Week of 11/13

Occasionally all of my classes will be lined up on the same unit and that is what is happening right now!

8th Graders have completed their Kitchen Safety and Sanitation Test and learning many of the skills they will need to complete a successful food lab. They will participate in their first lab on Thursday, which will be smoothies.

7th Grade is continuing to study the Five Food Groups with a group research project between food labs. This week’s labs include mini apple pies and garlic cheese biscuits.

6th Graders are finishing up with Kitchen Safety and Sanitation unit and will complete their first food lab on Friday, which is also smoothies.

Week of October 30

8th Graders will FINALLY start kitchen safety and sanitation this week! They have been waiting patiently for weeks! We will watch the introductory videos on safety and sanitation on Monday, work on the study guide Wednesday and Thursday and review and prepare for the test on Friday. That leaves Tuesday open for something fun, but for now, that’s my secret ūüôā

7th Graders are continuing to prepare for food labs with lots of hard work (plus a little fun). We will learn about our kitchen tools and utensils, where they are in the kitchens, what they are called, and most importantly, what they are used for. Students will compete in a kitchen tool scavenger hunt on Tuesday. Wednesday will be the very important kitchen safety and sanitation test that they have (hopefully) been studying for! We will finish the week with kitchen math and measuring.

6th Graders will finish their Career Exploration unit on Monday and then they will move into kitchen safety and sanitation as well. We will start the same way as the 8th graders, but on a one day delay. Their test will be next week!

Week of October 16

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

6th Grade will continue the Personal Development unit with focus on grooming, peer pressure, and bullying.

3. Explain the importance of character education for teenagers.
-Describing manners used in various settings.
-Identifying grooming habits that lead to a healthy appearance.
-Describing ways to show respect for self, others, and property.

7th Grade will continue and finish their hand-sewing project this week.  Once complete, we will move into kitchen safety and sanitation.

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

8th Grade will finish our online Financial Planning software program and will have a special guest from Alabama 4-H to share the Reality Check program.

9. Explain the importance of money management for teens.

Week of October 9, 2017

I hope you enjoyed your long weekend! Here’s what’s going on in FACS this week…

6th Graders will rotate and begin their new elective with the new grading period. On Tuesday, we will review class procedures, discuss class goals, and assign student boxes. For more information on the class, including the syllabus that should be brought home by students this week, please see the 6th Grade Class Information section of this blog.

The rest of the week will focus on character education.

3. Explain the importance of character education for teenagers.
-Describing manners used in various settings.
-Identifying grooming habits that lead to a healthy appearance.
-Describing ways to show respect for self, others, and property.

7th Graders continue to work on their hand-sewing projects.

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

8th Graders are finishing up what I call Adulting 101 with an online money management program. Students will learn about income taxes, expenses, and budgeting. If you’d like to check it out at home, the website is teachbanzai.com.

9. Explain the importance of money management for teens.

Week of October 2

This week marks the end of the grading period and my last week with this group of sixth graders!¬† It’s been a great group and I am sad to see them go!¬† This is also a short week since student will be out of school on Friday and Monday for¬†teacher workdays.¬† Enjoy your long weekend!!

This week, sixth graders will create a “No-Sew” Pillow.¬† Although it is no-sew, they will still get practice using sewing equipment and skills, such as shears, patterns, pins, measuring, and proper cutting methods.

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

7th Graders will continue to work on their hand-sewing projects, which are coming along nicely.

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

8th Graders will finish up their Career Exploration projects by creating Google Slides presentations and sharing them with their classmates.

20. Describe career skills needed for the workplace, including time management and teamwork.

 

Week of September 25

It’s hard for me to believe this is the 8th week of school, but here it is!¬† This is what we’ll be doing this week in FACS…

6th Graders will complete our unit on Foods and Wellness.  Only two more weeks to go with this class!  We will learn about the My Plate nutrition guidance plan and participate in 3 food labs this week.

8. Prepare nutritious snacks.

7th Graders will begin their unit on sewing.  Monday will consist of reviewing sewing safety guidelines and learning to thread a needle.  Tuesday and Wednesday will focus on attaching a button.  This is one of those life skills that I believe everyone should learn.  By the end of the unit, they will begin their hand-sewing project, which usually takes a couple of weeks. At the end of this project, they will have a cute hand-made stuffed animal face to take home. We do not do a machine sewing project in 7th grade.  However, if that is something you are interested in, take my class in 8th grade!

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

8th Graders will continue our to learn about goal-setting using SMART Goals.  There will be a quiz on Tuesday, the 26th.  Wednesday will begin our Career Exploration project with a Career Interest Survey.  The Career project will take approximately 8 days.

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

20. Describe career skills needed for the workplace, including time management and teamwork.

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.