Consumer Science - Shelly Blanchard

Shelly Blanchard

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Welcome to Consumer Science and Exploratory Consumer Science. Students will learn about: 
Nutrition, Measuring, Appliances, Equipment, Recipe Math, MyPlate, Meal Planning, Safety, Sanitation, and Foodborne Illness while preparing different recipes and enjoying their delicious creations!  Click on Useful Links to see the Syllabus and Contract. Each week I will add notes, videos and recipes to the Useful Links!    Thanks for checking in!

Contact me:    michelle.blanchard@rrps.net 

Week of 12/2/19 Cost Calculations
Notice: Winter Festival is Friday 12/6 from 5:30 to 7pm
Come join the fun!
Monday - A Day Schedule: 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th periods only
Tuesday - B Day Schedule: 2nd, 4th, 6th periods only
   For both Monday and Tuesday we will begin Cost Calculations. We watch one segment of Math in theKitchen and find the unit cost of various foods. 
Wednesday - we will make Buttercream frosting and store it in the refrigerator.
Thursday - we will bake cupcakes (2nd period cakes) for the Winter Festival
Friday - we will frost our cupcakes and cakes for the cakewalk during Winter Festival. 


Week of 11/11/19                      Nutrients & MyPlate
Monday - Veterans' Day  NO SCHOOL
Tuesday -
"My Plate, My Health" DVD and notes
Wednesday - My Plate Projects begin
Thursday - My Plate Projects finish
Friday - Nutrient Dense Foods Lab



Week of 10/14/19               Increasing & Decreasing Recipes
Monday- Intro and practice. Review formula:  Desired Yield divided by original yield = Magic number. Multiply all ingredient amounts by the magic number. Math in the Kitchen DVD with practice.
Tuesday Altering Recipes worksheet 2 sides.    3rd and 6th period - Choc chip oatmeal cookies worksheet to scale.
Wednesday - Plan and practice. Scale recipe and make your plan. P2 - Breakfast Casserole. P3,4,5,6 -Quesadillas.  
Thursday - LAB Dress for Lab!
Friday -  Test for measurements, equivalents and Increasing/Decreasing the recipe. 
Week of 10/7/19                             Increasing recipes
Short week!!!
Monday: Test makeups, hands on test continued, file graded work. Chocolate chewies recipe to increase.
Tuesday: Equivalents Bingo! Hans on Measuring Test makeups. All work completed. Catchup and Mustard Day!
 
Week of 9/30/19                        Equivalents
Thinking about equivalent measures? Check this out:
https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipes/cooking/tips/a1636/kitchen-equivalents/
Monday - review for measuring test
Tuesday - measuring test
Wednesday Equivalents and intro to scaling recipes
Thursday- Lab planning and preparation
Friday - Equivalents lab
Notice: next week (Oct 8th) is a short week! Only 2 days of classes. 
Teacher inservice on 10/11 and 10/12. 10/13 is Fall Break!
Week of 9/23/19                        Liquid Measuring
Monday
- Finish Measuring Notes. Practice liquid measurement and look at some equivalents.
Tuesday - Liquid Measuring plan, list equipment, fill out job charts, 
Wednesday - Liquid Measuring Lab
Thursday - Liquid Measuring Assessments; Hands-on demonstrate various measurements using various measuring equipment.  Take the written exam. 
Friday - Finish Measuring assessment and written exam.  


Week of 9/16/19 Measuring Practice 
4 day week - we have to move fast!
Monday - No school
Tuesday - Review our recipes, write a plan, choose jobs, list equipment
Wednesday - P2 -Measuring Lab #2 measure & combine ingredients, prep pan, put it together, cover and store in fridge
   P3,4,5,6 - Measuring Lab #2 Partner up for measuring and observing. One of you will measure while the other checks-off the rubric.
Thursday - P2 Bake your Green Chile Cheese Bread. Rate the recipe - what changes would you make?  Review the Lab Plan. Begin 4 pages of measuring notes for your notebook.
P3,4,5,6 - Measuring Lab #2 (cont.) Continue the measuring lab until all classmates have measured and made the Tortilla Soup.
Turn in the rubrics! Begin 4 pages of measuring notes for your notebook. 
Friday - P2 File graded paperwork.Evaluate the Task list of your lab plan, make corrections/adjustments. Measuring Youtube clips, complete the DVD worksheet. 
  P3,4,5,6 - File graded paperwork. Evaluate the lab using the lab grading sheet. did everyone fulfill their job? What worked, what didn't? Complete the Plus Delta Rx and the myplate on the lab grading sheet. Measuring Youtube clips, complete the DVD worksheet. 

