Next came our Interior Design unit. 7th graders learned about color theory and creating technical floor plans to design their own dream bedroom. 8th graders discussed the housing crisis in Colorado and designed their own "tiny homes" as a solution for unaffordable housing.
Finally 7th grade wrapped up the semester in their Child Development unit, learning about the different ways children develop and the effects of environmental factors on development. Students wrote and illustrated their very own children's books, and then read them aloud to the class. 8th Grade wrapped up with Personal Finance and Career Exploration. After researching the education, skills, and average salary for a career of their choice, students developed a personal budget to see if they could live independently on that salary.
It's been a busy spring and we hope we've all learned some valuable life skills this semester. Mrs. Coil will be in the process of remodeling the current website to make it more "parent-friendly" for the 16-17 school year including more information about the course. Have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you next year!