Home Ec In The Tech Age

As they say, “Back in the day,” there was a class called Home Economics taught usually in junior high school.

In that class, students – mostly girls – learned how to cook, sew, properly set a table and wash the dishes. Amazingly enough to imagine, there weren’t dishwashers back then. It was down to elbow grease.

Jessalyn Garcia and Lawae Weissman serve Kadenz Kathers and Andrew Tadia samples of food during Taste of Sixth Grade Thursday morning. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Jessalyn Garcia and Lawae Weissman serve Kadenz Kathers and Andrew Tadia samples of food during Taste of Sixth Grade Thursday morning. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

So, Thursday at Oro Grande Elementary School in Lake Havasu City, students experienced a kind of flashback. They were off of their phones and cooking in the kitchen.

Inspired by the annual celebration of Taste of Havasu during London Bridge Days, Taste of Sixth Grade was created at Oro Grande, Carol Nowakoski, sixth-grade math, science and social studies teacher said.

“The kids are doing a presentation for their math class. It is a restaurant menu project based on the theme of Taste of Havasu,” Nowakoski said.

For the project, as a group, students created a restaurant, its menu, a script and commercial and a finished product. The finished product was then shared for the Taste of Sixth Grade.

“We have kids brining in cakes and donuts, sliders and sandwiches from their restaurant,” Nowakoski said.

The students made the food and shared it with their classmates.

Kadenz Kathers and Jessalyn Garcia present their commercial Thursday morning. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Kadenz Kathers and Jessalyn Garcia present their commercial Thursday morning. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Kadenz Kathers carries a cake she made for the Taste of Sixth Grade. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Kadenz Kathers carries a cake she made for the Taste of Sixth Grade. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene


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