Week of 9/9/2019 Measuring
Notice!   NWEA testing this week! Monday students go to 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th period classes.  Tuesday students go to 2nd, 4th and 6th period classes. 
Monday & Tuesday- Safety Review questions from the scenario on your work sheet. Plus Delta for the lab we did on Friday. Intro measuring with DVD and notes. 
Wednesday - measuring practice with mini-lab. Dress for the lab!
Thursday - Measuring lab - Tortilla soup: single servings for measuring practice.
Friday- Cup Measuring begins - notes, demo and video instruction.


Week of 9/3/2019                Kitchen Procedures & Lab
NOTICE - STUDENTS WHO DO NOT PASS THE KITCHEN SAFETY TEST CANNOT COOK. RETAKES OF THE TEST ARE ON THURSDAY 9/5 DURING LUNCH. 
Monday - No School ! Labor Day!!
Tuesday - Review test scores and get lunch passes for makeup test.
Germy Germs Handwashing activity.
 Kitchen procedures written and discussed.
Wednesday - Kitchen Procedures - how to wash dishes
Thursday - Lab Plans- Demo of product - notes
Friday - Lab Day. Dress for it; No open toe shoes,no hoodies.
Week of 8/26/19 Topic: Kitchen Safety
We begin learning how to work safely in our kitchens. 
Monday- finish scavenger hunts. Put Safety notes in notebooks and begin highlighting.
Tuesday - finish Safety notes. Choose partners
Wednesday - Make Kitchen Safety "Billboards" focusing on one kitchen safety rule. 
Thursday - Kitchens Safety DVD and questions. 
            Curriculum Night at MVMS 5:30-7:00  
Friday -
Kitchen Safety test!
 


Week of 8/19/19                                              Topic: Appliances & Equipment


Students will put covers on their composition notebooks, make a Table of Contents and begin adding notes. 

Monday: P-2 = Appliance Presentation
P-3,4,5,6 = We begin our Appliances unit. Students will view the appliances in our kitchens and learn the basics of how to use, set controls, and clean the stove, oven, and microwave. Other appliances (mixers, waffle maker, blenders) are introduced. 
Tuesday: P-2 Appliance Presentations 
P-3,4,5 = continue with appliances
Wednesday: Equipment Intro Power Point & notes for notebook 
Thursday and Friday: we will review 41 pieces of Equipment. Students will see where they are stored and how they are used. Equipment Relay and Scavenger Hunt
There will be a test next week over appliances and equipment!

 

8/12/19- 8/16/19                       Topic: Introductions and Classroom Procedures 
 Welcome Back to school! This week we will work on classroom procedures, rules, expectations and team building activities.

Students will bring home a Consumer Science Contract on Tuesday. This must be signed by a parent or guardian for students to participate in the lab activities.  Due 8/20

SUPPLIES:  
 1 Composition Notebook    needed on 8/19
   6 Glue sticks 
  4 highlighters in different colors

DONATION SUGGESTIONS:
   Paper plates Ziplock Bags: gallon and quart size
   plastic forks Sponges
   disinfecting wipes
   Tissues Cash (check to MVMS) 

Our budget was cut 33% this year. Please consider making a donation.Thank you!

 
































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Week of 3/4 Topic: Equivalent Measures
TEST MAKEUPS Monday, Tuesday, Thursday at lunch. Get a pass.
Monday: Equivalent Calculations worksheet. 
Tuesday: Dry and Liquid Equivalents chart
Wednesday: Recipe review, open note quiz
Thursday: Lab preparations, plan 
Friday: Lab 


Week of 2/25                      Topic: Equivalent Measurements
Monday: Math n the Kitchen DVD Pt II. You will take notes during the DVD.
Tuesday: Equivalent practice work sheets
Wednesday: Prepare for your lab
Thursday: Equivalent Measures Lab, Plus Delta review
Friday: Credentialing. NO CLASSES. Parents of students with Ds or Fs meet with teachers. 

