This 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”!
Last year was my first time teaching FCS. I'm actually an elementary teacher, but have always wanted to teach FCS. I have lots of life experience which is why I was hired, I think. I worked with 6-8 grades. The 6th graders learned about nutrition, character counts, and bullying prevention. We did a little food preparation, but not much. The 7th graders learned how to hand sew and machine sew. They absolutely loved the experience. Even the boys picked up the skills! They made book bags and one girl even asked for a sewing machine for Christmas. The 8th graders learned the tools of the kitchen and how to use them. They prepared a meal for administrators and food for a hospitality room for a track meet invite. They used their iPads to prepare videos about kitchen safety and picture collages showing different terminology. I am looking forward to the coming year, because I learned sooo much last year, that I will be a much better teacher!