Monday, May 22, 2017

Work Day Today

You have a work day today to study for finals.  You can work on the extra credit study assignments.

This extra credit is for you to take initiative and study for the final.  You may do one, two, all three or none.  It is optional.  The credit will go on your quarter grade or final grade - your choice.
#1 - Create vocab flashcards set to study from. (5 points) Can be a Quizlet
#2 - Create a bullet outline using the content notes given in class with 3-4 bullets per item. (10 pts). Content is on Schoology for each class
#3 - Have a parent or guardian sign a note saying that you studied for at least 30 minutes. (5 points)

Show them to me no later than the day before your final in class.  Yes, do all three and you get 20 points.

All materials are on Schoology including -final vocab list, and final content list.  
If you have any questions, message me on Schoology or ask a co worker.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Preschool Visit

For your early work today, write up a 2 paragraph summary of your experience at the preschool.  Your summary should include the following -

  • the day you went
  • the age group you worked with
  • the sequence of events/activities that you observed
  • a description of the activities that you help kids with
  • interesting or funny things that happened
  • Identify what skills you felt they were learning
  • closing thoughts/opinions about your visit overall,

Different but not Less

What does Temple mean when she says "different but not less"?  How does this affect the way you view special needs students?  will it affect the way you work or interact with them?  What are your final thoughts on the movie?

Monday, May 8, 2017

Beginning the Job Search

Today, we will start the Resume Project.  Your early work is to make a list of all extracurriculars that you have been involved in - clubs, sports, volunteer work. Next, add any jobs that you have had to that list.

In addition to this early work, here is what we want to accomplish today:

  • review job search steps
  • search jobs at,, or
  • research 3 job openings for your field or any part time job that you are interested in.
  • Begin completing career research worksheet for the three jobs.

For a sample, click here.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Positive Mental Attitude

PMA...  Do you have it?

Sometimes, it is difficult to keep a positive mental attitude.  This is especially true when the things going on around us are negative, stressful, and/or challenging.  However, keeping a PMA is extremely important because it can help us cope or deal with what is going on.  Often, it helps if we have a mantra or motto.  This is just a phrase or quote that we identify with that helps us stay focused in a positive manner.  For example, it can be as simple as "Just keep swimming"  which is Dori's famous quote from Finding Nemo.  "Just Keep Swimming" simply meant not to give up or stop even when something bad is happening like in Dori's case of being chased by sharks.

Your turn: For EW, write a PMA quote that you are familiar with and explain what you think it means or how you apply it to your life.  If you don't know a quote or are looking for a new one, Google "positive mental attitude quote" and search images.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Steps in the job search process

Early work - brainstorm with your group a list of steps that you would take to find and get a job.

Group read pages 463-468.  Discuss and take notes on job search steps.  (hint: there are 9)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Specific Emotions for One to Three Year Olds

Complete the reading of chapter 11-1.  Take notes on the following.  Turn in for points.

 - What does it look like in children?
 - What three reasons cause their anger?
 - What three things can they be taught to help handle their anger?

 - What typical fears to toddlers have?
 - What are four ways to help a child deal with their fears?

 - What is a common reason for jealousy?
 - What are four things a parent can do to cut down on jealousy?

Love and affection
 - Love is a _________________behavior.
 - How can we help children learn to love?

 - What is it?
 - What are three ways we can teach empathy?

Autoimmune Disease

Today, we will take a closer look at autoimmune diseases.

1.  Watch the following video and complete the worksheet with your group.  Hold for discussion.

2.  Read the following article independently. Click here for article. Be prepared to answer exit slip questions.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Work and your lifestyle

Today, we will talk about the kind of life you want to have when you are ready to move out on your own.  Think about it - will you stay single for a while, or get married and start a family?  If so, how many kids will you have?  Where will you live - in the city, by the ocean, in the mountains, or in a rural community like Demotte?  Will you take vacations - Disney World? another country? or just a staycation?

