Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Coping with labor...

E.W. - Without a doubt, we know that labor is painful.  How do women cope with the pain?  Source this information on page 185 of the text.  Copy and complete the following outline format.


I.  How to cope with labor
     A.  Child birth classes
          1.  Mothers learn    ____________
          2.  ______________ is also taught
     B.   Pain Relief
          1.  _______________ is injected into veins and muscles
                a.Side effect =_____________________
          2.  _________________ is injected into the lower back

Finishing the movie today...

Thursday, September 24, 2015

First day of placement...

Just some reminders:

  • You need to be on site and in the classroom by 1:30.
  • You are to stay until 2:30.
  • It is your choice today - observe and take notes or help out.
  • If you take notes - record everything the teacher does.  You need to have at least ten statements.
  • Have fun and enjoy :)

For today...

We need to finish the reading assignment from yesterday (113 - 121).  We'll also be taking notes on verbal communication.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Changes for Mom

Within a few weeks of conception, a women usually experiences one or more signs of pregnancy.  Your early work today is to list all the possible signs and discomforts of pregnancy that you are aware of.  Aim to list 5 things.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015


Get Involved… Join FCCLA

September- Sign ups and officer election

October- Dog Beds/treats (lab) for  Animal Shelter
Pizza Hut Night

November-  Visit the nursing home ( Alzheimer's Disease) Make a treat for caregiver awareness month  Begin S.M.I.L.E. projects (optional)

December-  Prebake Day ( making goods) Bake sale at Tysens

January-  food drive/Begin preparing projects for state

February- crush fundraiser

March- STATE!!!

April- Visit local preschool and help with Easter activities

May-  Fundraiser - Kiss a Senior Goodbye

Seat belt check & end of year party

Fairy Tale Lesson Plan

Today you will create a lesson plan for a well known fairy tale based on Bloom's Taxonomy.  A sample plan has been given in class. 

For this assignment, you must:
  • Select a popular fairy tale that you know very well.  There can be no repeats so clear it  with me first.
  • Type up your lesson plan in Google Docs in the same format as the example.
  • Use the acronym SWBAT for your objectives.
  • Provide any worksheets listed with your completed plan - get them printed out.
  • Create samples of any crafts or finished products that your plan includes.
  • Share your plan and any resources with me and your classmates through Google Docs.
  • Present one portion of your lesson to the class as though we are the students and you are the teacher.
You will have time in class to day.  Your completed project will be due Monday.  Be ready to present on Monday as well.

#teenager problems

Problems - Who doesn't have them?  It seems like there is always a decision to be made about something.  It can be what college to go to, what job to take, what classes to take, who to hang out with, etc..  However, no matter what the problem, we can rely on the decision making process(DMP) to help us solve it.  Let's review.  The DMP consists of these steps:

  1. Identify the problem
  2. Brainstorm solutions or alternatives
  3. List the pros and cons of each solution
  4. Make a decision
  5. Evaluate the decision
Your turn:  Work with a group of two or three.  Identify a common teenager problem.  Complete the DMP worksheet to solve the problem.  Be prepared to report your findings to the class.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Links for today

Continuing Bloom's Taxonomy

For today's article, click here.

To review the chart on how to apply Bloom's Taxonomy, click here.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015


The following are links to various YouTube videos that discuss the theories of the different education theorists.

Assignment - select three videos to view.  Complete a video review sheet for each video that you review.

B.F. Skinner


Erik Erikson



You may search other theorists that interest you.

Goal Setting

For today's early work, you need to finish up your plan of action for the goal that you chose.  Also, select a speaker to share your plan with the class.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Instructional Methods

We will use the following link to access our Quizlet terms for the week.

Today's Presentation can be found HERE.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Taking Care of Business...

Have you gotten into Schoology yet?  Use the following access codes to join our class Schoology group.

1st hour - Interpersonal Relationships - CB975-ZS572

2nd hour - Child Development - X79T3-95NTD

3rd hour - Child Development -ZMRNW-GC29X

5th hour - Child Development -SFRFX-VV447

7th hour - Education Professions - NJ7QV-MSSHK

Work Day Today...

We will be using today to review key concepts about defense mechanisms and stress.  Today will be a work day.  Your assignment is to complete:

  1. "Your Attitudes Towards Living", wkst 33
  2. "Defense Mechanisms", wkst 28
These should be done and turned in before you leave today.

Practicing Abstinence

As we've discussed in class, the consequences of sexual activity are numerous - pregnancy, STDs, health risks, emotional stress, etc...  Often, teenagers don't consider the fact that the consequences are real, nor do they see them as serious.  Many times, they even take a "it won't happen to me" attitude. However, there is only one guaranteed way of avoiding consequences such as getting an STD - abstain from sexual activity.

Your turn:  Today, you will create a colorful and informative pamphlet to promote abstinence.   Your Pamphlet will include the following:

  • Catchy title
  • an opening paragraph that promotes abstinence
  • 7 different consequences of sexual activity
  • 7 different types of STDs
  • the symptoms, treatment, and effects of each STD

Thursday, September 3, 2015

10 - 12 year olds

Early Work - Complete chart for fine/gross motor skills and cognitive development for 10 year olds.   Use this article as a reference.  We will come back to 11 and 12 year olds.  Share your chart with me through Google Docs.

Today's notes:  We will take notes over growth and development for children ages 8-9 and 10-12.  Stack those notes onto previous notes.

You will have the last half hour of class to work on your time filler pin boards and mini lesson plans.  These are due tomorrow.

ALSO, we have a vocab quiz tomorrow over middle childhood. Study.  There will be words on the test from the previous test as well.  Review.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

7, 8 and 9 year olds

For today's early work, we are going to continue building our developmental milestone reference chart. Today, however, we will utilize the website called About Parenting.  About parenting has excellent articles about children of particular ages and their development. Refer to this article for 7 year olds.   For 8 year olds, we will reference this article.  For the nine year olds, we will reference this article.

As you read both articles, select three things for each age for each area on your chart.  For example, you need three fine motor skills for eight year olds, and three fine motor skills for nine year olds.  (Hint: you will need to click on the read more about physical development to get all the answers for motor skills.)

****Assignment****   Today's plans include Early work (above), Notes on 8 and 9 year olds, and an assignment.  After notes are done, you have the rest of the time to work on your assignment.  No other class time will be given for this:

  • using the internet, search third and fourth grade time filler activity or similar key words.  Locate 5 activities.  Write a lesson plan for one of your choice. Remember, this assignment will be due at the end of class on Friday.  Focus on age/skill appropriateness.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Back to the books...

There comes a time when one must realize that text books were created for a reason.  Reason being, they serve as a frame of reference and provide concrete basic information.  Today, we are going back to the books.  We will be using The Developing Child as a reference in our early work today.

We've been discussing in class the skills and abilities of kindergartners.  It would be ideal to have a handy reference chart  for future use (such as creating lesson plans) that identifies exactly what children should be able to do.  For today, we will begin building that chart.  Our chart will include ages five through twelve and fine motor skills, gross motor skills, and cognitive development as categories.

Your turn:  On paper, sketch what our chart will look like and label it.  Next, source the following information in The Developing Child and add it to your chart:

  • Fine motor skills ages five and six
  • Gross motor skills ages five and six
  • intellectual development ages five and six