to yourself
5. Other rules as determined and agreed upon by students and teacher
Daily Grades - 60% (classwork/homework)
Tests – 40% (tests/quizzes/projects)
Tests may be corrected up to a 70% by writing the question and correct answer twice on a separate sheet of paper. Staple the corrections to the test and turn in to the correction box.
If you score above a 70% on the test and would like to earn ½ of your points back, you may do so by writing the question and correct answer twice on a separate sheet of paper. Staple the corrections to the test and turn in to the correction box.
If you are absent or know you will be absent ahead of time, please be sure to pick up your work as soon as possible. Work must be turned in within 5 days of your absence.
Late work will be accepted within 5 school days of the due date with the maximum grade of 70. After 5 days late, the grade will be 0.
1st 6 weeks
Saving and Budgeting
Credit and Debt
2nd 6 weeks
Education, Careers, and Entrepreneurship
Investing, Insurance and Identity Theft
3rd 6 weeks
Marketing and Consumerism