Left: Sue Zach does some delicate stove top work in Foods. Below: Vicki Harris works on her hand sewing, the part that is the most time consuming, on her project in Clothing. If you are in High School and don’t know how to cook, clean, or sew, spending some time in the Home Ec department would help. Many courses are offered which help students, both male and female, prepare for living on their own in years to come. In Foods I students learn basic cookHome Ec Classes Offer Helpful Skills for Living model and private homes are highlights during the semester. Individual Living is a valuable course Clothing is taught on an individualized basis. Beginners start with basic skills. Intermediate girls learn more procedures. After these two stages are comery. The four basic food groups are studied, and balanced meals prepared. Foods II is more advanced. The students prepare a full meal at Thanksgiving and a tea for the staff at Christmas time. Pies, cream puffs, pudding, omelets, breads and cinnamon rolls are some of the goodies that are turned out. pleted, the seamstresses sew projects of their own choice. If you like to arrange furniture and decorate a room, Housing is the class for you. ments and principals of design, drawing floor plans, creating a open to juniors and seniors. It is designed for students who plan to be on their own and haven’t had much experience in the basics of living. Speakers talk on personal grooming. Activities include learning the ele“dream” house and listening to speakers on housing careers, lighting and drapery. Going on field trips to Halls to compare price and quality, to Ethan Allen to select quality wood and upholstered furniture, and to Visits are made to Job Service to explore careers. Students learn to do their own laundry, ironing, patching and sewing on buttons. Selecting an apartment is discussed. Money management is worked on, along with cleaning your apartment. Class members also study buying, planning and preparing food to stay healthy. Home Economics 47

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