Thursday, October 30, 2014


Your early work today is to answer the following:

  1. What is the difference between emotional and social development in children?
  2. What is the first emotion expressed by baby?
  3. At what age do babies begin to express delight or happiness?
pssst: crying is not an emotion :(

Friday, October 24, 2014


We will continue to learn about dating today.  For today's activity, we will be doing a jigsaw of the remaining information.  The following will be the topics of discussion:

  1. Stages of the dating process
  2. The advantages and disadvantages of going steady
  3. What to do when beginning a dating relationship
  4. What to so when ending a dating relationship
  5. The difference between romantic and mature love

We will partner in groups of three or four.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Baby Math

Today's early work consists of a couple of math word problems.  Please complete these on a blank sheet of paper (not DOCS).

  1. Jenny is taking her 3 month old to the hospital tomorrow to see the doctor.  The reason baby needs to go is because Jenny is not sure if baby is eating enough.  It is hard for Jenny to tell because the baby never finishes a bottle.  She wants to be able to tell the doctor how much the baby has eaten today.  Help Jenny figure this out by adding the following (fractional) bottle amounts.
              Bottle #1             3/4
                         #2             1/2
                         #3             2/6
                         #4             5/6
                         #5             1/2
                         #6             5/6

                                    How much did Jenny's baby eat?    ____________Bottles

      2.  While Jenny is at the hospital, she sees that many nurses are frantically running about.  It seems that there has been a baby mix up.  Apparently, this hospital does not use wrist bands to ID the babies.  Instead, they record baby's length to tell them apart.  The head nurse knows for a fact that the longest baby belongs to the mom in room A.  The other nurse knows that the shortest baby belongs in room D.  The doctor said that the baby who is just longer than the shortest goes in room C.  It was the receptionist who realized that if you put the babies in order according to their length from greatest to least that you would figure out who belongs to who.  Help the hospital staff figure out which baby is which by putting the following lengths in order from greatest to least

    17  and 3/4"

    17 and 2/8"

     17 and 1/2"

     17 and 3/4"

                                       How do these numbers order from greatest to least? ___________

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Open ended questions...

The following will be on tomorrow's midterm:

  1. Explain how I-statements help communication and how you-statements hurt communication.  Give an example of each.
  2. Sibling position is an environmental influence on our development.  I what ways does it affect the oldest child?  In what ways does it affect the youngest child?

Review for the Quiz

The following will be on tomorrow's quiz:

  • know 2 signs of early labor
  • know 2 signs of false labor
  • what happens during each stage of labor
  • review chapter 6 vocab
  • describe the head, skin, and face of a newborn
  • Define the Apgar scale
  • Name the five tested areas related to the Apgar
  • Name 2 ways to promote bonding
  • Define C-section

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Review Day

Today, you will be working with a partner in preparation for the midterm on Thursday.  The study guide has been shared with you in Google Docs.  You will need to make a copy of it before you can begin entering responses.  If you finish the questions early, use the remaining class time to quiz your partner or work on Quizlet.

Review Day

We have a quiz coming up on Thursday, October 16.  Today, you will finish reading chapter six and work on the review questions.  The reading begins on 195.  The questions are on 204.  You will be answering 1-11 only.

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Arrival...

What can we expect when a newborn baby arrives?

Today's early work is to answer the following:

  1. What are three common physical characteristics of a newborn? (hint: looks)
  2. How often will my bottle fed baby eat?
  3. How often will a breast fed baby eat?
  4. How long do feedings take?
  5. How often can I expect to change baby's diaper?
  6. When should I burp baby?

Not sure?  You may source the information from our text page 231 and 242.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Winner, winner...

Kankakee Valley High School has been awarded the 2014 America's Farmers Grow Rural Education grant.  This means the school has received $10,000.00 to implement a new educational program.  The name of the program is Reap What You Sew.

“Reap What You SEW”  is a program that combines STEM learning with creativity and real world application.  The program teaches students about applied math through the art of sewing.  Reap What You Sew focuses on a variety of math skills, problem solving, and analytical thinking.  Essentially, it takes applied math to a whole new level for students by rewarding them with tangible results for their efforts and learning.

Involved in this program are Mrs. Holcomb's FACS classes, Mrs. Preston's art classes, and Mrs. Blanco's business classes. Each class will use sewing projects as a way to study applied math. Specifically, each class will be involved as follows:
  • Child Development students will create and donate hats and mittens to local toddlers.
  • Education Profession students will create puppets to use with elementary school classes.
  • Advanced Child Development students will create and donate drawstring bags for local elementary students.
  • Fiber Arts students will create and sell hand painted and dyed tote bags.
  • Marketing students will work with the art classes to sell finished products.
Interesting, huh? If you are interested, but not in one of the above mentioned classes you could consider joining the Reap What You SEW club. For more info, see Mrs. Holcomb


Next Tuesday, we will begin taking the Accuplacer.  Students must pass this test in order to receive dual credit for Education Professions.

Today, we will look at sample questions to help prepare for the test.  These questions can be found by clicking this link.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Work Day Today

We'll be working on the review questions for labor and delivery.  Text page 189, 1-11.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Vocab Today

For today's early work, define the following terms:

  1. Obstetricians
  2. Gestational Diabetes
  3. Preeclampsia
  4. Prepared childbirth
  5. Labor
  6. Delivery
  7. Cervix
  8. Contractions
  9. Fetal Monitoring
  10. Dilate