Name: Meegan Veeder-Shave
Subject: 7th grade Clothing
Phone: 845-298-5200 x21125
Welcome to Clothing, I would like to expose my students to the wonderful world of fibers and sewing. It is chockful of exciting applications and also has more day to day pertinence in the realm of doing laundry and being able to make small repairs to clothing. I would like my students to feel comfortable mending and have an experience while creating a useful household item (or two).
A Cornell graduate in Biomedical textiles who originally was a protective clothing specialist with the
navy and had to switch careers due to severe allergies, I've enjoyed teaching mostly middle school children for the past 20 years. I am married and have 2 daughters (12 and 14) We live in a farmhouse that we are restoring.We have surrounded ourselves with a bunny, chickens, 3 cats, a flock of sheep for wool and 3 dogs. I am also an avid quilter, seamstress and painter. US
Generally speaking, there very little homework over the 10 weeks that may require after-school attention and one is the laundry assignment, where students will be responsible for doing 5 loads of laundry. Do not worry if you're hesitant about them washing your clothing, it can be only the laundry that they use- clothing, sheets, towels etc.. SO if they make any mistakes, it is with their own clothes.
Before participation in certain labs, all required work must be done as it is necessary to see that the student understand techniques or safety issues, if the work is not complete, the student may forfeit his/her opportunity to participate in that lab. Therefore it is essential that the student budget his/her time and finish assignments in a timely fashion.
Also since advanced notice is given for all assignments (mostly up to 10-14 days), it is assumed that the assignments will be turned in when the student returns to school. Any late work may be turned in but will have penalty points taken off for the lateness. Thank you.
Please feel free to email me with any questions. I have posted the important handouts and homeworks on this web site.You may also call the school 298-5200 x 21125. Thank you.