Tuhela, Edward J

December 8 to 12

Monday December 8
 
1.  Collect homework.
2.  Inventory holiday centerpieces and set up for plant sales.
3.  Review salesmanship for plant sales.
 
Tuesday, December 9
1.  Students will sell holiday arrangements at  the school.
2.  Students will take a beginning inventory and an ending inventory.
3.  The cash box must balance.
4.  Students will  try to recruit students.
 
Wednesday December 10
1.  Explain assignment for opportunity day.
2.  Make a three candle arrangement for the rest of the plant sales.
 
Thursday December 11
1.  Opportunity Day
 
Friday December 12
1.  Solon plant sale - see December 9 

Week of August 25 to 29

Monday - Staff Day, no school for students.

 
Tuesday - First day, explain class rules, go over forms and fill out.  Give facility tour. Ice Braker activities.
 
Wednesday - Student Learning Objective pre-test.
 
Thursday - Tour outside lab, tour barn and discuss how to get and put away tools and equipment.  Demonstrate weeding.  Have students weed beds around building in front.
 
Friday - Demonstrate bed edging.  Have students continue to weed and edge beds in front.  Seniors can start to mow grass. 


 

Week of September 1 to 5

Monday - Holiday
 
Tuesday - Work Project  - Cevec
1.  Students will talk to Bob Ross about what he hopes the installation will look like.
2.  Students will strip out sod.
3.  Students will fill in with old sod snow plow damage.
 
Wednesday
 
1.  Students will discuss walk behind mower safety.
2.  Students will take walk behind mower safety test - 100% needed to pass.
3.  Students will discuss pruning safety issues.
4.  Students will take pruning safety test. 100% needed to pass.
5.  Students will practice using walk behind mowers.
 
Thursday
 
1.  Students will practice using walk behind mowers.
2.  Students will edge beds and weed beds.
 
Friday Work Project - Maholick
 
1.  Students will identify and cut back perennials.
2.  Students will thin out perennials.
 
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September 6 to 10

Monday, September 6
1.  Students will discuss the zero turn mower safety and use.
2.  Students will take the zero turn mower safety test and need a 100% to pass.
3.  Collect homework.
4.  Assign zero turn mower homework.
 
Tuesday, September 16 - Work project - Mrs. Russo
1.  Students will edge all beds in the.
 
Wednesday, September 17
1.  Students will an identification test on trees #1.
2.  Students will study trees #2.
3.  Students will practice mowing with the various mowers.
 
Thursday, September 18
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Students will be shown how to clean out the pond.
4.  Students will clean out the pond and filtration system.
 
Friday, September 19 - Work Project - Mrs. Maholick
1.  Students will be shown how to dig a drainage ditch from the horse stall to the field.
2.  Students will b e shown how to slope the drain.
3.  Students will dig the drainage ditch.

October 6 to 10

Monday, October 6
1.  Students will learn how to use the safety devices on the tractor.
2.  Students will take a safety test and get a 100% to pass.
3.  Collect Homework.
4.  Assign tractor homework.
 
Tuesday, October 7-  Work Project - Mrs. Shannon
1. Students will divide perennials.
2.  Student will clean bed so it looks like it was not disturbed.
 
Wednesday, October 8
1.  Students will take tree id test #5.
2.  Students will learn about deciduous shrub #1
3.  Students will plan a pattern for traffic and parking for fall fest.
 
Thursday, October 9
1.  Virtual Learning.
2.  Students will set up the parking lot for fall fest.
 
Friday, October 10
1.  Students will set up the parking and hay ride for fall fest.
2.  I will drive the tractor to check to see if the whole thing works.
3.  Corrections will be made.
 

September 22 to 26

1.  Students will discuss plant taxonomy.  Students will understand the parts of a scientific name and how to punctuate it.
2.  Collect homework.
3.  Assign taxonomy homework.
 
Tuesday, September 23 - Work Project - Progressive Insurance
1.  Students will remove annuals from the front display bed.
 
Wednesday, September 24
1.  Students will take the identification test trees #2
2.  Students will go over and discuss trees #3.
3.  Students weed and edge the front beds.
 
Thursday, September 25
1.  Holiday
 
Friday, September 26 Work Project - Adopt a beech
1.  Students will take various measurements including water ph, phosphorus, wave height and sand composition. 
2.  Students will record these on the adopt a beech web site.
3.  Students will pick up trash.

September 29 to October 3

Monday, September 29
1.  Students will discuss and instructed on the safety of the skid steer.
2.  Students will have to pass a safety test and get a 100% to pass.
3.  Collect homework.
4.  Assign skid steer assignment.
 
Tuesday, September 30 - Work Project - Progressive Insurance
1.  Students will be shown how to dig up ostrich ferns to be planted somewhere else.
2.  Students will dig up ostrich ferns.
3.  Students will safely put them into the truckett.
 
Wednesday, October 1
1.  Students will take the tree #4 identification test.
2.  Students will discuss deciduous shrubs #1.
3.  Students will practice mowing the grass.
 
Thursday September 2.
1. Virtual learning.
2.  Students will extend the irrigation lines to the new shrubs.
 
Friday, September 3 - Work Project - Mrs. Maholick
1.  Students will cut back perennials in the perennial beds
2.  Students will weed eat the horse arena.
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October 13 to October 17

Monday October 13
1.  Assign Scag outline #1.
2.  Collect homework.
3.  Students will review mower safety procedures.
4.  Students will mow the grass.
5.  Students will trim the edge lines and ditches.
 
Tuesday, October 14 - work project Mrs. Withrow
1.  Students will edge back beds.
2.  Students will blow pine needles off of neighbors driveway.
3. Students will move the pile of leaves.
 
Wednesday, October 15
1.  Students will study and discuss deciduous trees #4.
2.  Students will repair a leek in the water fall in the pond.
 
Thursday October 16
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Students will dig out 2 shrubs that died and discuss possible reasons for their death.
 
Friday, October 17
1.  Holiday

Monday October 20 to Friday October 24

Monday, October 20
1.  Collect homework.
2.  Assign Scag part .
3.  Prepare for District 3 FFA Landscape Competition.
4.  Detail procedures and rules.
5.  Break students up and review for competition.
 
Tuesday, October 21 - work project - Gate Mills Arboretum
1.  Students will clear storm damage off walking paths.
2.  Students will cut up logs into small pieces and stack by library.
3.Students will show and discuss what is an arboretum.
 
Wednesday, October 22
1.  Student will review and take id test deciduous trees #4.
2.  Students will review for competition.
 
Thursday, October 23
1.  Students will travel to Holden Arboretum and take part in the District 3 FFA Landscape Competition.
2.  Students will see the arboretum.
3.  Students will meet students from horticulture programs from other schools.
 
Friday, October 24 - work project - Mrs. Maholick
1.  Students will cut back daylilies.
2.  Students will weed the horse arena.
3.  Students will cut down a maple tree following safety protocols.

October 27 to October 31

Monday, October 27
1.  Collect homework.
2.  Students will be shown different types of leaf arrangements.
2.  Students will find examples of each type.
3.  Students will mow grass.
4.  Students will come up with a plan to efficiently remove leaves from the property.
 
Tuesday, October 28 - work project - Mrs. Baer
1.  Students will measure the house and property for a design project this winter.
2.  Students will interview the client and see exactly what she wants in her  landscape design.
 
Wednesday, October 20
1. Students will discuss and be shown examples of id shrub #1.
2.  Students  will weed out and formerly edge the rest of the front bed.
 
Thursday, October 30
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Students will put their leaf removal plan into practice.
 
Friday, October 31-work project - Mrs. Russo
1. Students will edge left bed.
2.  Students will clean out and put the vegetable garden to bed for winter.
3.  Students will diagnose possible problems the celery had.
 

November 3 to November 7

Monday, November 3
1. Assign Plan of the Plant part 1.
2.  Discuss ph and its components.
3.  Students will finish planting the Chagrin Valley plants.
 
Tuesday, November 4
1.  Holiday.
 
Wednesday, November 5
1.  Review id deciduous shrubs #1.
2.  Give id deciduous shrubs #1 test.
3.  Discuss deciduous shrubs #2.
4.  Students will winterize front pond and water fall.
 
Thursday, November 6
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Students will be shown how to measure square footage.
3.  Students will measure square footage and calculate the amount of organic matter for the vegetable garden.
 
Friday, November 7 - work project - Mrs. Koahler
1.  Students will cut back hosta and peonies.
2.  Students will remove leaves from entire property.
3.  Students will follow safety procedures.

November 10 to November 14

Monday, November 10
1.  Collect homework.
2.  Assign Plan of the Plant part 2.
3.  Conduct ph lab.  Students will measure ph in soil samples and follow lab handout.
4.  Students will mow grass.
5.  Students will weed eat bed lines and ditches.
 
Tuesday, November 11 - work project - Mrs. Davis
1.  Students will organize themselves into three crews and come up with a plan including safety protocols to removes leaves in their zone.
2.  Students will put their plan into action.
 
Wednesday, November 12
1.  Review deciduous shrubs #2.
2.  take deciduous shrub #2 test.
3.  Students will discuss deciduous shrubs #3.
4.  Students will finish winterizing the pond, figuring square footage and mowing grass.
 
Thursday, November 13
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Students will identify invasive species in the prairie and remove them.
 
Friday, November 14 - work project - Stillman Estate
1.  Students will be shown how the owner created his fortune - with snow plows.
2.  Students will winterize the patio area.
3.  Students will prune shrubs around patio/pool area.

November 17 to November 21

Monday, November 17
1.  Collect Homework.
2.  Assign Lawn Calendar outline.
3.  Students will discuss macronutrients in fertilizer.
4.  Students will clear snow with the skid steer.
5.  Students will learn and demonstrate proper salting technique.
 
Tuesday, November 18 - work project - Mr. Shannon
1.  Students will clear leaves from the back yard.
2.  Students will turn an old perennial garden to get ready for spring planting.
 
Wednesday, November 19
1.  Students will review deciduous id shrubs #3.
2.  Students will take deciduous shrub id test #3.
3.  Students will come up with a plan to rework the storage of hand tools in barn.
4.  Students will clear snow with the skid steer and by hand.
5.  Students will salt walks.
 
Thursday, November 20.
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Students will cut up white fir that fell in the back.
3.  Students will review and then demonstrate safety with the saws.
 