Add in hobbies, cars, night life, cell phones, internet, etc.. and you've got a lifestyle to maintain.  For your early work, complete the worksheet, Work and Your Lifestyle.

Next, you will see how much it will all add up to be at Jumpstart Reality Check.

Finally, you'll research 3 jobs that will help you pay for the lifestyle you want.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Work Day For Chapter 6, Leadership

Finish the reading of chapter six and complete the reading and questions on page 145, questions 1-9.

Turn in for a grade.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Addictive Substances

Today, we are going to learn about addictive substances and what they do to the body.  Watch the video below and take notes to answer the questions.


  1. What types of sugar are mentioned in the video?
  2. What two things does your body do with sugar?

Video #2   Name 5 effects of sugar on your body.

Drugs, Tobacco, and Alcohol
Questions for notes...
  1. What are the four types of drugs?
  2. Name an example for each.
  3. How would you define drug?
  4. What type of drug is smoking?
  5. What is reduced in your body when you smoke?
  6. What type of drug is alcohol?
  7. What are the two short term effects of alcohol?

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


The following video gives us a look at leadership in action.  View the video and be able to answer these questions.  You can write the information in your ew notebook.

  1.  Who is the leader?
  2. What qualities does this leader have?
  3. In what ways does the leader lead?
  4. What makes this character the leader?
  5. Was this leader effective?

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

PSA Lifestyle Diseases

Today, you will begin researching a disease caused by lifestyle and create a mini poster public service announcement (PSA) visual for hall display. You will also present your findings to the class.

For the PSA visual, include the following

  • Name of the disease (large visually appealing title) (5)
  • a definition or explanation (5)
  • warning signs to look for (5)
  • symptoms that would be experienced (5+)
  • causes of the disease (3-5)
  • lifestyle changes that should be made for prevention (4-6)
  • Color, artwork, creativity (10)

This assignment will be 40 points total with the possibility for 10 extra credit points.  Extra credit will be based on information given that surpasses the basic requirements listed above.

To complete this assignment, you are to use internet resources.  You need to have three sources.  The sources must be listed on the back of your poster.

Diseases to choose from are:
  • Hypertensive heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Diarrheal diseases
  • Lung cancer
  • Lower respiratory infections/pneumonia/bronchitis
  • COPD
  • Stroke
  • Heart Disease

Monday, April 10, 2017

The Early Childhood Classroom


Objective: The purpose of this assignment is to apply what you have learned about the early childhood classroom by creating a visual representation of the classroom.

Directions:  You are to create a classroom diagram to scale.  You will use the following criteria.  Each are worth five points each.
  • room will be 22 X 30 (feet)
  • Scale the drawing so that 1 inch  = 1 foot
  • include 8 centers and label these
  • include 2 doors/exits
  • include a sink 
  • boys and girls bathroom
  • distinguish between carpet and laminate flooring
  • include at least ten representations for toys, blocks, books, etc
  • be colorful and creative
Total points = 45

To help you with scaling, you may measure our classroom cabinets, doors, sink, book shelves, etc so that you know how much room these things take up.  Refer to your notes and book page 640 for center information.

Sensory Learning Article Review

Today, we will be digging deeper into sensory learning.  Our our purpose today is to find out the significant role that sensory learning plays.  Specifically, you should be able to discuss the following:

  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
Your assignment:

Select one of the following articles to read and review.  Complete the article review summary sheet found HERE.  Turn in for a grade.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Sensory Learning Videos

Why is sensory learning important for infants and toddlers?


What are the reasons discussed in this video below?

  1. It improves eye muscle control.
  2. It encourages fine and gross motor skills.
  3. It improves concentration.
  4. It improves listening skills.
  5. It provides a mean for language acquisition.
  6. It is therapeutic.

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.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

What will retirement be like?

