Friday, April 18, 2014

Let's Practice Our 21st Century skills.

Today, I'd like you to fill out a form for me online.

1. Log onto your school G-mail account at the link below:

https://www.google.com/a/caldwellschools.com/ServiceLogin?service=mail&passive=true&rm=false&continue=http://mail.google.com/a/caldwellschools.com/&ltmpl=default&ltmplcache=2

2. Your username is your first name, the first letter
of your last name and the last three digits of your lunch number.

3. Your password is your date of birth with four digits for the year
(unless you've changed it).

4. If you've changed your password and can't remember, then let me know.
I'll put your name on my list of students to have their passwords
changed. Ms. Huskey takes care of forwarding this for us.

5. Use the link below for your class to go to the online form. Fill it out.

Here is a link to the Second Period online Student Information Form

https://docs.google.com/a/caldwellschools.com/forms/d/12QinUMVwEqPvjuKjHX1NL1687q80sH6auzZSG3p7gYI/viewform

Here is a link to the Third Period online Student Information Form

https://docs.google.com/a/caldwellschools.com/forms/d/1w6QVFxqFbYngWfaowJ-zQqT4pyV6Z8cNlyhTm0UZLLE/viewform

Here is a link to the Fourth Period online Student Information Form

https://docs.google.com/a/caldwellschools.com/forms/d/1kfsfvWd_MfqLqaoAHIqR8n5-QL2qDAzx4j7_wz8ljm0/viewform



Welcome Back!

The first day of school for students is Aug. 26.

Ms. Hadley's schedule for Fall Semester.

First Period: ProStart 1ProStart students at work last year preparing the football team's meal

Second Period: Planning

Third Period: Foods 2 Enterprise

Fourth Period: ProStart 1

 

During Fall Semester, Ms. Hadley's classes will be preparing the pre-game meals for the J.V. football teams on Thursday.

Each Thursday, students will prep the meal and then volunteers will work after school to serve and clean up.

Volunteers will receive a free pass to a home Warrior football game.



It's time for the WONTONS!


O.K. I know that West Caldwell is wacky for wontons. But that's not all we're going to sell when Foods 2 Enterprise carries out the Entrepreneurship project this semester.

Beginning May 6, Ms. Hadley's two classes and Mr. Riggs' one class will be making Cream Cheese Wontons (of course), Oreo balls, Fried Dill Pickles, Fried Oreos, Red Candy Apples, Caramel Apples, and Chocolate Dipped Pretzels.

A new product we're trying out this semester is Homemade Caramel Apples. Caramel Apples made with store-bought caramels are too expensive. So we've been working on a homemade caramel dip.



Our expert is H.T. who has never made candy before, but is apparently very gifted at it.

 


In the photo at right, students dip apples. Also shown is a finished apple.

 

 


Oh how we love Character Cakes!

Each semester Foods 2 Enterprise students look forward to the Character Cake lab. It's a week of baking, icing, gel food color and general mayhem.

But at the end, there are those beautiful cakes and all those students filled with pride at what they've accomplished.

What I like best about character cakes is the absolute concentration that students have when they are working. I also love to see the pride on student's faces at what they can accomplish.

What I don't love is the absolute mess it makes -- but when it's all said and done, it's worth it.

Click here to see a slide show of the character cake photos from this semester's lab.


What's been going on in Ms. Hadley's
classroom lately?

Well, it's been a while since this page was updated - so here goes.

ProStart 2 did a lab where we roasted giant turkey legs and made homemade sauces to go with them.

ProStart 2 catered a luncheon for school administration and office staff. We made a salad bar with a choice of four homemade dressings and homemade croutons. OMGosh, homemade croutons are good.

We frosted grapes and made seasoned nuts (cinnamon sugar, chili spiced and Ranch), and we're going to be catering a snack buffet for the Caldwell County School Board on March 25.

