For the Love of FACS

FACSessorize Giveaway!

Happy National Family & Consumer Sciences Educator Day!

Welcome to the 2016 edition of the Fresh FACS blog, based on the concept behind our newest classroom resource, FACSessorize!  If you’ve been following this blog for a while (or if you checked out the About.Me section), you likely already know that I believe in the value of FACS and want to do everything I can to see to it that our programs survive and thrive!  In my experience, adding to the value of our classes is essential to making this happen!

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 This 1970 edition of Lessons In Living inspired today’s “FACSessorized” fashion illustration.

That’s what “FACSessorizing” is all about–accessorizing your lessons with content that will surprise your students, fascinate your fellow faculty members and amaze your administration!!  Well, okay that may be overselling things a bit, but you will be able to add some pizzazz to your lessons and make them more interesting and memorable!  That’s a good thing, right?


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I’m thinking of wearing this outfit when we go out for dinner on Valentine’s Day.  Minus the textbook, of course!  What do you think?

So this morning I put together an outfit from my personal wardrobe using the cover of a vintage Home Economics textbook for inspiration to illustrate my point.  The sweater and leggings work by themselves, but the ensemble really only comes to life when it’s accessorized with scarf, jewelry, and cute booties.  It’s like a great FACS lesson plan–the facts are the foundation but it needs some “accessories” to make it great!

So in future posts, I will be sharing more great outfits  along with cool stuff you can use to add interest to your FACS classes!  If you’re interested in taking your classroom instruction to the next level, I think you’ll enjoy what I have planned!

Now, about that giveaway, right?  In honor of National Family & Consumer Sciences Educator Day and Valentine’s Day, we’re offering our first-ever blog giveaway!  To get you excited about FACSessorizing, we will be giving away one copy of FACSessorize! to a lucky follower of this blog on Valentine’s Day!  That could be you!  All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post and you will automatically be entered to win.  If you don’t already follow this blog, just click the button on the right then share your FACS thoughts about this post.

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We will announce the winner of the FACSessorize Giveaway on Valentine’s Day!  You only have a couple of days to comment, so don’t delay–we want to hear from you!  To learn more about FACSessorize, visit the Fresh FACS website.


12 thoughts on “FACSessorize Giveaway!”

  1. Hello, Ramona!

    It’s late and I’m beat, but I believe my eyes are not deceiving me. You have a typo (Cosumer instead of Co n sumer) at the top of your blog. Thought you might want to fix that. Hope you had a fantastic Valentines Day and I’m confident you wore your cute outfit very well! 🙂


    1. Oh, and just a bit about me… I’m in my 10th year of teaching high school FCS. I teach Basic Foods and Nutrition, Advanced Foods, Child Development, Leadership, Fitness and Nutrition, Human Growth and Development, Freshman Focus, College and Career Readiness, Textiles, and Fashion and Interior Design. I love the ever-changing and active content that FCS offers! On the 1st day of classes I offer my students a money back guarantee because I guarantee my students will use my class materials at some point in their life or I will personally reimburse them their fees – and I’m not worried I will ever have to do that. Once again thanks for all your help and support!

      1. I love your “money back guarantee idea”!! You are so right–your students will definitely use what you teach them, particularly with the wide scope of the classes you teach! Thanks so much for sharing! Happy National FACS Educator Day!

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