FACE- stands for Family And Consumer Education
All of these classes are electives; we offer nine different ones including:
Focus on Foods - Students are introduced to foods and learn the basics of baking and cooking.
Advanced Foods - Students take skills from focus on foods and become more skilled in baking/cooking; we also do a "Throw Down" Competiton and an "Iron Chef" Competition where students in the classes are on teams. Each team competes against each other. Judges are invited in to sample and critique their dishes.
Food Service - Students learn about the food service industry; practice jobs in the restaurant business- front of the house such as serving or bussing and back of the house such as a line cook or prep cook. We also do weekly restaurant themes and students switch roles so they get the opportunity to try each job. Themes we have done in the past include: Coffee House, Pizza Pizzazz, 50s Diner, Salad Bar.
Child Development - Students learn about teen pregnancy, go through all stages in pregnancy, stages of baby through the first year of development, we also go to the elementary school and work with the younger students (4K and 1st grade).
Marriage and Family - The students learn about friendship, relationships, engagement, marriage, having children, divorce...basically all stages of life. Students also plan their wedding/honeymoon in this class.
Textiles, Arts, and Crafts - This class is very hands on. Students are given a list of crafts/textiles/arts to choose from and they create their projects throughout the semester. Students do a variety of crafts including cross stitch, latch hook, pillow making, friendship bracelets, cake decorating, clay making, jewelry creating, knitting, crocheting. I also welcome other ideas that students would like to try.
Sewing Applications - Students learn the basics of the sewing machine, sewing basic lines with the machine, hand sewing using different stitches, sewing on buttons, altering and mending clothing. Projects include: pin cushion for their pins, fragrance pillow, hat, mittens, blanket, and pajama pants.
Housing/Interiors - Students learn about the exterior of a house including styles and various parts of the house, the inside; decorating, window treatments, color schemes, elements and principles of design, floor plans. Students get to choose a house and design each room by at the end of the semester. They include window treatments, flooring, color schemes, trinkets or furniture in the room.
Consumer Education - Students learn about budgeting money (saving, spending wisely), calculating percentages, grocery shopping, comparing prices (generic vs name brand), credit cards. Math is used almost daily in this class.