I have seen them, with time and patience, adopt a sense of pride in the tasks that they have been given. They have come to look forward to each new task with anticipation. They practice their craft with determination trying to master each skill in hopes of an gaining an approving smile from mom and a sense of self confidence in their abilities.
Although daughter’s are ever learning how to care for the home from the time that they are little, by watching mother, below I have drawn together some formal lessons I begin teaching around age ten.
SEPTEMBER. Development of the Home Ideal, Evolution of the House, General Considerations of Each of its Rooms.
OCTOBER. The Kitchen, including the Range, Cabinet, Refrigerator and Floor Cleaning.
NOVEMBER. Foods : Study of Food Materials and Digestion.
DECEMBER. Foods: Food Pyramid, Diet, and Food Portions.
JANUARY. Principles of Cooking and Stocking the Pantry.
FEBRUARY. The Dining Room, Preparation of Menus and Grocery Shopping
MARCH. The Bedroom, including ventilation.
MAY. Household Pests.
SEPTEMBER. Review the Chemistry of Foods and Principles of Cooking.
OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER. Starchy Foods and How to
DECEMBER. Proteins and How to Cook Them.
JANUARY. Fish, Oysters, and Salad.
FEBRUARY. Cake and Pastry.
MARCH. Invalid Cooking.
APRIL. Advanced Laundry Work.
MAY. House Cleaning and Household Pests.
JUNE. Advanced Mending and Sewing.
BELATED WORK: Knitting. Crocheting. Sewing. Decorating. Jewelry Making
Carefully written notes should follow each completed week of study.
Carefully written recipe sheet should follow all mastered dishes.
All new words are combined in a spelling journal.