Not Enough Hours in the Day!

As it usually is, this week has been full of information and learning! The weeks have been flying by and the students are doing everything they can to stay on top of the readings on top of everything else they are trying to do!  Justin will tell you about what we went over this week….

Heavy Backpacks

This week, one of our journalists, Sonja, will be telling you her experience thus far! “We wrapped up the last two weeks with new hopes, opportunities, and a very heavy backpack.  We are all getting to know each other better (though don’t ask me yet what everyone’s name is) and learning to work together as…

Welcome JB Class 32!

Class 32’s first week of Just Bakery flew by!  We are trying a couple new things for the first week of class this round: Team Building and Study Skills.  The hope is that helping the students get back into the swing of school work and creating the team atmosphere is going to allow them to…

Last Class Week for JB 31

This week was filled with testing!  The students took their Nutrition, Costs, and ServSafe tests.  These tend to be the most difficult tests to learn and study for, and the students put in a lot of effort.  And these students made it to the end!  They stuck through all the readings and homework and “super fun”…

Current and Future Happenings

The classroom time is counting down with Class 31-one more week left!  We’ve started talking about Financial Literacy between finishing books, studying, and actual tests.  We give the students a questionnaire about what financial topics they are most interested in learning more about.  This week, we talked basic skills for living on your own (budgeting,…

The Mess is Part of the Fun!

Time is dwindling down in the classroom for the students as they approach their last two weeks!  Our first test will be Monday on Management and then Wednesday they will have Supervision.  Then it is study study study to the last week where we tackle Nutrition, Controlling Foodservice Costs, and ServSafe! This week for the…

Onwards and Upwards

This week has been quite busy for the students now that they have started in the kitchen!  Classroom has gone down to three days a week, and kitchen takes the other two.  So far in the kitchen they have learned cookies, quick breads/muffins, and all that goes into cleaning up a production kitchen! In the…

Time to Hand Out the Jackets!

It’s always fun to see the difference in the students after the first month.  They have been in the classroom Monday-Friday, trying to get back in the swing of learning and taking tests again.  Once we reach the end of the fourth week, it’s impressive how far they’ve come!  Quiz scores are up, class discussion…

Life Doesn’t Stop

Life has been coming at our students hard this round.  One student had a death in the family, another’s family member is in the hospital, student health scares- it has been a rough week.  There is lot that comes with death in addition to dealing with it on an emotional level.  If you struggle with…