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

Week of 11/7/2016

6th grade will continue studying Foods and Wellness.  We will complete our first two food labs and begin to look at 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 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

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

Week of October 24

This week, 6th grade will be beginning Kitchen Safety and Sanitation.  They will view educational videos on each area on Monday, complete a study guide on Tuesday (and Wednesday if needed) and then move on to learning about how to read a recipe.  Next Monday, October 31 will be the Safety and Sanitation test.  All students are required to make 100% on the quiz before entering the kitchen.  Multiple attempts are allowed.

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 will take their Kitchen Safety and Sanitation test today.  They will continue their introduction to kitchen skills by learning about 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 Year students will be continuing their foods and nutrition unit with kitchen math and measuring, the importance of handwashing, and will finally participate in their first lab on Friday.

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 will take their Kitchen Safety and Sanitation test today.  They will continue their introduction to kitchen skills by learning about kitchen tools and equipment and kitchen math and measuring.

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

Week of October 3, 2016

Last week of the grading period! Yay for some, but I’m always sad when it’s time for the 6th graders to rotate to a new elective.

8th graders will complete money management and personal finance. Students will use teachbanzai.com online educational program. On Tuesday, October 11, when students return, we will be hosting the Reality Check program in the media center for my 8th graders.  If you are unfamiliar with this program, go online and check it out!  It’s very fun, but also very eye-opening!

9. Explain the importance of money management for teens.

“I can create and maintain a basic savings plan.”

“I can explain the importance of savings and budgeting.”

7th grade semester students will continue sewing our hand-sewing project.  This is always a popular project and usually takes at least a couple of weeks.

13. Practice basic sewing skills.

“I can use basic sewing skills to safely complete a hand-sewing project.”

7th grade year students will finish move into money management this week. Students will use the handsonbanking.org program.

10. Describe ways teenagers can become wise consumers.

“I can create and maintain a basic savings plan.”

“I can explain the importance of savings and budgeting.”

6th grade students will begin sewing safety and will complete a fleece no-sew pillow.

13. Practice basic sewing skills.

“I can use basic sewing skills to safely complete a hand-sewing project.”

Advisory students will participate in a New York times blog activity called “What’s Going On In This Picture?” By looking closely at an image, forming their own interpretations and sharing their ideas, students practice skills such as making an argument, analyze various accounts of a subject told from different viewpoints, make strategic use of digital media and participate in collaborative discussions.

We will continue reading “City of Ember” on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

On Wednesday, students will write letters to pen pals in a 4th grade class at MES.  Students will write a letter each week to their 4th grade pen pals and the 4th graders will write us back.

Each day during advisory, students will be allowed time to complete homework, use the restroom, and visit the library.  Every Friday, students are allowed a few moments before lunch to clean out their lockers if needed.

Week of 9/26/16

Good Monday morning!  Lots of fun stuff going on in FACS this week. See below for your specific class!

8th grade students will finish up their career exploration Google slide-shows on Monday and present them in class on Tuesday.  From there we will move into money management and personal finance. Students will use teachbanzai.com online educational program.

9. Explain the importance of money management for teens.

“I can create and maintain a basic savings plan.”

“I can explain the importance of savings and budgeting.”

10. Critique factors that influence individual and teen consumer decisions, including needs and wants, budget limitations, and quality of products.

7th grade semester students will continue sewing and will begin our hand-sewing project on Monday.  This is always a popular project and usually takes at least a couple of weeks.

13. Practice basic sewing skills.

“I can use basic sewing skills to safely complete a hand-sewing project.”

7th grade year students will also finish career exploration and move into money management this week. Students will use the handsonbanking.org program.

10. Describe ways teenagers can become wise consumers.

“I can create and maintain a basic savings plan.”

“I can explain the importance of savings and budgeting.”

6th grade students complete our study of foods and nutrition and move into childcare and basic sewing skills.

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

“I can describe a plan to be used to ensure the health and safety of children I care for.”

13. Practice basic sewing skills.

“I can thread a needle.”

“I can attach a button.”

“I can utilize sewing equipment in a safe manner to complete a project.”

Advisory students will participate in a New York times blog activity called “What’s Going On In This Picture?” By looking closely at an image, forming their own interpretations and sharing their ideas, students practice skills such as making an argument, analyze various accounts of a subject told from different viewpoints, make strategic use of digital media and participate in collaborative discussions.

We will continue reading “City of Ember” on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

On Wednesday, students will write letters to pen pals in a 4th grade class at MES.  Students will write a letter each week to their 4th grade pen pals and the 4th graders will write us back.

Each day during advisory, students will be allowed time to complete homework, use the restroom, and visit the library.  Every Friday, students are allowed a few moments before lunch to clean out their lockers if needed.

Week of 9/19/16

6th grade this week will continue their unit on foods and nutrition.  Students will learn about the My Plate nutrition program and participate in three food labs.

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

“I can use measuring tools to obtain the correct amount of ingredients for a recipe.”