Friday, November 21 - work project - Stillman Estate
1.  Students will prune old lilacs.
2.  Students will rake out and finish the perennial gardens. 

November 24 to November 28

Monday, November 24
1.  Collect Homework.
2.  Students will hear a guest speaker .  Jon Van Wagnor, a past students will talk about how important it is to try hard in this class.
 
Tuesday, November 25 - work project - Mrs. Russo
1.  Students will clear a tree that fell across the clients compost pile.
2.  Students will review and follow all safety rule.
 
Wednesday, November 26
1.  Holiday.
 
Thursday, November 27
1.  Holiday.
 
Friday, November 27
1.  Holiday.

December 1 to December 5

Monday, December 1
1.  Assign Hiring a snow removal professional outline.
2.  Demonstrate how to make a kissing ball.
3.  Explain the procedure for dealing with greens.
4.  Start making kissing balls.
 
Tuesday, December 2
1.  Complete making kissing balls.
 
Wednesday, December 3
1.  Demonstrate how to decorate a kissing ball.
2.  Have students decorate their kissing balls.
 
Thursday, December 4
1.  Clean building for holiday open house.
2.  Set out kissing balls in a nice display.
3.  Pick u[ and clean up outside around the building.
 
Friday, December 5
1.  Holiday Open House.
2.  Students will great customers and show them around.
3.  Students will restock the kissing ball area.

December 15 to 19

Monday December 15
1.  West Geauga Plant Sale - see December 9
 
Tuesday December 16
1.  Aurora Plant Sale - see December 9
 
Wednesday December 17
1.  Beachwood Plant Sale - See December 9
 
Thursday December 18
1.  Chagrin Plant Sale - See December 9
 
Friday December 19
1.  Students  will sort out holiday arrangements supplies and put away.
2.  Students will organize the barn and sweep it out.
3.  Students will catch up on their FFA record books.

January 5 to 9

Monday January 5
1.  Students will organize the barn tool storage space.
2. Students will come up with a plan to increase the storage space.
 
Tuesday, January 6
1.  Student will hang up the new storage devices in the barn.
 
Wednesday, January 7
1.  Students will hang up and put away the tools with the new storage system.
2.  Students will inventory the tools.
 
Thursday, January 8
1.  Snow Day
 
Friday, January 9
1. Snow Day

January 12 to 16

Monday, January 12
1.  Students will define landscape design.
2.  Students will learn how to read a scale.
3.  Students will start a scale measuring laboratory.
 
Tuesday, January 13
1.  Students will learn how to use a sale to enlarge a drawing.
2.  Students will discuss different drawing techniques.
 
Wednesday, January 14
1.  Students will be given drawing #1.  The different views will be discussed.
2.  Students will enlarge drawing #1.
 
Thursday, January 15
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Students will learn how to center a drawing.
3.  Students will start drawing #2.
4.  Students will complete drawing #2 

January 19 to 22

Monday January 19
1.  Holiday
 
Tuesday, January 20
1.  Show students the different thicknesses of lines and what to do with them.
2.  Students will start Drawing #3.
 
Wednesday January 21
1.  Students will finish drawing #3.
 
Thursday, January 22
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Students will learn and be demonstrated to the correct techniques how to remove snow with the tractor and the skid steer.
3.  Students will discuss the different deicers on the market and how to use them.
4.  Students will use the proper deicer on the walks and by barn to melt snow wwitht he goal of zero tolerance.
 
Friday, January 23
1.  Students will cut up a tree that fell across the road.
2.  Students will use the proper safety gear.
3.  Students will show respect for the equipment.
 

January 26 to 29

Monday, January 26
1.  In service         
 
Tuesday January 27
1.  Interview day
 
Wednesday January 28
1.  Show and discuss insect identification #1.
2.  pass out directions for final landscape design project.
3.  Read and discuss in detail the scope of the project and what is expected.
4.  Discuss and demonstrate the schematics of the drawing.
 
Thursday, January 29
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Pass out the drawing paper and help to get the property centered and the existing hardscape and building are drawn.
 
Friday, January 30
1.  Finalize the property boarder, hardscapes, and buildings.

Febryary 2 to 6

Monday, February 2
1.  Assign pesticide Home work #1
2.  Discuss  bed design layout, traffic flow.  Show examples of each. 
3.  Students will start to sketch out beds and paved areas.
 
Tuesday, February 3
1.  Continue to have the students design the beds and paved areas.
 
Wednesday, February 4
1.  Review insect id #1
2.  Give insect id #1 quiz.
3.  Discuss and show examples of insect if #2.
4.  Continue to design beds and paved areas.
 
Thursday, February 5
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Finish up the beds and paved area design phase.
 
Friday, February 6
1.  Discuss how to use a wholesale nursery catalogue.
2.  Discuss what is wholesale.
3.  Discuss and show examples of plant placement and use. 

February 9 to 13

Monday, February 9
1.  Collect homework
2.  Assign insect #2
3.  Discuss what is involved in the pesticide applicators test and what we are going to do.
 
Tuesday, February 10
1.  Students will start to choose plant material find place in design.
 
Wednesday, February 11
1.  Review insects for insect id quiz #2.
2.  Give insect id quiz #2.
3.  Continue to place plant material into design.
 
Thursday, February 12
1.  Students will take web exam Landscape Systems and Management.
 
Friday, February 13
1.  See 2/10.  

February 16 to 20

Monday, February 16
1.  Holiday
 
Tuesday, February 17.
1.  Students will finish up placing plants in their designs.
 
Wednesday, February 18
1.  Students will have a catch up day to finish up any problems in their designs so far.
 
Thursday, February 19
Work-Project Gardener
1.  Students will cut down a tree that fell on a garage.
2.  Students will wear full safety gear.
 
Friday, February 20
1.  Joe Hayes will address the class on the importance of college and making good early career decisions.  

February 23, 2015 to February 27, 2015

Monday, February 23
1.  Snow Day
 
Tuesday, February 24
1.  Assign pesticide applicators packet pamphlet.
2.  Discuss placement of lighting on the design.
3.  Start to place lighting on the design.
 
Wednesday, February 25
1.  Discuss the importance of healthy plans to resist pest damage.
2.  Continue to draw landscape lighting.
 
Thursday, February 26
1.  Demonstrate how to calculate top soil and mulch needs and amounts.
2.  Students will determine square footage and determine how much mulch, top soil and hardscape goods are needed and come up with a price.
 
Friday, February 27.
1.  Send off Aurora 8th grade Excel Day.
2.  Continue with mulch calculations.
3,  Demonstrate how to remove a battery from a skid steer.

March 2 2015 to March 6 2015

Monday, March 2
1.  Collect homework.
2.  Assign Personal Protection Equipment homework.
3.  Discuss and demonstrate how to draw the final drawing.
 
Tuesday, March 3
1.  Students will visit DTR and Associates.
2.  Students will view how a high end professional landscape firm uses computers to draw landscape designs.
 
Wednesday, March 4
1.  Students will discuss broadleaf weeds with herbicide use.
2.  Students will each get one sheet of vellum.
3.  Students will start the final tracing.
 
Thursday, March 5
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Students will continue the final tracing and answer key.
 
Friday, March 6
1.  Students will have Joe Hayes as a guest speaker.
2.  Students will discuss the importance of college or any additional education or training after high school.

March 9 to March 13

Monday, March 9
1.  Collect homework.
2.  Assign OPS Chapter 1
3.  Show how to start the final vellum drawing.
 
Tuesday, March 10
1.  Continue the final drawing.
 
Wednesday, March 11
1.  Continue final drawing.
 
Thursday, March 12.
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Continue final drawing.
 
Friday, March 12
1.  Finish final drawing.

March 16 to March 20

Monday, March 16
1.  Collect Homework
2.  Assign APC Chapter 4
3.  Discuss how pesticides escape into the environment the damage they can do. 
 
Tuesday, March 17
1.  Students will cut the phragmoites down in the compost pile.
2.  Students will discus what an invasive plant is and see the damage it can cause.
 
Wednesday, March 18
1.   Students will finish cutting down the phragmoites down and rake it into two large piles.
2.  Students will collect all the garbage from the area.
 
Thursday, March 19
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Students will haul out the piles of phragmoites with the tractor and skid steer.
 
Friday march 20
1.  Students will collect the winter refuse from under the willow trees.
2.  Students will rake up the snow plow damage.

March 23 to March 26

Monday, March 23
1.  Collect homework.
2.  Set up the obstacle course for competition and have all students practice their skills with the ZTR and Walk Behind.
 
Tuesday, March 24
1.  Demonstrate the sod laying and irrigation installation part of competition and have all students practice the practicum.
 
Wednesday, March 25.
1.  The competition students will travel to Tolles Tech and take the FFA State Landscape Finals Competition.
2.  Students will take part in 6 practicums.
3.  Students will meet the top 8 programs from around the state and meet the students.
4.  Students will meet industry people from around the state.  They will be judged from them and have a chance to meet and talk to them.
 
Thursday, March 26
1.  See March 25
 
Friday, March 27
1.  The students will travel to several schools and deliver the Plant of the Month.
2.  Students will represent us and hand the plants to the  receptionist.
3.  Students will explain the care of the plant.
   

April 6 to April 10

Monday, April 6
1.  Teacher inservice.
 
Tuesday, April 7
Work Project - Mrs. Maholick
1.  Students will grade a horse arena so water flows away from horse stalls.
2.  Students will follow the contour of the land to achieve grade.
 
Wednesday, April 8
1.  Students will discuss needled evergreens #1.
2.  Students will clean up toe front pond and take an inventory of what is still alive in it.
3.  Students will discuss the causes of the plant and animal life.
 
Thursday, April 9
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Students will start to put a fresh edge on the beds.
3.  Students will collect all winter refuse.
 
Friday, April 10
Work Project - Mrs. Russo
1.  Students will prune the forsythia.
2.  Students will remove the invasive plants from the perennial garden.
3.  Students will cut up a tree that fell this winter.
4.  Students will review and follow all safety procedures.

April 13 to April 17

Monday, April 13
1.  Assign Mixing and Loading pesticide outline.
2.  Review for the pesticide applicators test.
3.  Explain expectations for the trip for the test.
 
