"Thanks for your interest approx. 90 children in the school very small community school
can't understand how they benefit children when they close a school in an area where there is growth to save a school which was the most underutilized…"
"I also thought about my elementary experiences too. Wow.... to think that we were bussed in Gr. 7 and 8 to another school in order to have "Shop and Home Economics" and a proper facility! It must have been mandatory too. I am…"
"I agree, Janet. It is such a shame that Family Studies & Shop classes have been pretty much eliminated from elementary school programs. I learned many cooking, nutrition, and sewing skills, and also got the chance to use a lathe, jig saw, and…"
"Thanks to Jen and Janet for your posts - it is always wonderful to see our community members supporting each other. I had similar questions to Jen's - was there a bad incident or something that you can trace the changes back to? 15 is a…"
"Do you have an idea of why she is not interested? That will affect what kind of help you get for her. Having trouble socializing, say, is very different from not having clear goals, or feeling frustrated at the amount of work, or…"
"I think it is a shame that we have dismantled the Family Studies programmes in the Middle Schools and have moved such important ¨course work¨ like this to the high school level. How many elementary schools have active kitchens in their…"