What inspires the projects and activities included in Fresh FACS resources?

Family and Consumer Science is one of the most dynamic, expansive and yet practical segments of the school curriculum. Because of this adaptability, we draw inspiration for our classroom activities from all aspects of everyday life. It’s important to meet students where they are and then help them to develop new skills and experiences. Everything from music and fiction to food, fashion and trends in technology inspire the activities in our resources.

What strategies can I use for incorporating reading into the FACS curriculum?

Reading is a school-wide goal for almost every school in the US today. Incorporating works of fiction into the FACS curriculum can be a great way to encourage students to read and really enjoy it. The novels selected for the FACS Bookstore were chosen because they include clear connections to the FACS curriculum. Recipes, craft and sewing projects, family and relationship themes and other connections make the novels a perfect fit for incorporation into FACS. Reading one novel as a class project or allowing students to select a novel that appeals to them will enrich the FACS classroom experience.

How can Fresh FACS resources help schools meet the Common Core Standards?

It’s important that FACS teachers present lessons that are packed with as much content as possible. Fresh FACS resources place a heavy emphasis on integrating higher level skills in reading and language arts, math, history and technology. Our goal is to create classroom-ready activities that will make it easy for you to make your lessons as broad in scope and content as possible.

How long should I expect to wait for my Fresh FACS order to be shipped?

Most orders are shipped within 2 to 3 days of receipt of the order. Depending on your choice of shipping options, most orders can be expected to arrive within one week.

Are quantity discounts available on classroom sets of the books in the FACS Bookstore?

Discounts may be offered on quantities of 20 or more of any one title depending on availability from the publisher. Email your quantity discount request and we will get back to you within 3 to 5 working days.

What are the benefits of joining the Fresh FACS Email list?

Members of our email list will receive our electronic newsletter four times each school year. The newsletter includes classroom activities, contests, updates and other information useful in your FACS classroom. We’re putting the fun back into FACS! Sign up to get in on the fun!

What is the benefit of purchasing a Fresh FACS Supplement?

Supplements to select Fresh FACS titles are available for purchase and download from this website. If you have previously purchased Fresh FACS title that has been revised or updated, you can keep your copy current by adding its supplement. If you are unfamiliar with our products, you can sample the activities in a resource by purchasing one of these supplements.

In addition to email, how can I contact Fresh FACS? 
We welcome questions and comments from our FACS friends! Feel free to contact us using the information below whenever you feel like chatting or need to submit an order outside the confines of this website.
Fresh FACS
612 County Road
Pinckneyville, IL 62274
Phone: 618-357-9697
Fax: 618-357-3348