In the month of November, Culinary Arts students learned how to prepare sauces, soups, and starch dishes. In December, students will learn how to cook with spices, herbs, and potatoes, as well as how to bake with yeast. Spice recipes include Indian curry, tacos with homemade tortillas, and Chinese five spice. Herb recipes include chimichurri, tomato basil bisque, and Italian flatbread. Potato recipes include twice baked potatoes, gnocchi, and pierogies. Yeast recipes include cinnamon rolls, homemade pizza, and khachapuri. In the beginning of December, students held an appetizer cooking competition. The students performed very well and the judges were able to enjoy many delicious dishes! The winners from each class were:
AM1: Natalie Lotz
AM2: Aytien Schneider
PM: Coen Stewart
We had an extremely busy November but did not forget about being grateful for things in our lives. All students, first and second year, designed their gratitude diagrams. We then placed them on our wall for everyone to view. It was great to see how if we reflect upon our lives, we can find things to be grateful for.
We are finishing up with our Healthcare Delivery course shortly and will be moving on to Medical Terminology.
Students were given the assignment of choosing a disease that they are personally interested in and visually creating a pumpkin into a person with the hallmark signs/symptoms of the specific disease process. They did not share their disease with their classmates and after the patients were completed and then everyone attempted to “diagnosis” the pumpkin patients with provided case studies and the visual “patient.”
In December, not only will we begin Medical Terminology prior to Christmas break, we will be volunteering by ringing bells for The Salvation Army. Students will also receive their Community Health Surveys.
HOYA 1 students spent a lot of time in the skills lab learning how to feed residents, trying pureed food and thickened liquids, nail care including painting nails, weight and height measurements, shaving each other, making beds, and giving a full bed bath. The next skills to be learned will be taking vitals, including measuring blood pressure, and learning about proper nutrition.
Careers In Business (CIB)
During November, students have been learning about income and expense statements, balance sheets, budgeting, and credit. We have also discussed how important it is to differentiate between wants and needs, and how spending money now factors into their long term financial goals. They have much better idea just how much that daily drink from Starbuck truly costs. J December 1st and December 21st , from 8am-9am and 1pm-2pm, the CIB students will ring bells for the Salvation Army at several Freeport locations. Please stop in and say hello!
On December 15, some CIB students will speak to 200+ Freeport High School sophomores about CareerTEC and the CIB program in particular. I’m grateful for their help and am excited to see them put their communication skills to work. We will round out December by finishing credit, banking, and Excel, followed by a holiday party before our Christmas break. Thank you to all of the parents for the amazing students I have the pleasure of seeing and teaching each day. I love what I do in large part because of the wonderful students. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
CareerTEC Chronicle.Vol.8.Issue.1. Dec. 2021
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