Week of 9/18/2017

Good Monday morning!  Let’s see what’s happening in FACS this week…

6th grade is continuing our unit on Kitchen Safety and Sanitation. Students will complete a Safety and Sanitation quiz on Monday.  Students are required to score 100% by the state before being allowed to participate in food labs, but they are allowed to take the quiz multiple times if needed.  From there, we will move into reading a recipe, math and measuring, and kitchen tools and equipment.  We will complete our first food lab on Thursday by making fruit smoothies.

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

7th grade is continuing our research into careers with a career webquest and google slideshow. Students complete and share slideshows this week and then move into the Time Management, Goal-Setting, and Decision-Making unit.

20. Describe factors that impact choosing a career.

2. Describe the process of decision making, problem solving, and goal setting.

11. Describe time management tools and techniques.

8th will continue talking about Goal-setting, Decision-making and Time-management. The quiz has been postponed to Wednesday, September 26 due to the weather days. There will be several videos and activities to go along with each topic throughout the next 10 days.

3. Explain the impact of values, goals, and decision making on teenagers.

6. Describe the importance of teen development of time management skills

Week of 9/11/17

What a crazy start to the week! I am going to try to stay on schedule as much as possible, but we may be a little bit off schedule this week. Here’s what’s going on in FACS:

6th grade is continuing our unit on Kitchen Safety and Sanitation. We will review study guides today for the quiz, which has been moved to next week. From there, we will move into reading a recipe, math and measuring, and kitchen tools and equipment.

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

7th grade is continuing our research into careers with a career webquest and google slideshow. Students will hopefully complete these slideshows this week and present them on Friday (Monday at the latest).

20. Describe factors that impact choosing a career.

8th grade is starting a new unit. We will be talking about Goal-setting, Decision-making and Time-management. They will complete a study guide on Wednesday for a quiz on Friday, 9/22. There will be several videos and activities to go along with each topic throughout the next 10 days.

3. Explain the impact of values, goals, and decision making on teenagers.

6. Describe the importance of teen development of time management skills.

Week of 9/4/2017

Here’s what’s happening in FACS this week!

6th Grade will begin their long-anticipated unit on Foods and Wellness. A lot of work and learning has to be done before the kids enter the kitchens, though! To begin, students will complete a study guide for the state-required safety exam, which they will take next Monday. They will complete activities in reading a recipe, identifying kitchen tools and equipment, and kitchen math and measuring.

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

7th Grade will begin their Career Discovery unit by completing a Career Interest Survey and then using the results to choose a career to research.  They will then use the information from their research to complete a Google Slideshow.

20. Describe factors that impact choosing a career.

8th Grade will finish their work on Peer Pressure by completing their Peer Pressure Brochures.  We will then move into an examination of socially acceptable behavior, including manners, etiquette, and grooming habits.

2. Analyze interpersonal skills needed by teenagers for success in the home, school, and community, including respecting self and others, resolving conflict, responding to peer pressure, and communicating with others.

4. Demonstrate socially acceptable behavior of teenagers, including practicing manners, etiquette, and grooming habits.

Week of 8/28/2017

Here’s what’s happening in Mrs. Bishop’s FACS class this week!

6th Grade will continue their exploration of careers with a career webquest. They will each investigate a career identified as a potential match through the skills and interest inventory completed last week. With information collected through the webquest, students will complete a Google Slideshow and will share them with classmates next Monday.

20. Describe factors that impact choosing a career.

7th Grade is discovering how the information they learned about communication affects their relationships with family and friends. We will discuss the various roles of family members and friends, the significance of family traditions, and the qualities of a true friend.

5. Describe characteristics of healthy relationships with family and friends.

8th Grade is completing their unit on communication and conflict resolution this week. We are discussing the dangers and pitfalls of the various types of communication as well as ways to ensure we are communicating effectively. Students will have a quiz on Thursday on the study guide that we completed last week.

2. Analyze interpersonal skills needed by teenagers for success in home, school, and community, including respecting self and others, resolving conflict, responding to peer pressure, and communicating with others.

Week of 8/21/17

Good morning!  Let’s see what’s going on in FACS this week!

6th Graders will complete their unit on Personal Development this week with a focus on bullying and bullying prevention.  From there, we will move into our Career Exploration unit with a skills and interest survey which will be used to research a potential future career match.

