Welcome to West Deptford Family and Consumer Sciences
Main Objective of the Classes:
Family and Consumer Science has, as its central focus, preparing individuals to become contributing members of a family structure, the community and society in general. What we want students to be able to do is to:
Work as a member of a team
and most of all...... not to starve once they leave you!
Students are NOT penalized for burning food, food that doesn't turn out as planned, or setting "things" on fire. They are here to learn from their mistakes and understand how they could fix it.
On Classroom for each chapter lesson, students will have access to:
Academic Notes aka Study Guides
Worksheets completed in Kami
All of these can be used to study for the chapter or unit quiz.
The breakdown of grading:
Assessments - 30%
Classwork - 20%
Labs & Projects - 50%
Labs: Grading with be done myself, student self- assessment, and team assessment
Because of the amount of movement in the class, the following are a list of the most important rules on a daily basis:
Sign out when leaving the room
No talking while others are
Please raise hand and be courteous
No phones unless directed
Laptops in use only when directed
Eating in class only on a lab day
Students have complied a comprehensive list of what they would like to see of their classmates. They hang in each kitchen.
Shelter in place
If we want students to be creative, self-directed learners, we need to go beyond student engagement and into empowerment. They need to own the learning. In class we will work on these 10 ways for students to take responsibility for their learning:
1. Don’t make all the decisions
Encourage students to make decisions about how they learn best.
2. Don’t play guess what’s in my head
Ask open-ended questions, with plenty of possible answers which lead to further questions.
3. Talk less
Minimize standing out front and talking at them.
4. Model behaviors and attitudes that promote learning.
Talk about my own learning.
5. Ask for feedback
Get students to write down what they learned, whether they enjoyed a particular learning experience, what helped their learning, what hindered their learning and what might help them next time.
6. Test less
Record student thinking and track development over time.
7. Encourage goal setting and reflection.
Help students to define goals for their learning.
8. Don’t over plan.
If I know exactly where the lesson is leading and what I want the kids to think, then I’m controlling the learning.
9. Focus on learning, not work.
Make sure I and my students know the reason for every learning experience.
10. Organize student led conferences
The student talks about her/his strengths and weaknesses, how her/his learning has progressed and areas for improvement. She/he can share the process and the product of her learning.
If a student is absent, they must speak to me about any make up work the day they return. You will have only as many days as you were out to submit the assigned work. I am available after school to discuss assignments missed. Please see me privately to discuss your assignments. Otherwise, there will be no opportunity to make up assignments not turned in on time.
Extra Credit is given often. It is up to the individual student to take advantage of it. I encourage them to "bank it" for emergencies:
Extra credit du jour