Retirement is many many years down the road.  Often, we wonder what it might be like?  What do you know about retirement already?  What would you like to know?  Many want to know how much money it will take to retire, or if they'll be able to.

Social Security will be one source of income.  However, it is based on your annual income over your years of working.  To get an idea of what your social security check would be, you can use the quick calculator link below.

Try out the following scenarios:

  • You earn minimum wage at $15,080 a year
  • You have a 2 Year degree and make $35,000 a year
  • You have a four year degree and make $55,000 a year

What would your social security be for each of these?  Is this enough to live on?  How do you know?

Preschool Summary

Early work questions - Describe the activity that you led at the preschool this week. Describe the success of the activities.  What was the best part?  How did the kids react?  What would you have done differently? What surprised you? Final thoughts?

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Accommodations and Modifications

Today, we will be learning about helping students in the classrooms through making an accommodation or a modification.  These are typically used to help students with special needs.  Watch the video below.  Take notes on the definition of each and their examples.  You will have an assignment over the info in class.  There are more resources below to help you.

Additional Resources:

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Adjusting to Marriage

For today's early work, you are to define the following terms:
  1. Continuum
  2. Marital Adjustment
  3. Hostility
  4. Concession
  5. Accommodation
  6. Interpersonal Adjustments
  7. Pair Adjustment
  8. Sandwich Approach
These key terms can be found on page 219.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Preparation for marriage

For today, you will read pages 193-203 and take notes.  Complete worksheet 65.

Thursday, March 16, 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

Monday, March 13, 2017

IPR Midterm Vocab

These vocabulary terms will be on the Midterm on Friday.

A.       Abstract ideas
B.       Active listening
C.       Compensation
D.        Compromise
E.        Concrete thinking
F.        Conversion
G.       Decision making process
H.       Defense Mechanisms
I.         Displacement
J.         Distracting
K.       Environment
L.        Extrovert
M.     Fantasy
N.       Gene
O.      Heredity
P.       Human resource
Q.      Idealization
R.       Intellectual development
S.        Introvert
T.        I-statements
U.       Long-term goal
V.       Media
W.     Moral principles
X.       Negotiation
Y.        Nonhuman resource
Z.        Passive listening
AA.    Peers
BB.     Placating
CC.     Projection
DD.    Receiver
EE.      Regression
FF.      Resiliency
GG.    Self-concept
HH.    Self-esteem
II.         Self-identity
JJ.         Self-talk
KK.      Sender
LL.       Short-term goal
MM.                        Stroking
NN.    Sub goal
OO.  Values

2017 State Leadership Conference

2017 Prostart Competition

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Dinner at Chili's

Family Challenges

Early Work - Create a list of all of the things in life that could pose a challenge to a family in the sense that it will be stressful, hurtful, and even possibly destroy the family unit.  List as many as you  can think of.

Read about it - Topics will include the pile-up effect, stressors, internal stressor, external stressor, and coping behavior.  Pages 393-396

Friday, March 10, 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.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Baby Human Review

In yesterday's video, there were many things explained about an infants' physical development.  Use your early work time to discuss the following with your group.  Be prepared to discuss your answers with the class.

  1. Aside from physical development, what other areas of development are there?  (hint:PIES)
  2. What  are the five major milestones for an infant in the first year?
  3. About what age does an infant roll over?
  4. Why should you not leave an infant on their stomach for more than a few minutes?
  5. What reflex is baby born with but seems to loose as a result of gravity?
  6. When a baby walks "along the furniture", it is called ____________.
  7. When the infant crawls over the virtual cliff, it shows that infants are not born with what?
  8. At what age does a baby learn to sit up?
  9. Everything that babies pick up go where?
  10. What was the most interesting part of the video?

Mix and Mingle

For early work, get up and meet and greet your classmates to tell them about your dating violence statistics.

Who has the saddest most depressing statistic?  Who has the most shocking or disturbing statistic?

Discuss these and then prepare for notes.