Tuesday, April 14
 
Work Project - Gates Mills Arboretum
1.  Students will introduce themselves to the garden club ladies.
2.  Students will repair the trails from the winter wash out.
3.  Students will put down the erosion fabric, layer it with clay, then layer the top with screenings.
4.  Students will thank the garden club ladies.
 
Wednesday, April 15
1.  Students will take the Commercial Pesticide Applicators core and 6A test.
2.  Students will represent gates Mills Environmental Center and Excel Tecc.
3.  The test should take 2 1/2 hours.
 
Thursday, April 16
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Students will change the oil and oil filters in the walk behind mowers.
3.  Students walk gap and change the spark plugs in the walk behind mowers.
4.  Students will follow all safety procedures.
 
Friday, April 17
Work Project - Mrs. Maholick
1.  Students will rake out the perennial beds.
2.  Students will blow leaves from back yard.
3.  Students will move bedding in the horse arena.

April 20 to April 24

Monday, April 20
1.  Collect homework.
2.  Assign How to do Preventive maintenance.
3.  Discuss how to tune up a zero turn mower.
4.  Change the oil and replace the spark plugs in the 2 ZTR'S
4.  Remove the blades to be sharpened.
 
Tuesday, April 21
Work project - Sister Mehling
1.  Students will bring sister's flower pots out from winter storage,
2.  Students will prune down the Japanese Holly.
3.  Students will rake the side yard.
 
Wednesday, April 22
1.  Students will discuss annuals #1
2.  Students will replace spark plugs and air filters in all two cycle equipment.
 
Thursday, April 23
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Students will change oil, clean air filters, grease grease fittings, check power steering fluid and check coolant in the tractor and skid steer.
 
Friday, April 24
Work Project - Mrs. Maholick
1.  Students will prune shrubs off electric fence in horse arena.
2.  Students will limb up two sugar maple trees.
3.  Students will follow all safety protocol.

April 27 to May 1

Monday, April 27
1.  Collect homework.
2.  Assign Back hoe Operation.
3.  Students will discuss the use and safety of the back hoe.
4.  Students will take a safety test on the back hoe.  100% needed to pass.
5.  The back ho will be demonstrated.
 
Tuesday, April 28
Work Project - Mrs. Withroe
1.  Students will hear her explain designing with single stem service berries.
2.  Students will take up an old patio and neatly stake rocks.
3.  Student will clean up back shrub boarder.
 
Wednesday, April 30
1.  Students will review annuals #1.
2.  Students will take annuals #1 identification test.
3.  Students will discuss annuals #2
4.  Students will fire up the mowers and test them out for the year.
 
Thursday, April 30
1.  Students will check air pressure in all tires.
2.  Students will trim front ditches.
3.  Students will mow front lawns.
 
Friday, May 1
Work project - Beech
1.  Students will volunteer for a beech project under the direction of Diane Yerrick.
2.  Student will pick up trash and weigh it.
3.  Students will test lake Erie for e coli.
4.  Students will test the wave heights.
5.  Students will the ph of Lake Erie.
6.  Students will count all animals.
7.  All of this will be recorded.

May 4 to May 8

Monday, May 4
1.  Collect Homework.
2.  Assign Bill Gates outline.
3.  Students will do a soil test of various soils on the property.
4.  Students will test for nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.
5.  Students will make recommendation for different plant material based on their results.
 
Tuesday, May 5
Work Project - Mrs. Withroe
1.  Students will repair a dry layed stone wall in the front yard.
2.  Students will edge back beds.
3.  Students will relay a rock drainage channel.
 
Wednesday, May 6
1.  Students will review annuals #2
2.  Students will take annuals #2 identification test.
3.  Students will discuss perennials #1.
4.  Students will clean out front pond.
 
Thursday, May 7
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Students will cut down the prairie.
 
Friday, May 8
work - project - Mrs. Kaelor
1.  Students will mulch front beds to a 2 inch depth.
 

August 17 to 21

Monday, August 17
1.  attendance
2.  tour
3.  handouts
4.  Rules and expectations
5.  meet and greet
 
Tuesday, August 18
1.  Show where hand tools are stored.
2.  Explain expectation for storage and clean up.
3.  Demonstrate the use of shovels, spades, leaf rakes, hard rakes.
4.  Demonstrate how to spade edge a bed.
5.  Demonstrate how to remove a weed and tell it apart from a desirable -plant.
 
Wednesday, August 19
1.  Review expectations for a formal class lesson.
2.  Review course rules and expectations.
3.  Demonstrate the use and safety of the string trimmer.
4.  Demonstrate and show the rules for handling gasoline.
5.  Give string trimmer safety test.  100$% needed to pass.
 
Thursday August 20
1.  Review String trimmer.
2.  Trim ditches and trees.
3.  Continue to weed and edge beds.
 
Friday, August 21
1.  Continue to rotate through to trim beds trees and ditches.
2.  Continue to edge and weed beds.

August 24 to 28

Monday, August 24
1.  Introduce the backpack blower.
2.  Demonstrate the use and safety of the back pack blower.
3.  Give safety test.  100% needed to pass.
4.  Introduce the homework assignment.  Explain expectations.  Poison Ivy outline.
5.  Continue to trim ditches and beds.
6.  Continue to weed and edge beds.
 
Tuesday, August 25.
Work project Mrs. Maholick
1.  Students will be given the purpose and expectations on how to act on a work project.
2.  Students will be given daylily beds and taught how to cut them back.
3.  Students will use string trimmer in the horse arena.
 
Wednesday, August 26
1.  Students will be told the reason and expectations of the plant identification lessons and tests.
2.  Students will see and discuss Deciduous trees #1.
3.  Students will continue to weed beds and edge beds.
 
Thursday, August 27
1.  Students will all be ex0plainied virtual learning.
2.  The virtual learners will go to the computers.
3.  Students will weed and edge beds.
 
Friday, August 28
Work project - Mrs. Russo
1.  Students will prune back forsythia
2.  Student will edge back beds.
3.  Students will weed front beds.

Monday August 31 to Friday September 3

Monday September 31
1.  Collect Homework
2.  Assign String Trimmer outline/
3.  Discuss and demonstrate string trimmer use and safety.
4.  Give string trimmer safety test 100% needed to pass.
5.  Students will trim bed line and ditches.
 
Tuesday, September 1
Work Project - Mrs. Wilson
1.  Students will edge perennial beds.
2.  Students will dead head perennials. 
 
Wednesday September 2
1.  Students will take deciduous tree id test #1.
2.  Students will discuss and see deciduous trees #2.
3.  I will demonstrate a simple micro irrigation repair.
4. Students will repair the irrigation system in front.
 
Thursday, September 3
1.  Virtual Learning
2.  Students will practice edging, weeding, using string trimmer, repairing micro irrigation.
 
Friday, September 4
Work Project - Beech
1.  Students will measure water temperature, long shore current, wave height, wind speed and direction.
2.  Students will take an animal count, water craft count and a people count.
3.  Students will pick up, weigh and classify trash.
4.  Students will report this to the state.

Monday, September 7 to Friday, September 11

Monday, September 7
Holiday
 
Tuesday, September 8
Work Project Stitzman Estate
1.  Students will pick apples from the orchard.
2.  Students will view the reconstruction of the landscape around the estate and talk to the company doing the work.
 
Wednesday, September 9
1.  Review and take deciduous trees #2 id test.
2.  Students will discuss deciduous trees #3.
3.  Students will discuss the how to mulch.  I will demonstrate.
4.  Students will mulch the front beds.
 
Thursday, September 10
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Students will finish laying the 6 yards of mulch.

Mondqay, September 15 to Friday, September 18

Monday, September 14
Holiday
 
Tuesday, September 15
1.  Work Project - Holden Arboretum, University Circle Campus
1. Student swill view the various gardens and see the design cues.
2.  Students will practice plant identification.
 
Wednesday, September 16
1.  Students will review and take deciduous tree id test #3.
2.  Students will take apart the water fall.
 
Thursday, September 17
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Students will finish dismantling the water fall and stack stones behind the barn.
 
Friday, September 18
Work Project - Mrs. Maholick
1.  Students will cut back daylilies.
2.  Students will trim back growth in the horse arena.

Monday, September 21 to Friday, September 25

Monday, September 21
1.  Collect homework.
2.  Assign Scientific name outline.
3.  Students will discuss and practice writing scientific names.
4.  Students will cut grass and trim edge lines.
 
Tuesday, September 22
Work Project Progressive Insurance
1.  Students will dig out and remove 6 tree stumps.
2.  Students will roll up cut sod.
 
Wednesday, September 23
Holiday
 
Thursday, September 24
1.  Virtual learning. 
2.   Students will clean up the rain garden.
 
Friday, September 25.
1.  Students will remove annuals on campus 2 by the customer call center.

Monday, September 28 to Friday October 2

Monday, September 28
1.  Students will discuss and see a demonstration on the midsize mower.
2.  Assign midsize mower homework.
3.  Students will prepare beds for mulch.
 
Tuesday, September 29
Work Project - Progressive Insurance
1.  Students will dig an irrigation trench along the policy building on campus #2.
 
Wednesday, September 30
1.  Discuss and see Deciduous trees #4.
2.  Students will  start to spread mulch.
 
Thursday, October 1
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Students will finish spreading mulch.
 
Friday, October 2
Work Project - Progressive Insurance
1.  Students will dig up old irrigation heads for repair.
 

Monday, October 5 to Friday, October 9

1.  Collect Homework
2.  Assign Tractor outline.
3.  Students will discuss and see a demonstration of tractor safety.
4.  Students will take a tractor safety test and get a 100% to pass.
5.  Students will cut grass and trim bed lines.
6.  Students sill cut grass with the tractor.
 
Tuesday, October 6
Work Project - Mrs. Withrow
1.  Students will cut back perennials
2.  Students will rake up white pine needles
 
Wednesday, October 7
1.  Students will take Deciduous tree id test #4.
2.  Students will discuss and see deciduous shrubs #1
3.  Students will pull out of storage all sup[plies for fall fest, and take inventory.
 
Thursday, October 8
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Students will map out the hay ride crowed control and the parking protocol.
3.  Students will start to set up the parking and hay ride.
 
Friday, September 9
1.  Students will finish setting up the hay ride and parking lot.
2.  Students will test each.

Monday, October 12 to Friday, October 16

1.  Collect homework.
2.  Take down the hay ride and parking.
 
Tuesday, October 13
Work Project - Gates Mills Arboretum
1.  Students will clean up paths.
2.  Students will mulch paths.
 
