1/27 - 2/8 Dealing w/ Peer Pressure & Friendship

Chapter 11 - Dealing with Peer Pressure, pages 156 - 159
Chapter 12 - Quality Friendships , pages 171 - 185

Essential Question:
How can I respond effectively to negative peer pressure?
How can I identify qualities of a true friendship.
Suggest ways to make and keep friends.
Explore reasons and ways to end friendships.

Discuss the differences between positive & negative peer pressure.
Demonstrate how to use refusal skills properly.
Suggest ways to deal with manipulative behaviors.
Identify the positive qualities of healthy friendships?

Activities & Assignments:
Class Readings
Study Guides
Role-Playing & Scenarios
Student Poster Assessment

1/23 - 1/26: GROWING & CHANGING

GROWING & CHANGING (Chapter 2: pages 35-45)

Essential Question(s):
  • What can I gain from learning about the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social changes of adolescence?
  • Explore the physical, emotional, social, intellectual, and moral changes that occur during adoloscence
  • Discuss the differences between self-concept and self-esteem.
  • Discuss how heredity and environment influences personality.
  • Identify signs of maturity.
  • Define the following words: adolescence, environment,heredity,hormones,menstruation,personality, puberty,self-concept, & self-esteem.
Lesson Assignments & Activities:
  • Class reading
  • Class discussion
  • Student Self Assessment
  • Piecing It Together (Class Assignment)
  • Chapter Study Guide
  • Think Share Pair Activity
  • Video

Week 4: 1/27 - 2/3

Monday 1/27 Tuesday 1/28

Week 1: January 2nd - 6th

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Date/Class & Hour 1/2/17
Advisory 0 8th Grade Assembly Semester 2 Goal-Setting Preparing for Semester 2 Friday Feedback
Foods 1 Procedures, Expectations, & Student Response Sheet Parent Letter & Allergy Forms CH. 1: The Adventures of Food (class reading) Wellness - Goal for Life Ch. 4 - Reading & Discussion
Family 2 Procedures, Expectations, & Class Overview Procedures, Expectations, & Class Overview / Textbook Ch. 8: Handling Decisions & Problems (Class Reading)
Understanding Decisions
Section 1 (day 1)
Ch. 8: Handling Decisions & Problems (Class Reading)
Understanding Decisions
Section 1 (day 2)
FACS (Intro to FACS 4th & 7th) Procedures, Expectations; Student Response Sheet, & Textbook Scavenger Assignment Review Procedures & Expectations /Complete Textbook Assignment / Parent Letters I Am An Open Book Assignment Day 1 I Am An Open Book Assignment Day 2
Homework Connections 6th Procedures, Expectations, & Class Overview Semester 2 Goal-Setting / Assignment Notebook Check / Team Homework (Assignments) Assignment Notebook Check / Team Homework (Assignments) Assignment Notebook Check / Team Homework (Assignments)
Foods 8th Procedures, Expectations, & Student Response Sheet Parent Letter & Allergy Forms CH. 1: The Adventures of Food (class reading) Adventures of Food reading review & quiz
Teamwork Activity

WK 2: Intro to FACS: Building Character 101 (8/27/18 thru 9/7/18)

Chapter 2: Building Character, Applying Life Skills, textbook, pages 37 - 49.

Essential Question(s):
  • Why is character important? What is the connection between values and character traits?
  • Explore personal character & personality traits
  • Discuss the impact of roles models.
  • Suggest ways to change negative character traits to positive
  • Create a Positive Name Badge
Lesson Assignments, Activities, & Assessments:
  • Class Reading
  • Class Discussion
  • Student Self Assessment
  • Character Traits Project (Mini-Book or Comic Strip)
  • All About Me (Poster Assignment)
  • Chapter Study Guide
  • Think Share Pair Activity
  • Character: What s It Important? Video Series

Family Living & Consumer Foods Oct. 19th - Oct. 31st

Family Living 8th Grade : Ch. 2 "What Families Are Like" , Families Todays, Textbook, pages 49 - 68
Essential Questions:
    • What can be gained from learning about families?
    • How can understanding the different stages of the life cycle prepare me for my future?
  • Discuss 11 different family patterns
  • Explore advantages and disadvantages of multiple family types
  • Draw, label, and explain the Stages of the Family Life Cycle
Lesson Assignments & Activities:
  • Class reading
  • Lecture / Note-taking
  • Open Note Assessment
  • Think Share Pair Activity
  • Assorted Family Videos & Television Shows
Consumer Foods 7th Grade:
Essential Questions:
  • What cooking and food preparation skills do i need to prepare meals successfully
  • identify basic cooking and food preparation terms
  • Discuss appropriate uses for small and large appliances
  • List and describe basic parts of a recipe
  • Demonstrate how to prepare a snack using a basic recipe
  • Distinguish between the two basic measuring system
Lesson Assignments & Activities:
  • Class reading
  • Lecture / Note-taking
  • Open Note Assessment
  • Student Poster Assessment
  • Hands-on Demo Experiences