How did it go?

For early work today, take ten minutes and write out 2 paragraphs on how your first day back for placement has gone.  Include activities done, what you observed, what you did (taught), concerns, things that went well, etc..

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


 Google search and write down on paper two statistics about dating violence.

Assessments in My Classroom

Assessments in my Classroom

Objective - This assignment will allow you to  demonstrate your understanding of the types of assessment, give appropriate examples of each, and tell how you will use them in the classroom.

Directions - Your finished project will have four components: (1) a three paragraph essay on "Assessments in My Classroom", (2) a Pinterest board titled Formative Assessment, (3) a lesson plan of your choice that includes three separate formative assessments, and (4) a visual piece that you will create for your classroom that is  based on formative assessment.

  1. Essay - In an opening paragraph, discuss assessment as a whole - why it is needed, who benefits from it and how, and  a lead that tells the two types of assessment.  In paragraph two, discuss the difference between formative and summative assessments, explain the benefit of each, and gives examples of each.  In paragraph three, summarize how you will use formative and summative assessments in your classroom, how they will help you improve teaching, and improve student learning. (20 pts -15 for content/5 for spelling and grammar)
  2. Pinterest Board - submit a print out of your Pinterest board titled Formative Assessment.  Include 10 pin ideas on your board.  (10 points)
  3. Lesson Plan - Write a one page lesson plan on a topic of your choice ( or the choice of your Cooperating teacher).  In the assessment portion, name and describe three formative assessments that you could do during the lesson.  Tell when each one would be done (I do, you do, we do).  You could asterisk this information as well. (30 pts)
  4. Visual Piece - Create a board that curates one formative assessment from your Pinterest board.(25 pts - peer review)
85 points total.  This will be due at the end of the day on Tuesday.  

Dating Violence

Early work - journal - make a list of characteristics to describe a healthy relationship and an unhealthy relationship.  This can be done as a Tchart.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


For today's early work, we will continue our discussion of assessment focusing on formative and summative.  We will view the following video , practice taking notes, and discuss.

For today's assignment, you will read and review the following articles.
  1. Formative Assessments
  2. The Difference between Formative and Summative

For the Article Review sheet, click HERE.  Don't forget to make two copies and share them back with me.

Monday, March 6, 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
Be sure to share if you are doing this on Google Docs.

Beginning and Ending a Dating Realtionship

For today's early work, create a T-chart.  Title it Dating Relationship: Beginning and Ending.  List all the things you would like your date to do in the beginning of your relationship.  Then list all the ways that would be acceptable or unacceptable for the relationship to be ended.  Be ready to share.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Going on Dates

Complete the reading of pages 174-175.  Create a list of the 7 functions of dating in your early work notebook.  Next to each one, name two dates that you would go on to help meet the function.  For example, where would you take a date to achieve companionship?

The Care and Guidance of Children

For today's early work, define the following terms that relate to child care and guidance.

  • guidance
  • discipline
  • modeling
  • redirecting
  • reinforcement
  • natural consequences
  • time-out 

Educational Theorists

Today, you will be creating a tri-fold pamphlet that discusses the five educational theorists - Piaget, Vygotsky, Gardner, Montessori, and Sternberg.

In your pamphlet, you are to include the following:

  1. A clever cover design - 5 pts
  2. Create a section for each theorist - 
  3. Title each section with their name and dates - 5 pts
  4. Include the basic theory of each theorist - 10 pts
  5. Give a description of the theory or provide examples - 10 pts
  6. Create a chart for Piaget's four periods of learning - 10 pts
  7. Create a chart for Gardner's multiple intelligences - 10 pts
Be colorful and creative. Add illustrations.  Make sure your name and the date are on the back cover. You will have all hour to complete this and early work time tomorrow if needed. 

