Week of 4/23/18

This week, 8th graders will continue our unit on Child Development, but will only have a couple of days in the classroom.  So far, we have looked in-depth at the way humans develop in the womb and through the first year of infancy. We have also been watching a video series called “The Baby Borrowers” produced by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.  The students have been enjoying this eye-opening series very much!

This week, we will begin our research projects on the stages of development from infancy through school age.  Students will work in groups to explore how children develop in the five areas – social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and moral – during these stages and will then present their findings to the class.

15. Compare stages of child development

7th graders have begun our unit on Sewing.  We learned how to thread a needle and are beginning to learn to attach a button.  Students will attach a button for a grade this week and will then move into a hand-sewing project.

13. Practice basic sewing skills

  • Utilizing sewing equipment in a safe and correct manner

6th Graders are continuing their Food and Wellness unit and will finish food labs this week. I will introduce the My Plate nutrition program and students will complete activities related to meal-planning and food groups related to this program.

8. Prepare nutritious snacks.

  • Practicing safety and sanitation techniques in the laboratory
  • Using kitchen equipment in a correct manner

 

Week of 4/16/18

This week, 8th graders will continue our unit on Child Development.  We have looked at the way humans develop in the womb and are moving on to infancy this week.

15. Compare stages of child development

7th graders will finish up their unit on Food and Wellness and move into Sewing.  We will begin sewing by learning to thread a needle and attach a button and will then move into a hand-sewing project.

7. Explain the importance of diet, exercise, and rest for teen health.

8. Prepare nutritious snacks.

  • Practicing safety and sanitation techniques in the laboratory
  • Using kitchen equipment in a correct manner
  • Comparing the nutritive value and cost of various foods

6th Graders are continuing their Food and Wellness unit and will begin food labs this week.  We will also complete activities that focus on learning the tools and equipment used in the kitchen and learning how to read a recipe.

8. Prepare nutritious snacks.

  • Practicing safety and sanitation techniques in the laboratory
  • Using kitchen equipment in a correct manner

 

Week of 4/8/18

This week 8th graders will continue looking at the stages of Child Development. We will focus on Prenatal development this week.

15. Compare stages of child development

7th graders continue our unit on Foods and Wellness. We will complete two more food labs and present research projects on the Five Food Groups.

7. Explain the importance of diet, exercise, and rest for teen health.

8. Prepare nutritious snacks.

6th Graders are also in their Foods and Nutrition Unit. Our safety and Sanitation test will be Wednesday. This week’s activities focus on reading recipes, measuring, and kitchen tools and equipment.

8. Prepare nutritious snacks

Practicing safety and sanitation techniques in the lab

Using kitchen equipment in a correct manner

Week of 3/19/2018

This week, 8th graders will be exploring the topic of Consumerism and what it means to be an informed shopper.

10. Critique factors that influence individual and teen consumer decisions, including needs and wants, budget limitations, and quality of products. Describe store policies affecting teen consumers.  Explain ways to resolve teen consumer problems.

11. Describe strategies for comparison shopping among teens.

7th Grade will continue their Food and Wellness Discoveries unit with two more food labs and will begin their group research project on Food Groups.

7. Explain the importance of diet, exercise, and rest for teen health.

8. Prepare nutritious snacks. Practice safety and sanitation techniques in the laboratory.  Use kitchen equipment in a correct manner.

6th Grade will begin exploring relationships with peers, looking at healthy friendships, peer pressure, and bullying.

5. Describe characteristics of healthy relationships with family and friends.  Determine qualities of a true friend.

6. Compare positive and negative peer pressure.

Week of 3/5/2018

This week, 8th graders will finish our machine sewing projects.  They are due by the end of the grading period, which is Thursday.

13. Demonstrate basic sewing construction skills to complete a project, utilizing sewing equipment in a safe and correct manner.

7th graders will continue our kitchen safety and sanitation unit and activities centering on skills needed for success in the kitchen.

8. Prepare nutritious snacks, practicing safety and sanitation techniques in the laboratory.

6th graders will complete our foods and wellness unit with our final food lab on Monday. On Tuesday, we will begin our Child Development unit with a lesson provided by our student intern from the university.

8. Prepare nutritious snacks
Practicing safety and sanitation techniques in the laboratory
Using kitchen equipment in a correct manner

15. Explain responsibilities involved in babysitting related to age, safety, and health of the child.

Week of 2/26

This week, 8th graders will finish machine sewing practice and begin sewing our pillow cases.

13. Demonstrate basic sewing construction skills to complete a project, utilizing sewing equipment in a safe and correct manner.

