Friday, August 28, 2015


Today we will be exploring the area of Kindergarten.  For your early work, brainstorm a list of things students should know before entering kindergarten. Come up with a list of ten things.

Here are the links we will use in class today:

Classroom Expectations

Online Readiness Test

Kindergarten Standards

Mini Lesson Plan

Work Day Today...

Today is a work day meaning you have an assignment to do on your own.  You will review chapter 2, "Your Growth and Development".  You have a choice between the following to complete the review:

  1. Do the review questions on page 64, #1-15 (skip any three).  This can be done in short answer form or in a bullet list.
  2. Complete the crossword puzzle, "Growth and Development".

It's your choice.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

By Popular Request

Today we will be taking a survey that will assess our own personal character traits.  Answer honestly so that you get a true picture.

You will have to register before yo can take the survey.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Since we are continuing our notes, we are kicking early work to the curb.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


Have you ever found yourself studying other people?  Do you try to figure out why they act the way they do?  Perhaps you have concluded, "Well, that's just the way they are.".  When we see a pattern of consistent behavior over time, we begin to identify one's personality.

Personality is the sum of all your personal and behavioral traits.  It is what makes you different than anyone else - you are unique.  It's noticeable by you and noticeable by those around you.

Your turn:  How do you think people see you?  How do you see yourself?  Make a list of qualities and traits that describe your personality.  Your list should contain 10 things.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Time for Review

No early work today.  We will be reviewing instead.  So, grab a marker board, eraser, and marker for your group.

Multiple Intelligences

A man named Howard Gardner states that humans have 8 multiple intelligences (abilities in problem solving or creating materials that have value).  The 8 that he identifies are:

  1. Linguistic
  2. Logical-mathematical
  3. Spatial
  4. Musical
  5. Bodily-kinesthetic
  6. Interpersonal
  7. Intrapersonal
  8. Naturalist
For today's early work, you will take a self-assessment quiz that will identify the strengths of your multiple intelligences.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Environmental Factors That Influence Us

Yesterday, you read about environmental factors that influence us.  You were asked to create a list of those factors and give an example for each.  For today's early work, be prepared to discuss the environmental factors and their examples.  You will turn your list in after discussion.

Friday, August 14, 2015



What is FACS?  FACS is just an acronym that stands for Family and Consumer Science.  Family and Consumer Science is just the name of the department for the following classes:

  • Child Development
  • Interpersonal Relationships (IPR)
  • Human Development
  • Advanced Child Development
  • Education Professions
  • Nutrition and Wellness
  • Culinary
  • Advanced Culinary
This blog is just one way for you and I to communicate.  Speaking of communication, here is your first assignment:
On the back of the name card provided, write two statements about you that are true and one statement that is false.  Yes, mix 'em up.  As part of the get to know you activity today, we will try to guess which is which about you.  BTW, whatever you decide to share, please be sure and keep it school appropriate.  Thanks.