Sunday, November 7, 2010

learned in FACS

I saw this cute poster hanging up in my junior high school.  I finally had the time to post it to our blog.  I have seen these poster on everything but loved it with FACS--probably simply because I *love* FACS!

All I Ever Needed to Know 
About Life I Learned in 
Family & Consumer Sciences

  Most of what I really need to know
about life and what to do and how to be.
I learned in Family & Consumer Sciences.
I didn't learn it in calculus or physics or French.
I learned it in my Family & Consumer Sciences class.

This is what I learned.
Choose foods from the food pyramid.
Avoid fats and sweets.
Keep food safe.
Choose clothes to flatter your body type.
Clean and fix them when needed.
Budget your money wisely.
Shop sales.
Read labels, leases, sales and mortgage
agreements very carefully.
Don't be a parent too soon.
It's also a good idea to be married first.
Choose someone you get along with.
Then know when to let it go.
Learn to balance work and family.
Learn to get along with others.
Learn to like yourself.

Think of what a better world it would be like
if we were all equipped with the life skills
taught in Family & Consumer Sciences.
If we all had strong happy families.
Had balanced budgets.could resolve conflict without violence.

It's still true, no matter how old you are.
Whether you are female or male.
What career you've chose.
It's still best to go out into the world
equipped with basic life skills.

Written by Marilyn Swierk, 1993 National Home Economics Teacher of the Year, American Home Economics Association
Please note:  Original used "Home Economics" instead of "Family & Consumer Sciences."

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