As part of the Family and Consumer Science class taught by Linda Rusnica at Johnstown Junior High School, students immerse themselves in a wide-ranging curriculum that covers units on everything from sewing, to nutrition, to financial management.
Earlier this month, 8th grade students finished up their sewing unit where they constructed recyclable morse bags. The F.A.C.S room is equipped with ten sewing machines for the students to use. First, they learned the parts of the sewing machine, completed their “Sewing Driver’s Test” and then learned the steps to sewing.
For the morse bag project students constructed and attached the handles, ironed the hems, and sewed French seams on both sides using a straight stitch.
Students are currently studying the financial management unit in class, where they learn the traits of a wise consumer, how to write a check, read a pay stub and all about using credit and building their credit score.