Lesson 7 Speed Back Assignments

‘Tis the season to be sick. Oh yes. I don’t know about where you live, but here in Chicago, Mother Nature can’t decide what season she wants us to be in at present. Last week we started out at 70 degrees and ended at 30. That is quite a swing for your closet, let alone your immune system. That’s why I wasn’t surprised to see so many parents posting on Facebook the last couple of weeks that they were home caring for sick children. I was one of them, times two. Both of my girls got sick in the days before Thanksgiving and stayed so until well after the holiday. In the past, it’s been horrible when faced with re-entry in school after over a week of absences. Why? Because going back to school, still weak from their illness, they were met with a mountain of schoolwork greater than normal. They were behind on the lessons, but yet they had to jump in the deep end and learn the new lessons without the benefit of foundation of the old ones. Shaky ground to say the least. But this Momma of three has learned from experience with countless numbers of sick days. My system isn’t fool-proof, (because it involves humans, especially small ones), but it has proven helpful along the way. That’s why I want to share it with you.

  • MLTV Email

    Communicating with your child's teacher during an illness is key.

  • MLTV Bonus Day

    Keep your child home an extra day to start working on their missing school work.

  • MLTV Counselor

    Create an action plan with your school guidance counselor to help your child transition back to school after an illness.

  • MLTV Tutoring

    Schedule tutoring time with your child's teacher to get them up to speed after an illness.

  • MLTV Scan

    Consider scanning and emailing your child's completed missing assignments to help track their progress with their teacher.

  • MLTV Pacing

    There's a lot of work to be done after an illness, but it is still important to give your child down time.


Keep your child’s teachers in the loop about your child’s illness, and they in turn can keep you abreast of the work being completed in the class in your child’s absence. This will help everyone, (you, your child and their teachers), feel more in sync when your child finally returns to class.


Don’t send your child back to school limp. I made that mistake recently and my child paid for it dearly. She ended up even sicker and was out for another whole week of school. You don’t have to tell me twice. This time around I kept her home an extra day once she was feeling better. We used that day to get her back in the habit of waking at the regular school time and sitting up completing school work during school hours. This will give you the extra assurance that their immune system is ready to face a school full of germs, plus, it will allow your child a chance to dig into the pile of missing work that they will face when they return to school.


Contact the guidance counselor and make sure that he or she is aware of when your child is re-entering school. Arrange for your child to check in with them after school for the first few days upon returning to help your child create an organized plan to dig through the missing assignments, while also managing the new assignments that are being assigned daily. If your school doesn’t have a guidance counselor regularly in attendance, involve the vice principal. They can take the reigns or appoint someone else to oversee the transition.


Arrange for tutoring sessions with teachers in your child’s core subjects that require a knowledge-build, such as science, math or a foreign language. These sessions need to happen as soon as possible so that your child has the all information necessary to successfully complete their missing assignments, as well as understand the new material being presented in class. Be sure to keep your school’s administration or guidance department linked in so that everyone is aware of the action plan.


Ask the teacher to recommend a student in the class who is particularly adept at the subject. Make arrangements to have your child meet with this student to go over assignments past and present, the idea being that sometimes children feel more comfortable asking questions of their peers than they do an adult. Plus, hearing a lesson explained by a fellow classmate can be extra helpful in the quest to get up to speed on classroom materials.


Consider scanning and emailing completed assignments as a back-up. There will ostensibly be a lot of papers for your child and her teachers to keep track of. As long as the teachers are comfortable with email exchanges, it could prove to be a very efficient way to track your child’s progress. No matter what I would recommend creating an email thread with the team you assemble so that once again everyone is aware of the action plan and its progress or missteps.


Don’t let your child get overloaded by the demands of schoolwork. Coming off of an illness their immune system is tenuous, but so are their emotions. Tending to missing assignments can feel like a daunting task to your child. Yes, homework is important, but your child still needs exercise, play and downtime. Make sure that he is pacing himself during this time so he doesn’t get run down emotionally or physically.

I have many more years of school parenting left, so if you have any additional suggestions for dealing with school re-entry after an illness I hope you will share them. It takes a village to raise a child and a team to survive parenting. You are my “village people.” Go Team!


