Monday, September 27, 2010

Extra Sew Time

Today in my FACS classes pillowcases were due. I didn't get a pic of a pillowcase (don't worry, I will tomorrow), but I did get a pic of this cute headband a student made when she was done with her project. She made it with the materials in the scrap can. Cute huh!

Carmel Popcorn

We started learning about carbs last week in Foods. The students had a mini lab making carmel popcorn to help teach the concepts... plus it gave them something to snack on while we took notes!

Senior Simulation Day

In Teen Living last week (I know, I am a big-behind on my posting... last week was chaos) we had a senior simulation day so students would get a simulated effect of aging. Not very realistic, but it gets the point across. The students had a good time with it I think. This is a pic of them wearing "glasses" to impare their vision a little. They were doing a memory game... it was fun to see them get into it! They had cotton balls in their ears to decrease their hearing and tape on their fingers to simulate arthritis.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Breads Lab

On Monday, the Foods students had their bread lab. I was in Salt Lake at the State Office of Education helping to update the Foods State Exam so I wasn't here for the lab, but from what I hear it was great. A student sent me a pic of their groups product. I have been trying to get it up, but it isn't cooperating. Sorry!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Breakfast Lab

On Friday in Foods we had the breakfast lab. Students make stuffed french toast, buttermilk waffles, crepes and german pancakes. Everything was so good! They also made some of Barnum's homemade syrup. YUM!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Cookies... I think...

So last Friday the Foods class made cookies. A student came up to me and said, "I think we did something wrong." Enter the opportunity for a learning experience. Let's see... what went wrong?

Here is a pic of a group that did a great job! Ahhhh, the sweet smell of success!

Design Teaser

The Fashion students have been practicing their sketching. I am so impressed! Here is a pic of what we have coming up...

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Couple of Updates...

In Fashion we are preparing to start work on fashion portfolios, so today students learned about croquis and some basic sketching tips. Then they had time to practice. :-) I am looking forward to seeing their designs!
In Teen Living we have been talking about communication. I had the students stack a set of cups in a pyramid shape to help get the point across. The could not touch the cups with their hands, only the "tool" I gave them to work with, and they could not verbally communicate. It was fun to see them work together to accomplish their task.