Practical Arts Weekly Update

Week of 3/23-3/27

FACS- Mrs. Burton

Mrs. Burton’s FACS classes will be moving forward with the nutrition and food preparation units as planned. Each week’s lessons will be a different topic within the unit. There is a weekly “in the kitchen” assignment, presentations and videos to view as well as short daily assignments. The “in the kitchen” assignment does not require the preparation of a specific food, only that the student helps cook one family meal a week, submitting a picture of them cooking and a written description of the meal and what part(s) of the preparation they did. For more information click here.


Week 1: Nutrition activities will focus on understanding MyPlate and food labels.

FACS- Mrs. Hertlein

Under normal circumstances, students in Mrs. Hertlein’s classes would be moving on to the Interiors/Babysitting units (depending on their level of FACS) followed by the Sewing units. Due to the fact that many students may not have necessary sewing supplies and because learning new skills like these would be very difficult without in-person classes, we will be continuing with the Foods/Cooking unit for the time being. Each week we are learning from home will include a variety of activities related to cooking and will allow students to build on the skills they’ve learned in class earlier this semester. For details and more information, click here.

Shop 1- Mr. Kramer

Students in Mr. Kramer’s classes would be moving on to the chapter 4 and 5 units (depending on their level of tool usage) followed by the Machine and joinery units. Due to the fact that many students may not have necessary tools or supplies and because learning new skills like these would be very difficult without in-person classes, we will be continuing with the chapter 4 measure and cutting unit. Each week we are learning from home will include review questions from reading and presentations from google classroom allowing students to recall and build on the hands-on skills they’ve learned in class earlier this semester, as well as build vocabulary and knowledge of new equipment.

Shop 2- Mr. Kramer

Students in Mr. Kramer’s classes would be finishing the plastic project, moving on to the chapter 4 and 5 units (depending on their level of tool usage) followed by the Machine and joinery units, depending on the complexity of your project. Due to the fact that many students may not have necessary tools or supplies and because learning new skills like these would be very difficult without in-person classes, we will be continuing with the chapter 4 measure and cutting unit. Each week we are learning from home will include review questions from reading and presentations from google classroom allowing students to recall and build on the hands-on skills they’ve learned in class earlier this semester, as well as build vocabulary and knowledge of new equipment.

Tech Ed 1- Mr. Rachal

Students are working on an augmented reality program called Meta verse. What is augmented reality? AR is when the computer program takes on the surrounding area and places their game in the real world (think Pokemon Go). Students will create a 10 question trivia or game that they can then download the Metaverse app, and play their game at home. Please check Google Classroom for more information.

Tech Ed 2- Mr. Rachal

Students are finishing up their resumes and are moving into getting 3 references that they can add to their resume. Students should email at least 5 different people that are not in their immediate family to ask them to be their references. They can ask former teachers, neighbors or other people that they have had a good relationship with. Please check Google classroom for more information.

Contact Us

Mrs. Burton- burton.christen@wgmail.org 314-918-4581

Mrs. Hertlein- hertlein.jill@wgmail.org 314-918-4566

Mr. Kramer- kramer.gregory@wgmail.org 314-918-4620

Mr. Rachal- rachal.randy@wgmail.org 314-918-4584