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Daily Fat Grams Journal- Bell Work

Daily Fat Grams Journal- Bell Work

Today students entered the classroom to the following written on the board: Our textbook says you should consume less than 30% of your calories from fat.  If there are 9 calories in one gram of fat, how many grams should you eat every day? Students know how many total calories...

Dieting vs. Healthy Lifestyle

Dieting vs. Healthy Lifestyle

Today students are researching different diet gimmicks.  Each group of students will be assigned a popular diet and weigh the risks and benefits. Students will download this PowerPoint file and add information from their research. Students will also watch Carb Controversy by Learning Zone Express.  Learning Zone videos are great...

Malnourishment Lesson Plans

Malnourishment Lesson Plans

To begin our unit on nutrients, I began with a discussion of malnourishment. Students began with a journal.  The were asked to describe a malnourished person.  What do they look like?  Where to they live?  What is their family like? Most students responded that a malnourished person was very thin,...

Portion Distortion Lab

Portion Distortion Lab

In today’s lesson students are exploring expanding portion sizes. Students will be given a paper plate and will draw their favorite meal “life size.”  They will share their favorite food with their classmates. Students will then visit labs around the classroom to measure portions.  Each station has an index card...

Buy the Baby Powder…

Buy the Baby Powder…

Yes, I know that baby powder is essentially cornstarch.  But suck it up and pay the $2 for a bottle of generic baby powder. In the messy and painful job of ripping apart your face with wax, the least you can do is treat yourself to a little fragrance.  The...

Choose My Plate Reflection

Choose My Plate Reflection

Hello students! Congrats, you found the class blog! Off to work… Today you will: Complete entry of your three-day food diary into Choose My Plate’s Food Tracker Print your week analysis: Log in > Choose “Reports” > Choose “Weekly Menu” > You must click the print icon. Complete the reflection....

Save On Gas During Your Holiday Travels

Save On Gas During Your Holiday Travels

I found a post by Trent at The Simple Dollar to be very enlightening.  As part of his Pennies or Dollars series Trent analyzed whether driving the speed limit could save money.  According to Trent, it does. I have slowly been expanding my lifestyle to include a weekly latte and...

Crochet Chaos

Crochet Chaos

I am currently surrounded by about four crochet projects… A popcorn mitten, two beanies, a plastic tote, and a scarf.  I am watching “30 Days” on Netflix; someone just had a way cool crocheted purse so I may be busting out some cotton soon. Spencer is in Des Moines for...

Microwave Cooking: Nutella Cake and Pumpkin Cake

Microwave Cooking: Nutella Cake and Pumpkin Cake

Today students demonstrated their knowledge of microwave cooking by making cake.  Students chose between a chocolate Nutella cake and a pumpkin cake. Many people are surprised to find out that cake can be made in the microwave.  The Nutella cake came out thick and fudgy.  The pumpkin cake has a...

Design Wall Monday, 11/21/11

Design Wall Monday, 11/21/11

My “design wall” is unfortunately very similar to last week’s. I continue to build braids for my Texas Braid quilt and am going quite crazy with it.  I have put in several hours since last Monday and have only 16 out of 42 squares finished.  At this point I believe...