Our librarian put together a display of hidden hobbies created by teachers and staff to showcase what they do outside of the classroom. It was a great success, not only with teacher and staff participation, but with student interest. It got me to thinking that the same thing could be done with our students and so the “Showcase: Hidden Hobbies” was created. It’s a great way to feature students who have talent, but may not participate in the traditional extra- curricular activities.
Today is a special day to celebrate for a couple of reasons. First, it is my birthday! Second, it is the anniversary of me saying yes to running this website! It’s hard to believe it’s been 7 years already. WOW…Time certainly does fly when you’re having fun!
Teacher of the Month: Donna Cabrera
Congratulations to this month’s teacher of the month, Donna Cabrera, a Family & Consumer Sciences Middle School teacher from Pennsylvania. While this is her first year teaching FACS, she is no stranger to the classroom, having taught Special Education for 10 years.
Spotlight on a FACS Blog: Kayla Pins
Sometimes the non-school related blogs I follow do a blog hopping where they share other people’s blogs. I thought that would be a great idea to do this with Family & Consumer Science teachers who write their own blogs. The featured blog in this post belongs to Kayla Pins, a Health and Family & Consumer Sciences teacher, who hails from Iowa and teaches grades 7-12 at Cascade Jr.-Sr. High School. I email interviewed Kayla some questions about her blog…so read on to learn more and see some of the impressive lessons she has to offer!
Kitchen Safety Chart for Kids
Teach about kitchen safety? Who doesn’t need a visual reminder from time to time of how to be safe in the kitchen, especially when working with younger students? This chart was created and shared by middle school FACS teacher, Debbie Madson, from Virginia.
Teacher of the Month: Kelli Cothran
This month’s teacher of the month is Kelli Cothran, a Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing teacher at Prosper High School in Texas. She is a second year teacher, and Oklahoma State graduate who LOVES what she does.
May’s Teacher of the Month: Elizabeth Wilhelm
Elizabeth Wilhelm is May’s teacher of the month. If you think you are an innovative Family Consumer Science teacher enter to win the FACS Teacher of the Month competition by sending us your story!
April’s FACS Teacher of the Month: Lindsey Lewis
This month’s Family and Consumer Science Teacher of the Month is Lindsey Lewis FACS teacher and Electives Department Head at Captain Shreve High School in Shreveport, Louisiana.
4-H: A FACS Friendly Youth Development Program
4-H is a youth development program funded by your state’s land grant college. It is run formally by cooperative extension agents, then parent club leaders & volunteers. Typically 4-H is associated with animals specifically raising & showing them. However, 4-H is so much more than animals. 4-H has been around for over 100 years and is based on the concept of projects.
October’s FACS Teacher of the Month: Mindy Rose
This month’s Family and Consumer Science Teacher of the Month is Mindy Rose, a high school teacher in Louisiana. This is her 1st year teaching and she claims to, “still be on cloud nine!” Over the last 17 years she…