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Downsville

Family and Consumer Science and Health Education

Mrs. Derick

Students holding Last Day Sign

 2019 - 2020

"In A World Where You Can Be Anything, Be Kind" 

Check on classroom renovations below.

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There is a change for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year - 4th and 5th grade will have Health Education.

Health Education 

Course Description: Health education for intermediate students focuses on how they can assume more responsibility for their health, develop positive health behaviors, and prevent negative, unhealthy behaviors. Acceptance of differences in individual growth and development as well as strategies to prevent the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs in woven throughout the curriculum

4th Grade
This is a 40 week class that meets every-other-day !
 
Supplies Needed: 2 pocket folder and a pencil.
 
Content Topics:
  • Personal Health and Wellness 
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 
  • Healthy Behaviors 
 
5th Grade
This is a 20 week class that meets every-other-day !
 
Supplies Needed: 2 pocket folder and a pencil.
 
Content Topics:
  • Personal Health and Wellness 
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 
  • Healthy Behaviors 
 

Senior Health 

The Senior Health Curriculum focuses on empowering individuals to enhance their personal, family, community health and safety skills. Students learn to make informed decisions, set goals, advocate, communicate and manage stress.

Meets every-other day, all year.

Skills: 

  • Self-Management
  • Relationship Management
  • Stress Management
  • Communication
  • Planning and Goal Setting Image result for MyPlate
  • Decision Making
  • Advocacy

Functional Knowledge:

  • Physical Activity and Nutrition
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Sexual Risk         
  • Tobacco Alcohol & other Drugs
  • Family Life/Sexual Health
  • Intentional Injury
  • Violence Prevention
  • other SED required Health areas 
 
Home and Career Skills
Home and Career Skills is a course designed to prepare students to meet their present and future responsibilities as family and community members, consumers, home managers, and wage earners. The goal of this course is to educate students to think constructively, make sound decisions, solve problems, and manage resources.
 
7th Grade

This is a 10 week class so it is important that students come every day and are prepared for class activities.

Supplies Needed: Two pocket folder, pencil and sewing project supplies.

Content Topics

  • Family/Parenting
  • Human Development
  • Community Connections 
  • Clothing Management*
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Nutrition and Wellness

 

8th Grade

This is a 10 week class so it is important that students come every day and are prepared for class activities.

Supplies Needed: Two pocket folder, pencil and sewing project supplies.

Content Topics

  • Career Development
  • Clothing Management
  • Human Development 
  • Consumer Resource Management
  • Financial Management
  • Interpersonal Relationships 

 

High School Family and Consumer Science Electives

Global and Gourmet Foods 

Course Description

The purpose of International Food is to study various countries from around the world and allow students to explore how the culture and traditions of these countries relate to their food choices. In addition to learning the background information, the students must also identify and prepare foods from these countries.  These opportunities will allow students to gain experience tasting, and comparing foods and the ingredients used in different countries and how the preferred cooking methods may differ.  Through this investigation students will understand and appreciate diverse cultures.  This class will provide opportunities for students to apply communication, leadership, management, and thinking skills to the study of cuisines of different countries. Meets every day, all year.

Content Topics:

  • Safety and Sanitation
  • Regional Cuisine of the United States
  • International Cuisine
  • Advanced Culinary Techniques
  • Current Issues Related to Food in a Global Society
  • The Future of the Food Supply in a Global World
  • Career Pathways in Global and Gourmet Foods 

 

Independent Living

Course Description: This course is designed to prepare students for the realities and responsibilities of managing all aspects of adulthood: education, career, interpersonal relationships, civic involvement, and financial security.

Content Topics:  

  • Independent Life Choices
  • Managing Personal Finances
  • Consumer Skills
  • Managing Life Essentials 

 

                                                            Food Plate icon provided by the USDA 

 
 
 
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Meet Mrs. Derick

I relocated to Downsville from Bath N.Y. in 2017. In Steuben County I  was the Education and Curriculum Manager for Steuben and Yates Counties’ Head Start and UPK programs. Prior to that position, I taught Family and Consumer Science at Avoca Central School, Vocational Education at GST BOCES and Early Childhood Education at Corning Community College.  

I have worked on the NYS Pre-K Foundation for the Common Core, developed a literacy based curriculum for family and center-based child care programs in NYS, served on the local Cooperative Extension’s Human Ecology Services Committee and was a 4-H judge.

I am an alumni of SUNY Plattsburgh and Geneseo State University and am of fan of all college sports - especially Men's Basketball (GO DUKE), Women's Softball and still attend Hockey Games at Geneseo - especially when Plattsburgh and Geneseo face-off! During the summer I work with the Kiwanis summer boy's basketball program.

Mrs. Derick is married and has a son who is studying Geology at Geneseo. As a family they enjoy camping, fishing and mining for minerals. Mrs. Derick also enjoys baking and up-cycling.

Mrs. Derick's email is:

JDerick@dcseagles.org

Sewing Project Supply List

7th Grade*

  • 8 inch wooden embroidery hoop
  • 2 twelve (12) inch squares white muslin
  • 1 embroidery needle
  • embroidery floss
  • 5 buttons 

8th Grade

Choice #1: T-shirt Pillow

         An old/new T-shirt. The decal on it will become the front of your pillow. The decal should be about 8 inches in width. Students may use hand sewing project from 7th grade in place of t-shirt.

1 yard of woven cotton fabric. This could be a solid or a print. It will become the back of your pillow so try to coordinate it. (if your decal is larger than 8 inches, you will need 1.5 yards)*absolutely no stretchy fabric, fleece or sequins*

         1 spool of All purpose thread. No Heavy Duty thread. The color should match your fabric choice. We do have some here at school that you can use.

1 bag of 100% Polyester Pillow Fill stuffing (10 – 16 oz. bag should fill your pillow)

       

Choice #2: Striped Machine Quilted Pillow

        12"X16” pillow insert or 1 bag of 100% Polyester Pillow Fill stuffing (10 – 16 oz. bag should fill your pillow)

         1/8 yard each of COTTON WOVEN fabric in 8 different patterns/solids.

              *absolutely no stretchy fabric, fleece or sequins*

         1 piece 14” X 18”  COTTON WOVEN fabric for the pillow back

         1 spool of All purpose thread. No Heavy Duty thread. The color should coordinate with fabric choice. There are some free choices here in the classroom students can use.

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