Thursday, April 23, 2009

Duffle Bags

Here is the project my clothing students have been working on. This is the first one done! It looks great! And it was sooooo easy!

More Pancakes

MMMMmmmmm! That syrup is sooooooooo good!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Pancakes with Homemade Syrup

Today my FACS classes made pancakes with homemade vanilla syrup. The smelled really good. And looked really good. The students have more fun with this lab than with any other lab I think. it is fun to see which groups make silver dollar pancakes and which labs make lumberjack pancakes. It is also interesting to see how many make mickey mouse pancakes. My students are so cool!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Burritos! Today in FACS we made burritos. My room smelled yummy! Students made homemade tortillas and a burrito mixture. I think students liked it! One group made me a burrito because they had extras. It was delicious! Some of the groups didn't roll out their tortillas thin enough so they wouldn't roll very easily into a burrito, but they still tasted great!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Stir Fry

Today in Foods the class made Stir Fry. I have been sick, so I haven't been able to smell a whole lot, but wow! The smells coming out of the lab today were fabulous!! I just might have to make Stir Fry for dinner tonight at home! Great job guys!

More Pizza Pics

This group was extra cheesy!

This group made their crust look "pretty"!

This group did a stuffed crust!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Pizzq Lab

My FACS classes are cooking again. Today they made pizza. Most of the groups were so proud of their pizza that they wanted me to sample a slice. And I tell ya what, they were all good!! I ate about 5 slices of pizza for lunch. This is a picture of one of the pizza's. Isn't it yummy looking!! They did such a great job!

Fat Taste Test

In Foods today we took a TON of notes. To help ease the writing, I gave the students a Fat vs Fat Free tasting test. We sampled popcorn, ranch (with carrots), and chocolate pudding. The students compared the two and made their choice as to which they would purchase and eat.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Store Types

In Fashion we have been talking about the different store types. Students made a mini strip mall with the different store types. Students put the notes about the stores on their "building", then students went to the different stores to get the notes for their packet and to learn about the different store types. These are some pics of the different stores.

Snow Make-up Day

For the snow make-up day I had my students participate in a team work activity. Since the day that was being made up was for a class of students I no longer had and I didn't want to throw off my B day classes, I decided to do this activity instead. Nine students got into the square rope spots. Students had to work together to get themselves out. There were certain rules they had to follow- I won't go into all the details, but it was interesting to see how each class reacted. My 4th period FACS class was awesome!! They actually came really close to accomplishing the task and they had the best attitudes! My Foods class struggled and were whiny- poor ninth graders. :-)

Eggs Benedict

Last week the Foods class made Eggs Benedict. Last semester when we made it, the recipe we tried for the hollandaise sauce did not turn out right. This semester, we tried a new recipe and most of the groups sauce turned out well. One group struggled with it though- they cooked the eggs, rather than making them into a sauce.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Incredible, Edible Egg!

We have been talking about proteins in Foods class lately. Eggs are an excellent source of protein. One of my students' raises different kinds of fowls, so he brought me several different kinds of eggs. They are so cool!! The big, spotted one is a turkey egg. The light green one is a duck egg. The really small ones come from mini chickens. It was so thoughtful for my student to bring in such a variety! Thank you for sharing with us!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Cookie Lab in FACS

Today in FACS we made cookies. Half of the classes made Snickerdoodles, and the other half made Chocolate Chip Cookies. For the most part, students did a great job. There were a lot of extra cookies, so students took small samples around to some of their favorite teachers. I had a couple of concerned teachers that were dubious about eating them due to the date (April 1st), but the students did a good job. I was hoping the lab would reinforce the correct measuring procedures we talked about last time, but I still saw some students skipping steps.
There is always at least one group that has trouble. I'm not entirely sure what these cookies are missing, but something isn't right. It always makes for good conversation and brainstorming though.