Fresh Start for Fresh FACS
You’ll probably think I’m crazy, but January is my absolute favorite month! I love the opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments of the year past and prepare for the future! It’s a chance to reorganize and plan for the months that lie ahead! Who couldn’t love that, right?
In the spirit of looking forward to the new year, I thought I’d quickly share some of the projects we plan to share with all of you, our FACS friends, in 2020! We hope that some of these ideas inspire you to continue bringing new ideas and content into your FACS curriculum.
Daily FACSessories Delivered to your FB Feed
Beginning Monday, January 6 Fresh FACS will be delivering daily tidbits related to all FACS content areas that you can share with your students. I am constantly surprised by the fascinating and surprising depth of the connection of the FACS curriculum and the world at large. To ensure that you and your student don’t miss any of these interesting facts, be sure that you are following Fresh FACS on Facebook!
A Novel Approach to Classic Fiction in the FACS Classroom
A supplement to our popular reading resource, A Novel Approach to Incorporating Fiction into the FACS Classroom, is in development and will be released sometime this summer. The inspiration for this project was the release of the new movie adaptation of Little Women. (The movie is must-see, BTW!) Pictured above is my cherished antique copy of this wonderful novel by Louisa May Alcott along with the newest trade paper release. I’m so excited to develop the activities that will enable FACS educators to use Little Women as an instructional tool in the classroom. A Novel Approach to Classic Fiction will also feature activities based on Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery and Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Other titles are currently under consideration.
Soft Circuit FACS
In recent months I have developed a fascination with the topic of soft circuits or wearable electronics, as it’s sometimes called. This blending of electronics and textiles and apparel offers such exciting options for expending and enhancing the FACS curriculum that I’m amazed it hasn’t gotten more attention! I am developing a curriculum for bringing soft circuits into FACS that I hope will be ready for distribution in the fall of 2020. If you are a little skeptical about how this could work, don’t worry! I’ll make myself available for hands-on workshops on the topic! If you want a sneak preview of Soft Circuit FACS, download the TwinkLED Toes Shoe Clips activity (it’s free) from the Fresh FACS website. Also check out this fabulous website on the subject of wearable technology.
2020 Preview Wrap Up
Well, that’s an overview of the things we’re working on to help you enhance and expand your FACS programs. As always, we appreciate the loyalty, passion and dedication of the FACS educators who use the resources I develop! We look forward to a busy and productive 2020 as we seek to build and support FACS education!
Happy New Year to All our FACS Friends!