Mrs. Gay's Bookshelf

Book Review: Life As We Knew It

I looked at things differently after reading this post-apocalyptic thriller. Although it is science fiction, it does offer a lot of topics for middle school students to engage in. Click on the title of the book to read the review.

Mrs. Gay's Bookshelf

Book Review: Girls Think of Everything… by Catherine Thimmesh

Empowering young women to pursue their interests in science and engineering is key to encouraging more girls to seek STEM-related careers in their future. Click on the book title to read the book review.

Family & Consumer Sciences, Mrs. Gay's Bookshelf

Book Review: Children’s Quick & Easy Cookbook by Angela Wilkes

When I was young, I adored studying cookbooks that had vivid photos. Engage your future chefs with this step-by-step cookbook. Click on the title of this book to read the book review.

Family & Consumer Sciences, Mrs. Gay's Bookshelf

Book Review: Sundae My Prince Will Come by Suzanne Nelson

Sundae My Prince Will Come by Suzanne Nelson takes a fun turn into the world of culinary arts as the characters explore options for new flavors of ice cream and gelato. Click on the title to read the book review.

My Classroom

Creating FOCUS in the Classroom

Today, I focused on a project that I've been wanting to do for a long time. In fact, I started this same project three years ago when our house was struck by lightening and burned which caused the letters that I had made to be tossed to and fro by firefighters in order to try to save our house, but then that's another story for another time.

Family & Consumer Sciences, Project Based Learning

Project Based Learning in the Family and Consumer Sciences Classroom

To promote healthy eating habits for children, each team had to create a menu with nutritional options listing nutritional facts. On the menu, they created a “house specialty” which they prepared and photographed. Finally, they had to present this restaurant business plan to the class.

Teacher Reflections

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

I loved the world of home décor and furnishings. Although, my life was not nearly as glamourous as some would think, it was truly lovely being surrounded by beautiful things. As I would pull myself out from under a bed after plugging in a lamp, I would remind myself, “This is going to look so… Continue reading Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Employability Skills

Top 10 Employability Skills That We Can Teach Students

While tough for some, this was always one of my students’ favorite activities because they knew how “real life” it was.