February 15th - March 4th 2016 Unit III

Consumer Foods 7th Grade

Chapter 13: Using Kitchen Equipment, Chapter 14: Know Your Equipment, Chapter 17: Basic Measuring Methods, Chapter 18: Basic Cooking Terms, & Chapter 22: Getting Organized to Cook

Lesson Targets/Objectives
Students will....
  • Identify large & small kitchen appliances and describe how to use appliances
  • Differentiate between convectional, conventional & microwave ovens
  • Discuss proper procedures for cleaning and care of appliances
  • Identify and practice using various kitchen utensils
  • Explore different types of cookware, baking pans, and mixing equipment
  • Discuss basic measuring methods and utensils
  • Demonstrate how to measure ingredients appropriately when preparing baked products
  • Analysis recipes to identify what equipment is need to prepare recipe
  • Explore 3 different type of cooking methods and describe characteristics of each
  • Explain the differences between dry & moist cooking methods
  • Work with group members to organize and prepare lab for cooking experiences
  • Suggest ways to work efficiently and effectively in the food lab preparation area
  • List the basic steps in cleaning before and after lab experiences
  • Create task plan and job descriptions for team members
  • Work with group members to prepare and evaluated food products

February 8th - 12th 2016 Unit II

Understanding Recipes / Basic Cooking Terms / Recipe Math (Unit 2)
Discovering Food & Nutrition

Chapter 15: Reading Recipes
Lesson Objectives:
  • Identify the parts of a recipe
  • Summarize the importance of recipes
  • Define basic food preparation & cooking terminology
  • Analysis a recipe to distinguish between preparation & cooking terminology
  • Ex[plain how to alter recipes or use subsitutions
  • Differentiate between the following cutting techniques: mince, chop, cut, slice, cube, dice, pare, & grate
Chapter 16: Recipe Math
  • Explore two basic systems of measurements
  • Discuss the unit of measurement in math
  • Explain how to increase or decrease recipes
  • Identify and demonstrate how to use proper measuring utensil

Culture of Food Part I: History of Soul Food

October 1st thru October 8th:

Student exploring and discussion the origin of soul food in our Consumer Foods class.The overall purpose of this lesson is to educate students about African American family's food heritage and explore the foundation of the many food traditions derived from the African-American culture. Mrs. Myrtle Ali, was our guest speaker and food demonstrator. She demonstrated how to prepare collard greens with smoked meat and homemade cornbread. This week, Mrs. Ali will be showing the students how to prepare sweet potato teacakes, and methods used by African-Americans to prepare food.

Throughout the unit, the students were introduce to following four African-Americans who played a key role in history of food today: George Washington Carver (Agricultural Chemist), LLoyd A. Hall (Food Chemist), Frederick McKinley Jones (Refrigeration Engineer), and Norbert Rillieux (Engineer and Inventor).

So far, we have been having a great time on this unit. Our class populations has students that represent multiple countries and states, therefore the conversations about specific food are prepared and eaten in different cultures have been wonderful.


We welcome any parent who would love to come in to prepare, or demonstrate food from multiple cultures. If interested, please email at bprice@usd116.org....

Consumer Foods Handwashing Procedures

Proper hand washing is a good start to understanding food safety & sanitation practices


Handwashing Procedures for all FCS students

10 Steps to Success

Dear, 7th & 8th grade Family & Consumer Sciences Students,

I would like to encourage you all to listen to my Podcast. I share 10 steps that I believe will help you all become successful at reaching your goals. Some of you made a comment that you would TRY anything and everything to reach your future goals.

Ms. Price

Family & Consumer Sciences Letters & Forms

7th Grade Parent Letter: Description of class curriculum
Download file "7th Grade Parent Letter.pdf"

Student Food Allergy Form : Forms required before students may participate in food labs
Download file "Consumer Food Allergy Form.pdf"

Classroom Expectation Form: Descriptions of classroom expectation and consequences
Download file "Student Expectation Form.pdf"

Consumer Foods Class Syllabus: Description of class curriculum
Download file "Consumer Foods Syllabus.pdf"

Family Living Syllabus: Description of class curriculum
Download file "Family Living Class Syllabus.pdf"

Feb. 1st - 5th Weekly

Family Living 8th Consumer Foods 7th Intro to FACS 6th
Lesson Target Discuss the importance and ingredients of self-concept
Discuss the factors that affect the development of self-concept.
Identify how to develop a positive self-concept.
Describe the characteristics of people with a high self-concept.
Explain how to raise the self-concept of others.
Explore kitchen & food safety preventives measure.
Discuss food-borne illness and ways to prevent them from occurring.
Suggest way to prepare and store food properly.
Create food safety & sanitation poster detailing knowledge and understanding
Explore factors that influence personality and character traits.
Discuss the importance of positive character traits.
Homework/Assignments Class Reading & Lecture
Developmental Task Handout (Classwork)
Student Personal Assessment
Chapter Open Note Assessment
Class Readings & Lectures
Poster Projects
Think Share Pair Activities
Handwashing Assessment
Chapter Study Guides
Keeping Food Safe Video
Class Reading & Discussions
Students Personal Surveys

Willy Wonka CHaracter Assignment
Student Name Banner