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7th graders learn to sew

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Many adults may not be able to cook or sew, but Oberlin's seventh graders can.  Linda Glaze's Family and Consumer Science Class (FACS) is currently learning to sew.

To practice their sewing skills, Mrs. Glaze had the students sew buttons on fabric. Before they started their big project, they also practiced on the sewing machines by making pouches to put their earbuds in.

“I think the students were amazed at how time-consuming sewing is,” said Mrs. Glaze.

The big unit project is making pajama pants. Mrs. Glaze said that a variety of fabric prints are being used. Some students chose prints with their favorite team on it, while others chose animal prints.

“I like the project," said Aidyn Witt. "I’m making my pants with panda bear print fabric."

Mrs. Glaze said that she is teaching sewing because it’s a life skill that people should know. “I hope the kids have fun and enjoy wearing their garments,” said Mrs. Glaze.

Other favorite projects of the seventh graders were the cooking labs, including quick breads and easy meals.  They had to find recipes, make a shopping list, and prepare the food.  Of course, they also got to eat their projects -- and clean up.

Mrs. Glaze is the media specialist/librarian for both the elementary and junior/senior high school.  However, she is also licensed to teach family and consumer science.  After Marlene Moxter retired, Mrs. Glaze felt it was important to keep the class so that students could learn life skills such as cooking and sewing.

Many schools no longer offer a FACS class; Decatur Community High School is fortunate to still have one -- thanks to Mrs. Glaze.


7th graders learn to sew

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