Letter Assignment

8th Grade - Assignment: Write a Business Style Letter using left-bound style.

Here is the format to use along with guiding questions: Use a NEW Google Doc

January 10, 2022

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Your First Name and Last Name

Street# Street Name Rd., Dr., Ln., Hwy., etc...

City, Ga. Zip

Mr. Roderick Hames

1000 Old Snellville Hwy.

Lawrenceville, GA 30044

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Dear Mr. Hames,

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Include in your letter to me the following (must write in complete sentences and don't just make a list. It must be a paragraph.

  1. In the first sentence introduce me to your NAME like we were meeting for the first time.

  2. If you could start ANY business, explain that business is and why you selected it.

  3. What would be your DREAM JOB?

  4. PASSION - What do you LOVE to do? You get energy and feel alive when you do this.

  5. What are your greatest TALENTS - things you do really well? These are SKILLS you do well. You communicate well, good speaker, think on your feet, analytical thinker, see complex ideas and make them simple. Maybe you are good at cooking, sing well, sew, math, good at writing, reading, creative and love design. You may want to also discuss the Opposite. What are your biggest weaknesses? These are skills you are NOT good at.

  6. Talk about a few of your CHARACTER TRAITS - hard worker, likes people, caring, giving, honest, consistent, humble, considerate, etc.

  7. What are your VALUES - These are the things that matter most to you: family, friends, deep relationships, justice, freedom, fairness, faith, etc.

  8. What is one thing I might want to KNOW about you?

  9. What are your HOBBIES or INTERESTS outside of school? (for example: do you like pets, sports, music, cooking, etc.)

  10. Is there one thing that might amaze me about you or your family - I call it your WoW Factor because it might cause me to say WoW?

  11. Name a person you know who runs their own business that you personally know. If you don't know them personally, then who is someone famous you would like to meet that owns their own business?

  12. Do you already have an idea of why you were placed on this planet? If so, why?

  13. Finally, do you already have a dream you are looking forward to doing in life?

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{ 1 inch } signed signature in ink if printing this document

Type Your First and Last Name Here

8a-06 (Type YOUR Connection# under your name)

NOTE: If you finish early, I will explain how to add a "text wrap" graphic and also ask you to bold and underline the keywords and phrases in your paragraph you wrote. DO NOT underline and bold an entire sentence please.

NOTE: When you use your talent to preform your passion where it matters most to you, you are in your sweet spot. This is where talent and passion intersect.

Part II

Are you an entrepreneur? Click on the following link ENTREPRENEURSHIP Quiz1 and take the quiz and read about your results. Success.com also has a good one here. You might find it very interesting to see if you have what it takes to own your own business. A good site also for teens is Entrepreneurs.

Dear Parents,

I am honored to serve as your child's teacher for the next 5 months and I am looking for ways to connect with them. For this reason, I am asking your child to give me a written profile of him/herself, and I’d like to invite you to participate if you would like by writing me a short paragraph about your child. Knowing how each student sees him/herself helps me to better serve his/her needs, and additional insights from you will help me understand more about your child so I can serve them better.

  1. How would you describe your son or daughter as a person? As a thinker or learner? As a student? As a reader and a writer?

  2. Are there certain activities, sports, careers or causes that he or she is passionate about?

  3. Finally, what are their biggest fears and challenges right now? What big events are coming up in the next six months for them?

Thank you so much for taking the time to share this information and I will closely guard what is written. On the same note, please do not share information that is too personal that you would not like me to know. (* I tell this to the students as well)