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C Christensen
I have had the privilege to be a part of Gorzycki Middle School since it opened. This is my fifth year of teaching the Family Consumer Science classes and these are classes that I really enjoy!  In these classes, students will have  the opportunity to learn a variety of important skills and be exposed to various career options.We do a number of "hands on" projects and activities that keep students engaged and challenged. I am looking forward to the year ahead!
 

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1/22-1/25

Culinary: We will continue to learn about safety in the kitchen and hazards that we need to avoid. Students will get to learn the Do's and Don'ts/Expectations for our class Culinary labs and the various roles each person will get to do. We are covering the basics before we head to the kitchen for our first lab!
 
Food, Family and Finance: This week we will be learning about the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens and how we can implement them in our everyday lives! These are great habits to put into practice!

1/7-1/18

 
Culinary:As we begin the semester, we will take the first couple of weeks for getting to know our classmates, learning procedures/expectations and various team building activities. I am looking forward to the semester ahead!
 
Food, Family, and Finance:As we begin the semester, we will take the first couple of weeks for getting to know our classmates, learning procedures/expectations and various team building activities. I am looking forward to the semester ahead!
 

12/10-12/20

Food, Family and Finance/Skills for Living: We will be wrapping up the semester with 2 more cooking labs. We will make personal pizzas on Wednesday and brownies on Friday. We will continue to explore how to create and eat healthy snacks and meals. It's been a wonderful semester with great students! I know we all look forward to our Winter break, but It will be sad to see our class time come to an end! 
Culinary: It's hard to believe our semester and Culinary class is almost over! I have enjoyed having wonderful students in class! We will be holding the Cupcake Challenge this week. We look forward to seeing all the presentations! 

12/3-12/7

Food, Family and Finance: This week students will be completing a Measuring Practice Lab (Making Trail Mix) and they will also get to make Stir and Drop Sugar Cookies! Yum!
 
Culinary: Students will get to explore nutrition and how to create healthy menus for friends and family who have special medical conditions and food allergies. We will also begin planning the Cupcake Challenge.

11/26-11/30

Food, Family and Finance: This week we will be learning about food safety, and how we can play it safe in the kitchen. Students will also get to learn about our Cooking Labs as we prepare to do our first lab next week!
 
Culinary: This week we are learning about working with meat. Students will get to make Hamburger Sliders in our one day lab on Wednesday!

11/12-11/16

Food, Family, and Finance: Students will continue to explore the world of personal finances through a fun computer tool, Banzai!
 
Culinary:  Students will complete their wonderful Chef Presentations on Monday. This week we will review a number of important things to know in being a good chef as we prepare for a test on Wednesday. On Thursday, students will get to plan out a Thanksgiving Menu.

11/5-11/9

Food, Family and Finance: We are learning about personal finances this week. We will be talking about money, banking and budgeting. We will begin Banzai, a fun interactive computer game (sponsored by A+Credit Union) as we explore how to successfully manage personal finances.
Culinary: This week students will get to dive deeper into the Culinary world and will get to investigate what it takes to be a professional chef. Each student will get to research a professional chef and share their findings with the class through a class presentation on Friday. We look forward to hearing each one!

10/29-11/2

Food, Family and Finance: All pillows are due at the beginning of class on Wednesday, 10/31! We will be working in class on Monday and Tuesday. If any student is not finished, they will need to see me and complete outside of class time. The pillows are looking amazing! Next up this week: Manners and Do they really matter? (YES!!!)
Culinary: This week will hopefully get to complete our Pizza Lab (2 day lab). We had to cancel last weeks lab due to Water Ban.

10/22-10/26

Food, Family, and Finance :  TO DO: Pillows will be due October 30 Monday-Thursday this week students will continue to sew their pillows in class. On Friday, students will get to learn about something they will likely be doing the rest of their life: Laundry!:) Seriously, this is a very important life skill that we will be taking a close look at how to do laundry successfully!
 
Culinary: It's time for PIZZA! This week we will be learning how to make a pizza dough using yeast, as well as how to create a healthy pizza. Our lab days this week are Tuesday and Wednesday.

10/15-10/19

Food, Family and Finance: Students will continue developing their sewing and project management skills,(as well as patience) as they sew their personally designed and hand-sewn pillows!
 
Culinary: This week students are learning all about Knife Safety, the various types and uses of knives, and will get to complete a 2 day Roasted Vegetable Lab (Wednesday/Thursday) using their knife skills.

10/9-10/12

Food, Family and Finance: Students will continue to learn how to sew both the running stitch and the back stitch, completing sewing cards as we prepare to hand sew pillows which each student has designed!
 
Culinary: Students will explore kitchen tools and their various uses. We will begin our Knife Knowledge unit this week.
 

10/1-10/5

Skills for Living: We are continuing our Sewing Unit and learning 2 basic stitches, the running stitch and the back stitch. Students will get to practice each of these stitches this week.
Culinary: Students will continue learning about the basic fundamentals of baking. We will be making Banana Muffins this week in our 2 day lab on Wednesday/Thursday.

9/27-9/30

Remember: NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY!
Skills for Living: This week we will wrap up our Childcare Unit and begin our Sewing Unit. Students will learn the name and uses of various sewing tools and begin to learn the running stitch.
Culinary: We will be continuing to learn about the fundamentals of baking. This week students will get to make Biscuits in our 2 Day Lab.

9/17-9/21

Skills for Living: Students will continue to discuss the 7 Habits and how they can help us have healthy family relationships. We will begin our Childcare Unit, create an age characteristics chart so we can understand how to care for children of different ages. We will get to care for the electronic babies this week as well!
Culinary: This week, students will have the opportunity to complete a 2 Day Chocolate Chip Cookie Lab. (Wednesday and  Thursday).This is our first lab so everyone is looking forward to it!

9/10-9/14

Food, Family and Finance: This week students will continue to learn about the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Each student will take a personality test as they discover more of the traits that make them unique, along with how this information might help them navigate strengths and challenges in life now and in a future career.We will also learn about healthy relationships and how to resolve conflict well!
Culinary: This week students will learn about our Procedures and Expectations for completing Cooking Labs. We will explain the various lab jobs and responsibilities that go with that job. We will explore the various parts of a Recipe. We will have a Lab Safety Test this Friday. All of these are preparing students for our first cooking lab next week!