Friday, October 30, 2009


Yesterday in 7th grade we had a cooking lab for our bake sale marketing unit. Everyone has been doing exceptionally well and I think that the results are the best yet. I you happened to miss you will need to cook at home and clean up. Your parents will need to sign off that you have done so. I am so proud of this group of kids and their accomplishments. You have done so well!

The Sixth grades have begun working on the sewing machines. they have learned what a 1/4 inch and 5/8 inch seam is and have learned to pivot. They also have cut out their patterns for their puppets. They will learn to thread a machine today. In order to make this up I suggest that if you are at home and have a machine that you experiment as machines are similar.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

What has been going on 10/21

Today in 6th grade we talked about what will be going on tomorrow. We will be making rice krispies. If you happen to miss on Friday you will be required to cook something at home. Please have your parent sign off what you accomplished. Remember that cooking includes clean up! Do not forget to do the dishes and sweep also.


7th grade Friday is the absolute last day we will be working in class on our sewing projects and fashion packet. It will be due on Monday when you walk into class. Monday we will begin our bake sale on Monday. The bake sale will be held on Friday.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wed 10/14

7th grade- Today we have busy completing or sewing assignments. If you are at home and cannot do this then work on you fashion strategies packet which is part of this sewing unit. You will find the packet and helps folder under sewing on my website. We will finish up this unit by Friday next week.

6th grade- Today we have been working on our dream room. Go to RC Willey and create a dream room no bigger than 20X20. The directions are in the packet on my website. Due next week.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tuesday 10-13

Today we reviewed hand washing as students are fearing h1n1. I talked to them about how the regular flu can make people sick and people do die from the regular flu that h1n1 is not to fear but we do need to be wise.

6th grade- We are completing our interior design packets in the next few days. If you are absent then you will find interior design worksheets on the website. Be careful to follow the directions carefully and remember to color your dream room with your color scheme choice.

7th grade- We are still sewing and completing the fashion design packet. You are doing great!! Keep it up.

Friday, October 9, 2009


Students are to look at Thursday's post and complete those projects. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thursday 10-8

CTE- We are still sewing we will be doing so for another week and a half!! The projects are coming off the line and are looking great. The students are doing such a great job. If you are at home you may work on the fashion strategies packet. Get well soon for those of you who are sick.

6th grade- Today we walked around the school with cameras and looked at architectural detail. We are taking pictures of hidden alphabet. Tomorrow we will be doing the same thing. Yesterday we folded a blank piece of paper into 16 squares and used a crayon to take impressions of texture. We talked about how we could not have visual texture without light.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

October 6 Tuesday

CTE- For the next few weeks we will be working on our sewing projects and fashion strategies packet. The students are doing great and are excited. It is fun to see them do so well.

6th grade- Today we talked about line in design. There are four types of line horizontal, vertical, diagonal, and curve. We went outside to the front of the school and drew the architectural design and identified the different lines. Students who are absent must draw a building home or edifice and identify the lines.

Monday, October 5, 2009

October 5, 2009

I am not sure where the time goes. I apoplogize for the late postings as to what has been happening in our classroom. It seems after having the pre school in our classroom everything has been a whirl wind and now it is time to settle down and get back into the swing of things.

CTE- We have analyized our children for the pre school, what happened and what didn't that we expected to. It was fun to watch the pre school children's reaction to being with older brothers and sisters as their teachers.

We began instruction on the sewing machine, it's parts and we also gathered our supplies for future projects. Monday (today) the students who had me last year or any student who has had previous instruction with sewing took an assessment test as to whether or not they were ready to proceed. It was funny to see those that felt ready decide after they started threading the machine that they were not ready and came back for further instruction. They weed themselves out I do not have to. The student's will have approximately three weeks to complete two required projects plus a work book on fashion strategies. These projects are worth quite a few points so we will need to keep on top of it.

6th grade- Today we finished up our monochromatic color collage. The students I feel have finally caught the concept of one color family. Tomorrow we will continue on with other design principles such as line. I have noticed this group is quite social of which I don't mind as long as they complete their work.