Week of 2/18/19                         Topic: Measuring Skills
Monday: Presidents Day - No School
**Tuesday: Finish Measuring with Spoons worksheet in IaNs, measuring Youtube, 2 worksheets: What's the Mark and Cups Add Up
Wednesday: Measuring Practice- you will make a beverage!
Thursday: Lab Plan and recipe review-equipment list  
Friday: Lab for measuring- Pancakes!! 
** Please note our schedule for this week is changing because of the snow day on Tuesday. We will still have a lab on Friday. 

Week of 2/11/19 Topic: Food Safety & Measuring
Monday: Food Safety Test
Tuesday: Measuring notes for IaN : Measuring Just with Spoons
Wednesday: 2nd Period- mix frosting and bake cupcakes
                     3,4,5,6 Period: Read recipe, make lab plan
Thursday: Lab!!! 2nd Period- Frost cupcakes for the Senior Citizen Prom
                   3,4,5,6 Period: Make Red Velvet Mug Cake  -Meas. with Spoons Lab
Friday: Clean kitchens, Plus, Delta, Rx and review lab.

Week of 2/4/19                                       Topic: FOOD  Safety

Monday: Food Safety DVD and worksheet
Tuesday:
Keeping Food Safe to Eat Notes
Wednesday
: Germy Germs Handwashing Experiment
Thursday: Recipe review & notes + demo
Friday: Food Safety LAB- dress appropriately!




Week of 1/28/19                                          Topic: Kitchen Safety & Lab Procedures

Reminder:Kitchen Safety Test Tuesday, Kitchen Safety Test Tuesday


Monday:
Finish Kitchen Safety Project/Poster. They are due today! If you aren't done, you complete them on your own time at home. and review for your test
Tuesday: Kitchen Safety Test , Review results, Read Chpt . 22, pages 172-179 in textbook.
Wednesday: Reviewing Kitchen Procedures
Thursday: Kitchen Procedures and demo

Friday:  Lab Day! Come dressed for lab!!!  No hoodies, no jackets, no binders, no open-toe shoes. Bring a hair tie if you need one. 




Week of 1/21/19                                          Topic: Kitchen Safety

REMINDER:  Class fee and Contracts due 1/23
Monday: MLK day - no school!!!
Tuesday: appliance & equipment Test
Wednesday : Kitchen Safety Notes         
Thursday finish notes- Kitchen Safety Project
Friday- Project completion - Kitchen Safety Errors worksheet

Notice - there will be a kitchen Safety Test Next Week!!!!


Week of 1/14/19                                              Topic: Appliances & Equipment


REMINDER- Consumer Science Contract and $15 Lab Fee is due 1/23

Students will put covers on their composition notebooks, make a Table of Contents and begin adding notes. 

We begin our Appliances unit. Students will view the appliances in our kitchens and learn the basics of how to use, set controls, and clean the stove, oven, and microwave. Other appliances (mixers, waffle maker, blenders) are introduced. 
Thursday and Friday we will review 41 pieces of Equipment. Students will see where they are stored and how they are used.
There will be a test next week over appliances and equipment!





1/8/19- 1/11/19                       Topic: Introductions and Classroom Procedures 
Happy New Year and Welcome Back to school! This week we will work on classroom procedures, rules, expectations and team building activities.

Students will bring home a Consumer Science Contract on Thursday. This must be signed by a parent or guardian for students to participate in the lab activities. 

NOTICES:
There is a $15 class fee for this class that pays for food students cook and eat. This is a one-time fee for the semester. Please pay with cash or check to MVMS by 1/23/19.

SUPPLIES:  
 1 Composition Notebook
  4 Glue sticks 
  4 highlighters in different colors

DONATION SUGGESTIONS:
   Paper plates
   plastic forks
   disinfecting wipes
   Tissues


Week of 1/14/19                                              Topic: Appliances & Equipment

REMINDER- Consumer Science Contract and $15 Lab Fee is due 1/23

Students will put covers on their composition notebooks, make a Table of Contents and begin adding notes. 

We begin our Appliances unit. Students will view the appliances in our kitchens and learn the basics of how to use, set controls, and clean the stove, oven, and microwave. Other appliances (mixers, waffle maker, blenders) are introduced. 
Thursday and Friday we will review 41 pieces of Equipment. Students will see where they are stored and how they are used.
There will be a test next week over appliances and equipment!