Thursday, March 2, 2017


Today we will begin chapter 8, Dating.  You early work is to define the following terms.

formal dating
informal dating
group dating
pair dating
steady dating
double- date
random dating
romantic love
mature love

Marker Board Review

Grab a marker, board, and eraser.  We are reviewing chapter 13 before we move on tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017


For today's early work, create  a T-chart.  Put the following titles on the top of the chart:

  • Friends DO
  • Friends DON'T

Friday, February 24, 2017

Shaken Baby Syndrome

Today, you are going to learn more about Shaken Baby Syndrome, click here to read an article from the New York Times.  Complete the graphic organizer handed out in class.

Here are the videos from yesterday.

#1 - General Facts and precautions to take-

#2 - Outcomes of Shaken Baby Syndrome -

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.

Human Development

See Schoology for today's assignment.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Work Day Today

Finish reading 15-2
Answer end of sections, 1-5
Fill out food lab table below

Food Lab Table

The Newborn

The Newborn Baby
    Today's assignment is to create an informational brochure or mini poster (your choice) about the newborn's physical appearance after birth.  You will also include information about the physical changes that prepare the newborn to live outside the uterus.  The intended audience of this assignment is expectant mothers.

Include the following information.

  1. The physical changes that take place:
    • How the lungs change during the birth process.
    • What happens to the umbilical cord after birth.
      2.  How the newborn looks:
    • Describe how baby's head may look and the purpose of fontanels.
    • Describe how baby's face will look.
    • Describe what lanugo is and its purpose..
    • Describe what vernix is and its purpose.
     3.  How babies are examined:
    • Describe the Apgar scale and how it works:
        • Name the five areas that are examined
        • Tell about the point system
        • Tell what happens if baby gets a low score.
    4.  Finally, add colorful and creative pictures to make your brochure or mini poster visually appealing.

This assignment is worth 25 points.  You will have all hour to work on it. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Early Work

For early work today, define the first 11 terms on page 289, chapter 13.  We are starting the topic of The Development of Children.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Labor and Birth

Read aloud section 6-1, Labor and Birth.  Takes notes by copying and completing the following.

Early Signs of labor

Full Term = __________________________________
Premature = __________________________________

False Labor

The three stages of labor
  Stage 1
 1. Dilate = ____________________________________
 2. Transition = ________________________________

  Stage 2
 1.  Crowning = ______________________________________
 2.  The baby is _________________.

 Stage 3

 The _________________ is expelled.

Human Development Work Day

Complete the chapter 12 review on page page 286; 1-10.

Make sure your prenatal diet analysis is finished. We will go over them tomorrow.


Do you remember your favorite story book as a child?  For your early work today, tell us the name of your story, who wrote it, and what it is about.  Also, describe for us what makes it a great story and why you would share it with children.

After class discussion of your favorite stories, you'll take notes on storytelling for preschoolers.

Then you will watch  the following story on Youtube and rate it using the rating scale passed out in class.

  Below is Mrs. Holcomb's favorite children's books.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Work Day Today

Today we are reviewing chapter 5.  Your assignment is to complete the crossword puzzle and turn it in for points.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Prenatal Care

Read pages 267-269 and answer the following...

  1. How often should a pregnant woman see a doctor for prenatal care?
  2. What does an obstetrician do?
  3. What is the average recommended weight gain for a pregnant woman?
  4. What are the two best and safest exercises for a pregnant woman?
  5. How many hours of sleep are recommended for a pregnant woman?
Links for today's class

Friday, February 10, 2017


For today's EW, write three I-messages for each of the following scenarios.

  1.  You lent a friend a CD.  When she returns it, it is bent and unusable.  What do you say?
  2. Your co-worker is not doing his fair share of the nightly clean up.  Your are getting stuck with everything. What do you say?
  3. Your significant other is very friendly with members of the opposite sex.  They are flirting.  You don't like it.  What do you say?
  4. Your friend told some other people about a secret you shared.  You are humiliated and hurt.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Pregnancy signs and symptoms

The following are signs, discomforts, and complications of pregnancy.  For your early work today, sort the following into a double T chart with the labels Early Signs, Discomforts, and Possible Complications.

