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Welcome to Family and Consumer Sciences!

Hi! My name is Jackie Fink. Now in my 17th year at CHS, I am the rookie in the Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) department. As a teacher in FACS, I am certified to teach all introductory, foods, clothing, child development, parenting, family living, living environments, and consumer education classes. I have also completed a Masters degree in reading. This fall I am teaching LIFE, Management & Leadership, Life Skills Foods, Women in Society, and Nutrition & Culinary Arts 2. This spring, I wil be teaching Nutrition & Culinary Arts 1, Management & Leadership, Life Skills Foods, Women in Society, and Nutrition & Culinary Arts 3.

I hail from Gilman, Il. where I graduated from Gilman High School and currently live. I have three sons, Luke, Clark, and Eli. Luke and Eli are college graduates and are working in their chosen career. Clark is in college and continuing to work towards his degree. I am an '87 and '04/'12 grad of Northeast Missouri State University (now called Truman University) and Olivet Nazarene University respectively. I enjoy attending the theater, dancing, cooking, reading, bowling, the outdoors, and cheering on my favorite team...... the Packers!

Please read below for a synopsis of the courses I teach:

 

L.I.F.E.

LIFE is an introductory, prerequisite class to the FACS curriculum. The discussion-based class is designed to introduce students to the many facets of the department and to equip them to become conscientious, contributing members of their respective families, schools, and society as a whole. Most specifically, topics covered throughout the semester include relationship skills, families and children, consumer education, health and wellness, working in the kitchen, and clothing, as well as freshman orientation/high school success.     

 

Resource Management

Everything you wanted to know about the economy and your role as the consumer! In this class, students learning experiences will emphasize the knowledge, skills, and understanding needed by individuals and their families in the role of the consumer. Credit, budgeting, comparison-shopping, and the use of financial resources are some of the topics covered. Throughout the course emphasis on the rights and responsibilities of consumers will also be discussed. This course meets the requirements for the consumer education portion for the School Code of Illinois Section 27-12:1

     

Living Environments

This course if for those interested in all areas of the housing industry, including factors that influence housing, housing styles, purchasing a home, and the art principles related to decorating a home to fit the physical, emotional, social, and economic needs of an individual. Several small projects are added to ensure the information discussed and studied is used in a practical way.

  

Child Development

This course emphasizes knowledge and understanding of the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social  (PIES) development of children, primarily from the teacher's perspective. The content will center around the duties of managing and organizing child development classrooms and centers, promoting child development in the four major components of development, practicing health and safety standards, providing nurturing and educational experiences for children in all areas of learning, encouraging children to maximize resources, implementing open family/classroom practices, and evaluating family and career relationships as they impact the child. Information related to careers in child, daycare, and educational services is also incorporated throughout the course.

 

Educational Child Growth and Development

If you are interested in being a child care provider, a teacher,or any other occupation involving children birth-adolescence, this class is for you. This class addresses the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors associated with supporting and promoting optimal growth and development of children. The focus is on research-based nurturing and parenting practices and skills, including brain development research, that support positive development of children. Basic research methods and developmental theories will be introduced.This is a 2 semester, dual credit course with KCC (CDEV1513)

 

Adult Living

This Junior/Senior class is designed to allow students to analyze the conditions that relate to their own individual physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development from the time of his/her birth through adulthood. Discussions revolve around the concepts of heredity and its link to individual identity, communication and problem-solving skills, family relationships, dating and marriage, family crises and concerns, and adulthood/old age. Each student is also asked to read "The Five Love Languages" by Gary Chapman and apply the knowledge learned in this book to the different levels of relationships studied throughout the semester.

 

Parenting

Last semester, we studied physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development from our own personal viewpoints. This class studies children from a parenting aspect, including everything from family planning & conception to birth and beyond. Each student will also be expected to care for a mechanical baby for a 3-5 day period and complete an extensive project on the requirements needed to effectively manage and care for a baby.

 

Women In Society

This semester course is an introduction to the field of women’s studies, addressing the changing roles of women in families and society, as well as the cultural perceptions and issues they face. The course also aims to encourage students to think critically in regards to their own gender-based stereotypes and other personal gender matters, including such topics as occupational choices, marriage, sexuality, child-rearing, and family. Advocacy efforts and organizations/social service agencies addressing women’s issues will also be discussed and opportunities for collaboration provided.  