Wednesday, October 14
1.  Students will take deciduous shrub id test #1.
2.  Students will discuss deciduous shrubs #2
3.  Students will cut grass and trim edges and ditches.
 
Thursday, October 15
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Students will cut down a tree following proper safety protocols.
 
Friday, October 16
Holiday

Monday, October 19 to Friday, October 23

Monday, October 19
teacher inservice
 
Tuesday, October 20
Work Project - Mrs. Withrow
1.  Students will blow leaves out of back beds.
2.  Students will mow front lawn.
 
Wednesday, October 21
1.  Students will have  deciduous trees id test #2
2.  Students will study for the district 3 FFA landscape competition.
 
Thursday, October 22
1.  Students will go to Youngstown to take the FFA district 3 landscape test.
2.   Students will view the gardens of Fellowship Riverside Gardens.
3.  Students will meet students from other schools in the district.
 
Friday, October 23
Work project - Mrs. Maholick
1.  Students will cut down perennials.
2.  Students will limb up a tree.
3.  Students will create a drainage ditch in front of the horse stalls.

Monday, October 26 to Friday, October 30

Monday, October 26
1.  Students will discuss and see a demonstration of skid steer safety.
2.  Students will take the skid steer safety test. 100% is needed to pass.
3.  Assign skid steer outline.
4.  Students will practice maneuvering the skid steer.  
 
Tuesday, October 27
work Project - Mrs. Withroe
1.  Students will blow and rake leaves from the entire yard.
 
Wednesday, October 28
1.  Discuss and see deciduous shrubs #3.
2.  Students will cut grass and trim bed lines.
3.  Students will move branches from the compost pile with the tractor and skid steed.
 
Thursday, October 29
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Students will finish moving branches out of the compost pile with the tractor and skid steer.
 
Friday, October 30.
work project - Sister Mary Meilhing
1.  Students will spread lucky stone.
2.  Students will move flower pots to winter storage.
3.  Students will remove a tree.
4.  Students will blow and rake all leaves.

Monday, November 2 to Friday, November 6

Monday, November 2
1.  Collect homework
2.  Assign Operating Skid Steer Loader outline.
3.  Discuss Varieties and uses of turf grass.
4.  Students will rake and blow leaves from the front yard.
 
Tuesday, November 4
work project - Mrs. Manning
1.  Students will build a dry laid retaining wall with flat stone.
2.  Students will dig out the foundation.
 
Wednesday, November 4
1.  Students will take deciduous shrubs #3 id test.
2.  Students will discuss and see deciduous shrubs #4.
3.  Students will repair the irrigation system.
4.  Students will apply deer repellant to the plants.
 
Thursday, October 5
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Students will cut grass and trim beds.
3.  Students will prepare the irrigation system for winter.
 
Friday, November 6
work project - Mrs. Manning
1.  Students will prepare the base for the wall and firm it. 
Monday, November 9
1.  Collect homework.
2.  Assign 8 species of turf.
3.  Students will continue to excavate for drainage trench.
4.  Students will outline contour of pond.
 
Tuesday, November 10
work project - Mrs. Davis
1.  Students will clean leaves from back yard using several methods appropriate to the day and weather.
 
Wednesday, November 11
1.  Students will review deciduous shrub id #3.
2.  Students will take id test.
3.  Students will discuss and see deciduous shrub id #4.
 
Thursday, November 12
1.  Students will continue to excavate drainage.
2.  Students will continue to outline contour of pond.
 
Friday, November 13
work project
1.  Students will continue to stack up stone on the retaining wall.                                                  

Monday November 16 to Friday November 20

 Monday, November 16
1.  Collect homework
2.  Assign "Lawn Chemicals, an Overview" outline.
3.  Discuss lawn fertilization.
4.  Continue to finalize pond.
5.  Collect leaves.
6.  Continue to excavate and grade drainage ditch.
 
Tuesday, November 17
work project
1.  Continue to sort and stack stone on wall.
 
Wednesday, November 18
1.  Review deciduous shrubs #4
2.  Give deciduous shrub testy #4
3.  Demonstrate how to cut, clean glue and law pvc drainage tile.
4.  Students will measure, cut, gluer and law drainage tile in ditch.
 
Thursday, November 20.
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Students will backfill drainage ditch.
3.  Students will grade and mound soil for settling.
 
Friday, November 20
work project
1.  Students will continue to stack stone on wall.

Monday, November 16 to November 20

Monday, November 16
1.  Collect homework.
2.  Students will Discuss lawn area measurements.
3.  I will demonstrate lawn area measurements.
4.  Students will take measurements and calculate them
5.  Students will finalize pond.
6.  Students will clean up gutters.
 
Tuesday, November 17
work project
1.  Students will start the top cap stone layer on wall.
 
Wednesday, November 18
Holiday
 
Thursday, November 19
Holiday
 
Friday, November 20
Holiday

Monday, November 30 to Fridqay, December 4

Monday
1.  Explain about the Holiday Open House.
2.  Explain goals and expectations.
3.  Demonstrate how to make a kissing ball.
4.  Students will make kissing balls.
 
Tuesday
1.  Students will complete one kissing ball.
2.  Students will start a second kissing ball.
 
Wednesday
1.  Students will complete their second kissing ball.
2.  Students will decorate the kissing balls.
 
Thursday
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Students will their kissing bass and I will grade them.
3.  Students will display their kissing balls for sale.
 
Friday
1.  Students will great customers.
2.  Students will use salesmanship to sell items.
3.  Students will refresh display area.

Monday, December 7 to Friday, December 11

Monday
1.  Students will clean up after Open house.
2.  Students will refresh items.
3.  Students  will pack up and inventory items for school sales.
 
Tuesday
Solon Plant Sale
1.  Students will display items on table where the school tells us to set up.
2.  Students will be in uniform.
3.  Students will great customers and explain items and prices.
4.  Students will calculate totals and make change.
5.  Students will take inventory.
6.  Students will total money box and make sure it balances.
 
Wednesday
Aurora Plant sale
1.  See Solon
 
Thursday
Brush plant sale
1.  See Solon
 
Friday
1.  Take home assignment
2.  Students are to choose one medium duty pick up truck and research it.

Monday, December 14 to Friday, December 18

Monday
1.  Students will refresh items and take inventory.
2.  Students will get items ready for next batch of plant sales.
 
Tuesday
Orange Plant Sale
1.  see last Tuesday
 
Wednesday
Chagrin Plant Sale
1.  See last Tuesday.
 
Thursday
1. An explanation of the next state FFA Landscape Competition will be given.
2.  Expectations will be given.
3.  Students will student plants from the FFA list for Competition.
 
Friday
1.  FFA Day
2.  Students will eat.
3.  Students will make and take an arrangement.

Monday, December 21 to Friday, December 25

Monday
1.  Students will study plant identification for competition.
2. Students will go over sample test for the written part of the competition.
 
Tuesday
1.  Holiday
 
Wednesday
1.  Holiday
 
Thursday
1.  Holiday
 
Friday
1. Holiday

Monday, August 15 to Friday, August 19 2016

Monday, August 15
1.  Teacher inservice
 
Tuesday, august 16
1.  Introductions
2.  Rules and regulations
3.  Forms
4.  Attendance procedures
 
Wednesday, August 17
1.  Have students meet in correct place.
2.  Class rules
3.  Grade - homework, tests, lab final grade
4.  Attendance rules
5.  Demonstrate edging and weeding.
6.  Students will weed and edge the 2 front beds.
 
Thursday, August 18
1.  Team building activity.
2.  Continue to edge and weed.
 
Friday. August 19
1.  Clean and organize barn.
2.  Review outside protocols.
3.  Continue to edge and weed.

Monday, August 22 to Friday, August 26

Monday, August 22
1.  Students will be assignment first homework assignment.
2.  The homework procedure will be explained along with  expectations and due dates.
3.  The string trimmer will be explained, demonstrated and full safety use explained.
4.  Students will take string trimmer safety test.  100% needed to pass.
5.  Students will practice using safety gear and starting the sting trimmer.
 
Tuesday, August 23
Work Project - Mrs. Maholick (This marks the 30 consecutive year that Mrs. Maholick has allowed us to use her horse property to teach the students.)
1.  Students will clean the horse arena.
2.  Students will use the string trimmer to trim the horse arena, using full safety gear.
3.  Students will cut back day lilies.
4.  Students will learn what a perennial is.
5.  Students will learn fall perennial care.
 
Wednesday, August 24
1.  Students will be explained the procedure and expectations of the plant identification tests.
2.  Students will discuss and see trees #1.
3.  Students will practice using string trimmer in full safety gear.
4.  Students will edge and weed front beds.
 
Thursday, August 25.
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Students will practice using string trimmers in full safety gear.
3.  Students will weed and edge front beds.
4.  Students will be instructed on pond fish care.
5.  Students will learn how to feed the fish.
 
Friday, August 25
Work Project - Sister Mehling (this is the 5th consecutive year Sister Mehling has allowed us to use her yard to learn landscaping.)
1.  Students will prune boxwood.
2.  Students will prune out dead wood in a tree.
3.  students will repair a stone edge.
 

Monday, August 29 to Friday, September 2

Monday, August 29
1.  Collect homework.
2.  Assign Safety Precautions and Techniques.
3.  Demonstrate the use of and all safety precautions of the back pack blower.
4.  Give safety teat.  Students must pass with a 100%.
5.  Have students practice using all safety gear and starting the back pack blower.
6.  Have students lean how to wear the back pack blower.
 
Tuesday, August 30
Work Project - Mrs. Maholick
1.  Students will remove shrubs touching the electric fence in the horse arena. (The electric fence will be off)
 
Wednesday, August 31
1.  Review for Trees id #1.
2.  Give test procedure and expectations for test.
3.  Give tree id #1 test.
4.  Discus and show tree id #2.
5.  Turn over soil around pond for planting.
6.  Name new fish in pond.
7.  Feed fish.
 
Thursday, September 1.
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Weed eat ditches, and trim bed lines.
3.  Clean up branches form storm.
 
Friday, September 2
Work Project - Stizman Estate (Dennise Mastroangelo has been on my advisory commit and has allowed the student to practice landscaping skills  on the estate (with various owners) for over 30 years.)
1.  Students will pick apples.
2.  Students will practice plant id for competition in the new courtyard garden.
3.  Dennise will show and explain a career as an gardener/care taker of a large estate as a career option.
 