  1. vaginal bleeding
  2. swollen leg veins
  3. Feeling tired
  4. lower back pain
  5. severe abdominal pain
  6. fever
  7. heartburn
  8. shortness of breath
  9. missed period
  10. excessive thirst
  11. persistent headaches
  12. nausea/vomiting
  13. swollen breasts
  14. prolonged backache

Anticipation Guides

For today's early work, answer/complete the following:

  1. What do you think another name for an essential questions is ____________.
  2. What grade levels could anticipation guides be used for?
  3. What strategy could you use during the discussion portion of an anticipation guide? (hint tps)
  4. Who creates the questions for an anticipation guide?
  5. What type of stories or books can anticipation guides be used for?
  6. Select a children's story book.  Create an anticipation guide for the story.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Social and Moral Development

Today, we will be continuing  in chapter 14 on Social and Moral Development.   We will be doing a jigsaw activity for this.  For more information click the following link:

Getting Your Lessons Started

Often people say that the toughest part of teaching a lesson is getting it started...

  1. How will I get the students's full attention?
  2. What can I do to pique their interested?
  3. How can I be sure that they'll want to learn this at all???
There is no one sure fire answer.  That is because there are too many variables like topic content, teaching style, student background knowledge, and available resources.  

Possibly, the best way to go is to find what engages you as a teacher.  If you are excited about the activity or lesson, then you are more likely to get your students excited and engaged.  You want to be the contagious element when it comes to gaining their attention and interest in the lesson.  

Aside from your attitude about the lesson, there are a number of things you can actually "DO" to start a lesson....  read a story, show a video, pose a question, do a k-w-l, etc..

Early Work  - Perhaps here is a great place to introduce what is known as the "Anticipatory Set" aspect of a lesson plan.  To begin understanding what an anticipatory set is, you can further your reading here.    Also, to view many examples of an anticipatory set click here.

What anticipatory sets are you thinking of using in your lessons?  Maybe you have already used one and didn't even know it.


EW - Using your text as a reference (pg 105), describe the process of conception with the following terms:

  • conception
  • Fallopian tube
  • uterus
  • ovary
  • ovum
  • sperm
  • fertilize
  • zygote
**Use complete sentences and paragraph form.

Ways to communicate

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

Monday, February 6, 2017

Text Book Scavenger Hunt

For your early work today, you will complete a textbook scavenger hunt using a reader's digest.  This will kick off our topic of reading strategies.

As you complete the scavenger hunt, be thinking about how you would/could use this in an elementary aged classroom.  Be prepared to discuss.

Pregnancy and Childbirth

Today we are beginning Chapter 12 over pregnancy and childbirth.  For today's early work, define the following vocab terms.

  1. conception
  2. cervix
  3. embryo
  4. fetus
  5. amniotic fluid
  6. placenta
  7. umbilical cord
  8. obstetrician-gynecologist
  9. ultrasound
  10. amniocentesis
  11. lactation
  12. labor

Presenting Today

We need to wrap up the jigsaw presentations from  Friday.

Emotional Development from 4-6

Define the following vocab terms for today's early work.  
  1. self-confidence
  2. initiative
  3. tension
  4. aggressive behavior
  5. competition
  6. moral development

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Parenting Decisions Jigsaw

Today, we will be working on a top ten Parenting Decisions jigsaw.  Use the following link to find out more:

Review Day

We have come to the end of chapter 4.  We will use today as a review day/work day.  Your assignment is to complete the chapter review on page 104, # 1-12.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Teen Parenthood

Today's early work - answer the following about yesterday's reading...

  1. What are the seven possible consequences of a sexually active teen?
  2. What does it mean to be abstinent?
  3. What are the three options for teens who become pregnant?
Hold for discussion.

