Friday, December 15, 2017

Precision Post Test

 Go to the link below to login.

Enter your STN number ( on the slip of paper)

Enter Kankakee Valley School Corporation  for district

Enter your test code

1st hour - AXJGAKVU

2nd hour - PNT7SNLU

3rd hour - BDQHCMUM

6th hour - EADLGAX4

and wait for authorization.  You may study while you wait.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Guidance Techniques

We have talked about several guidance techniques.  They are listed below.  Your assignment today is to create a bullet list for each one.  Your bullets should name situations where you can use the guidance technique to help the child.  For example, for modeling you could say - cleaning their room.

Include three bullets for each.  You may work as a group.

    1. redirection

    1. Positive statements

    1. Natural consequences

    1. Limiting choices

    1. Time out

    1. Modeling - showing a child what to do
      • cleaning their room

    1. training by negative or positive reinforcement

    1. Establishing routines

Submit your doc in Schoology

Monday, December 11, 2017

Career Investigation

Today you will begin investigating a career related to Nutrition and Wellness and prepare a mini poster for it.  You will be graded on the following:

Career / 2
Education / 4
Colleges / 4
What does this person do? / 4
What personal characteristics should this person possess? / 4
What could this career lead to? / 4
Where does this person work? / 4
What is the growth outlook? / 4
Starting & Median Salary? / 6
Work Schedule? / 4
Colored & Neat / 5

Career ideas will be given in class.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Eating through the life span

Create a menu for the following individuals:

  1. Expectant mom - 24 years old, first trimester, 145 pound, 5 foot five inches, less than 30 minutes of physical activity a day.
  2. Male student athlete - 16 years old, 160 pounds, 6 foot 1 inches, more than 60 minutes of physical activity a day.
  3. Senior citizen - 72 years old, male, 160 pounds, 6 foot 1 inches, less than 30 minutes of physical activity a day.

Use the MY Plate Check List Calculator to calculate then number of servings of each food group that these individuals need.  Create a menu plan for each person based on the number of servings needed.

The worksheet will be handed out in class.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Jigsaw Activity for Chapter 10

These topics will be used for the jigsaw project:

  • Sleep
  • Nutrition
  • Hygiene
  • Dressing
  • Health, Illness, Safety

With your group, decide on a design for your poster.  Examples will be shown in class.  Next read  your section and decide on the top ten most important things to know.  Use those ten things as the information for your poster.  Create your poster.

Large Colorful Title - 5
Top ten things to know - 10
Poster design - 10
Color - 5

Chapter 4 review

Today's assignment is the chapter 4 review on page 72, 1-15.

You may complete this marker board style with your group.  It will be worth 30 points.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Vocab words to know

For your early work today, copy and define the following terms from page 63.

  1. analogs
  2. aseptic packages
  3. clone
  4. enrichment
  5. ergonomics
  6. formed products
  7. fortification
  8. functional foods
  9. genetic engineering
  10. manufactured food
  11. map packaging
  12. retort pouches
There will be a vocab test on Friday that includes these words and words from yesterday's Venn Diagram.

Child Development Vocab

For today's early work, copy and define the following vocab terms from chapter ten.

  1. toddler
  2. preschooler
  3. developmentally appropriate
  4. dexterity
  5. sensory integration
  6. night terrors
  7. hygiene
  8. synthetic fibers
  9. flame-resistant

Monday, November 27, 2017

Ways to communicate

For early work today, brainstorm a list of ten ways that people communicate.

Comparing farms

Using a Venn Diagram, compare factory farms to small family owned farms.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Fun in the Kitchen with Omelettes and Stir Fry

Thematic Learning

The Education Professions students have completed their thematic learning pack project.  The project required them to come up with a grade level appropriate theme and to create related lesson plans and activities that address a skill or content area need.

Below are pictures of this years projects.  The box and guide depict the theme of the lessons.  Inside the guide are student developed lessons geared towards Math, Science, Reading, and Music.

By Madeline Swart
geared for kindergarten

By Austin Atterbury
geared for 7th grade Math

By Briana Coster
geared for intermediate

By Blanca Miguel Cruz
geared for first grade

By Mayra Davilla

By KayLee Laib
geared for third grade

By Taylor Hawrot
geared for kindergarten

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Omelettes and Stir Fry

Prepping the veggies:

  1. Wash veggies by gently scrubbing or rinsing their surface under cool running water.
  2. Place veggies on paper towel to dry
Cutting the veggies:

Making the Omelette:

Friday, November 3, 2017

Intellectual development

Complete the following for your assignments today.

Early work - 9-2 Vocab on page 288.

Read pages 288-295.

Answer questions 3-5 on 295.

Fruits and Veggies

Today we will be working in chapters 30 and 31.  Your assignment is to read and complete the outline packet for notes.  You'll have time on Monday if needed to finish.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Water - The Overlooked Nutrient

You’ve been asked to participate in an experiment called “Stranded” where you will be dropped on a tropical island with no food or drinkable water. This island has no vegetation or inhabitants.  Prior to the start of this experiment you must select one of the following to take with you:  A box of food or A box of water.  Which will you select and why?

