Thursday, November 19, 2009

7th grade --- If you will not be here Friday because of illness or just because you are having fun at the football game you will be missing our unit 1 test. Please take this test at take unit 1 test password is kf and use a simple log in with first and last name.

6th grade---We are begining to sew get your things here!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

November 11

7th grade-
We made it through the first two days of this trimester and it was great!
As 7th grade students our objective today was to be able differentiate between internal and external stressors.
We discussed internal stressors being those things such as disorders and feelings that come from within and external being those things and people that affects us from without.
I gave an assignment of a research paper, due Friday, 10 pages long double spaced. There were some that handled it better than others but after I told them it was a fake assignment you could see relief on their faces. We summed up the feelings that were results of the external stress.
Finally we practiced coping mechanisms such as counting and breathing techniques that help when we are stressed.

Homework-File folder must be completed.
parent signature on rules and disclosure
person made of 6 different favorite foods

6th grade-
We talked about self and how we are each different. We cannot judge a book by it's cover. The students are bringing a test home for their parents to do judging their child personality traits. the students have previously taken a test of what they believe their personality to be most like. Our goal is to see if parent and child agree.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

11/2/09—My objective for the day was for the students to be able to identify and break down label requirements for manufactures mandated by law. I used a process in class where the students needed to use inductive reasoning, and logic generalizing to produce a claim or principle from explained instances. I had two headings voluntary and mandatory; we defined each, one being you must do it and the other being optional whether you complete. I also instructed them about labels and how before 1994 they were confusing to the consumer because the manufactures could put whatever they wanted on the labels to make them look good. After this presentation I had the students talk in groups and sort sub headings or definitions what they believed would be mandated by law or voluntary by the companies because they wanted to help sell their product. As they categorized and finished their sorting I would go around and tell them how many they had correct. Then they would get a minute to reevaluate and change their sub headings. At the end we went through this as a group and the students had to defend their positions as to why they believed the way they did about the way they placed information. Using evaluation to judge and classify their beliefs and then having to defend their stance the students were able to retain information about what the governments regulates and what the company volunteers to place on a label.

The sixth grade is finishing up their sewing project. Our objective was to have each student be able to sew a 1/4 inch and 5/8 inch seam as well as thread the machine.

The 7th grade is finishing labels and tomorrow the counselor will come in to teach them about career choices.

Tomorrow, (Friday) will be may last day with these classes. They have been a good group of kids to work with.

Monday, November 2, 2009


Dear Parents,

Our CTE Trimester comes to a close on Friday. Your student will no longer be in my class. All late and make up work will be accepted thru Wednesday. Tuesday I will stay after school until 3:30pm to help those who need extra help with sewing projects. We will be having parent teacher conferences on Wednesday. I would like to encourage you to come and visit with Mr. Howard about your students upcoming class and expectations. If there are any questions please call or email.

Today is in 6th grade we have sewing. We will have to hurry if we are going to make it! Our trimester is ending Friday. the students will be graded on whether they can thread a machine and if they can sew a 1/4 seam and 5/8 inch seam. they have to demonstrate these things on their projects.

7th grade- We are talking about nutrition and label reading. Students will be able to read labels and gather knowledge about contents. I will place on my website a power point that discusses mandatory and voluntary information that companies must use when processing labels.