Author: K.Graybill

Kim Graybill is a veteran Family and Consumer Science teacher who teaches both middle and high school in Pennsylvania.

43 Minute Lab Series: BBQ Chicken (or Turkey) Burritos

After noticing continuous requests for lab suggestions that are doable in 43 minute class periods, I’ve decided to do a recurring series, featuring recipes that can be completed from beginning to end in a 43 minute time frame. In some cases, longer recipes will broken into two day labs. In addition, I will include my pre-lab review questions that pertain specifically to the recipe. This helps to ensure that students are reading the recipe. It also allows me time to show any videos that may demonstrate the product or specific techniques. So, without further ado, I present the 43 Minute Lab Series: BBQ Chicken (or Turkey) Burritos!

Biscuit Brigade

I never realized how many varieties of biscuits existed before doing my own research for this assignment and demonstration! In the Biscuit Brigade activity, students explore and learn about ten different types of biscuits as they complete notes and answer clue questions. Because there are so many variations of biscuits, there are many lab options you can choose to give your students to practice preparing them! Mine is in the form of a demonstration done by my assistant principal…read on to learn more!

Trendy Threads Wardrobe Box

The Trendy Threads Wardrobe Box project was created to simulate clothing subscription services that are advertised on the internet. These services are designed to tailor outfits that fit and flatter the personality, profile, needs and body type of their client for a fee. In this project, students become the personal stylist as they curate outfits for their “clients” based on profile information. It’s a great way for students to apply what they’ve learned in class and see if they enjoy being a personal stylist!

Japanese Fruit Sandwiches

What is beautiful, photogenic and instagram worthy, colorful and easy to eat? Japanese fruit sandwiches, of course! Read on to learn more about Japanese fruit sandwiches and how to incorporate them into your classes and food labs!

Fabric Marbling Project

Sharing a Fabric Marbling Project from Amy Harkey, a Missouri FACS teacher. Amy uses this interactive project in her Apparel, Fashions & Textiles class in her unit on Principles of Design as a way for students to demonstrate their understanding of the concepts. Read on to learn more about this cool project!

Food Allergens

Teachers Pay Teachers seller, Arlene Meckes, and I teamed up to collaborate on this Food Allergens lesson! You might know her from Twins and Teaching on TPT. This lesson offers an overview of common food allergens combined with some critical thinking and problem solving activities for the students to apply what they’ve learned. So, if you are in need of a food allergens lesson, be sure to check it out in her wonderful store!

Post-Secondary Options: Decision Making Scenario

Back again with another interactive decision making scenario! This one focuses on making future decisions post graduation. In the Post-Secondary Options: Decision Making Scenario students are introduced to Chris who is trying to decide which direction to go in order to pursue a career of interest. Like the other scenarios I’ve shared, students work together as a group to help Chris make an informed decision!

Messy Play

As a parent or child you probably had a love, hate relationship with messy play. I know I loved it as a child, but my parents were not big fans, at least not in the house! As a parent, I also loved it and saw the value and importance in it for a child’s development! This lesson not only explores the need for it, but also allows students to engage, first hand, with messy play and evaluate the benefits of it for themselves.

Fad Diets “Among Us”

Are your students obsessed with the video game “Among Us”? Mine are! So, I thought if I used a concept from the game in a lesson, it would pique their interest! Fad Diets “Among Us” does just that as students learn about “sus” claims that are touted by fad diets. The lesson continues as students learn how to spot fad diets and utilize what they’ve learned as they analyze a fad diet advertisement.

Fast Fashion: A Talking Points Lesson & Activity

Have you ever been a fast fashion junkie needing to update your wardrobe on a regular basis? Many of us probably have at some point in our lives! Fast Fashion: A Talking Points Lesson & Activity has students exploring this concept and its impact, as well as learning about some things they can do to make a difference!