Monday, September 5 to Friday, September 9

Monday, September 5
1.  Holiday
 
Tuesday, September 6
Work Project -Euclid Beech
1.  Students will collect water samples and test for bacteria in the lake.
2.  Students will count people, water craft and planes in the area.
3.  Students will record wind speed, wind direction, and long shore current.
4.  Students will collect garbage and count out according to type.
5.  Dianne Yarick will record all information in national data base.
 
Wednesday, September 7
1.  review for plant id test.
2.  Explain FFA and the purpose of meeting.
3.  Describe each office.
4.  Hold elections for president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, and sargent of arms.
 
Thursday, September 9
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Weed eat all ditches and bed lines.
3.  Refresh mulch on beds.
 
Friday, September 9
Work project - Northern Career Institute
1.  Students will interview Mrs. Roserm to see what she needs ad desires in the installation of a new landscape in front of their new building.
2.  Students will use site measurement and triangulation techniques to record all measurements of the site.

Monday, September 12 to Friday September 16

1. Monday, September 12
1.  Collect Homework
2.  Assign The use of the Blower.
3.  Demonstrate the safety and use of the walk behind mower, push mower and stander.
4.  Give safety test.  100% needed for passage.
5.  Students will practice using the various mowers with full safety gear.
6.  Students will clean up new bed by greenhouse.
 
Tuesday, September 13
Work Project - Mrs. Valenza
1.  Students will remove all weeds on prepared bed.
2.  Students will grade bed.
3.  Students will remove old unwanted shrubs using proper safety techniques. 
 
Wednesday, September 14.
1.  Students will see and discuss tree id #3.
2.  Students will weed eat bed lines and ditches.
3.  Students will practice using various walk behind mowers with full safety gear.
4.  Students will continue to clean up new bed.
 
Thursday, September 15
1.  virtual learning.
2.  Students will practice plant id for competition.
3.  Students will practice using walk behind mowers with full safety gear.
 
Friday. September 16
Work Project - Mrs. Maholick
1.  Students will cut back daylilies.
2.  Students will edge hosta and astilbe bed.
3.  Students will learn how to identify daylilies, hosta and astilbe.

Monday, September 19 to Friday September 23

Monday, September 19
1.  Collect homework.
2.  Assign Scientific name homework.
3.  Demonstrate and discus the importance of scientific names and how to use them.
4.  Students will remove low hanging branches on oak trees on south end of property.
 
Tuesday, September 20
Work Project - Mrs. Valenze
1.  Students will place shrubs by learning how to read a landscape plan and measure out the distances.
2.  Students will plant the shrubs using proper safety gear.
3.  Students will learn how to cut a basket on a balled and burlaped tree, and remove burlap.
4.  Students will learn why this is important.
5.  Students will clean up the work site.
 
Wednesday, September 21
1.  Holiday
 
Thursday, September 22
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Students will use walk behind mowers and stander using full safety gear.
3.  Students will finish pruning low hanging dead limbs on oak trees on south side of property using full safety gear.
 
Friday, September 23.
Work Project - Mrs. Maholick
1.  Students will string trim horse arena.
2.  Students will remove an invasive Anemone canadense.

Monday, September 26 to Friday September 30

Monday, September 26
1.  Collect homework.
2.  Assign Stand on Mower.
3.  Students will review personal safety gear and onboard mower safety gear use.
4.  Students will dig an irrigation trench to front pond and sign.
5.  Students will lay 3/4" irrigation tubing in trench to feed front pond future irrigation system.
 
Tuesday, September 27
work Project - Valenze
1.  Students will move and grade 5 yards of topsoil in low areas in bed.
2.  Students will plant more plants.
3.  Students will visualize what 1 yard of topsoil is and try to estimate how far it will go.
4.  Students will see actual results on who is right.
 
Wednesday, September 29
1.  Review for tree id #3
2.  Give tree id #3 test.
3.  Discuss and show tree id #4.
4.  Work on irrigation line.
5.  Students will mow turf with walk behind mowers and stander using correct safety gear.
6.  Students will practice preoperation checks.
 
Thursday, September 29
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Students will finish the irrigation line project.
3.  Students will practice plant id for competition.
 
Friday, September 30
1.  Students will visit the Cleveland botanical Garden - Holden Arboretum to see what Mrs. Haydu does there.
2.  Students will visit the various display gardens.
3.  Students will talk to mark to discus various career options in the botanical garden field. 

Monday, October 3 to Friday, October 6

Monday, October 3
1. Holiday
 
Tuesday, October 4
1.  Work Project - Valenza
2.  Students will finish grading all bed areas.
3.  Students will complete planting all plants reading placement from the plan.
4.  Students will redo the edge.
5.  Students will prepare the property and clean up the work site.
 
Wednesday, October 5
1.  Hand out permission slips for both competitions.
2.  discuss the upcoming FFA District 3 competition we will host at Holden Arboretum
3.  Discuss student expectations.
4.  Review for tree id #4.
5.  give shrub id #4 test.
6.  Plant id for competition.
 
Thursday, October 6
1.  virtual learning.
2.  Discuss what Fall Fest is and student expectations.
3.  Set up parking area for fall fest.
4.  Discus procedure for parking cars and crowd control. Be firm but polite.
5.  Set up jay ride for fall fest.
6.  Explain procedures for hay ride.
 
Friday, October 7
1.  Set up for Fall Fest.
2.  See Thursday.

Monday, October 10 to Friday, October 14

Monday, October 1
1.  Describe competition.
2.  Describe expectations.
3.  Describe procedures.
4.  Practice the introduction to the ZTR.
 
Tuesday, October 11
work Project - Mrs. Valenza
1.  Students will measure out flat stone retaining wall.
2.  Students will describe safety procedures and safety gear.
3.  Students will start excavating for wall.
 
Wednesday, October 12
1.  Holiday.
 
Thursday, October 13
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Prepare for districts.
3.  Review evergreen plants material.
 
Friday, October 14
1.  NEOEA day.
 
 

Monday, October 17 to Friday, October 22

Monday, October 17
1.  Describe out of school assignment for Wednesday.
2.  Review safety protocol and safety gear for machinery use.
3.  Review for competition - deciduous trees.
 
Tuesday, October 18
Work Project - Mrs. Valenza
1.  Finish excavating for wall.
2.  Start to start base.
 
Wednesday, October 19
1.  Teacher In service.
 
Thursday October 20
1.  District 3 FFA Landscape competition - Holden Arboretum
2.  Students will participate in the competition.3.  Students will not cheat, and act  as young men to represent Excel Tecc.
3.  Students will meet fellow students and teacher from District 3.
4.  Student will experience Holden, the largest arboretum in the United States. 
 
Friday, October 21
Work Project - Mrs. Valenza
1.  Students will continue to work on the wall base.
 
 

Monday, October 24 to Friday October 28

Monday, October 24
1.  Staff Day
 
Tuesday, October 25
Work Project - Mrs. Valenza
1.  Finish compacting base
 
Wednesday, October 26
1.  Discuss shrub identification #1.
2.  Students will review proper safety protocol and mow the lawns.
3.  Students will check front shrubs for wind damage and take corrective pruning.
 
Thursday, October 27
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Students will collect as many different colors of leaves as possible.
2.  S6tudents will identify toe pigments involved.
3.  Students will discuss the chemical processes that are responsible for this.
 
Friday, October 28
Work Project - Mrs. Valenza
1.  Students will build base layer of wall.

Mnday, October 31 to Friday, November 4

Monday, October 31
1.  Assign Operating Instructions - Scag
2.  Students will put leaf screen over pond.
3.  Students will review blower safety.
4.  Students will blow leaves as a crew.
 
Tuesday, November 1
1.  Students will review for the Olympics.
2.  Truck and trailer, landscape maintenance equipment, landscape estimating, reading a plan.
 
Wednesday November 2
1.  Students will take shrub identification #1
2.  See November 1
3.  Students will review all school rules for Olympics and expectations.
 
Thursday, November 3
1.  Students will attend the first annul Ohio Nursery and Landscape Olympics.
2.  Students will partake in 8 events.
3.  Students will meet students and teachers from 18 Ohio landscape schools/programs.
4.  Students will represent Gates Mills Environmental Center and Excel Tech for the state.
 
Friday, November 4
1.  See November 3

Monday, November 7 to Friday, November 11

Monday, November 7
1.  Collect Homework 2.  Debrief the Olympics for all students.
3.  Stake tractor safety test.
4.  100% is needed to pass.
 
Tuesday, November 8
1.  Staff day.
 
Wednesday November 9
1.  Students will see and discuss shrub identification #2
2.  Students will review the tractor safety.
3.  Students will drive the tractor with proper shifting.
4.  Students will get rid of Fall Fest hay.
 
Thursday, November 10
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Students will continue to learn how to shift the tractor.
3.  Students will finish cleaning up the hay and put the breeze way back.
 
Friday, November 11
Work Project - Mrs. Valenza
1.  Students will continue to build the retaining wall.

Monday November 14 to Friday November 18

Monday November 14
1.  Collect homework.
2.  Assign Tractor Operation outline,.
3.  Explain and discuss the importance and use of the FFA meeting.
4.  Have a FFA meeting.
 
Tuesday, November 15
work project - Mrs. Valenza
1.  Finish main body of retain wall.
 
Wednesday, November 16
1.  Review deciduous shrubs #2.
2.  Take deciduous shrub id test #2.
3.   Prepare grounds for winter coil and store hose, remove irrigation timers and drain and store, remove pump from pond, remove leaves from gutters, clean sew grates from leaves and junk, etc.
 
Thursday, November 17
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Explain expectations for study for state FFA competition.
2.  Explain how to work the machinery for study.
3.  Explain the study procedure.
 
Friday, November 18
work project - Mrs. Valenza
1.  Put capstone on wall.
2.  grade soil in bed.
3.  Complete any final clean up.

Monday, November 21 to Friday, November 25

Monday, November 21
1.  Collect Homework2.  Prepare landscape for winter.
Final mowing, final lean clean up, clean gutters, secure barn, check all downspouts and sew grates.
 
Tuesday, November 22
work project - Sister Mary Mehiling
1.  Students will blow all leaves.
2.  Students will cut back all perennials.
3.  Students will complete all little winterizing jobs given by client.
 