Week of 9/24/18                                           Topic: Equivalent Measures
Yea more measuring!!!! It just gets trickier now!
Monday: Lab Review of Cleanup and +^ Rx page for 3-6th period.  Review for Test. 
 YES,  YOU HAVE A TEST on measuring.  We will review results if time allows. Student Measuring observations will continue for those who haven't measured flour & water yet. 
Tuesday: Math in the Kitchen DVD and worksheet. How do you use those equivalent measures?
Wednesday:   Equivalent practice pages. Recipe Review for the Lab
Thursday: Recipe demo to watch and Lab Plans, kitchen job charts. Find the correct measurements for the recipe!
Friday: LAB, you will make the recipe after you unscramble the amounts for each ingredient. Dress appropriately! 


Week of 9/17/18                        Topic: Measuring Liquids & Measuring w/ Spoons
Monday: Notes about measuring cups
Tuesday: What, more notes? Yes! At least you don't have to copy them! We will finish our worksheets regarding measuring with spoons and liquids
Wednesday: Are you caught up? Any student who isn't caught up will forfeit the lab Thursday. Use your time wisely. Students will practice measure flour and water to complete 7 different measurements accurately. 
Thursday: Measuring Lab #1 - measuring with spoons & liquid measuring cups
Friday: Measuring Lab #2 - more measuring and more food preparation!


Week of 9/10/18                                           Topic: Measuring  Ingredients

 Measuring with dry measuring cups is the focus this week.
We will have notes regarding the various measuring cups - 1 cup, 1/2 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/4 cup.
Students will learn how to measure flour, brown sugar, and butter.
Measuring techniques include level, heaping, packing ingredients, sifting flour, and measuring butter/margarine with the stick method. 
Thursday LAB!!!!
2nd Period - Green Chile Cheese Quick Bread
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th period -  Biscuit Twists.  


Week of 9/3/18                                           Topic: Lab Procedures & Kitchen Jobs

Monday- No School! It's Labor Day! Enjoy your day off!
Tuesday - We review your quiz and see how you did! We will watch a YouTube about hand-washing dishes and go through the procedures for lab days, what to wear, what to do, etc.
Wednesday - Don't forget - it's picture day! 
We will cover Lab Job duties, choose your kitchen jobs, and learn how to write a lab plan and an ingredient and equipment list. Remember: No Plan = No Lab!
Thursday - Lab Day!!! 2nd period will vote on what they want to make. 3rd-6th periods will make Rice (or other cereal) Krispy Treats. Be sure to wear close-toe shoes, bring a hair tie, and wear a shirt under your hoodie!    
Don't Forget _ Curriculum Night 5-6pm.
Have your parents visit our school to see all the great things you have been doing and learning!  They'll love it!
Friday - We will analyze our lab.How'd did it go, what could be done better You will complete a + ^ form. 
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Week of 8/27/18                                                           Topic:  Kitchen Safety
Monday - Equipment Scavenger Hunt to identify equipment and find the storage location in the kitchens. 
Tuesday - Finishing up Kitchen Equipment and Appliances. There will be a test over the equipment and appliances.
Wednesday - Safety review and Power Point presentation. 
Thursday  - Mr. Robinson is our Guest teacher. Students will read the 3 pages of notes provided (better than copying them by hand!) and use this information to complete a Safety Errors worksheet. 
Friday - Mr. Robinson is our Guest Teacher again. Students will take a Preventing Kitchen Accidents Quiz
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Week of 8/13/18                                 Topic: My Plate Food Groups
Important Notice: Students with a D or lower will not participate in the upcoming lab. They will use lab time to finish work or redo work. 
Lab scores will be entered as Practice grades for the first quarter
. During 2nd quarter Lab scores will be Assessment  grades. 
 
Students will make covers for their composition notebooks, hereafter called Interactive Notebooks or IaNs. They will put in notes about the 5 Food Groups in the MyPlate Food Plan.

Students will create a MyPlate project to show knowledge of food groups, servings and portions. 

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Week of 8/9 -8/10/2018              Topic: Course Introductions
Thursday: Introductions, class rules, supplies, and getting to know you!
Friday: Fire drill and Lockdown practice. Continue getting acquainted activities. 
   
$15 Lab fee is due 8/24/18. Cash or Check (made out to MVMS) 
Please let me know on that form if your child has ANY FOOD ALLERGIES. I want students to be able to eat and enjoy the foods they cook in class. 
Our first Cooking Lab Experience will be during the 1st week of Sept. Class Contract  must be signed by parent/guardian and student.