Monday, October 18, 2021

October 19-20

 Floriculture

Monday: Pumpkin arrangement clay model/pick out pumpkins

Wednesday: Plant ID notebooks/Halloween candy arrangement draft 


Greenhouse Management 

Monday: Print Tinker CAD 3-D greenhouse models/YE Activity 

Wednesday: Print Tinker CAD 3-D greenhouse models/YE Activity 


Advanced Welding

Monday: SMAW review and work on gate latches 

Wednesday: Work on gate latches 


Junior High Ag

Monday: Importance of plants, germination and seed requirements/YE Activity

Wednesday: YE Auction

Discuss Hydroponics and alternative ways of growing food 


Animal Science

Tuesday: South Dakota State University dairy program video (milk processing) 

Check/feed/water chickens 


Welding I

Tuesday: SMAW plate of beads with 60XX and 70XX rods


Ag Woods

Tuesday:  Students will read Chapter 10 the define key terms and answer questions 1-7 on page 295

Read Chapter 11, define key terms and answer questions 1-7 on page 316

Read Chapter 12, define key terms and answer questions 1-9 on page 328


Friday, October 8, 2021

October 11-15

 1st Period: Floriculture

Monday: Chapter 10: Types of Floral Design

Answer Questions 1-10 on page 268

Geometric arrangement activity 

Wednesday: 

Plant ID Notebook 

Pumpkin Arrangement-drawing and clay model 


2nd Period: Greenhouse Management

Monday: Finish greenhouse models on TinkerCAD and being 3-D printing models

Wednesday: Print 3-D models and change harvest of the month bulletin: pumpkins 


Advanced Welding: 5th Period

Monday: SMAW Review (PowerPoint and guided notes) 

Begin fabricating gate latches (we will be making 20-30 gate latches for a local consumer) 

Wednesday: Work on gate latches 


6th Period: Junior High Ag

Monday: FFA New Horizons: Read article about dairy and complete activity (interactive worksheet) 

Wednesday: Plant Requirements, seeds and germination. Hydroponics lesson 


4th Period: Animal Science 

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: Dairy Unit and NILE Sales prep (daily care for chickens as well) 



 7th Period: Welding I 

Tuesday: Go over required welds for SMAW (packet with specific joints and positions with certain rod)

SMAW various joints (from packet) 

Thursday: SMAW various joints (from packet) 

Friday: SMAW various joints (from packet) 


8th Period: Ag Woods

Tuesday: 9th/10th make plans for push stick and begin making push sticks

How to calculate board feet


Thursday: 11th/12th: Begin working on push sticks and individual projects


Friday: 9th/10th-Board feet quiz 





Friday, October 1, 2021

October 4-8th

 Floriculture: 1st Period

Monday: Floral Portfolios for Bud vase

Homecoming arrangements (make clay models) 

Wednesday: Plant Id Notebook

Chapter 10: Types of Floral Design 


Greenhouse Management: 2nd Period

Monday: Window Decorating for Homecoming week 

Wednesday: TinkerCAD: start 3-D printing ideal greenhouse structures


Advanced Welding: 5th Period 

Monday: SMAW review and start fabricating gate latches 

Wednesday: Field Day for Homecoming 


Junior High Ag: 6th Period

Monday: Plants, Seeds and Germination, germinate seeds and hydroponic lesson 

Wednesday: Field Day for homecoming 


 4th Period: Animal Science 

Tuesday: Homecoming Parade 

Thursday: Virtual Farm Tour: Swine Industry 

Friday: Advisory for Homecoming 


7th Period: Welding I 

Tuesday: Homecoming Parade 

Thursday: Finish SMAW: process (PowerPoint and guided notes)

Begin SMAW  practice welds 

Friday: Advisory for homecoming 


8th Period: Ag Woods 

Tuesday: Homecoming Parade 

Thursday: Begin working in wood shop on various projects (push sticks, individual projects) 

Friday: Homecoming Advisory 





Monday, September 27, 2021

September 27-October 1

 Floriculture

Monday: Finish Color Wheels

Discuss Bud vases (go over rubric)

Drawing of Bud Vase

Clay Model of bud vase

Wednesday: Walk to flower shop and get flowers for bud vase. Create Bud Vase Arrangements 

Friday: Homecoming royalty and senior night flowers-discuss what we want to do for arrangements/bouquets. 


Greenhouse Management 

Monday: Tinker Cad drafting program (students will be using this program to create their ideal greenhouse and print it on the 3-D printer) 

Wednesday: Harvest of the month: Raspberries we will be making raspberry smoothies

Maintenance in the school garden (pruning, picking up garbage)

Friday: Work on Tinker Cad drafting (3-D print for ideal greenhouse) 


Advanced Welding 

Monday: SMAW review, go over electrode numbers and what they mean

practice SMAW

Wednesday and Friday: SMAW practice 


Junior High Agriculture 

Monday: Livestock Judging and Vet Tool ID 

Wednesday: Plant Requirements, seeds and germination 

Friday: YE Activity 


Animal Science

Tuesday: Take care of chickens

Thursday: Swine Unit

Processing Piglets Video

Pig Ear Notching Activity 


Welding I

Tuesday: Oxy-acetylene welding (edge weld with and without rod)