Note: Due to the corona virus pandemic & Gov. Pritzker's closing of all state schools/establishing Act of God days, followed by the State Superintendents' shift to e-learning days beginning on 3/31, teachers are asked to provide educational activities for students to complete while at home.

The following will be due the week of March 30th:

                     1. "The Hunger Games" worksheet & writing prompt/paper (due on Wednesday, 4/1/20, by 9:00 pm)

Hunger Games rubric: /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/Women in Society Hunger Games characterization.docx

Extra Copies of Worksheet/Writing Prompt here: /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/WIS Hunger Games.pdf

                     2. 1 page typed paper documenting your thoughts on our visit with Lt. Governor Stratton (due by Friday, 4/3/20 by 9:00 pm)

The following will be due the week of April 6th:

                       1. Print off "Media" notes (slides 284-295) and read through  /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/Women In Society (2).pptx

                      2. Complete assignment (slide 295) and turn in by Wednesday, 4/8/20 at 9:00 pm

                      3. Read through article "Why the Advertising Industry Should Cheer New Rules on Gender Stereotypes"  /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/Women In Society Why the advertising industry should cheer new rules on gender.docx

                       4. Note: I'm going to try and set up a Zoom meeting for Wednesday to discuss notes and the article. Watch your Remind account for details!

The following will be due the week of April 13th:

                        1. Print off "Invention" notes (slides 296-310) and read through /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/Women In Society (2).pptx

                        2. Complete assignment (slide 310) and turn into Remind by Thursday, 4/16/20 at 9:00 pm

The following will be due the week of April 20th:

                        1. Print off "Politics" notes (slides 311-320) and read through /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/Women In Society (2).pptx

                        2. Complete assignment (slide 320) and turn into Remind by Thursday, 4/23/20 at 9:00 pm

                        3. Read "6 Modern Societies" article by Friday, 4/24/20 Zoom meeting /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/Women In Society 6 Modern Societies Where Women Rule.docx

                        4. Zoom Meeting Friday, 4/24/20 at 1:00 pm. Watch Remind account for details!

The following will be due the week of April 27th:

                         1. Print off "Armed Forces" notes (slides 321-329) and read through /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/Women In Society (2).pptx

                         2. Complete assignment and turn into Remind by Thursday, 4/30/20 at 9:00 pm /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/Women In Society Armed Forces Questionnaire.docx

The following will be due the week of May 4th:

                            1. Print off "Issues Women Face: HT" notes (slides 345-352) and read through /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/Women In Society (2).pptx 

                            2. Read through handout and write a response signifying your thoughts on the email as it relates to human trafficking and turn into Remind by Thursday, 5/7/20 at 9:00 pm /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/Women In Society Human Trafficking email.pdf

The following will be due the week of May 11th:

                              1. Print off "Issues Women Face: SA" notes (slides 337 -343) and read through /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/Women In Society (2).pptx

                            2. Read through New Yorker article by Thursday, 5/14/20 Zoom meeting /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/Women In Society Bill Cosby article.pdf

                              3. Zoom Meeting Thursday, 5/14/20 at 12:00 pm. Watch Remind account for details!

                            4. Print off "Issues Women Face: DV" notes (slides 330-336) and read through /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/Women In Society (2).pptx

                            5. Complete "Issues Women Face" questionnaire and turn into Remind by Friday, 5/15/20 at 9:00 pm /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/Women in Society Issue Women Face questionnaire.docx

 

Management & Leadership

This class will educates students on how to develop personal leadership styles/skills and how those styles/skills relate to various organizational behaviors. Students wil be encouraged to pursue leadership endeavors in their individual field(s) of interest. The course requires advanced reading, critical thinking skills, and leadership performance.

Note: Due to the corona virus pandemic & Gov. Pritzker's closing of all state schools/establishing Act of God days, followed by the State Superintendents' shift to e-learning days beginning on 3/31, teachers are asked to provide educational activities for students to complete while at home.

