•                                    ATTACHED ARE THE SYLLABUS' FOR:
                                        1. FOODS/NUTRITION
                                        2. HEALTH
                                        3. DEC ARTS
     
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       1. Syllabus for Foods and Nutrition I            

     

    Instructor:  Candice Morgan

    candice.morgan@sanjuan.edu

    916-971-5664

     

    Course Description: The focus in Foods and Nutrition I is to introduce the basic concepts associated with nutrition and food preparation.  The course will cover kitchen safety and sanitation practices, food preparation techniques, basic nutrition principles, and special topics related to nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. This is an elective class that supports all the core courses. We do not cook everyday; much of your grade will be determined from written work, tests, projects/labs, and participation.  

     

    Course Objective: Food plays an important role in everyone’s life.  Food can provides pleasure and the energy necessary for the human body to grow and develop.  The objective of the course is for the students learn skills, not just facts, that encourage eating behaviors that will promote health and reduce risk to illness or injury.

     

    Student Competencies:

    By the end of the semester students will be able to:

    *         Identify ways to prevent common kitchen accidents

    *         Explain how proper food handling practices can prevent food borne illness

    *         Describe the proper procedures for measuring various types of ingredients

    *         Analyze the effects of nutrients on health, appearance, and peak performance

    *         Use guidelines regarding calorie needs and calorie sources

    *         State guidelines for using My Plate and The Food Guide Pyramid to plan                  daily food choices

    *         Give guidelines for making nutritious food choices when eating out

    *         Demonstrate working cooperatively in the school foods lab

    *         Analyze factors that influence wellness practices across the life span

    *         Analyze the influence of cultural beliefs, media, and technology on health

    (***** THIS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE*****)

     

    Required Text: Foods for Today Glencoe McGraw-Hill Publisher New York, 2010

     

     References & Other Resources:

    Assorted educational videos and cookbooks. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Course Summary:

     

    1.    Preparation for Lab

                a.    Safety and Sanitation

                b.    Food Born Illness

    2.    Culinary Basic Skills

                a.    Measurements, vocabulary and equipment

                b.    Kitchen organization

    3.    Nutrition Topic

                a.    MyPlate & Food Pyramid

                b.    Benefits of healthy eating habits

                c.    Personal nutrition evaluation

                d.    Recognizing factual information and how to obtain it

                e.    Eating disorders

    4.    Baking Principles

                a.    Identify ingredients and their function

                b.    Techniques and skills associated with baking

                c.    Evaluation of procedures and process

    5.    Vegetables and Fruits

                a.    Choosing vegetables and fruits

                b.    Effects cooking has on vegetables

     

     

    Class Assignments and Grading:

    * Grades will be based on points earned from assignments, worksheets, class participation, tests and lab assignments.  Students will not pass this class by “just cooking”

    * Grades may be viewed on “Q”

    * Class notebook:  3-hole, 2 pocket folder OR binder, for class handouts & assignments

    * Recipe Book will be part of student’s grade

    *Do not use green, red or florescent ink on assignments

    * Lab points are based on safety, sanitation, work habits, clean-up, time management, teamwork and final product

    * Appropriate paperwork must be turned in to enable groups to cook & earn lab grade

     

    Grades:                        Letter Grade            Percentage

                                                    A            90-100

                                                    B            80-89

                                                    C            70-79

                                                    D            60-69

                                                    F            0-59

     

     

     

    Absences:

    * Students are responsible for making up all work—written and cooking labs

    * School policy will be followed for time allotment to complete missed work

     

    Missing Assignments/ Late Work:

    *  Late Work may be turned in up to one week after it was due. It will be worth full credit.

     

    Missed/Make-up labs:

    *  Students may make up missed labs for points.  Forms must be properly completed and have parent’s signature. (See me for the Forms)

    * Students have one week after a missed lab to turn in their make-up lab

     

    Classroom and Lab Behavioral Expectations: Citizenship

    1.    Listen…without talking …during all lectures and instructions.

    2.    Treat each other and the teacher with respect at all times.

    3.    Rotate and complete daily lab responsibilities (point loss for not following plan).

    4.    Follow food sanitation and safety rules at all times.

    5.    Remain in chosen kitchen areas during lab (unless gathering ingredients).

    6.    Leave kitchen clean and in order.  Cooking labs are designed to be completed in the time allotted…late passes are not given as a result of poor teamwork or time management.

