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    This site will primarily be used for 'Home Maintenance and Repair' scholars to access assignments, learning targets, and models to help them understand systems throughout a home and assist in preparation for home ownership, maintenance, and repairs.
    Knowledge is Power!!
    Assignments
    Each assignment will be assessed out of 10 points. There will be an average of 1-2 assignments per day throughout the school year.
     
     
    1. General Lab Safety Rules and Responsibility Posters (3)
     
    Learning Target: I can create and present several posters regarding general lab safety rules and responsabilities.
     
     
    Example  Example  
     
    2. Measuring to the nearest 1/2" and 1/4"
     
    Learning Target: I can locate measurements on a ruler to the nearest 1/2" and 1/4".
     
     
    Example
     
    3. Measuring to the nearest 1/8" and 1/16"
     
    Learning Target: I can locate measurements on a ruler to the nearest 1/8" and 1/16".
     
     
    Example
     
    4. Measuring Lab
     
    Learning Target: I can accurately measure 30 wooden samples to the nearest 1/16".
     
     
     Example  Example
     
    5. Air Skimmer Layout
     
    Learning Target: I can measure and layout an Air Skimmer, using a provided design with dimensions.
     
     
    Air Skimmer Plans  Example
     
    6. Air Skimmer Build
     
    Learning Target: I can process and assemble an Air Skimmer, using a provided design with dimensions.
     
     
    Air Skimmers!!
     
    7. Air Skimmer Testing and Modification
     
    Learning Target: I can test and modify my Air Skimmer as needed, so that it travels the furthest distance possible.
     
    Example
     
    8. General Lab Safety Certification Quiz
     
    Learning Target: I can identify all General Lab Safety rules to 100% accuracy.
     
     Image result for shop safety
     
    9. Tool and Machine Safety Certification Quizzes I
     
    Learning Target: I can identify all safety rules and expectations for the Bandsaw, Jigsaw, Router, and Planer.
     
    Image result for band saw jetImage result for jigsaw lowesImage result for router lowesImage result for planer
     
    10. Tool and Machine Safety Certification Quizzes II
     
    Learning Target: I can identify all safety rules and expectations for the Miter Saw, Grinder, Palm Sander, Electric Drill, and Drill Press. 
     
    Image result for miter sawImage result for grinderImage result for orbital sanderImage result for electric drill Image result for drill press
     
    11. Tool and Machine Safety Certification Quizzes III
     
    Learning Target: I can identify all safety rules and expectations for the Disc/Belt Sander, Circular Saw, and Table Saw. 
     
    Image result for disc belt sanderImage result for circular sawImage result for table saw saw stop
     
    12. Hand Tool Identification and Safety
     
    Learning Target: I can identify common hand tools and explain how to safely use each tool. 
     
     Image result for common hand tools
     
    12A. Charcuterie Board
     
    Learning Target: I can process a charcuterie board according to engineering plans, using miter saw, table router, orbital sander and a mineral oil finish.
    Example
    Length: 20"
    Router bit: Roundover 
    Orbital Sander: 220 grit
     
    12B. Push Stick
     
    Learning Target: I can process a push stick according to plans, using a band saw, belt/disk sander, orbital sander, table router, drill press, and a stain finish.
     
    Example
    Router bit: Roundover
    Orbital Sander: 220 Grit
     
     
    12C. Wall-Mounted Coat Rack
     
    Learning Target: I can process and assemble a wall-mounted coat rack according to engineering plans, using a table saw, miter saw, table router, standard power drill, impact drill, and a stain finish.
     
    Length: 18"
    Width: 2-5/8"
     
    13. Wall Framing - Cutting framing members to length
     
    Learning Target: I can measure and cut framing members to length, using a tape measure, square, and hand saw. 
     
    2x4 Framing Materials List
     
    Studs: 13 1/2" (5)
    Top and bottom plates for Wall 1: 14" (2)
    Top and bottom plates for Wall 2: 18" (2)
    Tie plate 1: 17 1/2" (1)
    Tie plate 2: 14 1/2" (1)
    Drywall backer: 13 1/2" (1)
     Cutting 2x4s to Length  Cutting 2x4s to length
     
    14. Wall Framing - Assembling wall members and tying walls together
     
    Learning Target: I can assemble framing members together according to the building plans, using screws, a square, and an impact driver. 
     
     Wall Assembly  Wall Assembly
    Fasten walls together include drywall backer  Drywall backer member fastened to inside corner
    Before tying walls together, check for square and adjust accordingly, then fasten  Framing Assembly Complete!!
     