The following will be due the week of March 30th:

                       1. Book review (due to Mrs. Hertzberg by Friday, 4/3/20)

                       2. Weekly blogs/journaling (for this week, they should be Tues, Wed, & Thurs, 3/31/20- 4/2/20 and due to Ms. Fink by email or Remind on Thursday, 4/2/20 by 9:00 pm)

The following will be due the week of April 6th:

                       1. No blogs this week!

                       2. Watch a podcast of your choice (from the sites we've used in the past) and complete a review  /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/Leadership Podcast Reflection.docx 

The following will be due the week of April 13th:

                       1. Zoom meeting (Tuesday, 4/14/20 at 10:00 am)

                       2. No blogs this week!

                       3. Watch 1 news conference presented by Governor Pritzker and 1 news conference presented by President Trump, preferably the same day. Write a paper, meeting the following criteria, and submit to Ms. Fink by Friday, 4/17/20 at 9:00 pm through Remind.

                              ** paragraph format (1 point)

                            ** typed or VERY neatly handwritten (1 point)

                            ** date of conference (1 point)

                            ** summary of each news conference topics (4 points)

                            ** discuss 3 leadership skills observed/heard for each individual (8 points)

The following will be due the week of April 20th:

                           1. Leadership Choice Board: Complete 30 points worth of activities and turn into Ms. Fink through Remind or email (jfink@cusd4.org) by Friday, 4/24/20 at 9:00 pm /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/Leadership Choice Board.docx

The following will be due the week of April 27th:

                         1. Leadership Choice Board: Complete 30 points worth of activities and turn into Ms. Hertzberg via Google Classroom by Friday, 5/1/20 at 9:00 pm /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/Leadership Choice Board.docx

The following will be due the week of May 4th:

                         1. Leadership Choice Board: Complete 30 points worth of activities and turn into Ms. Fink through Remind or email (jfink@cusd4.org) by Friday, 5/8/20 at 9:00 pm /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/Leadership Choice Board.docx

The following will be due the week of May 11th:

                           1. Leadership Choice Board: Complete 30 points worth of activities and turn into Ms. Hertzberg via Google Classroom by Friday, 5/15/20 at 9:00 pm /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/Leadership Choice Board.docx

 

Nutrition & Culinary Arts I

This introductory class to foods deals primarily with all factors surrounding food and healthy food practices. Topics covered include understanding & interpreting the food guide pyramid, healthy/unhealthy eating practices, food safety and sanitation, proper use of equipment, knowledge and understanding of proper food terminology, etc. During the last nine weeks, we begin conducting foods labs in which students work with other team members to correctly interpret and complete a recipe for foods listed in the 5 food groups. Students are also required to keep a notebook with notes, handouts, and recipes to turn in at the end of the semester.   

Note: Due to the corona virus pandemic & Gov. Pritzker's closing of all state schools/establishing Act of God days, followed by the State Superintendents' shift to e-learning days beginning on 3/31, teachers are asked to provide educational activities for students to complete while at home.

The following will be due the week of March 30th:

                        1. Completion of home planning, shopping, & preparation of meal project previously assigned: may take photos of all pages and email or attach to Remind (due by Wednesday, 4/1/20 by 9:00 pm)

                        2. Baked Banana recipe: Use recipe written down prior to leaving school on 3/16. May adapt the recipe to 1 banana by using the recipe change formula found in Chapter 8. Evaluate when complete. Take pic of completed recipe sheet, completed recipe, and 3 sentence evaluation and send to me by email or Remind by Friday, 4/3/20 by 9:00 pm) 

The following will be due the week of April 6th:  

                        1. Print off a copy of Chapter 16V (Vegetables: slides 99 - 104) notes, read through, and put in your notebook  /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/Foods 1 Power Points.pptx

                        2. Print off a copy of the handout, read through, and put in your notebook (Note: as you read, start at the right hand side with a chosen food item. As you read across, the items listed are what that particular food items helps your body do) /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/NCA1 Fruit and Vegetable handout.pdf

                        3. Complete Chapter 16V vocab (do in the typical way required) and turn in to Remind by Wednesday, 4/8/20 at 9:00 pm  /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/NCA1 Chapter 16 Vocabulary.docx

The following will be due the week of April 13th:

                        1. Favorite Vegetable (due by Wednesday, 4/15/20 by 9:00 pm - turn into Remind/vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/NCA1 Favorite Vegetable.docx

