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Family Meal Planning Project

Posted by Melinda Gargiulo on December 11th, 2017

Family Meal Planning Packets are due DECEMBER 12TH!!  While I emailed this information to parents earlier,  I also wanted to post it just in case a student has lost his or her packet and evaluation sheet.  Students hopefully have already planned to prepare their meal by now and may just need to cook and then fill in the evaluation sheets.  Everything they need is attached.  Please remember that students MUST turn in the completed rubric…a handwritten note will not suffice for the grade.

There are several recipes posted under the “Recipes” tab at the top.  These are great options for the meal planning project.  In addition, I would LOVE to include recipes from our students and their families.  Please email me if you would like a recipe included…of course I’ll give you credit. 🙂

family meal planning assignment

family meal rubric

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Skillet Meal

Posted by Melinda Gargiulo on November 29th, 2017

The 7th and 8th grade semester classes prepared a “Beefy Rice Skillet Meal” today in class.  This is a great way to incorporate multiple food groups and have a healthy, easy dinner on the table in only half an hour.  Many students asked for the recipe so here is the link…

This would be a great option for the Family Meal Planning project which is due on (or before) December 13.

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Posted by Melinda Gargiulo on November 2nd, 2017

Since the 7th and 8th grade semester classes are making cookies at home, here is a great resource to check out.  Sign up with Betty Crocker and get a new cookie recipe sent to your email in-box every day for 24 days!

Remember that your cookie evaluation sheet is due by November 17th.   Print a new copy if you need it.  Cookies at Home Evaluation Sheet

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Extending Your Learning

Posted by Melinda Gargiulo on August 28th, 2017

In an effort to take learning outside the classroom, 7th and 8th grade students will choose one square from the Extending Your Learning project to complete each week.  The first reaction paragraph is due on Tuesday, September 5.  A new activity / paragraph will be due each Monday following that one for a total of five this grading period.  See the detailed instructions on the attached document.  Remember…a dated parent signature is REQUIRED for each paragraph turned in.

ExtendingYourLearning-fall 2017

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Eclipse Food Lab Coming up August 21st

Posted by Melinda Gargiulo on August 17th, 2017

I wanted to do something fun and yummy to commemorate the Great American Solar Eclipse but since we have not had any cooking instruction (and our classes will be cut a little short on Monday) it needed to be super easy.  We have more several more food allergies this year than we have had in the past so I felt it was important to give you a heads up about our Eclipse Cookies.  🙂
We will be dipping Golden Oreos into Nestle Toll House Dark Chocolate Morsels.  If your child cannot eat either of those items please let me know and then feel free to send in a snack that they can enjoy in class.

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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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