My name is Mrs. Muniz-Fay and I'm your Family and Consumer Sciences teacher here at Christa McAuliffe Middle School. My classes are open to all 8th graders and consist of Foods Fitness, Creative Cooking, and Creative Clothing. I also run the Sewing Club and the Eco-Action Club with Mr. Gliatta, and I help out with various other clubs throughout the year.
During your marking period in Foods Fitness, you will explore life in the kitchen! You will learn how to work safely and cleanly in the kitchen, how to measure, read a recipe, identify and use kitchen equipment, and we will begin to delve into nutrition throughout the marking period.
This is a Semester long course that is a more advanced verison of Foods FItness. We do a quick review of our basic kitchen principles and then move on to more complicated and technical recipes, building up to our Gingerbread Structure Competition as our final project.
This is a semester long course that will take students from the very basics of sewing (threading a needle) through making pajama pants to fit each student. Projects include a pin cushion, mini bag with button, drawstring gym bag, and pajama pants or shorts. Students will learn how to mend various rips and clothing problems as time allows. (cost of projects is the responsibility of the students and varies from student to student)
I've wanted to teach FCS since I was a 7th grader. The day I started 7th grade, I came home from school having decided that I really wanted to teach Family and Consumer Sciences when I grew up. It was a field that I knew all of my students would use on a daily basis for the rest of their lives. I was on a mission to change people's lives for the better. I went to Indiana University of Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh, graduated with high honors, and started my teaching career in North Jersey. I have since moved to Jackson and I am so happy to be here at McAuliffe for my 5th year, changing and inspiring lives everyday. I hope you'll find my classes as valuable as I think you will.
I'm very excited to spend this school year with all of you!
~ Mrs. Muniz-Fay