Foods 2 finally finished ServSafe (thank goodness), and we are working on Knife Skills and Garnish. We sliced, diced, minced, julienned and chopped a mountain of vegetables. Then we made Vegetable Beef Soup and Chicken Noodle Soup.

Click here to go to a page with the photos. You can then view them in  a slideshow.


First labs
for second semester

Ms. Hadley's foods classes (first period ProStart 2,  second and third period Foods 2) had their first labs the week of Jan. 15.

ProStart made a variety of sandwiches and breakfast foods this week including Monte Cristo and Croque Monsieur sandwiches, Julia Child's Cheese Souffle, Stuffed French Toast with Raspberry-Orange Syrup, Mini-Quiche and a variety of eggs from poached to deviled.

Foods 2 prepared Homemade Chicken Tenders and Macaroni and Cheese in the style of Naples from Lidia's Italy.  

Click here for a slide show of the ProStart 2 lab photos.

Click here for a slide show of the Foods 2 Lab photos.


Heavy Cream + Motion = Butter

ProStart students made butter in a Mason jar this week. They took turns shaking the jar until it became whipped cream. It was too thick to move then, so it was put into a mixer. It took about 30 minutes to separate the cream into butter and buttermilk.

The class is studying Chapter 1, Dairy products, eggs, breakfast foods and sandwiches this week.




Welcome to Second Semester 2012-2013

Ms. Hadley's Schedule:

First Period - ProStart 2
Second Period - Foods 2
Third Period - Foods 2



Chef's uniforms and sharp knives

Ms. Hadley's ProStart 1 classes have been catering for the WCHS football teams' pregame meals this semester. Each week the two classes prepare a meal for the J.V. and the Varsity teams.

The menus have ranged from spaghetti and taco salad to sloppy joes and barbecued pork.

This week (w/o Oct. 22) is the last one that classes will prepare the meal.

 

 

 

Click here for a slide show of other photos from ProStart foods labs.



AP = EP ÷ Yield Percent (expressed as a decimal)

ProStart Students are working on professionalism and using standard recipes in Chapter 4. That means this week Ms. Hadley had one whole workday of Kitchen Math. Can you imagine?

Actually this little formula is quite handy. AP is As Purchased. EP is Edible Portion. The most accurate way to measure ingredients is by weight, so it is generally pounds or ounces.

You get the yield percent from a resource like "The Book of Yields." It is a reference that has the percentage of EP, and therefore waste, listed for thousands of common restaurant supplies.

For more information on this handy little formula, click here for the PowerPoint explaining it (and illustrating it with photographs).


Groceries for the Football Team

 

It takes more than an hour to shop for the groceries for the football team's dinners every week. It's just sheer volume. One week, it took two carts.

 

 


Apparel 1 has entered the Tie Dye Zone!

Ms. Hadley's Apparel students recently experimented with tie dye as a part of their classroom work.

 Click here to see more photos of the students and their tie dye shirts (and shorts).



Words for Thought


Any kid who has two parents who are interested in him and a houseful of books isn't poor.
Sam Levenson

"Without education, you're not going anywhere in this world."

Malcolm X



Important Information from the Caldwell County Schools.

"The school system retains control over what links will be placed on system-related websites; however, the linked sites themselves are not under the control of the school system, its agents or its employees.  The school system is not responsible for the contents of any linked site, any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites.  The school system provides links as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the site by the school system.  The school system reserves the right to remove or restrict any links."


Click here to see other slide shows of what has been going on in Ms. Hadley's classroom.

Color Theory Painting Lab  http://sc.caldwellschools.com/education/components/album/default.php?sectiondetailid=56770&


Caldwell County Schools retains control over what links will be placed on system-related websites; however, the linked sites themselves are not under the control of the school system, its agents or its employees.  The school system is not responsible for the contents of any linked site, any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites.  The school system provides links as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the site by the school system.  The school system reserves the right to remove or restrict any links.