Optimistic, enthusiastic and passionate are three adjectives I would use to describe Marybeth Motasem, a FACS teacher from Ohio. Equally impressive is her Hunger Awareness Project and willingness to share! Inspired by a response she received to a writing prompt and the pandemic, the hunger awareness project was born.
Happy New Year! I was in the middle of my Pasta Unit and planned to move into meats and proteins afterwards, but then we went remote. Needless to say, my plans went by the wayside…so to speak. Since the plan was to begin with beef, I decided to forge ahead and create this E-Learning Ground Beef Web Activity for my students to complete virtually. As many of the lessons found on this website, this activity could easily be used in the regular classroom–the only thing missing are the labs!
Doing so much of my job virtually makes me crave working with my hands, creatively, in my down time (what little of it there is)! Not only do I get to work with my hands to make something creative, meaningful, useful and/or beautiful, but I get a much needed reprieve from screens…for which my eyes thank me! This “Festive Table Decor Project” is one that students can personalize to make whatever they want, around the theme of the assignment, using materials they have on hand. In addition, I want my students to feel connected to what they create and have a greater understanding of what’s involved in DIY projects! Read on to learn more and let your students release their pent up creativity!
Remote learning making it difficult to do your normal hands-on holiday activities? In researching alternate ways to do some of my assignments, I have either happened upon or created some of the below activities. I hope they help you incorporate some holiday fun even if it has to happen virtually! Enjoy!
A huge “thank you” goes out to Barbara Scully for sharing this IMPRESSIVE Foodborne Illnesses: Digital Interactive Notebook! The resource is chock-full of information, resources, and activities for asynchronous teaching. Regardless of how you are teaching this year, this Foodborne Illness: Digital Notebook is a great way to have students investigate and apply what they know!
The Stir Fry Interactive assignment is an assignment for my students to complete digitally, in Google Classroom. This Stir Fry Interactive E-Learning assignment takes students through a variety of concepts related to stir fry cooking such as the origins, the benefits of cooking this way, knife cuts, featured characteristics, food group analysis, cooking steps, and chopstick etiquette. If you’re able to cook, a vegetable stir fry recipe is included to practice those referenced knife cuts. If you are unable to cook, students still learn alot about stir fry cooking!
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: Shake a Pudding!
In my comprehensive FACS class, I teach about the food groups and nutrients they provide. In the dairy section, I use this Calcium & Dem Bones Lesson & Project to teach about bone health. Remembering the old “Got Milk?” ads, students create a visual promoting the consumption of calcium using photos of themselves, sporting milk mustaches! It’s just a fun little project that helps reinforce the importance of calcium and promote dairy foods in a creative way!
The Nutrition in Pregnancy Hyperdoc was graciously shared by FACS teacher Sharon Allen of Indianna! If you teach child development or lifespan nutrition, this lesson is for you! As always, hyperdocs work in both traditional classrooms as well as hybrid and virtual. So…read on to see all of the activities embedded in the Nutrition in Pregnancy Hyperdoc!