                        2. Complete the Mashed Potato lab (due by Friday, 4/17/20 by 9:00 pm - turn a pic of your completed recipe sheet, a picture of your completed food, and a picture of your 3 sentence evaluation into Remind) /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/NCA1 Mashed Potatoes.docx

The following will be due the week of April 20th:

                          1. Three of A Kind worksheet (due by Wednesday, 4/22/20 by 9:00 pm) side 1 here: /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/NCA1 Three of a Kind Side 1.pdf and side 2 here: /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/NCA1 Three of a Kind Side 2.pdf

                         2. Print off a copy of Chapter 18 D (Dairy: slides 105-115) notes, read through, and put in your notebook /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/Foods 1 Power Points.pptx

                         3. Print off a copy of the Chapter 18 D handouts, read through, and put in your notebook Page 1: /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/NCA1 Dairy HO1.pdf Page 2: /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/NCA1 Dairy HO2.pdf and Page 3: /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/NCA1 Dairy HO3.pdf

                         4. Complete Chapter 18D vocab (in the typical way required) and turn in to Remind by Friday, 4/24/20 at 9:00 pm /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/NCA1 Chapter 18 Vocabulary.docx  

The following will be due the week of April 27th:

                        1. Complete the Grilled Cheese lab (due by Wednesday, 4/29/20 by 9:00 pm - turn a pic of your completed recipe sheet, a picture of your completed foods, and a picture of your 3 sentence evaluation into Remind/vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/NCA1 Grilled Cheese.docx

                        2. Complete Chapter 18 D worksheet (due by Friday, 5/1/20 at 9:00 pm) Side 1: /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/NCA1 Chapter 18 worksheet Side 1.pdf and Side 2: /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/NCA1 Chapter 18 worksheet Side 2.pdf

The following will be due the week of May 4th:

                           1. Print off a copy of Chapter 18 E (Eggs: slides 116-124) notes, read through, and put in your notebook /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/Foods 1 Power Points.pptx

                          2. Complete vocab (in the typical way required) and turn in to Remind by Wednesday, 5/6/20 at 9:00 pm /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/NCA1 Chapter 18E Vocabulary.docx

                          3. Complete the Eggs lab (due by Friday, 5/8/20 at 9:00 pm -turn in a picture of your completed recipe sheet (all 4 egg types), a picture of your 2 completed eggs (1 hard-boiled and 1 of choice), and a copy of the self evaluation sheet (evaluation attached) of the 2 eggs into Remind Recipe: /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/NCA1 Eggs.pdf Evaluation Sheet: /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/NCA1 Egg evaluation form.pdf

The following will be due the week of May 11th:

                          1. Print off a copy of Chapter 19 notes (slides 125-144), read through, and put in your notebook /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/Foods 1 Power Points.pptx

                          2. Print off a copy of Chapter 19 handouts, read through, and place in your notebook /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/NCA1 Chapter 19 handout.pdf

                          3. Complete Chapter 19 vocab (in the typical way required) and turn into Remind by Wednesday, 5/13/20 by 9:00 pm /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/NCA1 Chapter 19 vocabulary.docx

                          4. Complete 1 of the 2 following Protein labs --- your choice (due by Friday, 5/15/520 at 9:00 pm - turn in a picture of your completed recipe sheet of your choice, a picture of your completed food, and a picture of your 3 sentence evaluation of your food to Remind Choice 1: /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/NCA1 Super Easy Sloppy Joes.docx or Choice 2: /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/NCA1 Porcupine Meatballs.docx

Extra Recipe Sheets here: /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/Recipe.docx

 

Nutrition & Culinary Arts II

This course continues the study of the Food Guide Pyramid as it pertains to the combination of food items, including nuts & legumes, salads, casseroles, etc. We also begin the baking unit ending with cakes. Students are again required to compile a notebook of the semester's materials and lab.

     

Nutrition & Culinary Arts III

This class continues to develop the information and skills acquired in the Foods 1 and Foods 2 class/laboratory setting. Units covered include food preservation, quick & yeast breads, cake decorating, candy-making, and other desserts. Meal planning/preparation and careers in the food industry are also discussed. Students are required to compile a notebook in this class as well.  

