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10/9/19 2:01 A

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Nooo. I was at school in England in the war. Teachers were in the forces, trainees and retired teachers were the norm. I leaned to read and write , thatís about it. I left school at 14.
I learned crafts and cooking at home. I read a lot so consider myself self taught.
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10/8/19 11:45 P

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No it was all academics as we prepared for the Senior Cambridge exams,
My mom taught me some basic embroidery stitches when I was about 6 but she passed on by the time I was eight,
I had a few sewing classes in Primary school and that resulted in one unfinished knickers !! emoticon emoticon

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10/8/19 11:16 P

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I did take home ec. I enjoyed the cooking part but never could master the sewing. I wanted to as my mom made most of my clothes

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10/8/19 8:17 P

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Yes, we had home economics from grade 7 to grade 10. I didn't do well in the class but I'm glad we had the course.

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Now there's a blast from the past, lol. Yes I did and had to take it starting in grade 6 because I was in a split class of 6 & 7. Learned to sew because of it and still sew today centuries later emoticon

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10/8/19 7:19 P

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No. I took college prep classes.
went to college and became an elementary school teacher.
I taught third grade.

Later in life I became a Real Estate Agent.

Edited by: GRANNYOF05 at: 10/8/2019 (19:22)
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10/8/19 12:40 P

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I took home ec. Had one teacher that was so bad I nearly quit sewing. My mother had taught me very well. After a couple of years I started sewing again, realized if I didn't I was letting that awful person ruin my life.
I like the idea of 75HealtyMe. A basic life skills class including money matters would be good for the youngsters now days.

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10/8/19 12:01 P

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short answer = no

thought(s) re ? =
Since it seems that the only students that are expected to learn anything at home are...
"Home Schooler" students
then maybe all students should be required to take at least one course called "Single Life Basics"
which would teach/review ... things like how to make minor repairs to clothing.. as replace buttons, catch a hem... doing laundry... reading labels especially on food stuffs and care labels on clothing... questions to ask and of whom re: acquiring housing (rent or buy), buying insurance (which types and why or why not), big ticket items (transportation, appliances), acquiring a loan... etc.
I know this turned into a mini-blog... I do get on my soap-box from time to time.



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10/8/19 11:31 A

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We were required to take Home Economics in the first year of high school -- we had sewing and cooking as separate classes. The sewing class turned me off sewing although I love other crafty kinds of activities such as knitting and crocheting. I even had a knitting machine for a while. The cooking class was pretty useless and I don't remember learning much there. I couldn't drop home ec from my curriculum fast enough. It was one of the few classes I have ever disliked in school.

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10/8/19 11:30 A

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I vaguely remember something about sewing an apron, so I must have!



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10/8/19 10:44 A

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Yes, I took home economics in high school and did not like cooking or sewing! I dropped it after the first year and took German language instead, a much better fit for me.

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10/8/19 10:20 A

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Yes, it was mandatory for me to take home economics in high school and no it was not helpful to me. I FLUNKED the sewing and the cooking part we didn't have enough time to cook anything and I hated the decorating and coordinating the colors. YIKES!!!

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No I didn't, we had a choice - College Prep, or home stuff like cooking, setting up budget etc.

This was at an all girls school 1956-1960

Every day I am on the verge of making slight changes that would make all the difference in my life.

One day I won't be able to do this, but today is not that day

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Did you take home economics in high school, is so was it helpful?

Every day I am on the verge of making slight changes that would make all the difference in my life.

One day I won't be able to do this, but today is not that day

Carol
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