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Unformatted text preview: 5/11/2015 ACC­200­200: ACC 200: Principles of Accounting (Online) ­ BrainHoney Player Details for 'Lesson 13 Speedback Assignment' Item: Lesson 13 Speedback Assignment Score: 100% (Calculated) Submission History Submitted: Monday, May 11, 2015 1:50 PM Answers: 1. With changes in manufacturing volume, direct material costs for a manufacturing company would most commonly behave as mixed costs stepped costs variable costs fixed costs As more units are produced by a business (increasing volume) then more direct materials would be used, increasing the total cost of direct materials. Score: 1 of 1 2. When performing basic CVP analysis, variable costs are assumed to be constant on a per unit basis within the relevant range. True False Score: 1 of 1 3. Fixed costs per unit decrease with increases in the volume of production. True False A fixed manufacturing cost such a factory rent amounting to $10,000 per month would amount to $1 per unit if 10,000 units were produced. However, if production increased to 20,000 units the cost per unit would amount to $.50 per unit. The total rental cost of $10,000 doesn't change, but it is simply spread over more units with higher volume. Score: 1 of 1 4. Mixed costs are costs which have both a product and a period cost component a fixed and variable cost component Score: 1 of 1 5. The scattergraph method is an approach which can be used to determine both the total fixed cost component and the variable cost per unit component of a mixed cost. True False The intersection with the vertical axis (total cost axis) of a line visually fit into a scattergraph for a mixed cost represents the fixed cost component of that mixed cost while the slope of the line reflects the variable cost per unit component of the mixed cost. Score: 1 of 1 6. If manufacturing supply costs amount to $9,500 and $13,500 at manufacturing volumes of 90,000 units and 170,000 units, respectively at the low and high point of anticipated volume, then the manufacturing supply cost at a volume of 120,000 units would be expected to amount to (use the High­Low method): $11,200 data:text/html;charset=utf­8,%3Cdiv%20class%3D%22gradeHeaderText%20color_medium%20title_font%22%20style%3D%22margin%3A%200px%3… 1/3 5/11/2015 ACC­200­200: ACC 200: Principles of Accounting (Online) ­ BrainHoney Player $11,700 $12,000 $10,800 None of these The approach to be used in this case is the hi­low method of determining the fixed and variable cost components of a mixed cost because only those two elements of information were provided. Under this method, the difference in the costs at the high and low levels of volume ($13,500 ­ $9,500) or $4,000 is divided by the difference in the volume of units manufactured at the high and low levels (170,000 ­ 90,000) or 80,000 units, producing a $ 0.05 ($4,000/80,000) per unit variable cost component for this mixed cost. The fixed cost component is determined by first taking the # of units at either the high or the low point in volume times the variable cost per unit of $ 0.05. This amount of $4,500 at the low volume (90,000 x $ 0.05) is the variable cost component at a volume of 90,000 units. The fixed cost component would then be calculated by taking the total cost of $9,500 at a volume of 90,000 units less the variable cost component of $4,500 which amounts to $5,000. This $5,000 is the fixed cost component which is the same or fixed regardless of the level of volume. If a volume of 120,000 units is anticipated, then the total anticipated supplies cost could be determined by adding the fixed cost component of $5,000 to the variable cost component at a volume of 120,000 units or $6,000 (120,000 x $ 0.05) producing a total of $11,000. Score: 1 of 1 7. Contribution margin equals net sales revenues less Total variable costs (product and period) Total product and period costs Variable product costs Cost of goods sold Total product costs Score: 1 of 1 8. What sales price per unit must be charged in order to break even on volume of 1,000 units with total variable costs of $12 per unit and total fixed costs of $50,000? $48 per unit $74 per unit $62 per unit $50 per unit None of these Score: 1 of 1 9. CVP analysis is a useful tool when seeking to understand the effects of product pricing, costs of operations and the volume of sales on a business' profitability. True False Score: 1 of 1 10. If a firm plans to sell its product for $10 a unit and variable costs run at a rate of $6 per unit while fixed costs total $60,000, how many units must be sold to realize a profit of $100,000? 25,000 units 16,000 units 30,000 units data:text/html;charset=utf­8,%3Cdiv%20class%3D%22gradeHeaderText%20color_medium%20title_font%22%20style%3D%22margin%3A%200px%3… 2/3 5/11/2015 ACC­200­200: ACC 200: Principles of Accounting (Online) ­ BrainHoney Player 26,667 units None of these See the correct answer worked out as number 1 in the appendix. Score: 1 of 1 data:text/html;charset=utf­8,%3Cdiv%20class%3D%22gradeHeaderText%20color_medium%20title_font%22%20style%3D%22margin%3A%200px%3… 3/3 ...
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