Thursday, February 25, 2010

Whole Grains vs White

Today in foods we finished up notes on carbs so we did a mini lab were I had the students taste test the difference between whole wheat noodles, white noodles and veggie noodles. They also taste-tested the difference between white rice, brown rice, and wild rice. Most of the students hadn't tasted anything beyond the normal, white- enriched stuff, so I think it was a good experience for them.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Family Crests

Today in Teen Living I had my students create a family crest. I showed students the family crest my family had hanging in our home during my growing up years. The whole point of the assignment was for students to reconginze that every family is different. That families are special, and that we are all unique in our own way. Our heritage is ours!! I was pretty inmpressed with some of the crests that were created.

Monday, February 22, 2010


Today in Foods we had our Bread lab. A couple of groups made breadsticks (which went so fast I didn't get a pic), a couple of groups made cornbread muffins (see above), and a couple of groups made biscuits (see below). We didn't get through all the notes we needed to last time, so students didn't have the benefit of learning about the muffin method or the biscuit method before participating in the lab. Judging by the "biscuits" below we should have some interesting conversations next class. :-)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Fashion Designers

Today in Fashion we talked about color schemes. Students started work on their portfolio project by designing their outfits using a monochromatic color scheme. Some students continued work on painting their color wheel. I have the BEST fashion students! I am excited to see some of their designs.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Elderly Simulation

Today in Teen Living we had an Elderly Simulation. Students taped their hands to simulate arthritis, they put cotton balls in their ears to simulate hearing loss, and glasses on their faces to simulate vision loss. Then I had them do a variety of tests- a memory test, a writing test, and a listening test. It was interesting to see their responses. Most didn't enjoy the loss of their senses. Surprise, surprise.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Today in Foods we made Stuffed French Toast, Buttermilk Waffles, German Pancakes, and Crepes. Plus homemade syrup. It was yummy and the students did a great job.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


My Foods classes today made several different kinds of cookies!! I have had my fill of cookies to the point of being sick! My room smells great though!