An introductory course to Family & Consumer Sciences

Course Requirements

Life Skills is a hands-on class, in which students participate in various activities to apply their knowledge to real world experiences. Therefore, it is important to be prepared for class daily. Students are expected to have the following items daily:

-A three ring binder with paper or notebook/folder due Monday, August 11

-A pencil, pen, or other writing instrument

-A positive attitude and willingness to work in class

iPads will be used on permission of teacher. They MUST be kept out of sight unless instructor permission is given.

Class fee is $15.00 and will cover all materials used in class!

Units of Study


2. Personal Development

3. Relationships

4. Parenting and Child Development, Human Reproduction

5. Fundamentals of Teaching

6. Consumer Decision Making

7. Hospitality, Recreation, and Tourism

8. Nutrition and Foods

9. Fashion and Interior Design

10. FCS Career Pathways

Teacher Contact Information

Sarah Pendley

1st period planning


Course Description

LifeSkills is a comprehensive course designed to develop basic living skills in foods, clothing management, consumer economics, child/human development, housing, parenting, and relations, career and family. Some of the activities in this class include food preparations) cookies, convenience foods, quick breads, nutritional meals), creating a sewing project, laundering, arranging furniture on a floor plan and choosing interior design, check writing and balancing a checkbook, directing safety and care of children, discussing contemporary issues involving human development and family relations, improving study skills, and much more.

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

This class also introduces students to the integral student organization FCCLA which encourages student leadership and community service. All students will be classroom members, and those students who choose to pay dues will become affiliated members. Dues are $15 and will include the following benefits: attend club meetings, hold office, Teen Times magazine subscription, opportunity to attend regional, state and national meetings and competitions. Students who pay $25 dues will receive the above benefits plus a club t-shirt! Fundraisers will be conducted to help students pay their dues!
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Service Learning Requirement-DO SOMETHING

All students are required to complete 1 hour of service learning monthly. This will be performed outside of school hours in a community or school setting. Opportunities will be provided, or students are welcome to create their own opportunities! More information will be given in class.