Wednesday, November 23
1.  Thanksgiving break
 
Thursday, November 24
1.  Thanksgiving break
 
Friday, November 25
1.  Thanksgiving break

Monday, November 28 to Friday, December 2

 Monday, November 28
1.  Assign Holiday Outline.
2.  Explain and discuss the Holiday Open House and the plant sales in the weeks to follow.
3.  Demonstrate how to make a kissing ball.
4.  Explain clean up procedures.
5.  Students will start kissing balls.
 
Tuesday, November 29
work project - Mrs. Davis
1.  Students will remove leaves from the beds along the driveway.
2.  Students will blow/rake leaves in back yard down to ravine.
 
Wednesday, November 30
1.  Students will continue to make kissing balls.
2.  Students will be expected to finish one.
Thursday, December 1
1.  Students will test holiday lights.
2.  students will put lights on shrubs.
3.  Students will put lights on trellis.
4.  Students will put up large wreath.
 
Friday, December 2
Holiday Open House
1.  Students will make kissing balls.
2.  Students will great customers.
3.  Students will help customers make their selections and carry merchandise to cars.
 

mnoday, December 5 to Friday, December 9

Monday, December 5

1.  Assign holiday outline.
2.  Inventory what is left after openhouse.
3.  continue to make centerpieces for upcoming plant sales.
 
Tuesday, December 6
 
1. Continue to make centerpieces.
2.  Review the shrub identification.
 
Wednesday. December 7
1.  Give expectations as what to do at plant sales.
2.  Explain what to do at plant sales.
3.  Demonstrate inventory.
4.  Prepare for the Solon plant sale.
 
Thursday, December 8
 1.  Opportunity Day.
 
Friday, December 9
Solon Plant Sale
1.  Students will sell holiday things.
2.  Students will represent the Gates Mills Environmental Center.
3.  Studnets will recruit.
4.  Students will balance the cahs box (under my supervision)

Monday, December 12 to Friday, December 16

Monday, December 12

Aurora Plant sale.

1.  See 12/9.
 
Tuesday, December 13 
Eastlake North Plant Sale
1.  See 12/9
 
Wednesday, December 14
1.  Students will take an inventory.
2.  Students will decorate and finish what is left.
 
Thursday, December 15
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Students will start and finish one arrangement.
3.  Students will inventory and pack van for Friday.
 
Friday, December 16
Brush Plant Sale
1.  See 12/9 

Monday, December 19 to Friday, December 23

Monday, December 19
1.  Students will check outside for storm damage.
2.  Students will prune shrubs of storm damage.
3.  Students will repair snow plow damage.
 
Tuesday, December 20
1.  Students will visit the Cleveland Botanical Garden.
2.  Students will study the glass houses and view the tropical plants.
3.  Students will discuss the plan with Mark.
 
Wednesday, December 21
1.  Students will put away all holiday decorations.
2.  Students will finish storm damage repair.
 
Thursday, December 22
1.  Teacher day
 
Friday, December 24
holiday

Monday, January 2 to Friday, January 6

Monday, January 2
Holiday
 
Tuesday, January 3
Holiday
 
Wednesday, January 4
1.  Students will see and discuss deciduous shrub identification #3.
2.  Students will review pruning safety.
3.  Students will prune shrubs on south side of the property.
 
Thursday, January 5
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Students will continue to prune shrubs on south of property.
3.  Students will look for winter stress. 
 
Friday, January 6
Work Project - Gates Mills Elementary School
1.  Students will start to prune hedge along south of property.
2.  Students will cut up pruning for disposal.
3.  Students will clean site of leaves.

Monday, January 9 to Friday, January 13

Monday, January 9
1.  Assign ZTR comparison homework.
2.  Review landscape Design unit.
3.  Review how to read an engineer's scale.
4.  Practice reading an engineers scale on a plan.
 
Tuesday, January 10
1.  Quiz on engineer's scale.
2.  Review quiz.
3.  Students will remove invasive European buckthorn.
4.  Students will discuss the identification and danger of European buckthorn.
 
Wednesday, January 11
1.  All students will take the 100 question online test for part one of the State FFA Nursery and Landscape Competition.
 
Thursday, January 12
1.  Interview Day
 
Friday, January 13
1.  Students will prepare and study for the State FFA Nursery and Landscape Competition in Columbus Ohio.
2.  Students will understand all rules and expectations.

Monday, January 16 to Friday, January 20

Monday, January 16
1.  Students will travel to Columbus, Ohio to take part in the State FFA Nursery and Landscape competition.
2.  Students will visit the Green Industry Trade Show.
3.  Students will meet students from 30 different Landscape Tecc schools from around the state.
4.  Students will meet various industry leaders and see possible career opportunities.
 
Tuesday, January 17
1.  See 1/16
 
Wednesday, January  18
1.  Students will review Deciduous Shrubs #3.
2.  Students will take Deciduous Shrubs #3 test.
3.  Students will see and discuss Broadleaf Evergreens #1.
4.  Students will clean up winter damage around the front of the school before winter starts again.
 
Thursday, January 19
1. Nick Nowack from Davey tree will talk to the students about careers in the tree industry, and give them a pep talk about work ethics. 
2.  Nick will demonstrate how to climb a tree.
3.  Students will have the opportunity to climb the London Plane Tree with full gear.
 
Friday, January 20
Work-Project - Gates Mills Elementary School
1.  Students will prune a Chinese Elm hedge back to 6 feet.
2.   Students will clean up all winter snowplow damage.
3,  Students will understand that this is to repay Nick Radic for repairing our barn lights.

Monday, January 23 to January 27

Monday, January 23
1.  Assign Principals of Design writing assignment pages 1 to 6.
2.  Describe and demonstrate use of the scale and its purpose.
3.  Walk group through several practice.
3.  Students will do a variety of using the scale.
 
Tuesday, January 24
1.  Students will deliver the planter for the plant club.
2.  Students will inventory finished product and load vans.
3.  Students will hand deliver planters to the main offices.
4.  Students will introduce themselves to the office personnel and inform them of one major recent event that they did in class in the past month.
5.  Students will do them same to any available guidance counselor.
 
Wednesday, January 25
1.  Students will review Broadleaf evergreens #2
2.  Students will take identification test broadleaved evergreens #2.
3.  Students will see and discuss needled evergreens #1.
4.  Students will be introduced to the skidsteer operation and have a trial run.
 
Thursday, January 26
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Students will hear a speaker form ATI discuss the importance of college and  the available careers in turf management.
3.  Pay scale, needs, living standards will be discussed.
4.  Students will ask question related to the talk.
 
Friday, January 27.
Work Project- Gates Mills Elementary School
1.  Students will prune a hedge separating the school form a neighbor.
2.  Students will use proper safety procedures.
3.  Students will make proper pruning cuts.
4.  Students will maintain the hedge at 7 feet tall and 8 feet wide.
5.  The area will be cleaned up. 

Monday, January 30 to Friday, February 3

Monday, January 39
Snow Day
 
Tuesday, January 31
1.  Students well review tractor safety and use.
2.  Students will perform a pretrip safety check.
3.  Students will push snow from various areas of the parking lot.
4.  Students will observe the tractor operator and discuss was he can become more efficient.
5.  I will demonstrate how to apply a melting compound.  The various melting compounds will be discussed and shown.
6.  Students will apply melting compounds.
 
Wednesday, February 1
1.  Students will review Needled evergreens identification #1.
2.  Students will take needled evergreen identification test #1
3.  Students will view and discuss needled evergreens #2
4.  Students will review all landscape design equipment.
5.  The big landscape design project will be discussed.
6.  Students will draw the property lines and the residence on their own drafting paper.
 
Thursday, February 2
1.  virtual learning
2.  Students will continue to put in the residence and property lines.
 
Friday, February 3
work project - West Side Market
1.  Students will view the various fruits and vegetables.
2.  Students will try to identify as many as possible
3.  One of the venders will discuss where all of this comes from and the procedure to set up a display and sell the fruits and vegetables.
4.  The various careers of this part of the industry will be discussed.

Monday, February 6 to Friday, February 10

Monday, February 6
1.  Assign Basics of Landscape Design Pages 13 to 20.
2.  Collect homework.
3.  Discuss the elements of landscape design.
 
Tuesday, February 7
1.  Students will start to draw beds and access points on their designs.
 
Wednesday, February 8
1.  Students will review narrowleaf evergreen identification #2.
2.  Students will take narrrowleaf evergreen test #2.
3.  Students will start to place plant material in their designs.
 
Thursday, February 9
1.  Students will prepare fort the 8th grade do it assemblies.
2.  Students will continue to place plants on their design.
 
Friday, February 10
work project
1.  Students will cut up branches that have fallen into 18" pieces.
2.  Students will stake the wood in a proper pile.
3.  Students will follow all safety protocols.

Monday, February 13 to Friday, Febraury 17

Monday, February 13
1.  Collect Homework.
2.  Assign Soil Definitions part 1 outline.
3.  Students will discuss ph, what it is, what it does and why it is important.
3.  Students will check their plant choices for seasonal interest and parameter agreement.
 
Tuesday, February 14
1.  students will go to see the City Greenhouse.   
2.  Students will  take to the grower to discuss the plant choices.
3.  Students will study what a tropical plant is and its growing conditions.
 
Wednesday, February 15
1.  Students will review ph.
2.  Students will take a test on ph.
3.  Students will discuss fertilizer analysis, and its use.
 
Thursday, February 16
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Students will Perform a plant inventory on their drawings and make a final list of what is needed.

Monday, February 20 to Friday February24

Monday February 20
Holiday
 
Tuesday, February 21
Work Project - Stizman Estate
1.  Collect Homework.
2.  Assign Soil Definitions part 2 outline.
3.  Students will prune apple trees.
4.  Students will follow all safety protocols.
 
Wednesday, February 22
1.  Review fertilizer analyses.
2.  Give fertilizer test.
3.  Show how to figure square feet and cubic yards on design.
4.  Students will figure how many yards top soil and mulch they need on their designs.
 
Thursday, February23
1.  virtual learning
2.  I will demonstrate how to cut down a tree.
3.  I will model all safety gear and protocol.
4.  Students will cut down a dead ash tree following all safety protocol.
5.  Students will discuss why the ash tree died.
 