    7.    Keep notebooks and recipe books up to date.

    8.    If absent, be responsible for making up work, including assignments and labs. 

    9.    Handle personal needs before class

    10.  Follow school tardy policy. It will be enforced.

    11.  Keep cell phones and all other electronic devices put away and turned off.  School policy enforced.

    12.  No hats or hoods may be worn in class.

     

     Consequences:

    1.    Loss of daily lab points.

    2.    Detention/Saturday School

    3.    Loss of cooking privileges (individual or entire kitchen). Will be given an alternative assignment

    4.    Student/teacher/parent phone call/conference and referral

    5.    Removal of student from classroom environment/referral 

     
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    HEALTH RESPONSIBILITIES/REQUIREMENTS

    ATTENDANCE: Daily attendance is critical to the educational process. Students must arrive on time (prior to  the tardy bell) to earn these points. If your child is absent and does not clear that absence, it becomes a truancy. If your child leaves campus without an early dismissal for whatever reason, that also is a truancy that cannot be cleared after the fact. Truancies have no make up privileges. Therefore, any work made up, due on, or given those days will not be accepted.

     

    HOMEWORK: Your child should expect to have homework several times a week. A weekly assignment sheet will be given to students every Monday. Please ask to see it on Monday nights.

    Late work is accepted within 5 days for full credit. Homework is scored on a straight points earned grading

    system. Students that type or email their homework are allotted 2 additional points. This is further explained in

    class.

     

    GROUP PROJECT: There will be one group project that is to be completed outside of class. Details will be given  in class.

    STD PAMPHLET: Students will be required to make an informative pamphlet regarding STDs

    TESTS: Tests will be given weekly. In most cases you will be required to take the test the day you return from an absence. I do allow open note and open book tests. Students may only use their own notes, not another student’s notes. This is to encourage students to complete the assignments and take good notes.

    CITIZENSHIP GRADE AND DAILY BELL WORK: In health, a good deal of communication/participation

    takes place. A student’s citizenship grade will be based on willingness to participate in discussions

    and their attentiveness/behavior towards their peers, myself, and the process itself. Attendance and classroom

     behavior will also be considered when determining your citizenship grade. Participation means being

    verbally active with regards to the topic of the day. Citizenship points are lost when a student has an unexused absence. Everyday there will be a question topic or discussion topic on the board. This is our “bell work” and it is expected that this work be started when the bell rings. Bell work will be collected on Fridays. The bell work is a pertinent to that day’s discussion.

    A variety of assignments, both written and participatory will be done in Health. If you are off task, which

    includes, but not limited to, behaviors such as putting your head down, sleeping, being disruptive, or doing

     work for other classes, using electronic devices, you will not be given credit for that day’s work, plus your

    citizenship grade will be affected. If you are required to leave the classroom for disciplinary reasons,

    all work for that day will be a “0” on the assignment being done. If you finish class work early you must

    use the extra time appropriately.

     

    CITIZENSHIP: Good citizenship includes responsible behavior, a positive attitude, participation in class, and

    good decision-making. A citizenship grade works just like an academic grade- it can change from day to day

    depending on what is done or not done. I expect students to behave respectfully at all times, follow all  school rules, and be on time. Truancies will also be a factor in determining a citizenship grade. If a student is sent out of the classroom for continued disruptive behavior/willful disobedience, any work that day will not be given credit. Other consequences will be detention, Saturday school, and/or suspension. The DCHS Citizenship Rubric in the Cougar Handbook will be utilized in addition to my rules in assessing student’s citizenship grades.

    Citizenship will be discussed thoroughly in class.

     

     

    CLASS/ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS: *Discrimination, harassment, and/or intolerance (racial, religion,   sexual/sexual orientation, cultural, etc) will not be tolerated. An immediate referral to a VP will be given.

      * Students must have a #2 pencil, blue/black ink pen, notebook, paper, and textbook everyday.

      * Bell work must be started as soon as the bell rings.

      * Backpacks must be placed entirely under your desk so isles are completely clear.

