Kitchen Math Stations

To review kitchen math basics and measuring skills, I used this great resource from TpT. I cut up the different task cards and put them into groups. Students were paired up and given 5 minutes at each station to complete the task cards at each station. At the end, we reviewed and discussed different cards that the students had questions. It was a great and easy way to keep students engaged, learning, and moving around while in class.

Here is the resource I bought for the stations on TpT. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Kitchen-Math-Task-Cards-2640439

Career Dodecahedron

I loved this project my students in Career and Life Planning created. As their final project in our career unit, students created a career dodecahedron about one specific career that relates to their interests. It was a new visual way for students to learn more about a career they are interested in. I used this resource from Hello Fifth on TpT: Dodecahedron.

It can be used for any project and is a great resource for multiple grade levels. I already have plans for another project using this resource in another class. Students used all the templates provided and mixed and matched to make their project work best for them. 

Because I love the FCCLA STAR Event: Career Investigation, I used the requirements of that event as a starting point to create the requirements for this project as well. You can download the resource I created for my students as their assignment sheet attached below. 

 

Game Day Friday

As a teacher, I have noticed the lack of our students spending time actually interacting and talking to each other throughout the day. Most of the their time spent communicating occurs on a phone rather than through face-to-face interaction. Because of this, I have chosen to implement a Game Day Friday for part of class. One major soft skills that students need in the workplace is communication skills and being able to work with others. What better way to build these skills than be playing a good board game.

Students spent time playing a variety of games that required them to communicate with each other, problem solve, and spend time talking to one another, face to face. It has been watching them interact and work together and actually talk to another.

Monster Career Activity

Today is Halloween, which is not my favorite holiday, but I wanted to embrace it anyways, and therefore I created this activity for my students in Career and Life Planning.

We are currently in our Career Unit for the class, and I wanted an activity that would be engaging, allow them to work together and be creative while also still relating to the unit we are studying. So, I created this Monster Career Project.

Students were split into pairs and were given the directions listed on the assignment sheet. They only had about an hour to complete the assignment because we had cookies as a treat for today, so they had to stay on task and work.

Here are a few pictures of our monsters and career advertisements that were created today. img_3072

9 Months That Made You

We just finished covering prenatal development and birth in my human growth and development class. As a part of this unit, we were able to watch the documentary series the 9 Months That Made You. It is available to purchase through PBS, and it is also on Netflix.

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My students loved it. The stories were extremely interesting and also relevant to what we were discussing in class. It was really intriguing to see how different parts of pregnancy affect the life of a human and how genetics plays such a huge role in our development.

I created a guide for each episode and they are available on my TpT store: Episode Guides 

These would be great for when you need to be out of the classroom, or as a way to reinforce content that has already been taught. I would highly suggest using this documentary series as a resource in your classroom!

Flannel Story Board Project

Students in Foundations to Early Childhood are finishing out the year with a service project! They are currently creating pieces that can be used as part of a story board for classroom teachers to tell stories, or for young children to use during story time. When they are done, we will be donating all of the items to a local daycare. Here are a few pictures of some work in progress story pieces! I will post final products when we are done.

Here is the assignment sheet as well, if you would like to add this project to your classroom. Flannel Board Final Assignment

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Stromboli Lab

As we begin the downhill slope to the end of the year, I like to work through the section of the MyPlate Diagram and have students prepare dishes for each group. For the Grains group, we made Stromboli. Students first did a small Webquest on basic grain information, then watched a demonstration on how to make a Stromboli (with fresh dough of course), and then made their dough. During the demonstration, students had to take notes about how to prepare the recipe, because all directions were left off of their recipe. It was helpful in keeping students engaged and listening because they couldn’t be successful in lab without the directions!

Today, students prepared their Stromboli and then created advertisements about one type of grain to encourage others to eat more a that grain in a healthy way. There wasn’t a lot of leftovers, so I think lab was a success!

Here are links to all the assignments my students completed in the lab

Grain Advertisement Assignment

Grains Online Assignment

Stromboli Demo Lab.docx