Below is the letter regarding the sewing project the students will complete in class.
Yesterday we started discussing various cooking terms that are important to know when reading a recipe. We will finish the cooking terms packet next class. You can find the completed packet below which can help you get a head start on studying for your upcoming test next week.
Today we finished learning about the cooking tools we will be using in the kitchen labs this year. Below is the worksheet that was completed in class.
The students this week in FACS class have been working hard in the kitchens! The Sagtikos Manor, a historic 42 room house on the South Shore that is filled with over 300 years of living history needed help. Their annual holiday house tour that is a major fund raiser for the historic site needed cookie donations which greatly contribute to the success of it. The 7th grade FACS class have made a ton of sugar cookies and are coming out great! They are having so much fun making homemade sugar cookie dough and using the various cookie cutters they have been brought in by various students. Be sure to check back and look at the pictures of the students hard at work!
The seventh grade FACS classes have begun cooking! Last week was the first cooking lab for the students. They made breakfast burritos and did a fabulous job! I am so proud of all the students that participated in the cooking labs. It was impressive how smoothly it went, seeing that it was the first time they cooked in the classroom. This week students will be preparing the recipe Egg in a Frame. Be sure to check out the "WHATS COOKING?" page to see the students in action... Bon Appetit!!
This week in FACS7 we are starting the sewing unit. The students began learning the parts of the sewing machine and their purpose.
This week we will finish learning about the various functions of ingredients we use in the kitchen. We will discuss in detail this week how to cook with yeast and the importance of it. The students will finish the week with a group experiment to see how various leavening agents work and the chemical reaction they have when used correctly.
This week we are finishing up discussing the safe and correct way to use kitchen knives when cooking in the labs. Students will start to plan for the next cooking lab- fried rice! We will go over the proper way to stir-fry and review our cutting techniques. The classes will also enjoy our monthly career speaker this Friday.
This week students will be cooking their third recipe- French Toast. First students will learn the techniques of pan-frying and guidelines to follow when cooking french toast. At the beginning of this week students and their cooking groups will complete the lab planning form for French Toast and cook the French Toast the next class period.
Since it was a short week all students went to the computer lab to take their Career Interest Quiz and work on their KWL chart. This will get all students caught up so they can start researching a career that they are interested in to complete a final project. This unit will be an ongoing process that students work on when their group is not cooking on cooking lab days. Have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!
To continue what we started two weeks ago, the importance of eggs and how to cook them in a variety of ways, we will be discussing how to fry eggs and the challenges you can face. To put these techniques into practice students will be cooking this week a recipe called Eggs in a Frame or sometimes known as Eggs in a Nest.
This week we are going to learn the importance of eggs and how nutritious they are for us and easy to make. We will be incorporating eggs in our next few cooking labs that will provide us with some great recipes that are easy to cook at home and good for our diet.
Students will prepare their first food lab this week- breakfast burritos. The beginning of the week students will finish the food lab and recipe questions and at the end of the week three of the cooking groups prepare the breakfast burritos. We are all very excited to finally get cooking in the kitchens this week!
This week the students are reviewing what a recipe is and the components of one. We are also practicing reading and understanding recipes. The students will learn how are food labs are set up and what is entailed. At the end of the week we will also have our career speaker that we have come to the class once a month.
This week we finished covering kitchen safety and food safety. Students are being test the end of this week on all materials covering measuring, abbreviations, equivalents, kitchen safety and food safety.
This week we focused on cooking equivalents and being safe in the kitchens. Students are responsible for memorizing the 3 equivalents and the gallon man. Start to memorize so you are prepared for the test next week!
The beginning of this week we finished discussing the various cooking terms that are important to know when reading a recipe. Make sure you are know not only the definition of each term but the picture associated with each. You are having a test this week on Cooking Tools and Terms. Check your class page for additional worksheets and date of test!