Friday, February 24
Work Project - Gates Mills Elementary School
1.  Students will remove more branches from shade trees that scrape the top of school busses.
 

Monday, February 27 to Friday, March 2

Monday, February 27
1.  Collect homework.
2.  Assign Small Engines part one.
3.  Discuss how to improve a bad soil.
4.  Students will finish the job of cutting down a tree.
 
Tuesday, February 28
Work Project - Gardener
1.  Students will cut up several trees that have fallen down.
2.  Students will stack the wood and branches behind the garage in a neat manner.
3.  Students will follow correct safety protocol
 
Wednesday, March 1
1.  Students will discuss Perennial Identification #1.
2.  Students will review how to use the skid steer.
3.  Students will continue to level the old building piles.
 
Thursday March 2
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Students will continue to level the old building piles with the tractor and the Skid steer.
 
 
Friday, March 3
Work project - Gardener
1.  Students will continue to cut up fallen trees and clean up the wood.

Monday, March 6 to Friday, March 9

 Monday, March 6
1.  Collect homework.
2.  Assign Small Engines #2.
3.  The students will discuss how to collect a soil sample for testing.
4.  Students will go outside and collect soil sample and label them for future testing.
 
Tuesday, March 7
Work Project - Seltzer Estate 
1.  Students will continue to prune the apple trees.
 
Wednesday, March 8
1.  Students will discuss perennial identification #1.
2.  Students will take Perennial #1 test.
3.  Students will see and discuss weed identification.
4.  Students will go to the high school and get their FFA year book picture taken.
 
Thursday, March 9
Work Project - Winkler
1.  Virtual Learning
2.  Students will cut up a large tree that fell during the storm.
3.  Students will follow safety protocol.
4.  Students will stack wood and branches neatly along the road.
5.  Students will rake up all of the mess and clean up.

Monday, March 13 to Friday, March 17

Monday, March 13
1.  Collect homework.
2.  Assign Small Engine Maintenance outline - last 5 pages.
3.  Discuss small engine tune up procedures.
4.  Discus final drawing procedure.
 
Tuesday, March 14
Snow Day
 
Wednesday, March 15
1.  Review for weed identification test.
2.  Show and discuss perennial id test #2.
3.  Work on final drawings.
 
Thursday, March 15
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Finish up drawings.
 
Friday, March 17
Solon Plant Sale
1.  Students will set up and inventory plants.
2.  Students will sell plants with good salesmanship.
3.  Students will count up costs and change.
4.  Students will inventory and balance money.

Monday, March 20 to Friday, March 24

Monday, March 20
1.  Collect Homework.
2.  Discuss the differences between 4 cycle and 2 cycle engines.
3.  Tune up weed eaters.
 
Tuesday, March 21
Work Project - Gates Mills School
1.  Students will prune off low hanging branches that hit school buses.
2.  Students will clean up invasive shrubs by tennis courts.
 
Wednesday, March 22
1.  Students will review perennials #2C
2.  Students will take plant identification test.
3.  Students will review 2 cycle vs 4 cycle engines.
4.  Students will take 2 cycle vs 4 cycle engine test.
 
Thursday, March 22
Work Project - Mrs. Gardener
1.  Students will straighten a Colorado spruce and secure it.
 
Friday, March 24
Teacher work day.

Monday, April 3 to Friday, April 7

Monday, April 3
1.  Assign 'Ohio Supreme Court' Outline
2.  Take Web Exam - Horticulture Science.
 
Tuesday, April 4
 Work Project - Mrs. Kaelhor
1.  Students will remove leavew from lawn and beds, and deck.
2.  Students will edge all beds.
3.  Students will move large limbs.
 
Wednesday, Apeil 5
1.  STudents will see and discuss annual identification #1.
2.  Students will tune up the skid steer - engine oil, air filter, engine oil filter, fuel filter, purge the furl system.
 
Thursday, April 6
1.  Virtual Learning.
Work P{roject - Mrs Kaelhor
1.  Students will finsh the leaves and edgine,
 
Friday, April 7
Work Project 
1.  Students will cut up trees that fell in the storm.
2.  Students will stack the wood.
3.  Students will review and practice all safety protocal.

Monday, April 10 to Friday, April 14

Monday, April 10

1.  Collect homework.

2.  Assign 'Getting Ahead at Work' outline.
3.  Put waterfall back together,
4.  Weeded, fertilized and cleaned up side beds.
 
Tuesday, April 11
Work Project - Mrs. Russo
1.  Students will cut up a fallen tree and stck the wood.
2.  Students will edge front beds.
 
Wednesday, April 12
1.  Student swill review annual identification #1.
2.  Studnets will take annual #1 identification test.
3.  Students will discuss and see annual identification #2.
4.  Students will start to fertilize and clean up front beds.
 
Thursday, April 14
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Students will finish up the tree work started last winter. 

Monday April 17 to Friday, April 21

Monday, April 17
 
Staff day.
 
Tuesday, April 18
1.  Collect homework.
2.  Asssign 'Cutting Comentary' outline.
Work Project - Sister Mary Meihling.
1.  Students will put planters out for summer.
2.  Students will remove leaf pile.
3.  Students will prepare and polant grass on front lawn.
 
Wednesday, April 19
1.  Students will review annuals #2.
2.  Students will take annuals #2 test.
3.  Students will review all safety protocal for walk behind mowers.
 
Thursday, April 20
1.  Virtual learning
2.  Students will practice using the walk behind nmowers.
2.  Studnets will test irrigation system for upcoming season.
 
Friday, April 21
work project - Mrs. Meholick
1.  Stidents will repair landscape edging.
2.  Students will retrive hay for horse barn.
3.  Students will repair brick edging.

Monday, April 24 to Friday, April 28

Monday, April 24
1.  Collect homework.
2.  Students will limb up the European Beech.
2.  Students will finish tuning up the mowers.
 
Tueseday, April 25
Work Project - Mrs. Russo
1.  Studnets will cut up a fallen tree and prepare it for pick up.
2.  Students will edge all front beds.
3.  Students will work on the colts foot.
 
Wednesday, April 26
1.  Students will prune roses.
2.  Students will limb up a  river birch.
 
Thursday, Apeil 27.
1.  Virtual learning.
2.  Students will review safety protocal.
3.  Students will mow all of the dry grass.
4.  Students will trim bed lines and ditches.
 
Friday, Apeil 28
Work Project - Mrs. Withrow
1.  Students will move top soil to low areas on the property.
2.  Students will spread to top soil to grade.

Monday, August 14 to Friday August 18

Monday, August 14
 
1.  Staff Day
 
Tuesday August 15
1.  First Day.
2.  Hand out papers.
3.  Explain expectations.
4.  Explain uniform.
 
Wednesday, August 16
1.  Demonstrate bed edging.
2.  Explain bed clean out.
3.  Have students clean out and edge front beds.
 
Thursday, August 17
1.  Tour property.
2.  Explain the use of important things - dumpster, tool storage, compost pile, pond.
3.  Continue to clean up front beds.
 
Friday, August 18
1.  Fine tune froonmt beds for mulch.

Monday, August 21 to Friday, August 25

Monday, August 21
1.  Assign outline on truths of life.
2.  Demonstrate safety protocal of string trimmer.
3.  Demonstrate start up procedure.
4.  Demonstrap pretrip inspection.
5.  Take safety test.  100% needed to pass.
 
Tuesday, August 22
work project - Stizmen Estate
1.  Students will cut down an apple tree using proper safety protocal.
2.  Students will remove dead wood of the apple trees.
 
Wedneday, August 23  
1.  Plant identification expectations will be explained.
2.  Tree id #1 will be explained and shown.
3.  Students will check the irrigation system in the front beds.
 
Thursday, August 24
1. Students will review string trimmer sfety and use.
2.  Students will mow the froms and side areas.
3.  Students will trim front ditches and front areas.
 
Friday, August 25
work project - Stizmen Estate
1.  Students will cut down a small apple tree.
2.  Students will pick orieantal pears.

Monday, August 28 to Friday, September 1

Monday,  August 28
1.  Collect homework.
2.  Assign string trimmer outline.
3.  Discuss the safe operation of the walk behind mower.
4.  Demonstrate proper safety protocal.
5.  Take safety test - 100% needed to pass.
 
Tuesday, August 29
work project - Mr. Hayes
1.  Students will measure the owners' house including all features. -windows, doors, down spouts. utility, etc.
2.  Students will measure boundry lines and fences.
3.  Students will triangulate all trees, fire hydrants, ultility poles, etc.
4.  Students will put their findings down on paper.
 
Wednesday, August 30
1.  Take tree id #1 test.
2.  Show and discuss tree id #2
3.  Students will continue to practice string trimming in ditches and obtacles,
4.  Students will mow back of property.
 
Thursday, August 31.
1.  Demonstrate how to mulch.
2.  Discuss why it is important to mulch.
3.  Start to mulch the front bed.
 
Friday, August 31.
1.  Continue to mulch the front bed.
2.  Have students demonstrat team work.
3.  Follow proper safety protocal. Demonstrate the safe use and placement of mulching equipment.

Monday, September 4 to Friday, September 8

Monday, September 4
1. Holiday
 
Tuesday, September 5
1.  Collect homework
Work Project - Mrs. Maholick
1.  Students will identify dalilies in a perennial bed.
2.  I will demonstrate dead heading and cutting back.
3.  Students will dead head and cut back all daylillies.
 
Wednesday, September 6
1.  Students will review deciduous trees #2.
2.  Students will take deciduous trees #2 test.
3.  Students will discuss deciduous trees #3.
4.  Students will identifiy the tested trees so far outside and discuss their differences.
 
Thursday, September 7
1.  Studentgs will mow grass.
2.  Students will weed eat ditches and bed lines.
3.  Studnets will demonstrate proper safety protocal.
4.  New students will step it up a notch with strtaight lines and proper discharge.
 
Friday, September 8
Work Project - Holden arboretum
1.  Students will be part of a joint research project between the United States Department of Agriculture and Holden Arboretum. The project is Holden grafted 300 green ash trees and planted them out.  The data collected will see if any of the green ash trees are rewsistent to the emerald ash borer.  The students where shown how to collect data and started to collect data. 
 