6. Compare positive and negative peer pressure.

7th Grade is also learning about positive and negative peer pressure this week with an informative video and several activities illustrating the use of refusal skills when faced with peer pressure.

6. Compare positive and negative peer pressure.

8th Grade is learning the importance of good communication skills in our Communication and Conflict Resolution unit this week.  They completed a study guide on Monday to be used for a quiz on Friday.  We will also participate in several discussions and fun activities to describe the different types of communication and what can happen when communication goes wrong.

2. Analyze interpersonal skills needed by teenagers for success in the home, school, and community, including respecting self and others, resolving conflict, responding to peer pressure, and communicating with others.

 

Week of 8/14/2017

Wow! Week two already! Here’s what’s happening, Bulldogs!

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 continuing to look at how Adolescence affects their own growth and development. We will use excerpts of the movie “Inside Out” to examine how growth and hormones affect the feelings and emotions that growing teens experience. We will follow up the “Inside Out” analysis with each student creating their own “Inside My Head” collage. We will have a quiz on Friday covering the changes in adolescence. Students completed a study guide last week and will review it in class on Monday.

1. Describe how physical, social, emotional, and intellectual changes that occur during adolescence affect self-esteem and self-concept.

2. Analyze interpersonal skills needed by teenagers for success in the home, school, and community, including respecting self and others, resolving conflict, responding to peer pressure, and communicating with others.

3. Explain the impact of values, goals, and decision making on teenagers.

Week of 1/23/17

This week, 8th grade will finish our unit on Food and Wellness.  We are finishing our projects on Hospitality.  So far, the groups have done an amazing job on their Professional Event Planning and gone above my expectations! At the end of the week, in honor of Black History Month and to kick off our sewing unit, we will be learning about The Quilt Makers of Gee’s Bend.

8. Demonstrate the ability to select, store, prepare, and serve nutritious foods.

7th grade semester students are working on family crests to demonstrate the significance of healthy family relationships and the importance of family traditions.

5. Describe characteristics of healthy relationships with family and friends.

7th grade year-long students will begin our sewing unit this week.  We will discuss sewing safety and begin by practicing threading a needle and learn to attach a button.  At the end of the week, students will learn about The Quilt Makers Of Gee’s Bend.

13. Practice basic sewing skills.

6th graders will be exploring the skills and interests that may someday go into their choice of career path.  They will be participating in a survey which will match them up to their three top career clusters.  Students will select one career to complete online research and a Google Slides presentation.

20. Describe factors that impact choosing a career.

 

Week of January 17

This week, 8th grade will continue working on their Hospitality Planning Projects as part of our Food and Wellness Unit.  We are slowly winding down this unit and this will be the last major project we have.

8. Demonstrate the ability to select, store, prepare, and serve nutritious foods.

The 7th grade one semester students are learning about communication skills as they relate to family and friend relationships.  This is one of my favorite units as it utilizes several fun games and activities which demonstrate what can go wrong when we have ineffective communication skills.

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

5. Describe characteristics of healthy relationships with family and friends.

7th grade year-long students will finish up their Nutrient Bodies (see previous post for pictures) as we discuss the macronutrients that we obtain through eating a balanced diet.  This will be their last major project in Food and Wellness.

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

6th grade students will be learning about positive and negative peer pressure and bullying this week.  We will discuss and practice using refusal skills.

6. Compare positive and negative peer pressure.

Nutrient Bodies!

Seventh graders began learning about macronutrients this week.  They are learning about each nutrient’s effect on the body and labeling their “Nutrient Body” in the appropriate area with the appropriate nutrient.

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Week of November 14

6th grade will continue studying Foods and Wellness.  We will complete our final three food labs and continue learning about the My Plate nutrition program.

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

7th Grade Semester students also continue Foods and Wellness and will view and discuss the documentary Fed Up.  Students will complete one food lab this week.

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

7th Grade Year students also continue Foods and Wellness and will continue their group project on Food Groups.  Students will complete two food labs this week.

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

8th Grade students also continue Foods and Wellness and will continue their research on Vitamins and Minerals.  Students will complete two food labs this week.

8. Demonstrate the ability to select, store, prepare and serve nutritious foods.

  • Exhibiting safe and correct use of kitchen equipment
  • Applying safety and sanitation procedures in food preparation
  • Utilizing guidelines for table setting