Thursday: SMAW-PowerPoint and guided notes 


Ag Woods 

Tuesday: 9th/10th grade will be taking safety tests 

Thursday: 11th/12th graders; draw plans for first project and come up with lumber/materials list 




Friday, September 17, 2021

September 20-24

 Floriculture: 1st Period

Monday: Color Wheel

Bud Vases-talk about designs/vases/color schemes-draw bud vase if time

Wednesday:

Finish bud vase drawing

Bud Vase clay model 

Go over Bud Vase Rubric

Greenhouse Management:  2nd Period

Monday: Finish Greenhouse Structure Project

Begin Greenhouse Ideal Design Project

Harvest of the Month: Raspberries (look up recipes for smoothies) 

Wednesday:

Make raspberry smoothies

Work on Ideal Greenhouse Design Project

Advanced Welding: 5th Period

Monday and Wednesday: Practice welding (Oxy-acetylene, SMAW and GMAW)


Junior High Ag: 6th Period

Monday: Present Livestock Posters

Livestock Judging 

Wednesday:

Livestock Judging 

Vet Tool ID

Animal Science: 4th Period

Tuesday:

Care for Chickens (water, feed, check for eggs)

Livestock Judging Practice 

Thursday:

Ear notching swine

Watch Piglet processing video

Practice Livestock Judging

Vet Tool ID 

Care for chickens 

Welding I: 7th Period

Tuesday and Thursday: Oxy-acetylene welding (edge weld, plate of beads with and without rod) 


Ag Woods: 8th Period

Tuesday: 9th and 10th grade: safety tests/calculating board feet 

11th/12th: drawing plans 

Thursday:

9th and 10th: drawing plans for a push stick

11th and 12th: drawing plans for first project and researching lumber types 

Calculating board feet 

Friday, September 10, 2021

September 13-17

 Floriculture: 1st Period

Monday: Chapter 6: answer questions 1-15

Focal Point Activity (color and cut out pictures of flowers to make a mock arrangement with a defined focal point)

Color Harmony Activity

Begin color wheel if time

Wednesday:

Color wheel

Begin discussing first arrangement: Bud Vase (make clay model if time) 

Greenhouse Management: 2nd Period

Monday: Introduction to Greenhouse Structures (PowerPoint with guided notes)

Greenhouse Structure Activity: 

Ideal Greenhouse

 

We have discussed the major points of locating, designing, and operating a greenhouse structure.  You now need to make a diagram/ drawing/ or model of your ideal greenhouse.

 

The following considerations must be incorporated into the drawing and then discussed in a paper that explains the design.

 

1.     Location:  where and why is it located there.   Remember to think about latitude and longitude, topography, climate, light intensity etc.

2.     Zoning:   In relation to you local position where are you? (residential, commercial, industrial, urban vs. rural etc.)

3.     Water system: What drain and water supply do you have?  Where is it located, how is it provided to plants?

4.     Greenhouse type: Quonset, Gothic Arch, Connected, Even Span, etc.

5.     Greenhouse covering: Polyethelyne, lexan, FRP, Glass ……

6.     Heat system: Fuel used, heater type, location, thermostats, fog heat, steam, hot water, etc.   

7.     Business type: Research, retail, wholesale, personal use ….

8.     Cooling system: Vents, evaporative cooling pads, fans, air conditioners, shade cloths etc. …

9.     Circulation system:  Keep the air moving and evenly cooled/heated.

10.  Lights:  Do you need any?   What type, where located?

11.  Internal setup: Table locations, use of space etc.

12.  Access:  Roads, Parking, Utilities etc.

 

Has anything important been forgotten???

 

Explain the situation in which you choose to operate your greenhouse and then design it for that situation.  Make sure to consider all 12 factors listed above.  Think about how each will affect the others.   Design for me the most ideal greenhouse for your situation.

 

GRADING

           

1: Model/Drawing/Diagram:           36 points

2 pts each       factor graded upon its detail and practicality of fitting with situation and demonstration of knowledge of unit material.

12 points         for quality of the work.

 

2:  Written Explanation:                  48 points

36 points        Each factor is explained.  In the explanation each factor is discussed in detail (why, how, in what way it affects other factors, cost, etc.)

           

12 points        Writing ability. Sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, etc. 


Wednesday:

Harvest of the Month: Raspberries 

Work on Ideal Greenhouse Activity 


Advanced Welding: 5th Period

Monday: Finish GMAW review

Begin practice welding (oxy-acetylene, SMAW and GMAW)

Wednesday:

Continue practice welds

Junior High Ag: 6th Period

Monday: 7th Grade: Livestock Poster

Livestock Poster

Directions: Your poster needs to have LARGE print (so it can be read from the back of the classroom).  Use pieces of construction paper to back your text and pictures.  Your poster needs to have the following information:

**Title

**5 different breeds (pictures and names of each breed)

**Where did the breeds originate? (just type the place of origin for each breed)

**What are the traits of each breed? (describe key characteristics and what the breed looks like, key colors or color patterns)

**What is each breed used for? What is the purpose of the breed? List 2 purposes for each breed.  Include a total of 5 pictures. Example: a picture of steak if it is used for meat.