2.  The students spread 160 yards of mulch around the grafts on the trees.
 
 

Monday, September 11 to Friday, September 15

Monday, September 11
1.  Assign Power Blower handout.
2.  Discuss, demonstrate and show safety protocal of the ZTR.
3.  Give safety test.  100% is needed to pass.
4.  Start to practice the ZTR with new students.
 
Tuesday, September 12
Work Project - Sims Beech
1.  Students will clean up the beech.
2.  Students will fill out a log on the types and weights of the trash that is picked up.
3.  Students will take tests including ph and bacteria count of lake Erie, an animal count, a people activity count, wind direction, long shore current and temperature.  Students will log this with the Alliance for the Great Lakes, a national data base for the health of our great lakes.
 
Wednesday, September 13
1.  Students will review deciduous trees #3.
2.  Students will take deciduous trees #3 test.
3.  Students will discuss deciduous trees #4.
4.  Students will dead head and weed the front beds.
 
Thursday, September 14
1.  Virtual leaning.
2.  Students will practice using the ztr, the stander and walkbehinds. The seniors will monitor the juniors progress and offer helping hints. 
3.  Weed eat bed lines and ditches.
 
Friday, September 15
Work Project - Holden Arboretum
1.  Students will collect data from the green ash tree study.
2.  Students will tie up the green ash trees.

Monday, September 18 to Friday, September 22

Monday, September 18
1.  Collect Homework.
2.  Pass out midsize mower outline.
3.  Students will look at the components of a rain garden and maintain it.
 
Tuesday, September 19
Work Project - Jim Barnard.
1.  Students will clear out a front bed in preperation for an installation.
 
Wednesday, September 20
1.  Students will review deciduous tree id #3.
2,  Students will takje test #3
3.  Students will discuss and see deciduous tree id #4
4.  students will mow lawn and weed eat ditches and bed lines.
 
Thursday, September 21
Holiday
 
Friday, September 22
work project - Mrs. Maholick
1.  Students will cut back perennials.
2.  Students will practice identifying them by their leaves.

Monday, September 25 to Friday, September 29

Monday, September 25

1. Collect homework.

2.  Assign Scag outline
3.  Discuss and demonstrate tractor safety and controls.
4.  Students will take tractor safety test wioth 100% needed to pass.
5.  Students will take a quiz on plant taxonomy. 
 
Tuesday, September 26
Work Project - Mrs. Maholick
1.  Students will cut back daylillies.
2.  Students will clean out horse arena.
3.  Students will water all containers.
 
Wednesday, September 27
1.  Staff day.
 
Thursday, September 28
1.  Students will discuss parking for Fall Fest.
2.  Students will prepare the front beds for Fall Fest.
 
Friday, September 29 
Work Project - Gates Mills Arboretum
1.  Students will build 6 bird houses.
2.  Students will mount the bird houses. 

Monday, October 2 to Saturday, October 7

Monday, October 2

1.  Collect homework.

2.  Assign Tractor outline.
3.  Discuss Fall Fest.
4.  Start to map out the parking area.
 
Tueaday, October 3
work project - Mrs. Withrow
1.  Students will cut back daylillies and hosta.
2.  Students will sweep silica into new walkway. 
 
3.  Wednesday, Ocotber 4
1.  Students will discuss deciduous shrub identificatgin #1.
2.  Students will stake out the parking area.
 
Thursday, October 5
1.  Students will go to Millridge and discuss the plan for the collabrative project with the students reading project.
 
Friday, October 6
1.  Students will ribbon off the parking area.
2.  Students will set up the hay ride logistics.
3.  Students will prepare signage. 
 
Saturday, Ocotber 7
1. Students will park and direct cars.
2.  Students will direct people on and off the hay ride.  
3.  Students will collect tickets.
4.  Students will represent the Landscape Construction class in an adult and dignified  manner. 

Monday, October 9 to Friday, October 13

Monday, October 9

1.  Collect Homework.

2.  Asign Tractor Operation outline.
3.  Review landscape design for competitin - Scale, defining plant shapes, graphics. perometer, square feet, pricing, sales tax,
 
Tuesday, October 10
Work Project - Stizmen Estate
1.  Students will prune a boxwood hedge into a formal hedge.
2.  Students will follow all safety precaution using the gas hedge shears.
 
Wednesday, October 11
1.  Students will review deciduous shrubs #1.
2.  Students will take the quiz on deciduous shrubs.
3.  studens will discuss deciduous shrubs #2.
4.  Students will take turns giving pre operations checks - engine oil, hydrolics, psi, air filters, fuel filters, safety covers, seat belts, belts and hoses, anti freeze. 
 
Thursday, October 12
1.  Students will introduce pig nuts and shagbark hickory nuts into the forest.
2.  Students will place nuts and husk at predetermined areas.
3.  Studnetfs will take notes and mark the results.
4.  Students will come back to the area later to see how the animals moved and planted the nuts. 
 
Friday, October 13
1.  Holiday. 

Monday, October 16 to Friday, October 20

Monday, Ocotber 16

1.  Collect homework.

2.  Assign "follow a safety program. outline.
3.  Studnets will dicuss tractor safety protocal.
 
Tuesday, Ocotber 17
work project - Stizmen Estate
1.  Students will prune a formal boxwood hedge.
2.  Students will follow safety protocal with hedge shears.
3.  Students will clean up the area.
 
Wednesday, October 18
1.  Students will review deciduous shrubs #2.
2.  Students will take deciduous shrub #2 test.
3.  Students will mow and edge the turf.
4.  Students will concentrate on the pretrip checks.
 
Thursday, October 29
1.  Students will prepare fort the olympics.
2.  Students will practive the plant layout and installation activity.
3.  Students will practice talking out what they are doing. 
 
Friday, October 20
Teacher day. 

Monday, October 23 to Friday, October 27

Monday, October 23

1.  Collect homework.

2.  discuss what is needed for the FFA district 3 competiton and discuss expectations.
2.  Set up plant identification study cycles for the competiton. 
3. Students will work their way through the cycles.
 
Tuesday, October 24
1.   Continue the study cycles.
 
Wednesday, October 25.
1.  Continue the cycles.
2.  Practice horticulture science fotr the written test.
3.  Review landsacpe design fot he design test.
 
Thursday, October 26
 
1.  Attent the District 3 Landscape Competition at Aurburn Career Center.
2.  Students will be tested on Plant identification, landscape design, irrigation identification, insect an disease identification and genreal knowledge.
 3.  Studnets will meet other students in landscape programs from our FFA district.
4.  Studtents will see the Auburn Career Center Landscpe program.
 
Friday, October 27
Work Project - Mrs. Maholick
 
1.  Studnets wil clean the horse areana.
2.  Students will cut down a tree following safety protocal. 

Monday, October 30 to Friday, November 3

Monday, October 30
1.  Students will practice the landscape construciton practicum for the olympics.
2.  All strudenbts will get into groups of 2 or 3 and run throughh the practicum.
 
Tuesday, October 31
1.  Students will practice the truck and trailor practicum.
2.  All students will run through the pre trip check portion.
 
Wednesday, November 2
1.  Students will practice the landscape Maintenance practicum.
2.  All students will practice the pretrip check portion. 
 
Thursday, November 2
1.  Seven students will travel to ATI for the Landscape Olympics.
2.  Students will compete in seveal practicums.
3.  Students will see ATI.
4.  Students will meet students from other landscape programs from around the state.
5.  Students will represent Gates Mills Envirmental Center.
 
Friday, November 3
1.  See Thursday,

Monday, November 6 to Friday, November 10

Monday, November 6
1.  Assign Chain Saw Use outline.
2.  Students will discuss and review all mower safety.
3.  Students will practice pretrip checks and starting procedure.
4.  Students will practice mowing in a safe maner and use prober visuality.
 
Tuesday, Novmeber 7
1.  Teacher day.
 
Wednesday, November 8
Work Project - Mr. Russo
1.  Students will cut up a tree that fell.
2.  Students will prune forsythias.
3.  Students will clean up any leaves.
 
Thursday, November 9
1.  Students will continue to practice using the walk behind and ztr in safe proper manner.
2.  Students will winterize the irrigation system.
 
Friday, November 10
work project - Mrs. Withrow
1.  Students will remove leaves from clients yard.
2.  Students will follow all safety protocal.

Monday, November 13 to Friday, November 17

Monday, November 13
1.  Collect homework.
2.  Assign Cost to Propane outline.
3.   Students will review safety protocal.
4.  Students will mow front and sides of property with a full pretrip check.
5.  Students will string trim bed lines and ditches.
 
Tuesday, November 14
work project - Mrs. Koehler
1.  Students wil calculate amount of nitrogen needed to fertilize lawn.
2.  Students will calabrate the fertilizer spreader.
3.  Students will fertilize lawn.
5.  Students will remove leaves from lawn.
 
Wednesday, November 15
1.  Students will see and discauss shrub identification #3.
2.  Students will review safety protocal.
3.  Students will each perform a complete pretrip check on the skid steer.
4.  Students will review all controls and guages.
5.  Students will perfoerm some elementery manuvers with the skid steer.
 
Thursday, November 16
1.  Second half of calss will complete skid steer from Wednesday.
 
Friday, November 17
work project - Sister Mary Meiling
1.  Students will remove leaves from east yard.
2.  Students will dig  a french drain to drain artesion well.
3.   Students will secure all planting containers for winter.

Monday, November 20 to Friday, November 24

Monday, November 20
1.  Collect Homework.
2.  Students will review deciduous shrubs id #3
2.  Studens will take deciduous shrub id #3 test.
3.  Students will remove pump from pond.
4.  Students will winterize pond.
5.  Students will remove leaves from east yard.
 
Tuesday, November 21
work project - Mrs. Withrow
1.  Students will wrap azaleas.
2.  Students will remove leaves from noth yard.
 
Wednesday, November 22
1.  Holiday,
 
Thursday, November 23
1.  Holiday.
 
Friday, November 24
1.  Holiday. 

Landscape Operations

Teacher/Staff Contact:

Ed Tuhela
Landscape Operations Teacher
440-995-7556

 
Landscape & Turf Operations
The Landscape & Turf Operation Course is an intensive program designed for students who are serious about employment in the landscape industry and/or to prepare themselves for further education in a college, university, or trade school. The course provides students with instruction and hands-on work both on the horticulture
campus and off, in local horticulture related businesses and residential properties. Topics include landscape equipment use and maintenance; construction with stone, wood and pre-cast stone; landscape design and landscape maintenance.
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