Presentation on theme: "Welcome to the 4-H Home Economics Skill-a-thon Contest"— Presentation transcript:
1 Welcome to the 4-H Home Economics Skill-a-thon Contest Developed ByRoberta O. RiosExtension Agent – Home EconomicsRio Arriba County Cooperative Extension Service
2 Today you will: Learn about the contest. Experience how the contest works.Learn how to set up a skill-a-thon as a Club/project activity.
3 Purpose – challenges 4-H’er to: Learn more about clothing/sewing; food/nutrition; housing/interior design; money management.Practice consumer decision-making skills.Practice problem-solving skills.Practice team-work.Practice communication skills.Currently for Senior members only.Individuals and/or teams of 3 or 4.
4 It’s like a puzzle! Quiz Class Identification in 3 areas: Sewing/clothingInterior design/housingFood/cookingConsumer Judging:CDM classesFood & Nutrition classMoney ManagementLife Skills Activity (team problem solving)
5 Step 1 - QuizQuestions concerning career fields and current events related to home economics.Complete 25 multiple choice, and true/false questions in 15 minutes.This part of the contest is completed as an individual.Online study resources available.
6 Activity 1: Quiz Sampler According to the 2005 Dietary Guidelines, a person should eat at least 3 ounces of whole grains daily. True or False.Answer: True.
7 Which of the following is not a recommended tip for walking? Make walking fun.Dress up so you feel good about yourself.Walk with a friend or pet.Walk in places you enjoy.Answer: B
8 With a degree in Home Economics, you could qualify for which of the following positions? Marketing ManagerDirector of Behavioral HealthFood & Beverage DirectorExtension Home EconomistAll of the aboveAnswer: E
9 Step 2: Class Identification On a checklist, identify 25 items at 3 different stations, 10 minutes at each station. Com-pleted as indivi-duals. Study materials available.
11 Step 3 - JudgingRotate between 4 stations (1 for reasons). Classes in:Food/NutritionConsumer (CDM classes)Money Mgnt.10 minutes at each station; 2 minutes for reasons. Com-pleted as individuals.4
12 Activity 3: Judging Snacks Jeans One Time Use Cameras Credit Cards Athletic ShoesInsect RepellantMoney ManagementCamerasSnacksJeansAthletic ShoesRepellantCredit Cards
13 Step 4 – Life Skills Assessment Only teams complete this activity.20 minutes to study 3 different scenarios, arrive at a conclusion, and plan a presentation.5 minute presentation on a scenario of their choice.Scenario topics: housekeeping, safety, personal hygiene, communication skills, organizational skills, job search skills.Study materials available.
14 Scenario Examples:What are 5 signs of possible home indoor air quality problems?What are some things to consider in handling home cleaning products? Describe the steps that should be taken in the event of an accident.
15 Design Your Own Skill-a-thon Activity What 4-H projects could you develop a skill-a-thon activity for?What supplies, materials or equipment would you need?What resources would you use to get quiz questions and answers from?How can you involve members and parents in planning and conducting a skill-a-thon activity?
16 To Learn More… For additional information, study guides, and resource materials contactyour local Extension Home Economist or4-H Agent.Thanks for coming!