Trust & Bonding Lesson

Being there for babies and the importance of trust is what this lesson is all about. Bonding is a term that describes a parent’s tie to an infant and typically occurs early in the child’s life. Strong bonds of attachment helps develop…

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Innovative Teacher Competition

Are you interested in becoming this month’s innovative teacher? Each month you’ll have the chance to send us your story on how you are being an innovative Family and Consumer Science teacher. We’ll pick one winner and we’ll write an article that will appear on the front page of the site describing who they are and what makes them an innovative Family and Consumer Science Teacher! This month’s winner will win a $25 Joann’s Gift Card!

Healthy Eating & Exercise Vision Board


Have you ever seen an idea that sparked another idea? Well that is what happened with this lesson plan. Edith Rohrer, a FACS teacher from Indiana, Vision Board. I shared a web based personalized goals activity using the Choose MyPlate website. When I saw this great activity, I immediately thought there should be a follow-up assignment to help students visualize, plan and set goals to help them achieve their personal eating and exercise goals based on this information. And so the vision board project was created.

Literal Interpretations from a Child’s Mind

One day when my children were young and couldn’t sit still I commented on how they were acting like they had “ants in their pants”. I didn’t think about the phrase until my then preschool aged daughter literally checked her pants for ants! This is when I realized that children don’t always interpret the true meaning behind some of the common phrases that have been around forever; they actually interpret them literally. This lesson has students illustrating common phrases based on how a preschooler might interpret or visualize the phrase literally.

Literacy & Reading to Children Lessons

I read to my children ALL the time when they were young, and if nothing else, I wanted them to be readers! And, fortunately, they are! There so many benefits associated with reading to children at an early age from bonding to improved vocabulary (which helps now that the SATs are right around the corner). This lesson explores the amount of time students spend reading to other screen and electronic device activity and encourages them to research and explore why reading to children is so beneficial to their growth and development. I’ve also included a fun component for students to learn the do’s and don’ts of reading to children while encouraging them to enhance their own oral presentation skills by reading aloud a children’s book.



How could I say “no” when my students wanted to learn more about vegetarianism?  We had already covered major nutrients so they knew the ins and outs of complete and incomplete proteins and how to make complementing protein combinations.  Still, they wanted…