Mussman's Family and Consumer Science

This is a forum to talk about my high school Family and Consumer Science classroom.

Friday, April 28, 2006

It's Friday

My students just spent the last three days participating in the Love is not abuse curriculum. I hope that this meager attempt to educate teens about teen dating violence works to break the cycle of violence. Please feel free to use the following link to find out more about the curriculum or to get more information. http://www.loveisnotabuse.com/ I worry that many of the students think that this could never happen to them while at the same time they make comments about the abuse that their partners give to them now. I am going to get the book Breathing Underwater to have in my classroom as yet another tool. Next week we will be back to the three different preps. I have to admit that I too am looking forward to having them cook and finish the sewing projects.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

What Great Students








First, I must attempt to load the pictures from yesterday. WOW!!!! I still have one more picture from this group. I will try again. OK Everyone is posted. All of the kitchen groups did a fantastic job making their lemon meringue pies. Yummy!!

This is the first pair of completed PJ. Pants. They too look fantastic.

I am so proud of all of my students. After school yesterday was the JV track meet. So many students from the area schools were competing. After track, I went to watch the Lacrose team. Again, so many students involved in the game. I

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Cooking and Sewing

The students in FN II will be making lemon meringue pies today. This will be their fourth pie lab so I am thinking that they are learning to be pretty good pastry chefs. I love to watch the pie labs because they attack making the pie shell as if they have not a care in the world. Most use shortening as the fat. Today I thought that I would remind them that lard is available. Yesterday I was suppressed to find out that a few students knew nothing about using a double boiler. A brief review is definitely in order for their future success.

Here are a couple of sites that explain when and how to use a double boiler:

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-double-boiler.htm
http://www.baking911.com/howto/waterbath_prepare.htm#A%20Double%20Boiler:

Teen Living students will be sewing today which should give a few of them a sense of completion. Many pairs of PJ pants will be finished or atleast very close to being finished. A few pictures of finished products would be fun.

FN I students will finish their fruit pizzas. Much fun and eating will be done by these students. I love this lab and the joy that it brings to the students. This is the first time many will get to use their creativeness in the kitchen. All of the results are beautiful. Pictures of the completed pizzas are a must for all participating students.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Monday evening learning to create a blog

Taking another professional technical class so that I can be a better teacher. I was thinking that this "BLOG" would be a great way to talk to students, parents, and just about any other person who is interested in FCS in north Idaho.