“I can use kitchen equipment safely and practice proper kitchen sanitation.”

“I can identify the food groups represented in the foods I eat.”

7th grade semester students will begin our sewing unit.  Students will first review sewing safety and then will move on to the practical skills of threading a needle and attaching a button.  Finally, students will complete a hand-sewing project.

13. Practice basic sewing skills.

  • Utilizing sewing equipment in a safe and correct manner

6th grade this week will continue their unit on foods learning proper measuring techniques, the importance of hand washing, and finally participating in their first food lab – 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

“I can use measuring tools to obtain the correct amount of ingredients for a recipe.”

“I can use kitchen equipment safely and practice proper kitchen sanitation.”

7th grade semester students are finishing up their career slideshows on Monday and presenting them in class on Tuesday.  Once our career exploration is over, we will begin our sewing unit on Wednesday.

20. Describe factors that impact choosing a career.

13. Practice basic sewing skills.

  • Utilizing sewing equipment in a safe and correct manner

“I can describe the skills, abilities, and interests that may impact the career I choose to pursue.”

“I can thread a needle.”

“I can attach a button.”

7th grade year-long students will begin looking at SMART goal-setting and decision-making.

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

“I can describe and follow the SMART method of goal-setting to set attainable goals.”

“I can use the decision-making process to make wise decisions.”

8th grade will also be learning about SMART goal-setting decision-making.

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

“I can describe and follow the SMART method of goal-setting to set attainable goals.”

“I can use the decision-making process to make wise decisions.”

Advisory students will participate in a New York times blog activity called “What’s Going On In This Picture?” By looking closely at an image, forming their own interpretations and sharing their ideas, students practice skills such as making an argument, analyze various accounts of a subject told from different viewpoints, make strategic use of digital media and participate in collaborative discussions.

We will continue reading “City of Ember” on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

On Wednesday, students will write letters to pen pals in a 4th grade class at MES.  Students will write a letter each week to their 4th grade pen pals and the 4th graders will write us back.

Each day during advisory, students will be allowed time to complete homework, use the restroom, and visit the library.  Every Friday, students are allowed a few moments before lunch to clean out their lockers if needed.

“I can thread a needle.”

“I can attach a button.”

7th grade year-long students will begin looking at SMART goal-setting and decision-making.

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

“I can describe and follow the SMART method of goal-setting to set attainable goals.”

“I can use the decision-making process to make wise decisions.”

8th grade will also be learning about SMART goal-setting decision-making.

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

“I can describe and follow the SMART method of goal-setting to set attainable goals.”

“I can use the decision-making process to make wise decisions.”

Advisory students will participate in a New York times blog activity called “What’s Going On In This Picture?” By looking closely at an image, forming their own interpretations and sharing their ideas, students practice skills such as making an argument, analyze various accounts of a subject told from different viewpoints, make strategic use of digital media and participate in collaborative discussions.

We will continue reading “City of Ember” on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

On Wednesday, students will write letters to pen pals in a 4th grade class at MES.  Students will write a letter each week to their 4th grade pen pals and the 4th graders will write us back.

Each day during advisory, students will be allowed time to complete homework, use the restroom, and visit the library.  Every Friday, students are allowed a few moments before lunch to clean out their lockers if needed.

Week of 9/12/16

6th grade this week will continue their unit on foods learning proper measuring techniques, the importance of hand washing, and finally participating in their first food lab – 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

“I can use measuring tools to obtain the correct amount of ingredients for a recipe.”

“I can use kitchen equipment safely and practice proper kitchen sanitation.”

7th grade semester students are finishing up their career slideshows on Monday and presenting them in class on Tuesday.  Once our career exploration is over, we will begin our sewing unit on Wednesday.

20. Describe factors that impact choosing a career.

13. Practice basic sewing skills.

  • Utilizing sewing equipment in a safe and correct manner

“I can describe the skills, abilities, and interests that may impact the career I choose to pursue.”

“I can thread a needle.”

“I can attach a button.”

7th grade year-long students will begin looking at SMART goal-setting and decision-making.

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

“I can describe and follow the SMART method of goal-setting to set attainable goals.”

“I can use the decision-making process to make wise decisions.”

8th grade will also be learning about SMART goal-setting decision-making.

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

“I can describe and follow the SMART method of goal-setting to set attainable goals.”

“I can use the decision-making process to make wise decisions.”

Advisory students will participate in a New York times blog activity called “What’s Going On In This Picture?” By looking closely at an image, forming their own interpretations and sharing their ideas, students practice skills such as making an argument, analyze various accounts of a subject told from different viewpoints, make strategic use of digital media and participate in collaborative discussions.

We will continue reading “City of Ember” on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

On Wednesday, students will write letters to pen pals in a 4th grade class at MES.  Students will write a letter each week to their 4th grade pen pals and the 4th graders will write us back.

Each day during advisory, students will be allowed time to complete homework, use the restroom, and visit the library.  Every Friday, students are allowed a few moments before lunch to clean out their lockers if needed.