7th graders will continue our kitchen safety and sanitation unit and activities centering on skills needed for success in the kitchen. Our kitchen safety and sanitation quiz will be Wednesday, February 28.

8. Prepare nutritious snacks, practicing safety and sanitation techniques in the laboratory.

6th graders will also continue our foods and wellness unit. 6th graders will be completing several activities centered on skills needed for success in the kitchen. We will complete our second food lab on Tuesday, which will be salsa and our third and fourth food labs on Thursday and Friday.

8. Prepare nutritious snacks
Practicing safety and sanitation techniques in the laboratory
Using kitchen equipment in a correct manner

Week of 2/19/18

This week, 8th graders will move into practing sewing on the machines.  We will practice on paper before beginning our fabric project.  We will practice straight lines and corners so that we will be ready for our final project, a standard sized pillow case.

13. Demonstrate basic sewing construction skills to complete a project, utilizing sewing equipment in a safe and correct manner.

7th graders will begin our kitchen safety and sanitation unit with videos covering both topics, a study guide, and activities centering on skills needed for success in the kitchen.  Our kitchen safety and sanitation quiz will be next Tuesday, February 27.

8. Prepare nutritious snacks, practicing safety and sanitation techniques in the laboratory.

6th graders will also continue our foods and wellness unit.  6th graders completed the test last Friday and will be completing several activities centered on skills needed for success in the kitchen.  We will plan our first food lab on Tuesday and complete the lab, smoothies, on Wednesday.

8. Prepare nutritious snacks

  • Practicing safety and sanitation techniques in the laboratory
  • Using kitchen equipment in a correct manner

 

 

Week of 2/5/2018

This week 8th Graders will be continuing our sewing unit by moving into machine sewing.  We will begin by learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to thread a machine.  Students will have a quiz on the machine parts next Tuesday.  After learning the parts and threading, students will begin practicing sewing on paper and from there will moving into our machine sewing project, a standard sized pillow case.

13. Demonstrate basic sewing construction skills to complete a project, utilizing sewing equipment in a safe and correct manner.

7th Graders will begin exploring career options with a Career Interest Survey on Monday followed by a Career Exploration Webquest.  Students will use the information obtained from their research to create a Google Slides presentation which will be shared with the class next Monday.

20. Describe factors that impact choosing a career.

6th Graders are finishing our no-sew fleece pillows on Monday and Tuesday and will begin the Career Exploration project on Wednesday.  They will follow a similar schedule to the 7th graders above and present their Career Google Slides presentations next week.

13. Practice basic sewing skills, utilizing sewing equipment in a safe and correct manner.

20. Describe factors that impact choosing a career.

 

Week of 1/29/18

This semester seems to be flying by already!  We are in the fifth week of the grading period, so only five more weeks to go for this grading period!

This week, 8th graders will be finishing up with our hand-sewing project, felt monsters.  From here, we will move into machine sewing, beginning with learning the parts of the machine and moving on to practicing stitches on paper before beginning our actual sewing project – a standard size pillow case.

7th Graders will be exploring Family Dynamics including the various forms that a family can take as well as the challenges and changes that can take place in families and the benefits of strong, healthy families.  We will explore family traditions by creating Family Crests.

6th Graders are completing our Career Interest Exploration with a career Google Slides presentation and will then move into Foods and Wellness, beginning with Kitchen Safety and Sanitation.

Week of 1/8/18

6th graders will continue our unit on Personal Discoveries. On Monday, we will begin our group project of creating a grooming product for teens, complete with an advertising poster. On Tuesday, we will begin comparing positive and negative peer pressure, including bullying and teen conflict. This will include writing a skit demonstrating “refusal skills” and a webquest using the website bulling.org.

3. Explain the importance of character education for teenagers, identifying grooming habits that lead to a health appearance.

6. Compare positive and negative peer pressure.

7th graders will also continue with Personal Development and will complete their “Gross Out Guides” to demonstrate the wrong way to use what they’ve learned about manners and grooming. Beginning Tuesday, we will move into Communication Skills, which always includes some fun games and funny examples of communication gone wrong.

3. Explain the importance of character education for teenagers; describing manners used in various settings; identifying grooming habits that lead to a health appearance.

4. Compare verbal and nonverbal communication skills used to improve interpersonal relationships

8th Graders are beginning our unit on sewing this week.  They will begin by learning to thread a needle and tie the knot in thread.  This will be following by learning to attach a button to fabric and then we will finish out the week by beginning to learn the hand-sewing stitches – running stitch, overcast stitch, and back stitch.  These stitches will help to create the hand-sewing project which will begin next week!

13. Demonstrate basic sewing skills to complete a project, utilizing sewing equipment in a safe and correct manner.