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Life lessons and skills being taught in-person and at home during pandemic

Hayden Ballinger preparing for a foods lab

Students in Wayne County High School Instructor Shannon Foster's Family and Consumer Science classes have continued to learn and gain life skills, in spite of the pandemic and limitations it has caused. 

Students in Family and Consumer Science Essentials have recently learned various sewing techniques. They have learned to machine sew a pillow, use the blind stitch and running stitch, how to remove stains, and how to sew on a button correctly.

Students in Parenting class are completing the "Flour Baby" project which requires them to carry the "baby" around all day for two days and to also wake up four times in the night. The goal is to teach them about the physical and mental stressors of parenthood.

The Foods and Nutrition class has begun to complete individual labs in the foods lab setting. They have had some at home labs, as well as making cheddar bay biscuits, toad in a hole, pizza quesadillas and restaurant style breakfast biscuits to name a few at school. They will be making the famous KY Hot Brown in the near future.

"Although, this has been an untraditional time in the program's history, students are still learning skills using safety precautions that they will need as they become independent adults," said Foster.

WCHS student Bree Denny practiced a running stitch

Bree Denny practiced a running stitch

Payton Russell showed off her finished pillow

Payton Russell showed off her finished pillow

Ariel Roberts filled a pillow to prepare a "blind stitch"

Ariel Roberts stuffed her pillow to prepare to "blind stitch" the closing

Cailyn Botts learning tain removal techniques

Cailyn Botts learning stain removal techniques

Lydia Welch with her "flour baby"

Lydia Welch with her "flour baby"

Hayden Ballinger preparing for a foods lab

Hayden Ballinger preparing for a foods lab

Shelby Bell preparing for a foods lab

Shelby Bell preparing for a foods lab

Olivia Thompson sewing on a button

Olivia Thompson sewing on a button





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