Ms. Topper's FCS Class Policies and Information

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Ms. Topper's FCS Class Policies and Information

  1. 1. Ms. Topper’s Family & Consumer Science Classes O’Connor High School 2011-2012
  2. 2. Why Take These Classes? Research Shows Most Career Failures are Not Due to Lack of Subject Matter Knowledge, but Due to a Lack of Soft (People) Skills .
  3. 3. What Are “Soft Skills”? <ul><li>Organizational Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Goal Setting and Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in Productive Relationships (work on a team/group) </li></ul><ul><li>Read & Write </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Math Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Access Resources and Organize Data </li></ul>
  4. 4. Fall Semester <ul><li>Child Development </li></ul><ul><li>Roles & Responsibilities of Parenting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Including Reproductive Anatomy & Physiology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Prenatal Care & Development </li></ul><ul><li>Infant Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Including the Baby Simulators </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Toddler Development </li></ul><ul><li>Preschool and School Age Child Development </li></ul><ul><li>Career Opportunities </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why Study Child Development? <ul><li>You will learn about the person you are </li></ul><ul><li>You will learn about the child you were </li></ul><ul><li>You will learn about the adult you will be </li></ul><ul><li>You May be a Mother or Father someday </li></ul><ul><li>You May Choose a Career working with children </li></ul><ul><li>You’ll learn how to care for children </li></ul><ul><li>You’ll learn how to observe and understand children </li></ul><ul><li>You’ll learn how to strengthen relationships with children in your life </li></ul><ul><li>You can better plan your future in relationship to parenting </li></ul><ul><li>You might discover that children are fun! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Fall Semester <ul><li>Principles of Hospitality & Tourism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prerequisite for Restaurant Management/Culinary Arts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Components of Hospitality Industry </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Principles of Hospitality will Study: <ul><li>Personal Development through Success and Management </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Skills necessary for Academic and Career Success </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership Development through Teamwork, Citizenship, and Community Service </li></ul><ul><li>Business and Operation of Hospitality/Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Regulation and Risk </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Service </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Hospitality Career Exploration </li></ul><ul><li>THIS CLASS IS A PREREQUISITE FOR CULINARY ARTS!! </li></ul>
  8. 9. Grading Policies: <ul><li>Major Projects: 50% of grade </li></ul><ul><li>Daily Work: 50% of grade </li></ul>
  9. 10. ABSENCES <ul><li>Absences: Work Missed due to short term absences needs to be made up as quickly as possible, no later than the next class period following the student’s return to school. For absences longer than 3 days, please contact me. If you know you are going to be absent, let’s make arrangements in advance. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  10. 11. TARDIES & ABSENCES <ul><li>Semester Courses: 9 absences, on the 10 th absence– must make up hours or receive an automatic failure </li></ul><ul><li>If you are NOT in class when the tardy bell rings, I will mark you tardy. The office is keeping track of tardies, you will be summoned….. </li></ul><ul><li>After 15 minutes late – becomes an absence. </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t write passes for students leaving late </li></ul>
  11. 12. Food & Drink <ul><li>No food in class </li></ul><ul><li>No outside beverages… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EXCEPT Agua (H20) in clear container </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Respect for All <ul><li>Respect me </li></ul><ul><li>I Respect you </li></ul><ul><li>Respect your classmates </li></ul><ul><li>No dissing! </li></ul>
  13. 14. Class Expectations: <ul><li>Be on time </li></ul><ul><li>Raise your hand – don’t blurt out </li></ul><ul><li>Bring materials to class </li></ul><ul><li>No talking when Teacher is talking </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher dismisses the class, not the bell </li></ul>
  14. 15. Guidelines for Success: <ul><li>Be Responsible </li></ul><ul><li>Be Respectful </li></ul><ul><li>Be Safe </li></ul><ul><li>Learn Something New Every Day </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperate with others </li></ul><ul><li>Keep Trying to Do Your Best – do your best work and do your assignments </li></ul>
  15. 16. Electronic Devices or other Classroom distractions <ul><li>Devices such as cellular phones, pagers, CD players, MP3 players, electronic games, etc. must be off and out of sight, unless specifically identified by the teacher to be used as an instructional tool. </li></ul><ul><li>I will strictly enforce this rule, confiscate the device, and turn it in to the office. </li></ul>
  16. 17. Supplies Needed: <ul><li>(1) single subject spiral notebook </li></ul><ul><li>(1) set of thin line Crayola markers </li></ul><ul><li>(10) glue sticks </li></ul><ul><li>(1) box of Kleenex tissue </li></ul>
  17. 18. About Ms. Topper
  18. 19. The Blog <ul><li>Ms. Topper's Blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://learningspace.nisd.net/016atopper </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Parent Contact Info: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dGdhWGRjMVU3VXlvNnpLdGR3a3otd3c6MQ#gid=0 </li></ul>

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