Mrs. Cathy Hughes

Nelson Middle School



FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE


CLASS NOTES 2013-2014



Eighth grade students in the Living On Your Own classes will be learning skills needed to become informed, responsible consumers. They will be studying the various roles each individual plays in the home, family and community, and how these various roles make us uniquely "who we are". They will be studying various forms of communications, and how to improve communications within family, personal, and business relationships. Students will examine their values and goals, and learn to use these values and goals to make responsible decisions. Students will explore the world of work and careers, and learn what workplace readiness  skills employers look for when hiring a new employee. Each Living On Your Own student is strongly encouraged to join FCCLA, which is an integral part of the classroom curriculum. FCCLA members carry out various projects which provide "hands-on" learning, participate in school and community service projects, and take several fun trips throughout the school year.  Each spring FFA and FCCLA hold a joint Parent-Member Awards Banquet.  FCCLA membership fee is $15.00.

This year our school wide emphasis is on improving literacy, numeracy, and attendance of students.  Working toward this goal, eighth grade students will spend the fourth six weeks studying Parliamentary Procedure and leadership skills.
 

Seventh grade students in the twelve week Family and Consumer Science exploratory are learning  basic nutrition and food preparation skills.  Reading and following recipe directions, accurate measuring and healthy food and lifestyle choices will be emphasized.  Students will demonstrate and apply the skills learned in group situations as they prepare simple food products.


Sixth grade students in the six weeks Family and Consumer Science exploratory will learn basic hand sewing stitches, mending, and they will make two simple sewing projects using the hand sewing skills they have learned. They will also study personal safety and emergency preparedness. Finally, they will learn about table manners, kitchen safety and sanitation, kitchen math and measuring. They will then put these skills into practice to prepare some simple snack foods.



SPECIAL NOTES:

September 11--First Responder Recognition Program

Sept 13--Reservations for State Fair are due

October 1--State Fair trip, FFA and 4-H Crops Judging Competition

October 12--Seventh Annual FFA Bluegrass Festival, assisted by FCCLA members

October 14-Nov. 3--Citrus Fruit Orders Taken

November--9-22--School wide Canned Food Drive to benefit Nelson County Food Pantry

December--4--Citrus Fruit arrives

January  2014 (TBA)-- Tubing Trip to Wintergreen for points trip

May 6, 2014--  Parent-Member Awards Banquet



Other events will be added from time to time as students develop their project plans for the year







CONTACT--- chughes@nelson.k12.va.us

LINKS---Red Cross Home Emergency Preparedness Procedures    

               Family, Career, & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)

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