    15. Subfloor - Cutting subfloor to length and assembly to walls
     
    Learning Target: I can measure, cut, and assemble subfloor material to my wall section, using a hand saw, screws, square, and an impact driver. 
     
    Subfloor Dimensions: 18" x 17 1/2" 
     
    Flip over to attach subfloor  Check bottom of walls for square, while flipped upside down, before fastening subfloor to adjacent wall
    Double-check for square, once subfloor has been fastened and tipped right-side up  Subfloor Fastening Complete!!
     
    16. Electrical - Electrical box installation and rough-in electric
     
    Learning Target: I can install electrical boxes and rough-in wiring according to building plans, using a tape measure, hammer, wire strippers, and a power drill. 
     
     Example  Electrical Diagram
     
    17. Purchasing a Home
     
    Learning Target: I can draw and illustrate what each step of the House Purchasing Process looks like, and summarize the process used in order to purchase a home. 
     
     Example  Example
     
    18. Mortgages and Calculations - Principal, Interest, Property Taxes, and Home Insurance 
     
    Learning Target: I can calculate and compare the differences between a 30-Year Mortgage and a 15-Year Mortgage, using information from a home currently for sale on the MLS and choose which mortgage would be most beneficial for myself and my potential family. 
     
     
     A very exciting experience!!  Example
     
    New Terms
     
    Principal - The money borrowed from the bank (lender), which has to be paid back.
     
    Interest - The money the bank charges you for lending you the money.
     
    Propety Taxes - The money paid to the local government for schools and county services - based on value of the property.
     
    Home Insurance - Insurance that covers losses and damages to an individual's house (fire, wind damage, etc) and assets in the home (damage, theft, etc).
     
     
    19. Drywall - Cutting and Hanging
     
    Learning Target: I can measure, cut, and hang drywall and install corner bead to my wall section, using a utility knife, tin snips, screws and a power drill. 
     
    Drywall  Corner Bead
     
     
    20. Drywall - Finishing 
     
    Learning Target: I can finish drywall, including an inside corner and outside corner to my wall section, using a drywall knife, a mud pan or aluminum hawk, joint compound, tape, and a sanding block. 
     
    Drywall Finishing Layers Taping and Applying Mud with Knife
     
    21. Priming and Painting
     
    Learning Target: I can sand joint compound to a smooth and tapered finish and apply primer and paint to my wall section for a professional and complete finish to my walls.
     
    1 coat of Primer used on new drywall and joint compound (mud) 2 coats of paint used for a bright and uniform finish  
     
    22. Electrical - Finish Electric - Wiring in outlet, switches, and lamp holder
     
    Learning Target: I can properly strip electrical cable jacket and wire insulation, then install an outlet, three-way switches, and a lamp holder, according to the circuit diagram, using a utility knife, diagonal cutters, needle-nose pliers, wire strippers, lineman's pliers, and a screwdriver.
     
    Pay attention to the details of this diagram and take it one step at a time
    Wire Stripping  Outlet Installation  Testing the Electrical Circuit!!  Finishing the Electrical Job!!
     
    23. Flooring
     
    Learning Target: I can install finish flooring to the subfloor of my wall section for a professional and complete finish to my floors.
     
    Options for Laminate Flooring  Flooring Installation
     
    24. Baseboard Trim and Finish Molding
     
    Learning Target: I can cut and fasten baseboard trim to the base of the finish drywall, including an inside corner and outside corner to my wall section, using a tape measure, miter saw, and brad nailer.
     
    Baseboard Trim  Baseboard Trim and Scotia Molding
     
    25. Disassemble Wall Section and Recycle for Reuse
     
    Learning Target: I can disassemble my wall section and organize building materials and fasteners for future use, using a pry bar, power drill, and other necessary hand tools.
     
    Demo Tools  Recycle Building Materials for Reuse
     
     
    26. Wall Framing
    27. Large and Small Hole Repair
     
    28. Design and Drawing for Production
     
    Learning Target: I can research, design, and draw a product with dimensions, which can be produced in class, using grid paper and a pencil. 
     
    29. Phone Charging Rack
     
    Learning Target: I can process and assemble a product according to engineering plans, using a hole saw, power drill, multitool, wood glue, and clamps. 
     
    Orthographic Drawing  Finished Product
     
     
    At a later time... PVC Plumbing
     
    Learning Target: I can measure, cut, clean, and adhere and assemble a PVC plumbing loop.
     
     
     
     PVC Pipe Heart Building Large Heart