Family and Consumer Science is a class that isn't
offered at every school.
However, one teacher in the La Farge School District
says it's just as important as math or science, because
it prepares students for a little thing called LIFE.
News 8's Brittany Schmidt introduces us to May's Top
I teach a variety of classes.
Annika Olson is kind of the new kid in school
As of right now, I am a first year teacher, so I am
trying to figure out what's next.
Olson teaches family and consumer science in the La
Farge School District.
That entails teaching a variety of classes based on
things that people would do in the home.
Some of the skills I teach.
they have to be able to measure and be able to function
in a kitchen, at least on a base line.
But her teaching style goes well beyond the walls
of her classroom.
we knitted sweaters for African orphans.
the project they are doing right now is creating their
own kind of fake classroom.
Olson's students are spending time in the kindergarten
NAT POP students reading
To see how the teacher sets up the room, how the students
learn and what types of activities they do
It's a way to help them interact with the kids and
learn how they learn.
It seems with every new day, Ms.
Olson's students are doing a different activity.
I try to differentiate a lot within my teachnng so
I can hit every learner and that's why the activities
are so vast.
Something one of her students NAT POP OLIVIA -really
easy to learn from is greatful for.
I want to be a mid-wife when I am older so I thought
taking a childcare class would be a good background
for me and what I want to do,
And it's something that Ms.
Students lives, they have a lot going on and you know
it's great to have a program that encompases all the
different types of things they want to learn about.
In La Farge, Brittany Schmidt, News 8
This is Ms.
Olson's first year as a teacher in the La Farge School
She is excited to return next year and hopes to create
even more activities for the students.