Welcome to Family and Consumer Science - a course in life skills that will help you as a family member, consumer and wage earner to be successful in life.
Why is it helpful for my child to take Family and Consumer Science?
In this course we build on life skills. Students today need to sharpen their skills in making decisions that will affect their lives, their families and the career they choose.
Our children should be ready to face today’s challenges and changes. Family and Consumer Science can help them recognize and raise their self-esteem and knock down obstacles that society might put in their way.
If they feel good about themselves and their abilities, they will be able to make wise choices.
How long will my daughter/son be in Family and Consumer Science?
If the student is in 7th grade, they will receive 20 weeks (or two quarters) of Family and Consumer Science.
If the student is in 8th grade, they will receive 10 weeks (or one quarter) of Family and Consumer Science.
What is expected of my child while they are in this course?
All students are expected to be in class on time, prepared, follow classroom rules, and be courteous to the teacher and their peers.
What units will my child study? The first unit taught is the: PROCESS The topics in the Process are reinforced throughout the curriculum. The Process includes: Decision Making Needs, Wants, Values and Goals Active Listening Problem Solving Resources and Management The following units may be taught in any sequence: Personal Development- Self and Others Personal and Family Resource Management - Nutrition and Clothing The World of Work -Introduction to Work and New York State Career Search
What are some of the hands-on activities that my child will do? Word games Topic related card games Food Labs Clothing Project
How is my child graded? Grades are added as straight points, totaled and then divided by the number of assignments.
All students will be graded on : Homework (x1) Tests and Quizzes (x2) Preparation (x1) Participation (x1) Classwork- both individual and group (depends on the amount of work needed to complete the assignment) Projects (x2)