      * You must use the hall pass to leave the classroom.

      * Permission will be given to put materials away at the end of the period.

      * Cheating will result in a “0” for all involved and parents will be notified.

      * School-wide policies will be strictly enforced.

      * Late assignments will be accepted within 5 days for half credit.

      * No eating or drinking of anything is allowed (it will be thrown away)

      * No swearing or inappropriate language/behavior (if in doubt, don’t say /do it)

     

    REQUIRMENTS WHEN ABSENT: When you return from being absent you must immediately turn in all due

    Assignments from when you were last in class. Homework/Classwork (if any) from the day/days you were absent must be turned in to me within the same amount of days you have been absent. It is your responsibility to ask about it and turn it in if it was collected.

     

    ACADEMIC FRAUD:  Academic fraud will not be tolerated. This includes, but is not limited to, copying another

    students’ homework, worksheet, workbook, test, or any other assignment. Included in this list is allowing another

    student to copy any of your work and or test, and giving another student your notes to use on a test.

    Consequences include a “0” on the assignment, counselors will be notified, parents will be notified. Saturday

    school may be assigned, and the citizenship grade will be lowered by one letter. Each case will be dealt with on an

    individual basis.

     

    TARDIES: After school detention will be required on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th, and Saturday school for each tardy after

    that. In addition, your work will only be worth half credit. Since I collect most work almost immediately when

    the bell rings, it is imperative that you arrive on time.

    COMMUNICATION: It is imperative that open communication exists between the student, teacher, and

    parent/guardian. Please make note of my number and email address and feel free to get in touch with me if you

    have any concerns of questions. At school phone number is: 916-971-5664 and my email is

    candice.morgan@sanjuan.edu. If I am not there to answer your call, please leave a message including your phone

    number and how late I can return your call.

     

      Please sign (indicating understanding of grading policies and expectations) and return to teacher this week

     

     

     

     

                              “We have read and understand the responsibilities for Health.”

     

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                  Parent Signature                                                 Student Signature

     
     
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                Syllabus for Decorative Arts            

     

    Instructor:  Candice Morgan

    candice.morgan@sanjuan.edu

    916-971-5664

     

    Course Description: In this class, you will combine artistic ability, technical skills, and creative innovation, as you learn to take a design from conception to product. You will learn a wide range of skills including, but not limited to, knitting, crocheting, tatting, embroidery, and recycling t-shirts. There will be at least one community service project.

     

    Course Objective: To introduce the principal and elements of design, familiarity with terminology, concepts and basic materials used in decorative arts.

     

    Student Competencies:

    By the end of the semester students will be able to:

    ·            Knit a beginner to intermediate project

    ·            Crochet a beginner to intermediate project

    ·            Needle Tat or Embroider a beginner project

    ·            Make at least one recycled project from a t -shirt

     (***** As class develops, this is subject to change *****)

     Class Assignments and Grading:

    * Grades will be based on points earned from projects

    * Grades may be viewed on "Q"

    * Lab points are based on time management, listening skills, following simple pattern instructions, and the final products

    Grades:                        Letter Grade            Percentage

                                                    A            90-100

                                                    B            80-89

                                                    C            70-79

                                                    D            60-69

                                                    F            0-59

     Absences:

    * Students are responsible for making up all work

    * School policy will be followed for time allotment to complete missed work

    Missing Assignments/ Late Work:

    *  Late Work may be turned in turned in after the due date for half credit.

     

    Classroom and Lab Behavioral Expectations: Citizenship

    1.     Listen…without talking …during all lectures and instructions.

    2.     Treat each other and the teacher with respect at all times.

    3.     Follow ALL safety rules at ALL times.

    4.     Leave working areas clean and in order.  All supplies and projects will be put       away before the end of class.

    5.     If absent, be responsible for making up work. 

    6.     Handle personal needs before class

    7.     Follow school tardy policy. It will be enforced.

    8.     No hats or hoods may be worn in class.

     

     Consequences:

    1.     Detention/Saturday School

    2.     Student/teacher/parent phone call/conference and referral

    3.    Removal of student from classroom environment/referral

     
     
     
     
     
     
Last Modified on November 5, 2015