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Keeping FACS Alive: Love of Leftovers in New Hampshire

promoting-facs-guideThis summer Learning ZoneXpress has been asking teachers how they are keeping FACS Alive in their classrooms and schools. We were thrilled with the response and are happy to share the stories. We would love to hear from you! Help us spread the awareness of FCS in the classroom today and share your story with us. Long live “Home Ec”!

Today’s story…

Family and Consumer Science is alive and well at Wilton Lyndeborough Jr./Sr. High School. Presently I am teaching Creative Cooking, Life Skills, Creative Arts, Child Care and Parenting, 7th Grade FACS, 8th Grade FACS, and Sixth. My new class for the upcoming year is called for the Love of Leftovers. I teach an array of skills that allow students to become independent adults. Creative Cooking is a hands-on class in which students cook in groups, do cooking demonstrations, and do a large group cooking experience involving parents and administration, and guest that they choose.

Life Skills deals with budgeting, how to find an apartment, applying for a job, choosing a college and many more topics. Child Care and Parenting deals with parenting responsibilities, how to become a parent, stages of development, and activities for young children. For the Love of Leftovers is a class that teaches us not to waste, and encourages student to make something out of previously used items.

Olympia Clark

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