Topic outline

  • General

    Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!

    I'm in the process of developing my google site.  Please click on this link to access each class's calendar:

    Course Calendars (

    For an overview of your class or to access some materials,  please click on the course name below (or just scroll down)


    6th Grade  

    Creative Product Design

    Cooking for Everyone

    Sustainable Living Skills

    If you have any questions or comments please email me at Looking forward to a great year!

    Please take a peek at the link below. It is a great reminder of the "Bigger picture" and supports our mission in FACS.

  • Topic 1

    Basic class expectations:
    Be respectful to yourself, others and the school.
    Be a good listener - you can learn a lot from others and hear important information.
    Be a participant - get involved in discussions, labs and do the work!
    Be prepared - bring folder & pen/pencil every day and TURN IN REQUIRED ASSIGNMENTS!

    Grades are based on:
    Project effort and completion
    Food Lab work
    Daily assignments
    Extra Credit - offered during each unit (must be confirmed by parent signature - download a form here or get one from class)

    **Absent on Food Lab day?   Students must make these up at home!

  • Topic 2

    FACS Course:
    Power Foods & Money Smarts
    •Consumer Education
    •Financial Literacy/Money Management
    •Consumer Rights/Responsibilities
    •How to be an informed consumer
    •Food & Nutrition
    •Confetti Spaghetti- "cooking with pasta, meatless cooking"
    •Stir Fry - "food safety/safe food handling, ethnic foods, balanced meals"
    •Apple/Pumpkin Muffins - "quick breads, whole grains, seasonal produce"
    •Nutrition -Fast Food choices - Supersize Me!

  • Topic 3

    6th Grade

    6th Graders will taking FACS during 1 trimester throughout the year.
    FACS stands for "Family & Consumer Science" - (Home Ec. to many of you)

    During the trimester we will be studying:

    Food & Nutrition (kitchen & cooking basics) -

    Students will learn:
    -basic kitchen safety
    -safe food handling
    -proper measuring techniques

    Labs which students will participate in:
    -Orange Julius
    -Garlic Cheese Bread
    -French Toast
    -Homemade Spaghetti

    Textiles (sewing & clothing care) - 

    Students will learn:

    ~clothing care/laundry steps*

    ~basic handsewing techniques (threading a needle, sewing a button, running stitch) 

    ~how to sew on applique and assemble a pillow project

    *Please help support your child complete their laundry assignment:
    - Students only need to complete one load of laundry from start to finish!! Please fill out the checklist and sign the form the students bring home

    Laundry Assignment is due -

    Donations for our sewing unit:

    We could use the following items:
    •1-gallon zip close bags to hold project materials
    •Any felt or acrylic stuffing for our handsewing pillows
    •spools of thread - any color
    Thank you so much!

  • This topic

    Topic 4

    FACS Course:

    Creative Expression in Foods & Design 
    • What are we doing this trimester??
      •Food Lab
      •Sewing Unit
    • Interior Design 
    Highlights of the trimester

    Sewing Projects - students will need to provide their own material for their chosen project:
    These will be needed in class by the 4th week of the trimester:
    Pajama Pants
    pj pants

    Materials required:
    1.5 - 2 yards of 60 inch wide fabric (taller students may want to get 2.25 yards)
    matching thread
    1 yard of 1 inch wide elastic


    Optional project:

    Drawstring Bag or Backpack -
    drawstring bag

    Materials required:
    1 yard of cotton fabric
    matching thread
    4 yards of 1/4 in. drawstring cord (for backpack) OR 2 yard (for 1-sided drawstring bag.

    Drawstring Bag or Backpack made from recycled t-shirts from home


    Interior Design
    •Elements/Principles of Design
    •Dream Bedroom floor plan project

    *Food Lab:
    Crepes - "easy snacks"



    Spaghetti Pizza Pie

    Cookie Research/Lab

    • Topic 5

      FACS for Life

      Units in this class:

      Food Lab

      Perfect Chocolate chip cookies
      Fried rice
      Strawberry shortcake
      Microwave treats


      learn machine sewing basics
      complete a project (phone/ipod case, recycled t-shirt bag, other advanced projects available )

      Teen Topics

      Explore & reflect on current topics through guest speakers, readings, journaling
      Topics can include: body image, healthy relationships, stress management, internet safety and smart decision making