We will share and discuss.

Links for today.

Assignment - read book pages 131-135 with your group.  On a marker board, answer questions 1-11 on page 138.  Bring your board up to be checked.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Chicken Quesadillas

Some basics you will need to know:

How to slice and cube the chicken breast...
Cooking the chicken...
Quesadillas from start to finish..

Things to think about:
  1. Which is better?  Putting the spices the raw chicken or cooked?  Why?
  2. Which is better?  Cooking the breast whole or diced?
  3. If you said diced, does the size of the pieces matter?  How so?
  4. Turn to your neighbor and explain to them how you will build they quesadilla.

Monday, October 30, 2017

5 Senses

When is the last time you thought about all of the senses you use?  Can you name all five?  For today's early work, we will be focusing on using all five of our senses and assigning descriptive words to each sense.

Your task:

  • List all five senses.
  • Use all five senses to describe eating a pretzel by listing three descriptive words for each sense.

For more information on sensory learning, we will be reading an online article.  Click HERE for the article.

With your group, read the article.  On a shared doc, answer the following questions and submit the assignment in Schoology.

  1. Four effects that sensory learning can provide for children
  2. How babies gain information when they interact with the world
  3. Why parents and care givers should use descriptive language when working with children

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Shaken Baby Syndrome

Today, you are going to learn more about Shaken Baby Syndrome.  After the videos, you will have an assignment that is linked in Schoology.

We will take notes on the following videos:

#1 - General Facts and precautions to take-

#2 - Outcomes of Shaken Baby Syndrome -

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


Temperament is a person's unique nature.  It will determine how a person will react to others and to the world.  Your early work today is to name the temperaments that are described below and whether they are high or low.

  1. easily distracted
  2. wakes at the same time every day
  3. cries softly no matter what is wrong
  4. always squirming or moving
  5. wants the music turned down
  6. accepts no for an answer
  7. positive outlook
  8. does not like surprises
  9. Watches others before joining in

Eating breakfast

For the past few days, we have been doing a breakfast lab.  It took us two days to prepare biscuits and gravy, gasp - yes, two days.  What's the saying? Oh yeah, "Ain't nobody got time for that!".

Seriously though.  There's many reasons why we should not be skipping breakfast even when we think we don't have time.  For today's assignment, we will select an article to read and review.  After reading your article, complete the review found here.

Next, create a one page mini poster that explains the main points of your article on why breakfast is so important.  Be sure to include some art work and color.  We will present these in class tomorrow.

Chose an article

Why Eating the Right Breakfast is so Important

The Science Behind Breakfast

Breakfast: Is it the Most Important Meal?

Shake up Your Wake Up

Tuesday, October 24, 2017


After viewing The Baby Human DVD, you should be able to name many things that baby learns during his or her first year.  These newly learned skills are what we call milestones.  The are important to know because they help determine if baby if growing and developing properly.  They can also help determine if baby needs special care.

Today's assignment is to create a colorfully decorated chart that lists baby's milestones from one month through age one.  Your chart should include 3 milestones for each month for a total of 36 milestones.

Your assignment is point for point meaning 36 points for the listed milestones.  There will also be 9 points for color and creativity.  The total point value is 45.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Biscuits and gravy

Making biscuits and gravy requires knowledge of some basic cooking.

First, to make the gravy, you need to know how to brown  meat....

Next, you need to know how to make a roux which is the base for any gravy.

For the biscuits, you 'll need to know how to cut fat into flour...

Here's what the biscuit process looks like from start to finish...

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Infant Physical Development

Today, we will read and take notes.  In google docs, set up a shared doc for your table.  Read pages 214-224.  Take notes on each section (hint: use the colored titles as your section names).

When taking notes, include section titles and three bullet points for each section.  You may break the work into equal parts for each person in your group to share the work.  Share this with me in Google Docs.  make sure everyone's name is on it.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Infant Growth and Development

As we begin to look at the growth and development of an infant, there will be many new and unfamiliar terms.  For today's early work, please define the following:

  1. developmental milestones
  2. stimulating environment
  3. growth chart
  4. proportion
  5. depth perception
  6. reflexes
  7. gross motor skills
  8. fine motor skills
  9. hand-eye coordination

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Six essential nutrients

For your early work today, name the six essential nutrients.  Hint:Can FannyPlayViolinMuchWorse?

We will have a quiz on Friday.  Also, I am collecting early work for the first 9 weeks.

Monday, October 9, 2017

The Postnatal Period

Today's early work is to define the following terms:
  1. Bonding
  2. colostrum
  3. neonatal period
  4. jaundice
  5. lactation consultant
  6. rooming-in
  7. postnatal period
  8. postpartum depression
We will be reading aloud today in section 6-3.