Parenting's Easy!?

It's harder than most realize.  Sure, bazillions (yes, I made that word up.) of people have done it throughout history, but think about it.  There are many challenges ahead for those who want to be parents.  There are sleepless nights, hundreds thousands of diaper changes, feedings throughout all hours of the night, and this only names a few challenges.

Your turn:  What challenges can you think of for those who want to become parents?  Create a list.

Monday, January 30, 2017


Today's ew - discuss with your table the difference between sub goals, short term goals, and long term goals.  Next, create a T chart and title it long term goals and short terms goals.  Create a list of five for each.

Friday, January 27, 2017


Our values are the things and beliefs that we hold most important in our lives.  Values can be influenced by:

  • family
  • society
  • relationships

Everyone's values are usually unique and different from someone else's.  What do you value?  Your turn - complete the survey about your own values.  Graph information as directed.

The cost of baby...

Today, we will reference an infographic and various sites to research having a baby. Up first is the infographic. This will give us information on how much our obstetrician and hospital costs will be. The Sky-High Cost of Birth
Source: The Sky-High Cost of Birth

 Shocking huh? Next, let's look at diapers. Remember, your baby will need to be changed 10 - 12 times a day when they are a newborn. For the sake of our study, let's use 10 diapers a day. How many will you need per month? The next question is cloth or disposable. For pricing cloth diapers, use this link. For pricing disposable, use Target or Walmart.

Things are adding up very quickly. Make sure you calculate how much you want to save for college. Also, don't forget to Google what your rent will cost.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Wanna be a Parent?

We are continuing our project today.  Research the costs for clothes, furniture, and baby gear.

We will also have volunteers call the daycare centers today.


For today's EW, you need to define the following terms:

  • values
  • goal
  • short-term goal
  • long-term goal
  • sub-goal
  • obstacle
  • standards
  • resource
  • human resource
  • nonhuman resource

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

How much formula will I need?

Here is a value size can of powdered formula.  How can we figure out how much to buy so that we have enough for one month?  Here's what we know...

  1. Newborns drink a 4 ounce bottle on average.
  2. Newborns eat every 3-4 hours.
Here's what we need to know...
  1. How many bottles will our baby drink in a one month period?
  2. How many bottles will this can of formula make?
  3. Do we need more than one can?
  4. What will be our final cost of formula for the month?
The cost for one can can be found here.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Chapter 3 Review

Today is a work day.  You are to complete the chapter 3 review on page 84, 1-12.

Name that Family

Can you name these popular TV Families?


Are they nuclear, blended, extended, or single?  Can they be more than one type?

Discuss in answers in class.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Vocab review IPR

Can you match the following definitions to the correct vocab word?

  1. Placing blame on others
  2. Giving excuses to defend a behavior
  3. Taking out one's feeling on someone else
  4. Transferring an emotion into a physical symptom
  5. Returning to an immature behavior
  6. A positive talk that we give ourselves
  7. A technique in which you focus on a strength to make up for a weakness
  8. Everyday type stressors
  9. A very outgoing person
  10. A pep talk you give yourself when you need to cope
Complete this on a separate sheet and turn it in when finished.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Score your stress

Today we will be reading about positive attitudes, stress, anxiety, and depression.  To start, complete the "Score Your Stress" self-assessment for early work.  Hold for discussion.

Your work for today will be to read pages 72 - 82 with your small group.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Defense Mechanisms

For your early work today, name the 7 defense mechanisms and explain what they are in your own words.

How are families like trees?


Early Work...

-Make a list of what trees and families have in common.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Introverts VS Extroverts

Today's early work...

In at least 5 sentences, tell who you think would make a better leader, introverts or extroverts.  Explain why you think so.  What skills would they bring?  What type of leader would they be?  Who would you rather be led by?  These are just some questions to generate thinking and discussion.  Add any information that you think is relevant.