**Any other interesting facts you’ve found while researching your livestock animal

 8th grade: Wildlife Project 

Wildlife Species Project

Directions: Choose a species from Wildlife Textbook, conduct research and create a presentation.  You can present your information in a PowerPoint, Prezi, Poster, or written paper.

Requirements for Project:

a.      Title 

b.     Preferred habitat

c.      Feeding habits (what do they eat?) 

d.     Where in the world are they located?

e.      Height and weight (for either a fully grown male or female) 

f.      Why do they matter? What is their purpose in the environment? 

g.     Is this species on the endangered list? If so, why are they endangered?

h.     Why did you choose this animal? 

i.       Is your animal a predator or a prey?

j.       One interesting fact you found while researching your wildlife animal 

k.     A picture of the animal you chose

 

Wednesday:

harvest of the month: Raspberries

Work on Livestock and wildlife projects 

Animal Science: 4th Period

Tuesday: Prepare for Chickens (make water container, collect feed and straw, fix surrounding fence)

Swine Unit 

Thursday:

Chicken care (chickens arrive today)

Swine Unit 

Friday:

Care for chickens

Swine Unit

Livestock Judging 


Welding I: 7th Period

Tuesday: Look at blueprints

oxy-acetylene equipment and set up

Safety rules

Thursday:

Oxy-acetylene quiz

safety quiz

Friday:

Begin oxy-acetylene welding 

Ag Woods: 8 Period

Tuesday: 9/10th grade: present chapter 9 presentations

Review safety rules and tools in the shop

Thursday:

11/12th grade: take safety tests

Begin drawing plans for first project

Friday:

9/10th grade: take safety tests

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

September 7-10

 Animal Science: 4th Period 

Tuesday: Finish presenting Livestock Breeds PowerPoint

Begin Swine Unit

Prep for getting chickens

Thursday: Swine Unit 


Welding I: 7th Period

Tuesday: Go over Chapter 29

Welding Symbols and Blueprints (PowerPoint and guided notes) 

Thursday: Symbols practice worksheets

Safety rules

Oxy-Acetylene equipment and set up 


Floriculture: 1st Period

Wednesday: Finish and Present History of Floral Design Posters

Begin reviewing chapter 6 (answer questions 1-15 if time) 

Friday: Focal Point activity

Color Harmony activity 

Begin color wheel if time


Greenhouse Management: 2nd Period

Wednesday: Finish Bulletin boards (Harvest of the month, ag and shop board) 

Water school garden 

Begin fixing greenhouse 

Friday: Greenhouse Structures 

We will review the different structures (PowerPoint with guided notes) 

Students will work in teams to create a model of their choice of structure 

 

Ideal Greenhouse

 

We have discussed the major points of locating, designing, and operating a greenhouse structure.  You now need to make a diagram/ drawing/ or model of your ideal greenhouse.

 

The following considerations must be incorporated into the drawing and then discussed in a paper that explains the design.

 

1.     Location:  where and why is it located there.   Remember to think about latitude and longitude, topography, climate, light intensity etc.

2.     Zoning:   In relation to you local position where are you? (residential, commercial, industrial, urban vs. rural etc.)

3.     Water system: What drain and water supply do you have?  Where is it located, how is it provided to plants?

4.     Greenhouse type: Quonset, Gothic Arch, Connected, Even Span, etc.

5.     Greenhouse covering: Polyethelyne, lexan, FRP, Glass ……

6.     Heat system: Fuel used, heater type, location, thermostats, fog heat, steam, hot water, etc.   

7.     Business type: Research, retail, wholesale, personal use ….

8.     Cooling system: Vents, evaporative cooling pads, fans, air conditioners, shade cloths etc. …

9.     Circulation system:  Keep the air moving and evenly cooled/heated.

10.  Lights:  Do you need any?   What type, where located?

11.  Internal setup: Table locations, use of space etc.

12.  Access:  Roads, Parking, Utilities etc.

 

Has anything important been forgotten???

 

Explain the situation in which you choose to operate your greenhouse and then design it for that situation.  Make sure to consider all 12 factors listed above.  Think about how each will affect the others.   Design for me the most ideal greenhouse for your situation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRADING

           

1: Model/Drawing/Diagram:           36 points

2 pts each       factor graded upon its detail and practicality of fitting with situation and demonstration of knowledge of unit material.

12 points         for quality of the work.

 

2:  Written Explanation:                  48 points

36 points        Each factor is explained.  In the explanation each factor is discussed in detail (why, how, in what way it affects other factors, cost, etc.)

           

12 points        Writing ability. Sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, etc.


Advanced Welding: 5th Period 

Wednesday: Safety Rules

Review GMAW and SMAW  

Friday: Take safety tests

Begin practice welding (oxy-acetylene, GMAW and SMAW) 


Junior High Ag: 6th Period 

Wednesday: Intro to Ag (PowerPoint and Guided notes) 

Ag Walk (identify products around the school campus and where they came from)

Friday: 7th Grade: Livestock Poster

8th Grade: Wildlife Poster