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6th Grade Cook@Home

Posted by Melinda Gargiulo on April 24th, 2017

6th grade Cook @ Home parent evaluations are due no later than May 18th.   If students lose their recipe or evaluation sheet you may print them from the attachments below.

Cinnamon Biscuits

Biscuit evaluation (for blog)

Optional Powdered Sugar Glaze


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6th Grade No Sew Pillow

Posted by Melinda Gargiulo on April 5th, 2017

A quick reminder…6th grade students should have their No Sew Pillow materials in class no later than May 12th.  This information was in the the course syllabus that was sent home at the beginning of the nine weeks…but for those who may have lost their syllabus here’s what you need:

The materials needed are a pillow form (no round pillows) and fleece material that is 10” larger than the longest side of the pillow.  So, for example, if your child has a 14” pillow they will need 24” of fleece.  If they have an 18” pillow they will need 28” of fleece.  If they have a 20” x 26” pillow, they will need 36” of fleece.  I think you get the picture.

If you do not wish to purchase a pillow form, you may cover a pillow you have at home.  Just measure it so that you know how much fleece you need to get.  And please make sure the fabric you get is FLEECE, not felt, or flannel, or cotton.  Email me if you still have questions.

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Posted by Melinda Gargiulo on February 21st, 2017

Congratulations to our local FCCLA cook-off winners!

Beef – 1st place Kaitlin M. and 2nd place Ellie C.

Poultry – 1st place Jade C. and 2nd place Mykala G.

Dairy Dessert – 1st place Ella Grace M. and 2nd place Caden M.

On Friday, February 17th, our local FCCLA Cook-off 1st place winners competed in the Shelby County cook-off at the University of Montevallo.  While all students did well, we want to give a special shout out to Ella Grace M. who won 1st place in the Dairy Dessert category!!

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Extending Your Learning

Posted by Melinda Gargiulo on January 11th, 2017

In an effort to take learning outside the classroom, 7th and 8th grade students will complete one square from the Extending Your Learning project to complete each week.  The first reaction paragraph is due on Tuesday, January 17.  A new activity / paragraph will be due each Monday following that one for a total of eight per grading period.  See the detailed instructions on the attached document.  Remember…a dated parent signature is REQUIRED for each paragraph turned in.


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Spring Semester 2017!

Posted by Melinda Gargiulo on January 4th, 2017

After looking over the course syllabus (a copy is linked in the tab above), please click on the appropriate link below and fill out the needed information.  This is in addition to signing and returning the signature page of the syllabus.

7th Grade Student Info – spring 2017

8th Grade Student Info – spring 2017


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Play-dough Soap

Posted by Melinda Gargiulo on September 8th, 2016

Today in 6th grade we made play-dough soap.  It was a fun (and messy…and LOUD) time.   Several students asked for me to post the recipe so here it is…

1 cup cornstarch, 1/2 cup liquid dish soap, 2 tsp. olive oil

Stir until mixed and then dump out onto a table or counter.  Knead the mixture until it is smooth and the texture of play-dough.  Add a little extra corn starch if it is too runny or soap if it is too dry.

To use, pinch off a small piece and rub between wet hands.  🙂  The dough should disappear as you wash your hands!

We will be discussing hygiene and kitchen safety in class as we prepare to begin cooking next week.  Students should get in the habit of washing their hand for 20-30 seconds…about the length of time it takes to sing the alphabet song or to sing Happy Birthday twice.

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Lab Recipes

Posted by Melinda Gargiulo on April 11th, 2016

Attached is the recipe for the homemade pizza dough and rice the students made with Mrs. Vineyard.  Feel free to try these at home!!!

Classroom Recipes

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