Note: Due to the corona virus pandemic & Gov. Pritzker's closing of all state schools/establishing Act of God days, followed by the State Superintendents' shift to e-learning days beginning on 3/31, teachers are asked to provide educational activities for students to complete while at home.

The following will be due the week of March 30th:

                         1. Bake a layer cake with icing (your choice): Evaluate when completed.Take a pic of your completed recipe and your 3 sentence evaluation and send to me by email or Remind by Wednesday, 4/1/20 by 9:00 pm)

                          2. Find an additional layer cake recipe, copy on a recipe sheet, take a picture, and send to me by email or Remind by Friday, 4/3/30 by 9:00 pm)

The following will be due the week of April 6th:

                           1. Complete the Rainbow Cupcakes Recipe, or any other cupcake recipe with icing, Complete a recipe sheet, and a 3 sentence evaluation of your recipe. Upload into Remind (there is a camera component in the app) along with a picture of your completed item by Fri 4/10/20 at 9:00 pm.

The following will be due the week of April 13th:

                            1. Print off a copy of Chapter 23 notes (Candy: slides 14-21), read through, and place in your notebook /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/Foods 3 Power Points.pptx

                          2. Print off a copy of the Candy-making handout, read through, and place in your notebook /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/NCA3 Candy Making Handout.docx

                          3. Complete the Chapter 23 vocab (due in the typical way) and turn into Remind by Thursday, 4/16/20 by 9:00 pm /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/NCA3 Chapter 23 Candy vocab.docx

The following will be due the week of April 20th:

                            1.Complete 1 Candy lab (choose 1 of 4: 2 chocolate, 1 crystalline, and 1 non-crystalline provided), Complete a recipe sheet, and a 3 sentence evaluation of your recipe. Upload into Remind along with a picture of your completed item by Friday, 4/24/20 at 9:00 pm Choice 1: /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/NCA3 Peppermint Ice Candy.docx Choice 2: /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/NCA3 No Cook Peanut Butter Candy.docx Choice 3: /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/NCA3 Festive Fudge Candy.docx Choice 4: /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/NCA3 Butter Brickle Candy (aka Heath).pdf

The following will be due the week of April 27th:

                          1. Complete 1 Candy lab from last week's choices (above): Please do NOT choose the same recipe. Complete a recipe sheet, and a 3 sentence evaluation of your recipe. Turn into Remind along with a picture of your completed item by Friday, 5/1/20 at 9:00 pm

The following will be due the week of May 4th:

                           1. Complete 1 Candy lab from April 20th choices (above): Please do NOT choose any of the same recipes. Complete a recipe sheet, and a 3 sentence evaluation of your recipe. Turn into Remind along with a picture of your completed item by Friday, 5/8/20 at 9:00 pm.

The following will be due the week of May 11th:

                             1. Print off a copy of Chapter 30 notes (Preservation: slides 22-34), read through, and place in your notebook /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/Foods 3 Power Points.pptx

                           2. Complete Chapter 30 vocab and turn in by Wednesday, 5/13/20 at 9:00 pm /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/NCA3 Chapter 25 Preservation vocab.pdf

                           3. Complete 1 Preservation lab--- your choice (due by Friday, 5/15/20 at 9:00 pm - turn in a picture of your completed recipe sheet of your choice, a picture of your completed food, and a picture of your 3 sentence evaluation of your food to Remind Choice 1:/vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/NCA3 Strawbeery Freezer Jam.pdf, Choice 2: /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/NCA3 Beef Jerky.pdf,and Choice 3: /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/NCA3 Canned Tomatoes.pdf

Note: If completing Choice 2: please read through the following article prior to lab: https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5362

Extra Recipe Sheets here: /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/453d2abbc3225/Recipe.docx

 

Food Occupations I & II

This hands-on course instructs the students in food safety and sanitation issues as addressed in the Illinois State Department of Health and Human Services Food Sanitation Code and allows them the opportunity to apply this new information, along with the skills learned in Foods I, II, and III, in an environment supplying large scale food production, i.e. the CHS Cafeteria! While they are not required 1/20----- No School: MLK Holiday to compile a notebook for this class, they will be gathering information on careers in the food industry, develop menu planning skills as they relate to government issued foods, and creating HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) documents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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